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Jason Pierre-Paul may not be able to sign franchise tag

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. 24 of them were lawyers. 11 were merchants. Nine were farmers. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured to death. Twelve men had their houses burned to the ground. Two lost sons in the Revolutionary War, and nine others died from wounds from the war. Announcing independence from Great Britain...
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Patriots announce start date for training camp

We're getting closer and closer to football season. One of the signs that we are getting close is that the Patriots have announced the starting date for training camp.ESPN BostonThe New England Patriots' veterans will report for training camp on July 29, the team announced Monday.The next day will be the official start of training camp for the Patriots, who will hold their 13th consecutive...
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Projecting the 53 man roster for the Patriots

Gronk looks to forward to a healthy offseason. (Patriots.com)Before I even get started, just know that I fully acknowledge the fact that this is far too early to be making any accurate predictions about the Patriots roster. Players that aren't on the team now may very well make the roster and throw a wrench into the entire projection. We have already seen a number of players cut...
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NFLPA files complaint against Patriots for benching Malcolm Butler

The NFL Players Association has filed a complaint against the Patriots for benching Malcolm Butler during OTAs. The complaint was filed without Butler's consent. Butler missed the beginning of OTAs due to his flight being grounded because of inclement weather. He did not see the practice field until the final week of OTAs. Adam Kurkjian of The Boston Herald reports the Patriots will...
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Patriots cut TE Fred Davis

The Patriots cut tight end Fred Davis last week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Patriots announced they released former Redskins franchise TE Fred Davis. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 19, 2015The tight end position is set with Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler and Michael Hoomanawanui as the primary players, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Davis was once the franchise...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders thinks the Patriots shouldn't be Super Bowl champions

Emmanuel Sanders, now with the Denver Broncos, had the chance to sign with the Patriots when he was a free agent last spring. At the time, it seemed as if the interest was mutual.Instead, he opted for the chance to play with Peyton Manning and bowed out in the Divisional round at home against the Colts. It looks like Sanders may just be one jealous dude, as he said yesterday that...
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Post-hearing briefs for Tom Brady's appeal due late next week

Post-hearing briefs in Tom Brady appeal due late next week, sources say. Decision from Roger Goodell to follow at some point thereafter.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 24, 2015 Getting ?s on prior tweet. Briefs filed by end of next week doesn't mean decision then. Opposite, actually. More info for Goodell to digest.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 24, 2015No word on...
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Was the NFL out to get the Patriots all along?

I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories, or such things as frame jobs. But as each day passes, the more I believe that Deflategate was one giant frame job.Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, who has been firm in his defense of the Patriots throughout the entire ordeal, would agree with many Patriots fans on this. He recently said he thinks Ted Wells was expected to find the Patriots...
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Matt Light is still protecting Tom Brady

CSNNE:From the beginning, former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light has been very vocal about the way the media has treated Tom Brady throughout the Deflategate controversy, especially Felger and Mazz.Light called into Felger and Mazz on Tuesday to defend Tom Brady, and ended up ripping the duo's take on Robert Kraft's relationship with Roger Goodell and the way they have treated...
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Tedy Bruschi wants Tom Brady's suspension completely eradicated

Tedy Bruschi might be one of the only ESPN employees who is on Tom Brady's side.The former Patriots linebacker has been very vocal in his support for Brady, and wants to see Brady's suspension wiped out entirely."I would like to see it eliminated completely ... I support this organization 100 percent and I think there's no way they should stop until it's gone completely," Bruschi...
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Tom Brady saves the day for, wait for it, Tom Brady!

Yesterday was Tom Brady's big day. His appeal of his 4 game suspension lasted almost 11 hours and while the proceedings were confidential there were some initial reports that it went very well for Brady. Was told by person in today's appeal that Tom Brady's greatest ally was...Tom Brady. Offered explanations in all areas. Now up to Goodell. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June...
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Adam Schefter: Tom Brady testifying under oath

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Tom Brady is testifying today under oath as part of his appeal today. During today's appeal, Tom Brady is testifying under oath, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 23, 2015The appeal is being heard in the basement of the NFL headquarters in New York. If this goes to a federal court, anything Brady says will be on record, so it is...
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Malcolm Butler has strong showing against Julian Edelman in OTAs

This is some news that may have been swept under the rug due to the growing coverage of Tom Brady's appeal hearing over the last few days - Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler was stout against Julian Edelman in OTAs, according to ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss.One of the spirited one-on-one competitions has pitted cornerback Malcolm Butler against receiver Julian Edelman, and Butler is holding...
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John Harbaugh will have Ravens better prepared in 2015

