PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rob Gronkowski is back, and being Gronk on the field

There are always players a little extra excited for the first day of training camp, usually rookies or guys on new teams. But in Patriots camp, it was tight end Rob Gronkowski bouncing around, spoking football and generally looking like a much younger Gronk. Part of that comes with health, as the 28-year-old Gronkowski has…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 hours ago

New England Begins Season with Training Camp & Rob Gronkowski No Limitations in Practice

[News] Patriots Open 2017 Training Camp | No limitations for Rob Gronkowski | Powered by CLNS Media
Via CLNS Radio
12 hours ago

Even Google is trolling the New York Jets, adding to their misery

The New York Jets are the laughing stock of the NFL right now, and don’t expect that to change anytime soon.Don’t believe me? Even Google agrees.A glitch on the most popular search engine showed “Tom Brady” as a response to queries for “New York Jets owner.” As usual, though, Google isn’t really all that wrong here. Brady owns a 24-8 lifetime record against the Jets...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' Super Bowl Win, Active Offseason Set Stage For Continued Success On Offense

In early February of this year, the entire world saw a display of emotion that is rarely, if ever, offered from a certain coach and a certain quarterback for a certain professional football team that is otherwise universally recognized as a cold and heartless corporation that proactively fires people before they outlive their usefulness......yet, on the other hand, they reach out...
Via Foxborough Free Press
16 hours ago

Report: Broncos sign former Super Bowl champ Stevan Ridley

The Denver Broncos have some talent at running back. But adequate depth is a big question mark, especially after Devontae Booker went down with an injury Wednesday. As a result of that development, the team is reportedly signing running back Stevan Ridley, who won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots after the 2014 season. Denver currently has a healthy Jamaal Charles, who’ll...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick already in midseason form with ‘InstaFace’ talk

Bill Belichick has a peculiar and amusing habit of erroneously referring to social media platforms by comically incorrect names.Whether it’s by saying InstaFace, SnapFace, MyFace or InstaChat, among others, the New England Patriots head coach makes it clear he holds social media in little regard. Whether the gaffes are intentional or not is unclear … although it’s presumably...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pats D.C. won’t discuss Roger Goodell clown shirt

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia on Wednesday indicated that it’s time to put all discussions related to his infamous Roger Goodell shirt in the past.Patricia made waves when spotted wearing a shirt portraying the NFL commissioner as a clown, down to the patented red nose, when stepping off a plane at Logan Airport following the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/27: USMNT brings home the Gold Cup

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while begrudgingly admit to ourselves Bruce Arena might be onto something with the USMNT. Happy birthday today to Mwadi Mabika, Christopher Dean, Peggy Fleming and Alex Rodriguez. On this date in 1999 Tony Hawk landed the...
Via Yardbarker
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski practicing without limitations in training camp

Rob Gronkowski suffered an injury last season that required his third back surgery since college, but it does not appear he is feeling any ill effects from it sevens months after going under the knife.Gronkowski has been a full participant in most team workouts throughout the offseason, and that is expected to continue in training camp. Phil Perry of CSSNE.com notes that Bill Belichick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Some coaches expect Tom Brady to 'dramatically age’

Tom Brady has been among the league’s best players for roughly a decade and a half, and he doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon. However, some NFL coaches expect the soon-to-be 40-year-old quarterback to finally look his age during the 2017 season.“Some assistant coaches believe time is the only thing that can beat Brady, and they expect him to dramatically age...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hawkins tells Patriots he will retire

After signing with the New England Patriots during free agency, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has informed the team he plans to retire. Hawkins said that his body just wasn’t ready to play after participating in OTAs ahead of training camp. Acknowledging what his body is telling him is the right thing to do.Hawkins graduated with a 4.0 and earned an Ivy League master’s degree...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty: Talk of Patriots going 19-0 is ‘ridiculous’

The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are one of the most improved teams in football on paper this offseason, and that has led to some extremely premature chatter about them going undefeated. Not surprisingly, none of the players in the locker room want to hear it.Earlier this month, it was an annoyed Julian Edelman who said talk of the Patriots going 19-0 in 2017...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman’s teacher apologizes for doubting he could achieve NFL dreams

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has faced doubters throughout his career. He started as a community college quarterback at College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent State. But he didn’t stand much of a chance as a pro QB, so after the Patriots drafted him in the seventh round, he had to reinvent himself as a receiver.NFL execs weren’t the only ones who doubted Edelman’s...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Four 2017 developments that could have the NFL trending downward

Plagued by constant scandal, an aging core demographic and overseen by executives almost preternaturally gifted at enraging the public, the NFL has for years seemed on the verge of a great decline, and yet the other shoe is still yet to drop.An early season ratings dip in 2016 convinced some, especially media pundits, that the tipping point had finally arrived. That is, at least...
Via Yardbarker
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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