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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
February 14, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Now that the Super Bowl celebrations have wrapped up, the attention is now on the offseason and specifically the NFL draft with the combine coming up later in the month. As has been the case the last few years, the Patriots have been interested in quarterbacks and this year will be no different. In...
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Alex Reimer
February 14, 2019 - 12:20 pm
The Broncos’ reported acquisition of Joe Flacco represents more than a middling team inexplicably taking on a grossly overpaid quarterback on the downside of his mediocre career. It’s another illustration of the Patriots’ incredible longevity. Not too long ago, Flacco and the Broncos were two of...
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New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers
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Ryan Hannable
February 14, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Now that the Super Bowl is over and the celebrating has wrapped up, the attention now turns to 2019. One of the first things that needs to get done is taking a look at the team's own free agents and deciding whether or not they are worth bringing back. While there aren’t a ton of huge names, there...
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Ryan Hannable
February 14, 2019 - 10:47 am
There's a chance Rob Gronkowski will retire this offseason, which then turns the conversation to him one day getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gronkowski has been one of the most dominant players of his era, but there have been some questions of if his numbers will be good enough...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm
It was well-documented how Tom Brady battled through a knee injury during the second half of the year and got close to 100 percent for the playoffs. One of the biggest reasons why was Brady's personal trainer Alex Guerrero. In an Instagram post Wednesday, Brady thanked him for his work, while also...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
One of the highlights of the NFL Films footage following Super Bowl LIII was Julian Edelman sharing a moment with Matthew Slater telling him he had won MVP. The two players came into the league a year apart -- Slater in 2008 and Edelman in 2009 -- so they have formed a very special bond, including...
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Bill Belichick has yet another coach to replace. According to The Daily Chronicle in Illinois , Northern Illinois has hired former Patriots coaching assistant Atif Austin as its running backs coach. Austin spent the 2018 season in New England as a coaching assistant and was one of the names in the...
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Tom Brady and Julian Edelman have known each other a long time and have formed one of the closer bonds of any Patriots duo. The pair first met during rookie camp in 2009 when Edelman came to New England as a seventh-round pick and was a college quarterback turned wide receiver. Appearing on Peter...
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 10:25 am
When it comes to the Patriots and the NFL, there really isn't much of an offseason. According to ESPN's Field Yates , the team has re-signed offensive lineman Brian Schwenke to a one-year deal worth $895,000. The veteran was scheduled to be a free agent next month. He was on the Patriots' active...
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Ryan Hannable
February 12, 2019 - 1:40 pm
It appears Antonio Brown will be with another team next season. The Steelers wide receiver posted to Twitter a message thanking the Steelers fans for his nine years with the organization. "Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward.......... #NewDemands," he tweeted...
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