Michael David Smith, ProFootballTalk:When the Patriots unveiled their surprise four-lineman formation in a January win over the Ravens, Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh was furious, feeling that the officials wrongly allowed the Patriots to disguise which players were eligible receivers.But even if Harbaugh’s gripe is legitimate, he wants his players to be ready for any future...
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Daniel Tosh dons Hernandez jersey for Boston show

Comedy CentralDaniel Tosh has been known to push the limits of good taste on his Comedy Central show Tosh.0. Sometimes he can still make it funny while the rest of the time it can be described as cringe worthy.At his show in Boston last week he went to the cringe worthy side. Tosh showed up wearing an Aaron Hernandez jersey. The date of the show fell just a few days after the two...
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Tom Brady could end up serving suspension in 2016

Tom Brady's appeal hearing is tomorrow, and no one really knows which direction it'll go. The consensus is that commissioner Roger Goodell will cut Brady's suspension from four games to two, and then Brady will sue the league because he wants to be completely exonerated.If that's what the outcome is, Brady might be available for all of 2015 and could miss some time in 2016. Per Mike...
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Interview with Fox analyst Daryl Johnston

Earlier this week, PatriotsLife writer Adam Bogdan (@PatriotsInform) sat down with former Dallas Cowboys fullback and current FOX Sports analyst Daryl Johnston for a phone interview. The interview was sponsored by T.G.I. Fridays for their Father's Day promotion.Adam and Daryl discussed a variety of New England Patriots topics in regards to their offseason and upcoming season. The...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

No NFL team has a winning record against Tom Brady

This is old news at this point, but it's still fun to talk about: there is no team in the NFL that has a winning regular season record against Tom Brady.The statistics provided in this article are slightly outdated, since it came out right after the Patriots beat the Broncos in early November. The only stat that would need to be updated would be Brady's record against the Packers...
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Donald Trump compliments Patriots in a weird way

Donald Trump (left) and Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right)Donald Trump recently announced that he'd be running for President of the United States, and a lot of people are still trying to figure out if that's actually a joke.During his campaign announcement on Tuesday, he gave Tom Brady and the Patriots a strange, but (I guess) flattering compliment. He compared them to China....
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Tom Brady wants to take on Roger Goodell

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE:Next Tuesday, Tom Brady will be talking to Roger Goodell about his suspension.According to a report from ESPN, "Brady wants entire suspension removed and wants to be exonerated."The sense that I get right now is the Brady camp feels it will ragdoll the entire NFL's case and that Roger Goodell will be overwhelmed by the avalanche of problems with the Wells Report...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes precious AFC Championship ring stolen

Ebay is a great tool to reduce clutter and sell some of your possessions that are just lying around. Earlier this week it appeared as if Brandon Spikes was doing just that by selling his 2011 AFC Championship ring that he had earned with the Patriots.Turns out, Spikes wasn't the one selling the ring. It had been stolen and the thief was trying to pawn it off on Ebay. Brandon Spikes...
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Darrelle Revis' mother was denied entry to Patriots ring ceremony

Darrelle Revis was unable to attend the Patriots' ring ceremony at owner Robert Kraft's house last Sunday due to a prior commitment, but he was still going to be represented by his mother, Diana Askew.Except Askew was denied entry into the event.Askew apparently had been informed the invitation was non-transferable (no word on when that happened) and that the Patriots wanted to keep...
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Terrell Suggs voices his support for Tom Brady

I'm honestly at a loss for words with this one. Patriots fans know well that Terrell Suggs and Tom Brady have had a pretty intense, personal rivalry throughout their careers. It seems maybe things have cooled down in recent months.Suggs, one of the more outspoken players in the NFL, actually voiced his support for Brady in his quest to get his four-game suspension vacated.“The...
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Patriots backfield ranked among the lowest in the NFL

When you think of the Patriots offense the names that come to mind first of those of Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The names of the running backs are usually down the list a ways. Which makes it no surprise that when NFL.com decided to rank the backfields of every NFL team that they Patriots ranked near the bottom.Coming in at 29, Marc Sessler said this of the Patriots...
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Aaron Dobson is still a downfield weapon

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE:Aaron Dobson’s first two seasons in the NFL have turned him into an afterthought.The 2013 second-rounder has so far played in just 16 games and caught 40 passes. The first part of his NFL indoctrination was harsh. Forced into a prominent role in the offense because the Patriots released Brandon Lloyd, cut Aaron Hernandez and had an injured Rob Gronkowski in...
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