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Tom Brady could be staring at his past, in Jimmy Garoppolo

As of right this moment, July 1, Tom Brady is suspended for four games to start the year.  Most say that Tom wants to be fully exonerated from the suspension to clear his name, and I agree with them.  But, there is another reason that Brady may not want to miss a game.  Or even multiple games.  And he knows EXACTLY why. Jim Davis/Boston Globe Staff Rewind to Week 2, 2001....
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Judge Upholds Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez attempted to get his murder conviction reversed by the judge who oversaw the case earlier this year. Unfortunately for Hernandez, Judge Susan Garsh decided against setting aside Hernandez’s conviction stemming from the murder of Odin Lloyd back in 2013. In making her decision, Garsh had this to say (via the Hartford Courant...
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Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleads guilty in hit-and-run case

Former New England Patriot linebacker Brandon Spikes was back in Massachusetts Wednesday, but not for a third try-out with the team. Spikes, 27, was in Wrentham District Court this morning for his hit-and-run accident which injured three people last month and eventually led to his release from the Patriots. After entering a guilty plea, Spikes received a year of probation and avoided...
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LOOK: Julian Edelman tweets out that he wants to be like Megatron … but smaller

If you’re not a Julian Edelman fan, than, honestly, I’m not a fan of you. Julian Edelman is the best, on and off the field. Whether it’s throwing a touchdown in the playoffs or making a “StarPats” trailer, the little receiver always knows how to make Patriots fans smile. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Based on chances of leading the NFL in passing yards in 2015 Top 10: The...
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Dan Connolly set to retire?

Dan Connolly has no idea what the future holds for him. It appears the New England Patriots are out of the picture. Tre’ Jackson has Dan Connolly’s number — Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) May 29, 2015 If you can’t read the writing on the wall, look at the back of the rookie who is replacing you. After spending two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Connolly had...
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Video: Rob Gronkowski catches touchdown while handcuffed

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was seen in handcuffson Tuesday but not for what you think. While on FOX's newest game show " Beat The Champions," Gronk competed against contestants for a chance to win money. During the show, he went one-on-one against a member of a church choir. Except the challenge came with a catch, he was handcuffed during the play. Additionally...
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Brandon Spikes pleads guilty, gets probation

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY SportsFormer Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes will serve a year of probation after pleading guilty in a hit-and-run car accident that injured three people. On Wednesday, Spikes admitted negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding and a marked...
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Deflategate frenzy affecting Tom Brady’s country club application?

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen may be one of the most famous and powerful couples in the world, but to The Country Club in Brookline, they’re just another pair of applicants. According to a rather entertaining story from Mark Shanahan of The Boston Globe, Brady and his wife recently applied for membership at one of...Read More
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Ex-NFL player pleads guilty in hit-and-run, gets probation

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation. Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating an uninsured vehicle, speeding...
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Brandon Spikes sentenced to one year probation in crash

Brandon Spikes isn’t getting off the hook this time around.   The free agent linebacker appeared in court Wednesday and was found guilty on three counts of leaving the scene of a crash resulting in personal injury. He was sentenced to one year probation, had his licensed revoked for a year and also was slapped with a $1,000 fine. Spikes’ punishment stems from an incident...
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After strong offseason, RB Dion Lewis ready to challenge for third-down back role

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is in competition with Travaris Cadet and James White, Brandon Bolden and Tyler Gaffney for the team's third-down back role. The former 2011 fifth-round pick, Lewis has the skill set fill the scatback role last done by Danny Woodhead. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Cadet seems to be the front-runner but the battle will be determined...
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Judge rejects move to toss Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh turned down a motion for a required finding of not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. A jury convicted Hernandez in...
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Judge rejects Aaron Hernandez move to toss murder conviction

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh turned down a motion for a required finding of not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. A jury convicted Hernandez...
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Steelers Victory In Opener Against Patriots Will Hinge On Several Things

Due to the absence of several big name stars including running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount and quarterback Tom Brady, the season opener will lack some of the flash and star power that last season’s opener between Green Bay and Seattle possessed but it will still be a can’t miss game nonetheless. Featuring elite […] Steelers Victory In Opener Against Patriots...
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Musket Reloaded - Part 8: McCourty, Harmon Key Patriots' Big Nickle Secondary

