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Ryan Hannable
August 22, 2019 - 11:51 am
Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted on a charge of possession of cocaine, per the Belknap County (New Hampshire) Attorney's Office. According to the Laconia Daily Sun , Chung is scheduled to be in Belknap Superior Court next Wednesday to be arraigned. He was indicted on Aug. 8. The...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
August 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
Tom Brady hasn't played in any of the two preseason games thus far, but that will likely change Thursday night against the Panthers. The third preseason game is typically when the starters see their most extensive action of the preseason to gear up for Week 1. Here's a look at Brady's numbers in...
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Gunner Olszewski
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Ryan Hannable
August 22, 2019 - 8:00 am
Two weeks ago in Detroit, Gunner Olszewski was joking with Tom Brady on the sideline after the quarterback lost the coin toss. Last week in Tennessee, Olszewski was running with the Patriots first-team offense catching passes from Brady in a joint practice against the Titans. Last year at this time...
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Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers
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Andy Hart
August 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
In theory, Thursday night’s preseason battle between the Patriots and Panthers at Gillette Stadium is the so-called “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. But with the growth in importance and popularity of joint practices in recent years, the way preseason game action is valued and treated has...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
August 22, 2019 - 6:22 am
As the NFL celebrates its 100th season, it only makes timely sense to look back at the last century of players that have come through the league. Certainly no one in these parts would argue against Tom Brady as the G.O.A.T. – Greatest of All Time – at the quarterback position. But when ESPN...
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Bruce Cassidy, Alex Cora, Brad Stevens
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Ryan Hannable
August 21, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Every professional coach has a different way of approaching the media, which is on display in Boston with all four coaches not all having the same style -- some more different than others. As part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, Bill Belichick, Brad Stevens, Alex Cora and Bruce Cassidy...
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Brad Stevens, Alex Cora, Bruce Cassidy
WEEI
Ryan Hannable
August 21, 2019 - 3:33 pm
As part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Wednesday, all four Boston coaches -- Bill Belichick, Alex Cora, Bruce Cassidy and Brad Stevens -- joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria for a one of a kind segment. Belichick joined the conversation late, so before the Patriots coach came on, the...
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WEEI
August 21, 2019 - 11:48 am
A major topic on this week's Off Day podcast was Josh Gordon. Gordon was officially reinstated by the NFL last week and has been at the Gillette Stadium facility this week. He won't play in Thursday's preseason game, but likely will be ready to go for the regular season. Andy Hart and Ryan Hannable...
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Andy Hart
August 21, 2019 - 10:18 am
Ten days remain before the Aug. 31 deadline for NFL teams to cut down to 53-man rosters. In one career-changing gang tackle, each squad will go from 90 guys down to 53. Sure, another 10 will land on practice squads and a few will hang around on various lists, like injured reserve. But, there are...
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Ryan Hannable
August 21, 2019 - 9:18 am
The Patriots got some good news at the end of last week when the NFL reinstated Josh Gordon and he's now at the Gillette Stadium facility on NFI (non-football injury list). He's not practicing yet and cannot play in Thursday's preseason game, but all indications are he will be ready for Week 1 of...
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