It Is What It Is

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Alex Reimer
June 13, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Patriots fans who continue to fret about the weirdness in Foxboro can take solace in the fact that things seem even worse in Pittsburgh. The Steelers’ offseason started with a shocking playoff loss to the Jaguars, which led to squabbling amongst teammates about whether they spent too much time...
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Ryan Hannable
June 13, 2018 - 11:59 am
Tennessee is the fifth team running back Dion Lewis has played for, but in his first few months it seems like he's enjoying his new home. “I think I fit pretty well in it," Lewis told reporters . "You know, I’ve been in a lot of different schemes in my career so I’m going to try and adjust to...
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Ryan Hannable
June 13, 2018 - 11:36 am
Maybe the Patriots were looking to trade Rob Gronkowski after all. According to Pro Football Talk , the Patriots were calling other teams about trading Gronkowski as recently as three days before the draft. It is unclear what the Patriots were seeking in return, or what offers they actually got. On...
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Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
Tom Brady has been known to play a few rounds of golf with some notable PGA Tour pros and he did it again on Tuesday. According to Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte , Brady played a round with Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and investment banker Jimmy Dunne at Friar's Head, which is near Shinnecock Hills...
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Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2018 - 6:55 pm
Everyone knows how Johnny Manziel took a pre-draft visit to the Patriots, but until Tuesday some exact details weren't known. Appearing on the “Comeback SZN” podcast with Barstool Sports' Kayce Smith and agent Erik Burkhardt , Manziel explained how the visit went, which included meeting up with Rob...
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Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
The Patriots are officially off for over a month. On Tuesday, speaking at the 2018 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards lunch, owner Robert Kraft announced Thursday and Friday's final two OTA sessions have been canceled, which means players don't have to report again until training camp. “Part of that...
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Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Everyone knows by now the Rob Gronkowski trade rumors from last Friday, which turned out to be false -- the tight end was not traded. Gronkowski himself addressed them on Saturday, calling them "hashtag fake news." Now, speaking to reporters following the 2018 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards lunch...
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Alex Reimer
June 12, 2018 - 9:51 am
Don’t let Bill Belichick’s usually modest attire of ripped hoodies and athletic shorts fool you. The Patriots head coach enjoys the fine things in life. Or, at least, he likes to eat expensive pancakes in his hotel room. Belichick and his girlfriend Linda Holliday stayed at the Loews Regency New...
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2018 - 9:11 pm
This is the final week of the Patriots voluntary offseason workout program, which had four OTA sessions scheduled, but Bill Belichick changed things up a bit as he's done in the past. Most years Belichick takes the team away from the field one day for a team-building activity usually to see a movie...
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Some thought after attending the three-day mandatory minicamp last week there was a chance Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski would stick around for the final week of OTAs (which are voluntary), but that doesn't look to be the case. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , Brady and Gronkowski will not be...
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