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Robert Kraft receives conditional offer to drop Florida charges

Patriots owner Robert Kraft could have solicitation of prostitution charges against him dropped, with one key condition: He needs to admit that, if the charges hadn’t been dropped, prosecution would have resulted in a conviction. That’s the latest report from Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal regarding Kraft’s Palm Beach County legal entanglement. The [more]

Patriots re-sign punter Ryan Allen

The Patriots have been willing to let important parts test the market before. Sometimes, there’s a necessary delay. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Patriots re-signed punter Ryan Allen. Allen has been their punter since 2013, and was a player they wanted to keep. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com noted that Allen recently changed [more]

Martellus Bennett confirms he’s staying retired

Shortly after the Patriots traded for defensive end Michael Bennett, a report indicated that his brother, former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, might come out of retirement to join him. But that’s not happening. Michael referred to that report as “fake news,” and Martellus has now confirmed that he will remain retired. Martellus posted on [more]

Eagles, Patriots poised to lead the way in 2020 compensatory picks

The best-run teams in the NFL continue to be the best at playing the compensatory pick game. The last two Super Bowl winners, the Eagles and Patriots, appear set to get the best compensatory pick value in the 2020 NFL draft. The Eagles are likely to get a third-round compensatory pick for losing Nick Foles, [more]

Patriots are big favorites to win AFC East

The odds are being set for the eight NFL divisions, and the NFL’s official casino partner loves the team that many now love to hate. According to Caesers Entertainment, the Patriots are -850 favorites to win the AFC East, which means that it takes a wager of $850 to win only $100. Given that the [more]

Bills sign LaAdrian Waddle

The Bills continue to revamp their offensive line, adding another tackle Saturday. LaAdrian Waddle, 27, signed a one-year deal, the team announced. The Patriots used Waddle as a spot starter during his three-plus seasons in New England. He appeared in 28 games with seven starts over the past two seasons. He began his career as [more]

Report: Danny Shelton visited Bengals

The Patriots have seen two of their free agent linemen leave for other teams since the start of free agency and a third has reportedly taken a visit with another club. Field Yates of ESPN reports that defensive tackle Danny Shelton visited with the Bengals this week. Shelton joined the Patriots in a trade last [more]

Joe Flacco: Tom Brady has shown QBs can play until we’re 60

After trading for Joe Flacco, Broncos General Manager John Elway said the 34-year-old Flacco has many years of good football ahead of him. Flacco agrees with that. At his introductory press conference in Denver, Flacco thanked Elway for having confidence in him and joked that he’s still a lot younger than Tom Brady. “It feels [more]

Adrian Clayborn announces his release from Patriots

Defensive end Adrian Clayborn will not be back with the Patriots in 2019. Clayborn signed a two-year deal with the team as a free agent last year, but he will be moving on after one season in the organization. Clayborn broke the news on his Twitter account on Friday. “Thank you Patriots for my time [more]

Patriots hosted defensive tackle Bennie Logan for visit

In addition to signing five players on Thursday, the New England Patriots hosted former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Bennie Logan for a visit, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. Logan played in 15 games for the Titans last season as a rotational option on the defensive line. He didn’t start a game and played just 21.9 [more]

Michael Bennett: Patriots are all about winning

Newly arrived Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett thinks he’s going to fit right in. Bennett said today that he thinks the Patriots want the same thing he wants, and that’s to win a Super Bowl. “It’s all about winning. I think everything about the organization is about team first,” Bennett told the team’s website. Bennett [more]

Patriots continue busy day by signing Mike Pennel, Matt LaCosse

The Patriots have been busy in the free agent market on Thursday by making a handful of moves to fill out their offseason roster. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has signed defensive lineman Mike Pennel and tight end Matt LaCosse. LaCosse visited the team on Thursday along with wide receivers Bruce Ellington [more]

Patriots will sign Maurice Harris

The Patriots had a couple of wide receivers in for visits on Thursday and both of them wound up landing deals with the team. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Maurice Harris has agreed to a deal with the team. Earlier reports indicated that Bruce Ellington will also be joining the reigning Super Bowl [more]

Patriots sign Terrence Brooks

Safety Terrence Brooks has signed a two-year deal with the Patriots, a source tells PFT. Brooks, 27, spent the past two seasons with the Jets. He entered the league as a third-round pick of the Ravens in 2014. Brooks spent two seasons in Baltimore, playing 23 games with 26 tackles and three pass breakups. Brooks [more]

Patriots signing Bruce Ellington

The Patriots have been looking for some help at receiver this week, and found some Thursday afternoon. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, they’ve agreed to a one-year deal with veteran wideout Bruce Ellington. Last with the Lions, he also played for the Texans under Bill O’Brien, so he has systemic familiarity. He caught [more]

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