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New England Patriots: how does D.J. Foster fit in?

As we get closer to August 11, New England Patriots fans are anxious to see the new rookies earn their stripes on the field. One rookie running back in particular is impressing the coaching staff, even though he was undrafted back in April. D.J. Foster was second team All Pac-12, and worked at both the wide receiver and running back positions at Arizona State. He was projected to...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Aaron Hernandez’s new lawyers reveal location of important evidence?

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was back in court Thursday in a hearing before he goes on trial for a 2012 double murder in South Boston, but the news of the day wasn’t really about Hernandez. Rather, the debut of the 26-year-old’s new legal team made headlines, a group that included Jose Baez, the lawyer who had Casey Anthony’s murder charge acquitted...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp a balancing act as Patriots prepare to be without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) In many ways, the New England Patriots enter their 2016 training camp as close as they've been in 19 months to ridding themselves of the cloud that has trailed them since the ''Deflategate'' saga began. They got a respite last season after Tom Brady was allowed to play when his appeal of a four-game suspension handed down by the league for his involvement...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ditka has old school outlook on 'overblown' Deflategate drama

Iron Mike has no time for Deflategate. Mike Ditka recently was asked by Sporting News whether he believes the New England Patriots’ ball pressure scandal was overblown, and the legendary NFL player/coach put his foot down with an old school anecdote that suggests he’s not a fan of the drama. “I think it’s overblown but that’s only my opinion,” Ditka said, per Sporting...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Edelman looked like a natural working out with Red Sox

Julian Edelman is recovering from offseason foot surgery, but the only thing New England Patriots fans should be concerned about is the star wide receiver deciding to change careers. Edelman took batting practice and fielded some ground balls with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Had he been wearing the same warmup gear as the players, you probably wouldn’t have known he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Patriots WR Julian Edelman hit a HR over the Green Monster

Julian Edelman is still recovering from his second foot surgery in the past year, undergoing the procedure most recently in May. He remains on track to return for the start of the season and is expected to participate in training camp, but a broken foot can be a tricky injury to create a timetable for. He seems to be doing just fine, though. Edelman was at Fenway Park on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats' Nate Ebner: Olympic rugby selection a dream realized

One week from Wednesday, the New England Patriots will report to Gillette Stadium for training camp. Nate Ebner will not be among them — and for very good reason. Ebner, a safety/special-teams ace, instead will be competing in the first-ever Olympic rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 27-year-old was one of 12 players selected Monday to the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeGarrette Blount not guaranteed roster spot

One of the biggest question marks for the New England Patriots heading into training camp is just how the running back situation is going to play out. Last year’s breakout star Dion Lewis missed the final nine games of the season after suffering a torn ACL. This came after he put up 622 total yards in the first seven games. Meanwhile, veteran LeGarrette Blount found himself...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams feels no sympathy for Patriots

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams isn’t shedding any tears over Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension, or any other setbacks the Patriots might experience. “I am glad they got problems. I don’t care,” Williams told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Everybody has their problems, and I am glad they have theirs.” This isn’t the first time this offseason...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner Heading To Rio On Usa Men’s Rugby 7’s Team

No so long after announcing his return to the New England Patriots in a two-year extension deal that lands him a million-plus each year Nate Ebner will be missing training camp this summer as he heads to Brazil as a member of the USA Rugby Team. Bill Belichick, Ebner recalls, was welcoming of his pursuit – with no qualms of his absence this summer. “I was a bit nervous in bringing...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Praise keeps piling on for Jimmy Garoppolo

Confident. On the cusp. Huge development. These are the words being used to describe Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots starting quarterback for the first four weeks of the 2016 season. The praise keeps piling in for the man slated to replace Tom Brady. According to CSN New England, coaches and teammates are “very confident” in Garoppolo’s ability as a starter. The...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski rocks out on stage with Paul McCartney

We’ve seen New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski bust out dance moves—many times, in fact—but we’ve never seen him play air guitar quite like he did on Sunday night. Gronk joined Paul McCartney on stage at Fenway Park during his concert, and proceeded to play air guitar while the rock guru performed “Helter Skelter.” It was just as great as you’d picture it...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots safety Nate Ebner named to US Olympic Rugby team

During the NFL season, Nate Ebner patrols the New England Patriots secondary. Prior to the upcoming NFL slate, Ebner will be patrolling a different sports field and it’ll be down in Rio. Ebner was named Monday morning to the United States Olympic Rugby team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Patriots safety @NateEbner34 has become only NFL player selected to qualify...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' Nate Ebner selected for U.S. Olympic men's rugby team

New England Patriots special teamer and backup safety Nate Ebner is making the most of his sabbatical from football.On Monday morning the USA Rugby team announced its 12-man roster for the men's sevens team and it includes the 27-year-old Ebner.A lifelong rugby player and former member of the U.S. national program in his teens, Ebner's heart called for the sport when he discovered...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rob Gronkowski taps out on spicy food challenge, spikes chicken wing

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may dominate the football field every Sunday afternoon, but it doesn’t look like he is going to be winning in spicy chicken wing eating challenges in the near future. He joined a recent episode of YouTube show “First We Feast” in a segment called “Hot Ones” and showed everyone that he likely picks mild at Buffalo Wild Wings...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL commish Goodell not a fan of player cameos on HBO show "Ballers"

HBO’s Ballers has quite a few NFL players who make cameos on the show, owing to the show’s popularity as well as the clout of the main producer, Mark Wahlberg. On Mike & Mike today, Wahlberg said that Roger Goodell has tried to stop NFL players from making their infrequent cameos on the show despite all of the good press for it. Here are some of his remarks: “The first...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baltimore Ravens and Justin Tucker agree on four-year deal

Justin Tucker just got paid. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Tucker signed a $16.8 million deal over four years including $10.8 million guaranteed. Ravens and Justin Tucker agree on 4-year, $16.8 million deal that includes $10.8 million guaranteed, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2016 The deal gives Tucker the most guaranteed money a kicker has ever...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady announces he will accept Deflategate suspension

Tom Brady has decided to accept his four-game suspension and move on. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Brady announced that he will give up his legal battle against the NFL. “I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski shares a fantastic photo from middle school

To borrow a phrase from William "The Refrigerator" Perry, New England Patriots tight end and man child Rob Gronkowski has been big ever since he's been little. Check out this photo from his first day of middle school (7th or 8th grade) that he shared on Facebook:Gronk now wears size 16 cleats and shoes and it looks like he was already in the teens at middle school. Also, that black...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Julian Edelman’s ‘relationship’ with Tom Brady

With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throwing for 36 touchdowns last season, there were certainly plenty of opportunities for both Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski to score. Although, that doesn’t appear to have Gronk completely convinced that Brady doesn’t play favorites among his pass catchers. Gronk jokingly accused Edelman of sleeping with the boss in this Instagram...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons: ESPN had Stephen A. Smith leak info to smear Brady

Stephen A. Smith was one of the first people in line to blast Tom Brady on Wednesday after the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest suspension appeal was denied. Guess which of Smith’s former coworkers has come to Brady’s defense? Bill Simmons, of course. Here’s what Smith had to say about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denying Brady’s request for a rehearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Accuses The NFL Of Leaking Anti-Tom Brady Info Through Stephen A. Smith, Other ESPN Employees

Bill Simmons fired another shot at his former employer this morning.  The now-HBO personality is accusing the NFL of leaking anti-Tom Brady news to ESPN employees during the Deflategate saga.  Simmons is specifically claiming that top ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is one of these employees of the World Wide Leader getting leaked information.  Tom Brady was ARROGANT, UPPITY...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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