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New England Patriots’ tight end dynamic duo

Martellus Bennett is easily the best pick up by New England thus far this offseason. By adding him as a second tight end, Rob Gronkowski finally has a partner that is at least close in skill level. At the beginning of mini-camp, New England’s favorite tight end was nowhere to be found, while Bennett was on the practice field. However, with Gronkowski now in training camp, there...
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Tom Brady shares enlightening essay he wrote in 1994

The little brother of Maureen, Julie and Nancy has done OK for himself. Tom Brady posted an essay he wrote in 1994 on Facebook as part of Throwback Thursday, and the content says a lot about where the New England Patriots quarterback has gotten his motivation. Tommy revealed in the high school assignment that he someday wanted to shed the label of being the trio’s baby bro in...
Via NESN.com
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Former Patriots Trainer Headed To Michigan

David Granito, who has worked with the New England Patriots since 2002, is now Michigan’s new head football athletic trainer. David Granito, a trainer for the @Patriots since 2002, has been named Michigan head athletic trainer — Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) June 23, 2016 Granito will be replacing Paul Schmidt. The post Former Patriots Trainer Headed To Michigan appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Ben Affleck goes on expletive-laden Deflategate rant on Simmons' new show

Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” premiered Wednesday night and did not disappoint. The half-hour pilot featured basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and actor Ben Affleck as its guests, the latter of whom went on one of the best Deflategate rants you’ll ever hear. Fair warning, though: There are no less than 20 F-bombs in the five-minute clip. Enjoy...
Via NESN.com
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Bill Belichick’s boat has a trolling-esque name, watch him drive it

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a motorboat, and to the surprise of no one, the master troll has an appropriate name for it. VI Rings is the name of the boat, which we can glean from a recent post by Belichick’s girlfriend, Linda Holliday. Check out the photo she recently put on Instagram. A photo posted by Linda Holliday✨ (@lindaholliday_) on Jun 21...
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From The Fans: Deflategate making Patriots fans loyal as ever

After a very long off-season filled with both scandals, and court dates, fans can finally shift their focus on actual football games. According to USA Today Sports’ For the Win blog, the New England Patriots have the league’s second most loyal fans in the NFL. The articles author, Chris Chase, writes on the Patriots: “it has to be really hard to be a Patriots fan right now...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Hogan earning trust of New England teammates

With the start of the 2016 NFL offseason, the New England Patriots had a number of question marks going forward. What would Bill Belichick and company do with their positional needs? The team seemed to answer that question well with a number of offseason moves and NFL Draft picks wisely spent. Tom Brady, who is still facing a four game suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflategate...
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Patriots’ rookies visit Boston Children’s Hospital

The New England Patriots rookie class is immediately stepping into the mold of the franchise. On Tuesday rookies Joe Thuney, Malcolm Mitchell, Vincent Valentine, Devin Lucien, Ted Karras, Elandon Roberts, Kamu Grugier-Hiill, Steven Scheu, Bryce Williams, Cre’von Leblanc, and Jonathan Jones took time off to visit Boston Children’s Hospital in hopes of brightening the day of a...
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Reloading The Musket, Part 4 - Lewis To Be Featured Back In Patriots' Juggernaut

"...Blount has plenty left in his 30 year old legs, but not so much that the team won't select a running back in the draft, one with some power and with some explosiveness, because truth be told, Blount has all of the explosiveness of maple syrup.He is, however, a good complementary back when passing backs Dion Lewis and James White are mixed into the equation. White wasn't productive...
Via Foxborough Free Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the New England Patriots running back depth

As the NFL season is beginning to come closer and closer there is no doubt that the New England Patriots will have a great offense. They have arguably the best quarterback in the league, the best tight end in the league, and solid wide receivers. The Patriots also have good running backs that showed last year before they were injured that they were good players who can help the offense...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft involved in bid to buy UFC

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is said to be a part of an investor group involved in the bidding for ownership of the UFC. The UFC is for sale, with bids said to be in the $4 billion range. ESPN reports that WME-IMG and Dalian Wanda Group, as well as China Media Capital, are competing to purchase the MMA company. The interesting part is that WME’s bid is being financed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Martellus Bennett Raves About Tom Brady On ESPN’s ‘First Take’

New England Patriots’ tight end Martellus Bennett joined ESPN’s First Take desk on Wednesday.  The 29-year-old tight end, whom the Patriots’ traded for during the 2016 NFL Draft, had some very positive things to say about his new team.  Most notably, Bennett, previously on the Chicago Bears, raved about his new quarterback, Tom Brady.  “He’s always spot on, and his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacoby Brissett signs rookie deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots have completed signing their 2016 draft class, after agreeing to terms with quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Thursday. The Patriots took a chance on the former NC State quarterback when they selected him in the third-round of April’s draft. He was the last of the team’s nine draft picks to sign rookie deals when he agreed to a four-year contract, according...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski: Deflategate is 'getting stupid now'

Rob Gronkowski feels the same way you do about the underinflated footballs controversy that has dominated New England Patriots headlines since early 2015. Speaking at Wednesday night at the Providence Journal’s All-State banquet, Gronkowski drew a cheer when he told the assembled high schoolers Deflategate is “getting stupid now,” according to ProJo Patriots reporter Mark...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots' Championship Window Closes After 2016

The New England Patriots are currently on one of the best 15-year runs in the history of the National Football League. They've made the playoffs in 13 of the last 15 seasons, including 10 trips to the conference title game, six trips to the Super Bowl, and four Super Bowl victories. Only the San Francisco 49ers' run from 1981-1998 can compare when they made the playoffs...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL forces Patriots to wear numbers on practice jerseys

The NFL is enforcing its will on the New England Patriots once again. Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the NFL has instituted a new rule that requires teams to wear numbered jerseys during organized team activities and mandatory minicamps. It’s a rule that will affect the Patriots, who like to wear numberless jerseys during these preseason workouts. For years, Bill Belichick has...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger will not endorse ‘acquaintance’ Trump

Donald Trump will be minus at least one NFL quarterback at the upcoming GOP convention. Ben Roethlisberger made it clear Saturday he does not endorse the Republican presidential candidate and that he will not be attending the event to speak on Trump’s behalf. Speaking at a large rally Friday night in Virginia, Trump told the crowd that he was thinking about inviting the Pittsburgh...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fan flips the bird while posing for photo with Roger Goodell (pic)

Given his integral role in the seemingly endless Deflategate drama, it’s hardly surprising that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considered Public Enemy No. 1 by New England Patriots fans, not to mention Boston-area sports fans as a whole. But it takes a special kind of person to seize upon an opportunity to express Patriots fans’ collective distaste for Goodell while posing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski shaves head to support children battling cancer

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is known more for his frat-party lifestyle off the field than anything else. But he’s surely made it a point to support communities throughout the United States, using his high profile to help those in need. Gronk was at it again this weekend, shaving his head to show unity with children battling cancer. .@RobGronkowski hams it...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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