It Is What It Is

Damien Harris
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Ryan Hannable
August 17, 2019 - 11:25 pm
Saturday was a big night for Patriots rookie running back Damien Harris. After not really being an active participant in 11-on-11 work in practices this far, and not playing in the first preseason game, Harris got his first taste of live action in the second preseason game against the Titans...
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Chase Winovich
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 11:18 pm
Fans and media have no problem throwing around the “high-motor” label when talking about defensive football players, especially young prospects. But when coaches and teammates start describing a player that way, that’s a bit of a different beast. After Patriots third-round rookie Chase Winovich put...
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Damien Harris
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 10:09 pm
After a week of tough, hot, physical joint practices in Tennessee with the Titans, Tom Brady and many of the top-tier Patriots on both sides of the ball once again sat things out for the second week of preseason action on Saturday night. While New England’s backups were able to dominate a week...
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Brandon Bolden
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Ryan Hannable
August 17, 2019 - 10:07 pm
It was a tale of two halves for the Patriots in the second preseason game against the Titans. New England trailed 17-8 at the half, but shut Tennessee out in the second half to come away with a 22-17 win on the road. Rookie Jarrett Stidham also picked up his play in the second half, as he finished...
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Bill Belichick
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August 17, 2019 - 9:07 pm
The NFL reinstated Josh Gordon on Friday, and Bill Belichick put out a statement on the matter Saturday afternoon. "For the past eight months, Josh’s situation has been entirely a league matter," it read. "When Josh returns to our program, we will evaluate the entire situation and do what we feel...
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Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Tom Brady did not play in the Patriots preseason opener last week against the Lions and according to multiple reports the New England starter will also sit out Saturday night’s second preseason game in Tennessee. I’m told that Tom Brady is not expected to play tonight. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss)...
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Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
August 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm
The NFL officially reinstated Josh Gordon on a conditional basis Friday afternoon and the wide receiver can return to the team beginning Sunday. Bill Belichick released a statement Saturday afternoon. "For the past eight months, Josh’s situation has been entirely a league matter," it read. "When...
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Ryan Hannable
August 17, 2019 - 7:18 am
On Friday, Josh Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NF L and can return to the Patriots on Sunday. This is great news for the team considering all the injuries and not much talent it currently has at the wide receiver position. Of course, Gordon’s health and well being comes before football...
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Josh Gordon
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Andy Hart
August 16, 2019 - 9:15 pm
It’s not surprising that some of Josh Gordon’s current and former teammates almost instantly reacted on social media to the wide receiver being reinstated by the NFL. But there was a far more unexpected Twitter response to Gordon’s return to New England. That came from Pro Football Hall of Famer OJ...
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Andy Hart
August 16, 2019 - 8:53 pm
Big news hit Patriot Nation Friday evening when the NFL announced that it had reinstated Patriots receiver Josh Gordon “on a conditional basis.” Gordon’s return to the team and possible return to game action in the coming weeks will have a huge effect on the New England wide receiver depth chart...
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