McCourty (L) and Harmon celebrate Harmon's game-ending interception against Baltimore last seasonBill Belichick has established an annual tradition of "reaching" early for a later round prospect in the NFL Draft - and three out of the last four "reaches" have been for safeties.Indeed, starting with Illinois defensive back Tavon Wilson in 2012, Rutgers' safety Duron Harmon in 2013...
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Report: Country club might be too exclusive for Brady, Gisele

Apparently Tom Brady has more than just a battle with the NFL on his hands. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that the New England Patriots quarterback and his wife have applied for membership at Brookline Country Club, regarded as one of the most exclusive country clubs around. According to the Globe, it’s far from a certainty that the Brady bunch is granted membership. “It’s...
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Three Games to watch for on the New England Patriots’ 2015 schedule

According to cbssports.com, the Patriots enter the 2015 season with the 22nd hardest schedule. Their opponents had a combined winning percentage of .477 last year, so right away it seems like the Pats are headed for another division title. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Teams no one is talking about but should be Top 10: The NFL’s best defensive tackles All-AFC West Team 2015: Can...
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Report: Patriots Defensive Backs to Practice With Darrelle Revis

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots after just one season to return to play with his former team. According to ESPN, Patriots defensive backs Logan Ryan, Devin McCourty and Tavon Wilson will be re-joining Revis to practice in July. Both Revis and Ryan share the same agent, which helps us understand why they would practice at the same facility. It...
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Travaris Cadet to find niche in New England Patriots offense

One of the keys to the New England Patriots offense last season was Shane Vereen.  Vereen smelt out the money and followed the paper trail to the New York Giants for the 2015 season. Where does the loss of Vereen leave the Patriots offense and who will fill the void in the backfield? Enter Travaris Cadet, who came to New England this offseason after spending his first three seasons...
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Rob Gronkowski Catches Touchdown While Handcuffed On FOX Game Show (Videos)

Rob Gronkowski in handcuffs is probably the last thing New England Patriots fans thought they’d ever want to see. Tuesday, that changed. Gronk was the first professional athlete to appear on FOX’s newest game show “Beat The Champions,” in which contestants get three opportunities to beat professional athletes for prize money. RT if you're a fan of the Gronk! @RobGronkowski...
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Patriots release training camp dates

The New England Patriots are currently on their summer vacation before training camp gets going and they start their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions. They would be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the franchise accomplished in 2003 and 2004. Officially, the Patriots will start their quest to repeat on July 30 where they will practice at Gillette Stadium...
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Dont'a Hightower to be recognized by hometown, referenced in 'Orange Is the New Black'

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been in the spotlight ever since his time at the University of Alabama. The former first round pick has also been a key part of the Pats defense since being drafted in 2012 and after making some key plays during the Patriots Super Bowl run, he is being recognized by the masses. On July 4th, Hightower will be recognized by his...
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Fantasy Football Forecast 2015: Rob Gronkowski

Is Gronk worth it? Rob Gronkowski is one of the best receivers in the NFL and everyone knows it. The real question: is he worth a first-round pick in your 2015 fantasy football draft, and if so, how high should you take him? Currently, in the fantasy football community, Rob Gronkowski is a consensus high pick, ranging from fourth overall to the back of the second round. Is this prudent...
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Has anyone figured out what’s wrong with Malcom Brown?

Think back to the night of April 30 – the night of the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Leading up to that night, Patriots fans didn’t have as much to look forward to as most NFL teams. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Fan bases most deserving of a Super Bowl 50 win Top 10: The NFL’s best defensive tackles All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the Patriots? All-NFC Team...
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Navy is going to allow Joe Cardona to play next season

In the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots drafted….a long snapper? Yup. Navy’s Joe Cardona was selected by coach Bill Belichick. Drafting a long snapper out of Navy in the fifth round, when you could in theory grab him in the seventh round or sign him as a UDFA, is the ultimate Belichick move. Belichick’s father, Steve Belichick, coached at Navy...
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