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The Bills could use better work from their offensive line. Larry Csonka likes the direction the Dolphins running game has taken the last couple of weeks. Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower likes the way defensive tackles Alan Branch and Malcom Brown have played. CB Darrelle Revis believes he’s played better in the last couple of weeks…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

Chris Mortensen received death threats over Deflategate reporting

It’s safe to say Deflategate was a regrettable year-and-a-half debacle for just about everyone involved, including ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen. But no matter what happened, the hate-filled responses Mortensen received on social media were not OK. Mortensen’s initial report that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in the 2014 AFC Championship Game were...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady nixes a future in coaching, blames lack of patience

We know, you were desperately wondering what the ultra-rich and ultra-successful Tom Brady would do for his life after football, right? Well, for those of you who were worried or curious, you can cross off becoming a football coach from that list. At least according to Brady himself, who told a group of Bills reporters during a conference call that he doesn’t have a future in...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Willie McGinest makes case to rename Lombardi Trophy after Belichick

Could NFL teams be hoisting the Bill Belichick Trophy at the Super Bowl in 50 years? Willie McGinest hopes so. The New England Patriots coach’s career rivals that of Vince Lombardi, whom the championship trophy is named for now, so McGinest and NFL Media’s Steve Wyche debated whether the award should be renamed in the future. Lombardi posted a 96-34-6 regular-season record...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Lewis back at practice after starting season on PUP list

As if having the sixth-rated rushing offense wasn’t enough, the New England Patriots are getting Dion Lewis back. The fifth-year running back returned to practice on Thursday after starting the season on the physically unable to perform list. He tore his left ACL last November, but needed a second knee surgery this August. The Patriots have 21 days to activate Lewis to the active...
Via The Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis returns to practice, must be activated with 21 days

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dion Lewis officially returned to New England Patriots practice Thursday. Lewis began the season on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing multiple knee surgeries since November and returned a week after he was eligible to begin practicing. Lewis tore his ACL in Week 9 of the 2015 season against the Washington Redskins. The Patriots now have 21...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger asked Tom Brady for jersey before game

Showing that even the biggest names in professional sports can be great admirers of their contemporaries, video has surfaced of Ben Roethlisberger asking Tom Brady for a jersey. The scene played out before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 7 game against Brady’s New England Patriots. Roethlisberger, who did not play in Pittsburgh’s 27-16 loss due to injury, greeted Brady on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Around the Web 10/27/16

Start your morning off with the latest links from around the web about the New England Patriots.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Report: Patriots RB Dion Lewis set to practice this week

The New England Patriots may be getting a big-time contributor back in the fold here soon. Having not played in a regular season game since tearing his ACL back in November of 2015, running back Dion Lewis is returning to practice this week. #Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) expected back at practice this week, source said, starting his 21-day window for activation. He's doing well...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Lewis to return to practice this week

Remember Dion Lewis? He’s the veteran running back who revived his career with the New England Patriots last year only to suffer a season-ending knee injury in Week 9, and we have not seen him since. The Patriots could be getting him back very soon. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Lewis is expected to resume practicing this week. #Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) expected...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots’ focus starts with slowing down Bills RB McCoyFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots visit the Bills on Sunday, a rare situation in that the teams just met on Oct. 2. So unlike most weeks, … Dion Lewis Could Practice This WeekIs Dion Lewis close to returning to the practice field? New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed that question with reporters...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski goes undercover as a Lyft driver

Have you ever gotten in an Uber or a Lyft car and thought your driver was just nuts? A few people looking to pick up a ride in Foxborough recently must have that thought when they got picked up for a ride, because they were being picked up by Rob Gronkowski. Of course, they didn’t know it was Gronkowski until they arrived at their destination. Gronk went undercover as a Lyft driver...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots acquire former 2nd-round pick Kyle Van Noy from Lions

The New England Patriots didn’t wait until next week’s deadline to make a trade. On Tuesday, they made yet another swap, adding a linebacker for the third consecutive season.According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots sent a sixth-round pick to Detroit in exchange for linebacker Kyle Van Noy and a seventh-rounder.Van Noy was taken by the Lions in the second round of the 2014...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Patriots rolling as they prepare for Round 2 against Bills

FOXBOROOUGH, Mass. (AP) As excited as Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan was about his team's 16-0 win over the Patriots earlier this month - his first in Foxborough in eight tries - he was quick to acknowledge it came with an asterisk. ''It's satisfying. But let's face it: They had a player out,'' Ryan said at the time. That player, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, is back for Round...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from the New England Patriots’ win over the Steelers

On Sunday, the Patriots were able to survive a trip to the Steel City and leave with a victory.  The Patriots are now 6-1, and sit at the top of the AFC with the best record in the conference.  Here is what we learned form the Patriots’ 27-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Malcolm Butler can hang with the best Malcolm Butler continues to make his case that he is one of...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady offers strong stance on domestic violence

Like most of his New England Patriots teammates, Tom Brady always does his best to steer clear of discussing controversial issues. But when he was asked about the latest domestic violence stain that Josh Brown has brought on the NFL, Brady was a bit more candid than usual. In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan Show” Monday, Brady took a strong stance against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Malcolm Butler trolls Antonio Brown’s TD celebration

Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler is one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL right now, and he showed that during Sunday’s game against the Steelers when he picked off a pass that was intended for Antonio Brown in the end zone. He decided to troll Brown after doing it, which doesn’t make all that much sense, given that the ball was horribly underthrown by Landry Jones...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steelers DB gives Patriots WR a suplex

Artie Burns took Chris Hogan on a one-way ticket to Suplex City Sunday, and he was penalized as a result. Take a look at the suplex the Pittsburgh Steelers DB crushed the New England Patriots wide receiver with: Artie Burns with the suplex and penalty on Chris Hogan — The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) October 23, 2016 Yup, a play like that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview and predicitions for New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Alex House: The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers were slated to engage in a potentially telling battle that would have showcased two of the league’s best offenses in what seems to be the favorite for the AFC Championship game. The injury of Ben Roethlisberger makes it likely that the Patriots will maintain a look of invincibility as they should have the edge over a...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten, interception-free Vikings on the verge of historic start

The Minnesota Vikings can make NFL history on Sunday in Philadelphia. A win over the Eagles and an interception-free afternoon from quarterback Sam Bradford would make the Vikings the first team since at least 1933 to start 6-0 without an interception, according to ESPN Stats and Information. If @Vikings (5-0) win Sunday and don’t throw INT, they would be first in modern NFL...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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