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South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Like Wednesday, Thursday appears to be a busy day for the Patriots . On top of hosting tight end Noah Fant , according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero , wide receivers A.J. Brown and Deebo Samuel are also in for visits. Both are expected to go in Round 1 or Round 2. Brown was drafted by the Padres in...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Tom Brady has continually stated his desire to play football until he’s 45 years old –– outside of his ominous rumination at the end of “Tom vs. Time” last year. But his trainer and closest confidante Alex Guerrero thinks the Patriots quarterback could take snaps under center until he’s 50. In a...
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Iowa tight end Noah Fant
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 12:07 pm
The Patriots are taking an extra look at one of the best tight ends in this year's draft. According to Sirius XM's Alex Marvez , Iowa tight end Noah Fant is meeting with the Patriots after he meets with the 49ers. Fant and his teammate at Iowa T.J. Hockenson are expected to be the first two tight...
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Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
The NFL draft is quickly approaching and the Patriots have 12 overall picks, including six in the top 101. Given their lack of moves during free agency, the team should be very active. This will be a series broken down by position of players who could be of interest to the team. Today, we look at...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
At Bill Belichick's pre-draft press conference Wednesday, the Patriots coach talked extensively about the draft process and selecting players, but he also was quick to point out the 2018 class dealt with a number of injuries, so this will essentially be like a rookie season for many of them. “...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The Patriots were quite busy on Wednesday. Not only were a number of draft prospects in for visits , they also hosted two big-name free agents in wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back T.J. Yeldon, this according to ESPN's Field Yates . Thomas has been rumored to be targeted by the...
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Patriots tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 2:37 pm
On Wednesday, it was reported the Patriots have signed veteran tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum. This doesn't come as much of a surprise given what the Patriots have at tight end following Rob Gronkowski retiring and then Seferian-Jenkins being the best...
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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Could the successor to Tom Brady have been in Foxboro on Wednesday? According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , two potential first round quarterbacks visited the Patriots on Wednesday in West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones. The report also notes the team has been doing its homework on...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Now that the Patriots preseason opponents are known, it appears joint practices are now being discussed. This doesn't come as much of a surprise considering two of the four opponents are teams Bill Belichick is very close with -- the Lions and Titans with Matt Patricia and Mike Vrabel leading those...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm
FOXBORO -- The NFL draft is a three-day event in late April, but the reality is for teams it really is a 365-days-a-year job. Scouting staffs start on the following year's class immediately following the draft, so as soon as the 2019 draft is over, the page is immediately flipped to 2020. At his...
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