Patriots Beat 7/26/17

204: Training Camp Preview | Dont’a Hightower & Alan Branch on PUP | Andrew Hawkins Retires | Powered by CLNS Media 
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5 hours ago

Bill Belichick Focused on Upcoming Season & Andrew Hawkins Retires from NFL

[News] Bill Belichick Speaks w/ Media Today | Patriots Wide-Receiver Andrew Hawkins Retires | New England Teammates Believe Tom Brady will Play into Forties | Powered by CLNS Media Network
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7 hours ago

Bill Belichick blows off Patriots’ perfect season chatter

Bill Belichick isn't interested in lending credence to recent chatter about the New England Patriots conceivably embarking on a quest for a perfect season ... or even addressing it, for that matter. Not that such a response to the 19-0 hype from the stoic and curmudgeonly head coach should come as a shock to anyone familiar with his antagonism concerning such potential distractions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 204: Training Camp Preview | Dont’a Hightower & Alan Branch on PUP | Andrew Hawkins Retires |...

3:00 - Dont'a Hightower & Alan Branch placed on PUP list 8:00 - Position battles to watch in camp 14:00 - WR position battles 21:00 - CB position battles 31:00 -Brian Belichick introduced as coaching assistant with Patriots
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL’s hottest-selling jersey belongs to an unexpected rookie running back

The NFL memorabilia world is usually dominated by quarterbacks, but that’s not the case right now.With training camps around the league now opening, you’d think the league’s hottest-selling jersey would be that of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, Ben Roethlisberger… or maybe even Ezekiel Elliott.Except it isn’t. In fact, it’s a rookie running back whose jersey...
Via The Sports Daily
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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick’s senior year yearbook photo quote has typo?

The high school yearbook photo from Bill Belichick’s senior year surfaced on social media Tuesday. And the quote the eventual New England Patriots head coach chose for his photo, while eloquent and poetic, appears to contain a typographical error.First, the photograph of William Stephen Belichick as a senior in 1970 from his days at Annapolis (Md.) High School. Looking good, Coach...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady showed how excited he is for training camp

Fresh off a thrilling comeback win in Super Bowl LI back in February, Tom Brady has enjoyed his time off and is ready to go for the 2017 NFL season.Brady took to Instagram on Monday, and sent the following post to convey just how excited he actually is. And yes, he’s riding in an Aston Martin, because that’s what real bosses drive. It appears that Brady is ready to tear it up...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower opens training camp on PUP list

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower was placed on the PUP list ahead of New England Patriots training camp with an undisclosed injury, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.“Hightower is coming back from an undisclosed physical ailment that kept him off the practice field in voluntary spring practices. A defensive captain who is one of the NFL’s hardest-hitting players at his position, he was seen...
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
2 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Goodell still annoyed by Pats DC mocking him with shirt

It has been over four months and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly still salty over New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s choice of t-shirt.After the Patriots’ comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Patricia was seen returning to Boston wearing a shirt that depicted the commissioner as a clown. The bad feelings stem from the NFL’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/12: All-Star Game (sort of) sizzles in extra innings

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 were reading while thanking our lucky stars last night's All-Star Game didn't end in a tie (again). Happy birthday today to Jordyn Wieber, Dan Boyle, Kristi Yamaguchi and Julio Cesar Chavez. On this date in 1979 the White Sox hosted the...
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14 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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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