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Patriots re-sign LaAdrian Waddle

Two free agent offensive tackles who played for the Patriots in 2017 visited the Cowboys recently, but one of them will be back in New England for the 2018 season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Patriots are bringing LaAdrian Waddle back on a one-year deal. Cameron Fleming was the other tackle to [more]

Thirteen teams watched Johnny Manziel throw

More than two years after he last played in the NFL, Johnny Manziel still attracts attention. He drew 13 teams to watch him throw at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day. Scouts from the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Bucs were on hand, Eric Williams of [more]

Patriots keep Marquis Flowers

Marquis Flowers is a big fan of the Patriot Way, and he’ll stay in New England for at least another year. Flowers, a free agent linebacker, has signed a one-year contract extension with the Patriots, his agent told Adam Schefter. The 26-year-old Flowers was traded to New England last year after previously playing in Cincinnati. [more]

Martellus Bennett says he’s unsure about playing in 2018

Shortly before the Patriots released tight end Martellus Bennett, there was a report that he planned to continue his playing career in 2018. That was a change from when we last heard from Bennett on the topic. Bennett said last October that he was “pretty sure” that he would hang up his cleats at the [more]

Lions in the market for defensive tackle help

The Lions lost Haloti Ngata to the Eagles early in free agency and they’re expected to look at some potential reinforcements for the interior of their defensive line in the near future. Field Yates of ESPN reports that former Colts defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and former Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch are expected to visit [more]

Jason McCourty: Playing with brother like being 10 again

Cornerback Jason McCourty heard from the Browns that they were planning to release him last week, but the news that those plans changed came from a different source. When McCourty’s twin brother Devin learned of Cleveland’s plan, he texted Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores to ask about bringing Jason to New England and Flores said [more]

Players Coalition members meeting with lawmakers this week

They’re not just taking knees or raising fists during the national anthem any more. A number of NFL players are meeting with lawmakers this week, as part of a coordinated effort to create real change in their communities. According to Rich Cimini of, Saints linebacker Demario Davis was in Albany, New York yesterday to [more]

Report: Matthew Slater returns to Patriots on two-year deal

Matthew Slater is returning to the Patriots. The special teams captain has agreed to terms with the Patriots on a two-year deal, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. Slater visited Pittsburgh. Slater, 32, was a fifth-round pick of the Patriots in 2008. He has earned seven consecutive Pro Bowls over the past seven years as a [more]

Tony Garcia says he’s cleared to return

Patriots offensive tackle Tony Garcia offered good news on Instagram, saying doctors have medically cleared him to return. Garcia sat out his rookie season with blood clots in his lungs. “Just got cleared to play again. God is good,” Garcia wrote. The Patriots drafted Garcia in the third round, hoping he could take over for [more]

ESPN ranks Peyton Manning No. 3, Tom Brady No. 20 in its Top 20 athletes list

ESPN needs something to fill a slow time in its programming schedule, so it decided to come out with a list of the 20 most dominant athletes of the last 20 years. That list includes two football players: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Most football fans will agree with Manning and Brady both making the [more]

Safety James Ihedigbo announces retirement

Veteran safety James Ihedigbo announced his retirement from in an instagram post on Monday night after 10 seasons in the NFL. Ihedigbo played for five teams in his career and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. He did not play for any team last season as a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs [more]

The veteran running back market still is still sputtering, for the most part

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will make more than $14.5 million this year under the franchise tag. 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, the biggest winner in the free-agency class at the position, will average $7.5 million per year over four years, nearly half of Bell’s one-year amount. Nearly a week into the free-agency process, here’s [more]

Report: Patriots release Shea McClellin

The Patriots have released linebacker Shea McClellin with a failed physical designation, Field Yates of ESPN reports. McClellin missed all of last season because of a series of concussions, but he intends to keep playing, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported last week. McClellin tried to return at midseason but had a setback in [more]

Danny Shelton quickly embraces the Patriot Way

One of the most important aspects of playing for the Patriots is sounding like a Patriot. New defensive tackle Danny Shelton already has that down cold. “I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is part of the formula to winning is doing your job,” Shelton told reporters during a Monday conference call introducing him as [more]

LaAdrian Waddle visiting Cowboys

Cameron Fleming won’t be the only member of the 2017 Patriots visiting the Cowboys as we move into the second wave of free agency. He won’t even be the only member of the team’s offensive tackle group heading to Dallas. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that LaAdrian Waddle will be visiting Dallas on Monday [more]

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