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Tom Brady will play against Panthers

After he sliced up his hand in warmups against the Bears, it looks like Tom Brady has made a speedy recovery. Earlier today, it was announced that the future Hall-of-Famer will play against the Panthers on Friday night. It's welcome news for Patriots fans, who can now breathe a collective sigh of relief that their Golden Boy is healthy and ready to go. Last week in warmups, Brady...
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Patriots vs Panthers preview: What to watch for

Coming into the third game of the preseason, the battle for roster spots are heating up and this week is all about who can really start to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. With injuries piling up for the Patriots at multiple starting positions, we'll see a lot more of the players on the roster bubble get some first team reps.QB- The big story line here couldn't be more...
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Nate Washington cut by the Patriots

After getting off to a slow start at training camp, unfortunately, it's over for Nate Washington. He undoubtedly has talent but for the 32-year-old veteran is it time to hang up the cleats.The announcement was made by CSNNE's Tom Curran on Wednesday that the Patriots were letting go of Washington as well as center Bryan Stork: The Patriots are releasing third-year center Bryan Stork...
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This Bryan Stork thing is getting really weird

So Bryan Stork was cut. Then he wasn't. Then he was traded to the Washington Redskins for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. After that, he was contemplating retirement.So what the hell is going on?According to Pro Football Talk, he is going to report to the Redskins this weekend. Given Stork's concussion history, it does make sense that he'd think about retiring. But the timing...
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Gronk calls out Cowboys for using 'Do Your Job,' also returns to practice

Rob Gronkowski is among the many who aren't thrilled with the Dallas Cowboys stealing the "Do Your Job" battle cry, which has been said more times in Foxboro the last two years than anyone can count. Hmm, the Cowboys' new slogan sounds familiar .... What are your thoughts??? #DoYourJobGatehttps://t.co/C10NZtsJKb pic.twitter.com/HnvWyoOEyz — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) August...
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Patriots acquire 2013 6th overall pick Barkevious Mingo from Browns

In a trade that no one saw coming, New England has acquired linebacker Barkevious Mingo from the Cleveland Browns, with the Browns return currently unknown.  Well, color me intrigued. Mingo was the 6th overall pick from the 2013 draft, but he had not quite panned out in Cleveland as well as he was intended to when he was drafted. However, the potential is there for Mingo to still...
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Injuries stack up for Patriots again

OH COME ON ANOTHER INJURY !!!!That has been the reaction of every Patriots fan it seems when they wake up after key player after key player go down injured. Going from arguably the best roster that Belichick has ever built to having a truckload of injuries to deal with.To start it off on Sunday news broke that star running back Dion Lewis has had to have another surgery on the same...
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New England's depth at OL and RB are the only roadblocks on the route to SB51

New England's depth this season, according to many who have attended training camp practices and by simply eyeballing the roster, is unmatched to any other previous year under Bill Belichick. The defense has numerous position battles, specifically at cornerback and defensive line, and the offense has more weapons than ever before with the acquisition of Martellus Bennett and rookies...
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Did the Cowboys steal the Patriots' slogan?

At this point, it's a well-known fact: while many other teams hate the Patriots publicly, they all try to copy New England in the hopes of finally beating the longtime champions. But from the looks of it, the Dallas Cowboys have taken this copying to a whole other level. At the Cowboys' new training camp facilities, Darren Rovell spotted a very curious sign in the locker room--a...
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UPDATE: Patriots traded Bryan Stork to the Redskins instead of cutting him

patriots.comEarlier this morning, it was reported by multiple outlets that the Patriots were going to cut Bryan Stork. Instead, the Pats traded him to the Washington Redskins for a conditional draft pick. The #Patriots traded C Bryan Stork to the #Redskins in exchange for a conditional draft pick, source said. Deal being worked out now. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2016Mark...
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Bill Belichick had a lot of good things to say about Joe Thuney

Steven Senne/APJoe Thuney is one of the newest Patriots players who has really shined in training camp, and Bill Belichick seems to be pretty happy about it.The Patriots head coach, who doesn't often dole out compliments, had high praise for Thuney.MassLive:"Joe has done a good job with what we've given him," Belichick said. "There was a point where we felt comfortable making that...
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Patriots cut Bryan Stork

Credit: Nancy LaneThe Patriots have made a notable roster cut just minutes ago, as the team has cut center Bryan Stork. A stunner: Former starting center Bryan Stork is being released by the #Patriots today, I'm told. Crazy. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2016Stork, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was the starting center for the Patriots when they...
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How will Patriots replace Dion Lewis?

