PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former Jets LB David Harris announces retirement

After playing for 10 seasons with the New York Jets and last year with the New England Patriots, linebacker David Harris has announced his retirement from the NFL.Harris’s announcement comes via his representatives at Sports Stars. Harris, who turned 34 years old in January, was an original second-round pick by the Jets in 2007. He started in 154 games for the Jets, recording 35...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bennett wants to keep playing, could return to Pats

Martellus Bennett returned to the Patriots last season under bizarre circumstances after a brief stint in Green Bay, and he has since said that he will likely retire. Has the tight end had a change over heart over the past several months?According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bennett is planning to play in 2018. He is still under contract with New England at the moment, and Rapoport...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

What does Julian Edelman’s return mean for the New England Patriots?

Before the start of last season, the New England Patriots’ offensive depth was something to be feared – a force to be reckoned with. Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Malcolm Mitchell, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, and Brandin Cooks. The Patriots had options everywhere. Quick, short pass? Edelman and Amendola. Need a deep threat? Chris Hogan and Brandin Cooks are there. Need an unstoppable...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL’s ‘Secretary of Defense’ Manley: Brady is not the GOAT

Two-time Super Bowl winner Dexter Manley, who earned the moniker “Secretary of Defense” during his playing days, thinks Tom Brady is overrated.Appearing on NBC Washington, Manley made it clear that Joe Montana, not Brady, is the GOAT.“Joe Montana, he was absolutely the best,” he said. “People talk about Tom Brady, he is not a Joe Montana. He’s not the greatest of all-time. Joe Montana...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AFC East notes: Gronk's future, Cousins-Jets update

Following Rob Gronkowski‘s ambivalent statements regarding his future in the NFL after the Patriots‘ Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, tight end may become a position of need for the team this offseason.Tom E. Curran of NBC Boston explores how Gronkowski’s retirement would shake up the Patriots’ roster and what options they would have to replace him. Along with Gronkowski, Dwayne Allen...
Via Pro Football Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Edelman looking good in recovery from ACL injury

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is making some positive strides in recovery after tearing his ACL last August.Just take a look at this video Edelman posted to his Instagram. He looks sharp and very quick. He simply captured his post, “determined.” And, his good buddy, quarterback Tom Brady, chimed in with this comment.“I like it Jules. Looking explosive!”Edelman...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots DT Alan Branch had no idea Malcolm Butler would not play

Yet another New England Patriots player is saying he had no idea that Malcolm Butler would not be playing in the Super Bowl.Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch joined “Dale & Holley with Rich Keefe” on WEEI in Boston on Tuesday. During the interview, Branch said he “didn’t know anything” about Butler being benched for the Super Bowl. Branch’s comments seemed to indicate he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA players weigh in on 2018 free agency

With a big offeason looming once the 2017-18 NBA regular season comes to an end, several ESPN writers spoke to NBA players to get their predictions on where they expect some of this summer’s top free agents to land. In total, 48 players weighed in. Here are some highlights from the results of ESPN’s survey: LeBron James is considered likely to return to the Cavaliers, with 59 percent...
Via Hoops Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McCourty defends Butler, says benching was not disciplinary

It has been more than two weeks since the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, and we still have not heard a reasonable explanation for Malcolm Butler not playing a single defensive snap. We may never get one, but Devin McCourty wants to put an end to some of the speculation.In an interview with Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com, McCourty said that any reports...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE wants to sign Rob Gronkowski

If Rob Gronkowski doesn’t want to return to the football field, it looks like he has a deal waiting for him with WWE. According to Dave Meltzer, talks have already commenced.“28, Gronkowski has been a five-time first-team All-Pro tight end with the New England Patriots. Including in the just concluded season where they just lost in the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles.”But that...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amendola’s GF, Olivia Culpo, has great message in Swimsuit Issue

Those who don’t follow sports are more familiar with Olivia Culpo than her boyfriend, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. She won the Miss Universe 2012 pageant and is considered a foremost figure in the modeling world.Culpo’s latest career achievement is a spot in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. And she took this latest place in the spotlight to make...
Via SNIPdaily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out these custom made Nikes Patriots owner Robert Kraft had made

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft loves himself some Nike shoes. This is by now well known. Following the fifth championship of his tenure as the Patriots’ owner last February, Nike created these awesome Air Force 1’s as a tribute to the Patriots. That came after Kraft’s initial infatuation with this Nike product, when former Patriots corner Ty Law commissioned two custom-made...
Via SNIPdaily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, girlfriend Linda Holliday share update from exotic island

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took to an exotic beach to get over the loss in Super Bowl LII, and he brought his girlfriend with him.Belichick and Linda Holliday posed for a photo on a remote beach somewhere, with a beautiful view behind them. Speaking of beautiful, Holliday was sporting a bikini top and skirt, while Belichick, well, he was wearing an “adapt or die” t-shirt...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady, Gisele post Valentine’s Day messages to one another

Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen took to Instagram this Valentine’s Day to post loving tributes to one another, something that is not all that uncommon for the two hopeless romantics. Bundchen got the social media displays of affection off to a start by posting a photo of herself and Brady sharing a kiss on an isolated beach with the setting sun framing the romantic shot. Shortly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski delivers $25K checks to three children’s hospitals

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on Tuesday paid a visit to three children’s hospitals to present checks totaling $75,000 in donations. The three hospitals that received the checks — courtesy of the efforts by the Patriots star’s Gronk Nation Youth Foundation — were The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronkowski could be WWE bound

Is WWE ready for Rob Gronkowski? Moreover, is Rob Gronkowski ready for the WWE?With his future up in the air, former football player and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley is teasing the connection.“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. I don’t know, I can’t speak for him.”That’s a nice little touch at the end there. Rawley and Gronk are friends, of course. And Vince McMahon...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Lewis likely to seek around $6 million per year

Patriots running back Dion Lewis is expected to request a three-year contract in the range of $18MM with $10MM guaranteed in order to pass up free agency, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Lewis isn’t interested in offering a hometown discount to New England, and the “early vibe” is Lewis won’t re-sign with the Patriots, as Howe reports in a separate piece. A pact that...
Via Pro Football Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Patricia looks unrecognizable without signature bushy beard

Matt Patricia has graduated from defensive coordinator to head coach, which has resulted in an increase in responsibilities for him.One major change has already been implemented — he shaved his signature beard.The former Patriots defensive coordinator coached in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night, and on Wednesday, he was introduced as the Lions' new head coach. He did that by sporting...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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