It Is What It Is

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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Monday was the first OTA session of the spring for the Patriots and Tom Brady reportedly was not present, which goes along with him missing all of Phases 1 and 2 of the voluntary offseason workout program. How much Brady's absence matters depends on who you talk to, but ESPN's Adam Schefter called...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 8:43 pm
On the eve of the first OTA session open to the media, the Patriots announced the hiring of two assistant coaches. Cameron Achord is the new assistant special teams coach and Atif Austin has been brought on as a coaching assistant. Achord replaces Ray Ventrone, who is now in Indy. Achord joined...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The NFL announced Monday neither the Lions nor Matt Patricia will be subject to discipline over his 1996 sexual assault indictment, regardless of whether more information is revealed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter . But that doesn't mean the story is over. The league’s personal conduct policy can’t be...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 1:06 pm
It appeared Rob Gronkowski's antics this offseason centered around getting a new contract, and apparently it worked. According to NFL Media's James Palmer , a contract restructure with Rob Gronkowski is currently being worked on. The report notes Gronkowski can't receive a new contract until May 24...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 12:07 pm
When new Patriots defensive tackle Danny Shelton spoke to reporters last week, he noted how intense the offseason workouts were compared to the Browns. Apparently they were intense enough to cause a minor injury. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , new defensive end Adrian Clayborn “tweaked” a...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
The Patriots are holding their first voluntary OTA session of the spring Monday at Gillette Stadium. It appears not only is Tom Brady not in attendance , but also Rob Gronkowski. According to Pro Football Talk , the tight end may not be present Monday, but he will be there at some point. It's clear...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 10:13 am
Tom Brady has not been in Foxboro working out with the Patriots this spring, missing all offseason activities. Instead, he's hopped between three major international cities in three different continents. Brady was in Qatar during the first phases of OTAs last month as a representative for Best...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 8:48 am
A large majority of the Patriots team will be on the field for the first voluntary OTA session of the spring on Monday, but apparently not Tom Brady. According to multiple reports, including Ordway, Merloni and Fauria , the quarterback will not be attending the session. Brady hasn't attended any...
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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2018 - 10:27 pm
Monday is a big day at Gillette Stadium as it is the start of Phase 3 of the Patriots offseason workout program, which means 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 work can begin on the field in the first OTA session. While the team still isn’t in pads, it is as close to football as the spring can get. The first OTA...
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Ryan Hannable
May 20, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. No matter who the Patriots drafted at quarterback last month, he was going to be faced with immense pressure in potentially one day succeeding Tom Brady. While Danny Etling, the LSU quarterback selected in the seventh round, may not be that guy, what he went through in college may have prepared...
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