After tearing his ACL in Week 8 last year, Patriots running back Dion Lewis looked set to return for Week 1 of the 2016 season as electric as ever. Unfortunately, that won't happen anymore. The shifty runner and underrated receiving threat will start the year on the PUP list after a second knee surgery. While there's no timetable, he could return around Week 6--which means that the...
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Tom Brady returns after mysterious absence

After being excused from practice due to a personal absence Tom Brady returned to training camp on Tuesday. Although he didn't go into what the reason was behind his absence. He did shed some light though on why he missed the preseason game against the Bears.Mike Reiss of ESPN quoted Brady saying:"I was ready to go, had everything on, and I was just trying to get something out of...
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Colts sign CB Antonio Cromartie

Getty ImagesAntonio Cromartie, the guy who can't remember all of his kids names has a job in the NFL again.He signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts today in an effort to replace cornerback Vontae Davis, who is dealing with a sprained knee. Additionally, Patrick Robinson, the other starting cornerback, is hampered by a groin injury.Cromartie, while in the twilight of...
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Patriots cut Donald Brown, E.J. Biggers and a few others

Donald Brown (patriots.com)The Patriots trimmed down their roster to 83 players today, as the team cut ties with running back Donald Brown, defensive end Frank Kearse, cornerback E.J. Biggers, tight end Bear Pascoe, safety Cedric Thompson and defensive back V'Angelo Bentley. Source: the Patriots have released veteran RB Donald Brown & DE Frank Kearse. — Field Yates (@FieldYates...
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Malcolm Butler: I "wasted quality reps" against the Bears

Malcolm Butler has had an up-and-down week. While he's performed well in practice and in limited game action, he's also been thrown out of a joint practice with the Bears for fighting. On Thursday, he spoke out about the situation, saying that he "wasted quality reps out there" and that he's trying to go "back out there...trying to be the best football player I can be." On Monday...
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Mob man is a Patriots super fan

After accepting his fourth Lombardi trophy last February, Mr. Kraft yelled into the microphone "We're all Patriots!"Well, maybe Mr. Kraft knew what he was talking about. Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, is an ex-mob member who entered Witness Protection in 1999 after testifying against other mob members. Salemme fled Boston and headed to Atlanta where he found a group of Patriots...
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Should the Patriots sign RB Karlos Williams?

Karlos Williams' forward progress in Buffalo was unsuccessful (photo source: patriotsgab.com)Soon after Karlos Williams got released, several media outlets suggested that the power back may be a good fit for the Patriots to at least challenge LeGerrette Blount for that role on the team. Coach Bill Belichick always prefers to have at least one big back on his roster to grind yards...
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Injuries woes again for Patriots with Lewis, Vollmer and Mason missing

Once again the Patriots pre-season is being plagued with injuries to key players on offense. Dion Lewis could be out for a significant amount of time due to needing a second surgery on his knee. On defense Sebastian Vollmer will be put on injury reserve (IR) with a recurring hip problem and Shaq Mason has suffered a broken hand. Why does this always happen to the Pats? Another injury...
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The key to team success is redundancy

A.J. Derby hopes to convince Bill Belichick he is a viable third tight end (photo source: twitter @ AJ_Derby)In order to reach their goal of winning Super Bowl LI (maybe we should call it Super Bowl Lochte?), the Patriots seem intent on making sure that they have a 1 and a 1A at every key position, lest they get into a situation like they had last year when injuries at key positions...
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Joe Thuney stars against the Bears

When you are rookie coming into the NFL there is always pressure to perform your best. In particular for an organisation that is a perenial winner like the Patriots. Joe Thuney has seamlessly slipped into the offesnive line and is performing as if he was a veteran but we still only in pre-season.After being picked in the 3rd Round and 78th Overall in this year's NFL Draft out of...
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Check the Film: Offensive line shows drastic improvement in win

Good pass protection from the offensive line helped Garoppolo get into a rhthym. Photo via Matt StoneThe offensive line, now back under the watchful eyes of legendary coach Dante Scarnecchia, was always going to be one of the more scrutinized groups on the team this preseason. Breakdowns from this group were a major factor in the team's disappointing AFC Championship game loss, illustrating...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick chose to sit Tom Brady

We all know how tough Tom Brady is tough and will play through anything for his teammates. He even won his last Super Bowl while battling a cold! Even though he sliced his thumb prior to the Thursday night preseason game against the Bears, fans expected him to play. But maybe he didn't have a choice.Bill said in a post game press conference that he made a decision before the game...
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Is Cre'von LeBlanc the next Malcolm Butler?

It's definitely a high title to place on a young undrafted rookie, but so far, there just might be a basis for it. Throughout training camp and the preseason, cornerback Cre'von LeBlanc has impressed the coaching staff with his playmaking ability and grit--much like another undrafted rookie did two years ago: Malcolm Butler. But the similarities don't end there. Like Butler, LeBlanc...
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