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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2019 - 1:15 pm
For the second straight year, Bill Belichick canceled the final two Patriots OTA sessions in favor of a team-building activity. Last year the team went to Fenway Park and this year they went paintballing -- according to the Patriots Twitter account. One of the reasons for canceling them may be...
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Ryan Allen
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Andy Hart
June 11, 2019 - 12:19 pm
It’s now the lone real dead period on the NFL calendar. NFL teams have pretty much wrapped up all their spring work, roster-building and minicamp practices. Players and coaches will disperse the globe for the next month or so, squeezing in some vacation time leading up to the opening of training...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 3:59 pm
For a second time, the Texans are trying to get Nick Caserio to leave the Patriots . After getting permission denied over a year ago to speak to him about their general manager opening, the Texans have formally requested to interview him again after Brian Gaine was fired last Friday, according to...
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Andy Hart
June 10, 2019 - 2:29 pm
For the past three seasons in New England, 2016 draft classmates Joe Thuney (fourth round) and Ted Karras (sixth) have had very different roles to open their professional careers. While Thuney was inserted into the starting lineup from day 1, Karras has had to learn on the job to be a versatile...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 10:54 am
The Texans made a surprise move last Friday when they fired general manager Brian Gaine. It was reported over the weekend the team and head coach Bill O'Brien will be interested in speaking with Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for the vacancy, but another name to keep an eye on...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 8:14 am
The Patriots were scheduled to have their final two OTA sessions of the spring on Monday and Tuesday, but the Patriots announced early Monday morning that they have been canceled. Although the team will likely hold team-building activities instead, like last year when it went to Fenway Park, the...
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Rookie N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
June 09, 2019 - 6:00 am
1. There’s no question N’Keal Harry has a ton of talent, especially when it comes to his hands and making contested catches. This is what really stood out in the earlier OTA session open to the media, but over the three days of mandatory minicamp last week what really stood out was him still...
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Ryan Hannable
June 08, 2019 - 7:45 am
ESPN's Adam Schefter joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Friday afternoon and touched on two subjects relating to the Patriots -- Tom Brady's contract and tight end Kyle Rudolph, who is still in Minnesota. Brady still hasn't signed an extension, which is unusual because this is the last year of his...
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Andy Hart
June 07, 2019 - 8:55 pm
The Texans made a surprise move by firing GM Brian Gaine after just one season on the job and according to NFL Network Houston will pursue current Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio to fill the opening. Caserio obviously has a relationship with Texans head coach Bill O’Brien from...
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Rookie N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
June 07, 2019 - 4:14 pm
FOXBORO -- A lot is expected of Patriots rookie wide out N'Keal Harry. The No. 32 overall selection had a strong first OTA session open to the media and then was shown on social media at the Tom Brady compound working out with Julian Edelman and the 41-year-old quarterback. Given he's the first...
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