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Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2018 - 3:23 pm
FOXBORO -- Cordarrelle Patterson could have a unique role for the Patriots this season. The wide receiver, who came over via trade with the Raiders this offseason, hasn't had much success as a wide out in his five years as a pro, but he's had maybe more success when the ball gets in his hands as a...
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Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2018 - 3:04 pm
FOXBORO -- Wednesday was the second day of mandatory minicamp for the Patriots, which was held on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium with the temperatures in the 60s. As has been the case in other sessions, it lasted just over two hours. Players who missed the session included wide out...
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Ryan Hannable
June 06, 2018 - 8:38 am
Without the kickoff play, Matthew Slater may not have a career in the NFL. The 32-year-old and seven-time Pro Bowler spoke passionately about keeping the play earlier in the spring when there were discussions of eliminating it to keep the game safer. In the end, the play was tweaked and a few...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 5:02 pm
In recent weeks, many have criticized the Patriots and their culture saying they don't have any fun. It hasn't just been players who have never played for the organization, as Cassius Marsh was one of the players and he spent the majority of the 2017 season on the team. Danny Amendola didn't...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 4:53 pm
FOXBORO -- On Tuesday, the Super Bowl LII champion Eagles were supposed to visit the White House as guests of Donald Trump, but on Monday night the president canceled the visit. Many cited the reason being many Eagles players were planning on skipping the event, and also the recent national anthem...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 4:38 pm
FOXBORO -- One of the most underrated stories from the Patriots offseason was losing wide out Danny Amendola, as he signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in March. One of his best friends on the team was Julian Edelman, who on Tuesday after the first minicamp session acknowledged losing a good...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 3:07 pm
FOXBORO -- Tuesday was the first day of mandatory minicamp for the Patriots and as expected, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski made their returns after missing the voluntary sessions earlier in the spring. The session lasted for just over two hours on the upper grass fields behind Gillette Stadium in...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FOXBORO -- For the first time since the Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski joined his teammates on the field Tuesday morning for mandatory minicamp as he missed all of the voluntary offseason program, including OTAs. The tight end spoke after the session and admitted he had some nerves going into it. “It...
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Ryan Hannable
June 05, 2018 - 11:38 am
FOXBORO -- For the first time since Super Bowl LII, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were back on the field with their teammates for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Speaking before the session, Bill Belichick reacted to having the two back on the field. “It’s good to have all the players...
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John Tomase
June 05, 2018 - 10:56 am
Disinviting the Eagles from the White House isn't the first tantrum President Trump has thrown over a Super Bowl visit. He apparently lost his mind when he discovered Tom Brady of the Patriots wouldn't attend last year's celebration. The Washington Post provides the details , which read like...
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