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Patriots Tab Three Finalists for The Hall

The New England Patriots have announced the finalists for The Class of 2014 to be inducted into The Hall at Patriots Place this fall. Returning as a finalist again is former head coach Bill Parcells.  Parcells led the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI before leaving for the New York Jets after a dispute with owner Robert Kraft over who should get to pick the team’s players. Parcells...
Via Sox and Dawgs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes: ‘Icing on my cake to hand the Patriots two big L’s this year’

Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes took some more shots at his former team, the New England Patriots, Wednesday. Spikes, who played his first four seasons in New England, signed a one-year deal with Buffalo this offseason. The 26-year-old Spikes, who was critical of the Patriots for placing him on injured reserve in January, took to Twitter Wednesday to rant against his...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft thanks Adam Carolla for being a proponent of raising the goal posts

Adam Carolla was a guest on Rich Eisen's podcast when Robert Kraft made an impromptu call to the show. Kraft decided to thank Carolla for being a long-time proponent of raising the goal posts, something which the league adapted this year after the Patriots proposed raising the posts five feet. “We always like to speak with influential opinion makers who can change...
Via Ex Pats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft Calls Into Podcast To Thank Adam Carolla For Raised Goal Posts

Rich Eisen had a very special guest on his podcast on Thursday. Eisen was scheduled to have comedian Adam Carolla, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew and film director Ivan Reitman on the “Rich Eisen Podcast”, but he received an impromptu phone call from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft during the show’s second segment. Kraft called in to thank Carolla for...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Jets GM John Idzik should stay away from DeSean Jackson

Aaron Hernandez had just signed a five-year, $40 million contract with a $12.5 million bonus, $50,000 of which he immediately donated to the Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of the brightest, most savvy and influential owners in the NFL, but on that day in late August of 2012, he was tossing bouquets at Hernandez. “I just think he’s a super player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: Patriots Won’t Sign Kenny Britt Despite Free-Agent Visit

Kenny Britt won’t be back in Foxboro anytime soon. New England Patriots CEO and owner Robert Kraft told the Boston Herald’s Ron Borges on Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting that the Pats won’t sign Britt. The free-agent wide receiver came to Gillette Stadium on a free-agent visit on March 17 and left without a contract. Britt, who has been arrested nine times since the Tennessee...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Robert Kraft ‘Re-Recruiting’ Vince Wilfork To Patriots

There’s a reason the New England Patriots haven’t honored Vince Wilfork’s reported request to be released. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is trying to re-recruit the Patriots nose tackle, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Kraft and Wilfork have spoken and the Patriots’ owner has made progress in making the 10-year veteran feel wanted by the Patriots. The two sides...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft is re-recruiting Vince Wilfork, hope not completely lost for return

Yesterday we heard an emphatic Robert Kraft talk about how he wanted Vince Wilfork to remain a Patriot. This coming of course a couple of weeks after the player asked for his release when the team tried to restructure his contract.This was the first new news we had on the Patriots star nose tackle since Adam Schefter suggested the possibility that all was not lost between Wilfork...
Via Patriots Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft trying to talk Vince Wilfork into sticking around

The Boston Herald reported on Monday that Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork cleaned out his locker at Gellette Stadium. Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters on Monday that he’s hopeful they’ll be able to work things out. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Kraft has been in contact with Wilfork. If you’re curious about slight optimism emerging from #Patriots...
Via Pro Football Zone
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft: Patriot's "won't be signing" Kenny Britt

The Patriots bringing in Kenny Britt for a visit a week ago raised eyebrows for two reasons. One, the 6'3, 220 pound Britt would bring a different dynamic to the Patriots passing game. However, the other was that Britt had one a hell of a police record for the Patriots to ponder bringing into their organization just one year after having the Aaron Hernandez situation blow up...
Via Patriots Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots owner: We won’t be signing WR Kenny Britt

The New England Patriots won’t be signing free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt, owner Robert Kraft told Ron Borges of the Boston Herald. “We won’t be signing him,” Kraft said at the annual NFL owners meetings. “That won’t happen.” Britt visited the Patriots last week and said the organization wasn’t as strict as he thought it would be. “It was actually better than...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  1 Comment

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Has Reached Out To Vince Wilfork

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Patriots owner Robert Kraft has reached out to DT Vince Wilfork in recent days. According to Rapoport, it remains to be seen whether or not the Patriots will be able to convince Wilfork to stay with the team. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported on Monday that an Wilfork cleaned out his locker and “ripped his name plate off his locker...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' Vince Wilfork angrily cleans out locker and rips off nameplate despite statement from Kraft

