It Is What It Is

Robert, Jonathan Kraft
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Ryan Hannable
August 21, 2019 - 8:56 am
The Patriots have two preseason games left at Gillette Stadium the next two Thursday nights, but what the organization and fans are really looking forward to is Sunday, Sept. 8 when the Patriots open the regular season at home against the Steelers. Coming off the Super Bowl win over the Rams last...
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Ryan Allen
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 2:51 pm
FOXBORO -- Ryan Allen was released by the Patriots on Monday after spending the last six years with the team and winning three Super Bowls along the way. It was a move that's part of the business in the NFL where the Patriots selected Jake Bailey in the fifth round out of Stanford and he's been...
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots are getting more bodies back at wide receiver. After Julian Edelman came off NFI Monday, Demaryius Thomas was on the practice field Tuesday wearing shoulder pads, which could be an indication he's off PUP. The practice was held in shorts and shells. This impacts the wide...
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 11:28 am
Malcolm Mitchell officially retired from the NFL last March after years of knee issues dating back to high school that ultimately didn't allow him to stay on the field. Mitchell had a great rookie season with the Patriots in 2016, but missed all of 2017 with a knee injury. The knee issues lingered...
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Chase Winovich
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 11:00 am
There have been a few rookies to impress so far this summer for the Patriots , one of them being third-round pick Chase Winovich out of Michigan. The defensive end has been all over the field in the two preseason games totaling nine tackles and 2.5 sacks. The thing that stands out most is his high...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
Tom Brady, and the majority of the starters for that matter, have not played in the first two preseason games this summer. That should change Thursday night when the Patriots host the Panthers in the third preseason game, which many refer to as the "dress rehearsal" for the regular season. Nothing...
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Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 7:59 am
On Friday, Josh Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis by the NFL and on Monday he was back at Gillette Stadium with the rest of his Patriots teammates. Although he didn't practice since he's on NFI, he was on the field for stretching and in the locker room just like everyone else. Appearing...
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Jimmy Garoppolo
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 6:55 am
Monday was Jimmy Garoppolo's first game action since suffering a torn ACL in Week 3 last season, and it did not go well for the former Patriots quarterback. Garoppolo went 1-of-6 with zero passing yards and an interception in his three series' of work against the Broncos on the road. “Obviously a...
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Ryan Allen
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
The Patriots will have a new punter in 2019. According to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe , the team will be releasing Ryan Allen. This makes way for rookie Jake Bailey to be the new punter for 2019. The right-footed punter was drafted out of Stanford in the fifth round last April. Allen has been...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
One of the biggest topics with the Patriots this summer is who is calling the defensive plays with Brian Flores now in Miami. Bill Belichick has admitted he's taking a bigger role with the unit, but when it comes to calling the plays Jerod Mayo has done it during training camp, and then Saturday...
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