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Trent Brown working out in New England during time off, hoping for repeat of 2018

Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown has always had the physical tools to be an elite NFL lineman, but he hasn’t always put it all together. His best season, however, came in 2018 when he was with the Patriots for a year, and now he’s back with the Patriots and planning to run it back. Although [more]

Brandon Bolden changes to No. 25, to honor his grandfather, Frank Pitts

Patriots running back Brandon Bolden, who has racked up two Super Bowl rings during his time in New England, has a family member who previously won one of them. When Bolden returns to the NFL in 2021 after opting out in 2020, he’ll be honoring that family member. Bolden’s grandfather, Frank Pitts, spent 11 years [more]

Julian Edelman reminds Tom Brady of his humble Madden roots

Tom Brady will appear on the cover of the Madden game fo the second time in his career. The news prompted former teammate Julian Edelman to remind TB12 of a time when he was simply QB No. 12. Via Boston.com, Edelman tweeted an image of Brady’s initial Madden rating. Beneath Drew Bledsoe (86), John Friesz [more]

Patriots cut Roberto Aguayo

The Patriots carried three kickers throughout their offseason program, but they got down to two on Thursday. Roberto Aguayo is the odd man out. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that the Patriots have waived the 2016 second-round pick. The Buccaneers were the team that traded up in order to select Aguayo and then watched him [more]

Trent Brown: I think Mac Jones will be special here in the future

As Patriots minicamp wraps up, Cam Newton still appears to have a hold on the club’s starting quarterback position. But Mac Jones was the 15th pick for a reason, and at some point, he’ll likely be tasked with taking over as QB1. Whenever that time comes, Patriots offensive lineman Trent Brown anticipates Jones performing well [more]

Trent Brown thinks Patriots can have one of the league’s best offensive lines

After a pair of lackluster seasons with the Raiders, Trent Brown is back with the Patriots. New England acquired him for a fifth-round pick in March, as Las Vegas overhauled its offensive line. Brown played left tackle for the Patriots during their 2018 Super Bowl championship season, but he’s likely to play on the right [more]

Ernie Adams officially bids farewell to the Patriots

The conclusion of the 2021 offseason program also has concluded Ernie Adams’ 21-year tenure with the Patriots. Coach Bill Belichick told reporters on Wednesday that it would be Adams’ last practice with the team. After praising Adams, Belichick gave him a chance to answer some questions. “Ernie’s had such a big impact on our success [more]

Dont’a Hightower dismisses retirement rumors

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower opted out of the 2020 season, and this offseason talk that he might retire bubbled up. But Hightower is at the Patriots’ minicamp this week, and he dismissed the retirement talk as just rumors. “All the rumors about retirement,” he told reporters, via the Boston Herald, “y’all had me thinking someone [more]

Report: Vince Wilfork’s son arrested, charged with stealing his Super Bowl rings

The son of former Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been arrested and charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property from his father, including two Super Bowl rings. The Galveston Daily News reports that 23-year-old D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork was arrested and charged with theft of property greater than $300,000. Vince Wilfork reported [more]

Cam Newton: Mac Jones was right pick, best player available

The Patriots think Cam Newton is way ahead of where he was in his first year with the team, but they aren’t putting all of their quarterback eggs in one basket. New England picked Mac Jones in the first round in April and they’ve been giving him first-team work this offseason along with Newton. On [more]

Report: No significant progress between Patriots, Stephon Gilmore on a new deal

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore has a 2021 base salary of $7 million. He wants more. He deserves more. He’s trying to get more, but Gilmore’s agents and the team have yet to strike a deal. Via Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, Gilmore’s camp “seems to be eying Darius Slay’s three-year, $50 million extension.” That’s an annual [more]

Bill Belichick: Cam Newton way ahead of where he was last year

When quarterback Cam Newton signed with the Patriots last year, he wasn’t able to do any in-person or on-field work with the team until training camp got underway and that was a less than ideal way to prepare to play for a new team. Newton’s performance during the season might have been better with more [more]

Bill Belichick on Stephon Gilmore: I don’t expect him to be here for minicamp

Reporting from Monday indicated that cornerback Stephon Gilmore would not attend Patriots minicamp because he wants a new contract. After Gilmore missed the first day, head coach Bill Belichick confirmed the absence on Tuesday. But Belichick deflected when he was asked if Gilmore’s absence was excused. “I don’t expect him to be here, and we’ll [more]

Bill Belichick: Dont’a Hightower’s worked right in very quickly

The Patriots signed plenty of free agents this offseason and that made getting everyone on the same page a significant part of their offseason program. While those new arrivals and the team’s rookies have been acclimating themselves to life in New England, there are also a few players refreshing themselves. Running back Brandon Bolden, linebacker [more]

Matthew Slater: Patriots free agency spending was exciting but doesn’t guarantee success

The New England Patriots made several additions to their roster through free agency this offseason in an attempt to course-correct from a down season after the departure of Tom Brady. Matthew Slater, the longest-tenured member of the Patriots, is encouraged by the additions to the team this spring but knows that opening the checkbook isn’t [more]

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