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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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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2018 - 11:59 am
It's been quite the offseason for Rob Gronkowski and it still feels like it will end with the tight end getting a new contract. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio , a new contract for Gronkowski is “likely,” but “nothing is imminent.” The report added there's still plenty of work to do...
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2018 - 10:56 am
It appears former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is taking a lot of what he learned from Bill Belichick in New England and taking it to Detroit, but it isn't going over well with at least one Detroit columnist. Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press believes Patricia is in danger...
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Alex Reimer
June 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
The swirling rumors about Rob Gronkowski Friday were capped off with a bombshell tweet from Boston-based freelance reporter Adam Kurkjian. In it, Kurkjian reports Bill Belichick had deals in place with the 49ers and Titans for Gronkowski, but Robert Kraft nixed them. Tom Brady threatened to retire...
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Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2018 - 9:55 am
Julian Edelman reportedly is facing a four-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing substance. The wide receiver released a statement last week where he said he didn't know what happened. "I am very sorry - I don't know what happened," he said via Instagram. "I've taken many, many tests...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2018 - 8:05 am
Although it certainly wasn't as big as some of the Super Bowl celebrations at Robert Kraft's house in some recent summers, the Patriots apparently were presented AFC championship rings following the three-day minicamp session last week. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , owner Robert Kraft addressed...
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Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. The biggest news of the week for the Patriots was Julian Edelman facing a four-game suspension for PEDs, which he is appealing, but as of now it seems like he will be missing the first four games of the season. The Patriots have a number of receivers on the depth chart, but of course not...
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