The New England Patriots are in a bit of a battle with their veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork.  About two weeks ago, just about the same time that free agency was blowing up with news about cornerback Darrelle Revis signing with the Patriots, Wilfork asked to be released.  Despite Patriots owner Robert Kraft making a statement that "he is not giving up hope" that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots' Robert Kraft makes case for Vince Wilfork to remain with team - ESPN Boston

New England Patriots' Robert Kraft makes case for Vince Wilfork to remain with team - ESPN Boston:...
Via Pats Propaganda
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft believes Darrelle Revis picked the Patriots because Revis wants to win

Robert Kraft availed himself to the media today and topics ranged from Vince Wilfork (Kraft hopes he stays) to proposed NFL rule changes to the Patriots' recent acquisitions of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. While Kraft certainly isn't going to tell Bill Belichick how to run his football roster, he is just as excited as anyone to see Revis and Browner in Pats...
Via Ex Pats
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vince WIlfork has already cleaned out his locker

Patriots owner Robert Kraft made it clear today that he hopes they’ll be able to work things out with Vince Wilfork in order to make sure he’s playing for them in 2014. According to the Boston Herald,  Wilfork has already cleared out his locker at Gillette Stadium. According to two sources, an angry Wilfork ripped his name plate off his locker stall, and cleaned out his locker...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft on Wilfork: I'd like to see Wilfork stay

Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesThe Patriots currently have a decision to make regarding one Vince Wilfork. Wilfork asked to be released after the Pats asked him to take a pay cut to reduce his cap $11.6 million cap hit, but Wilfork won't budge. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has expressed an interest in keeping WIlfork in Foxborough, according to the Boston Globe, saying "he&...
Via Patriots Life
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kraft not ready to cut ties with Wilfork just yet

BY DAN BEGNOCHEDefensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been with the New England Patriots for a decade. Owner Robert Kraft seems intent to make that at least 11, if not more.Talking with reporters at the NFL's annual meeting in Orlando, Kraft was asked about impending plans with the veteran following his request to be released. Kraft doesn't seem ready to grant that request just...
Via AFC East Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: Darrelle Revis Chose Winning With Patriots Over Money

Darrelle Revis had a difficult decision to make in free agency, and he chose winning over money. The All-Pro cornerback said during his introductory conference call with the New England Patriots that he had 26 offers on the open market. Revis signed a one-year, $12 million contract with New England, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the media during the NFL annual meeting that...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft “hopes” they’re able to keep Vince Wilfork

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is hopeful they’ll be able to work things out with Vince Wilfork. Robert Kraft on V. Wilfork: "I very much hope we get it done & I believe he very much would like to do it as well. We'll see what happens." — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 24, 2014 The Patrito’s asked Wilfork to tale a pay cut and in response he told them to release...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  1 Comment

Robert Kraft hopes Vince Wilfork will be on the Patriots next season

Though no one knows how things are between the Patriots and Vince Wilfork, Robert Kraft is making public overtures that he would like Vince to return as a Patriot next season. Of course, it's easy to say that when the Patriots are the ones who are presumably asking Wilfork to take a pay cut or sign an extension which lowers his annual average value. Nevertheless, it seems...
Via Ex Pats
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: I Hope Vince Wilfork Will Be Back With Patriots

Vince Wilfork’s career with the New England Patriots might not be over, after all. Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters on Monday at the NFL annual meeting that he is ”still not giving up hope” Wilfork will be back in New England. “(Wilfork) is one of my personal favorites,” Kraft said. “I surely hope Vince is with us next year.” Wilfork reportedly asked the...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Bill Belichick get questioned enough by his staff?

New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was asked on the “Building a Dynasty Panel” at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference if head coach Bill Belichick gets challenged enough by his staff. Here is his answer, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com: “I think some people look at Bill’s desire to hire young people as opposed to bringing in lots of people who have been...
Via Sports-Glory
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Kraft: Belichick Wanted Brady in the 5th Round

At the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft recalled the story of how the Patriots selected Tom Brady. The Patriots had recently signed Drew Bledsoe to a large contract and Robert Kraft and Jonathan Kraft were against taking a quarterback as they wanted to build a contender around Bledsoe. Luckily, there was one man who saw irresistible value in...
Via Ex Pats
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst tight end ever drafted by the New England Patriots

Who was the worst tight end that the New England Patriots drafted? Well, you can answer this question multiple ways—but I’m going to answer it this way. The worst tight end that the Patriots have ever drafted averaged 58 receptions per-season, 652 receiving yards per-season and six touchdown receptions per-season. I’ll give you a hint: This player only lasted three years in...
Via cover32 - Patriots
February 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

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