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“Edelman-to-Detroit” April 1 prank fooled some high-profile media members

Julian Edelman has not signed a contract with the Lions. Despite what you may have heard. On April 1, Bill Simmons went on Colin Cowherd’s show, and both Simmons and Cowherd talked about an Edelman-to-Detroit “report” that was actually an April Fools’ Day prank. “Even Edelman, it seems like he might be heading to Detroit. [more]

Could Bill Belichick and Cam Newton coexist?

Cam Newton has faced Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton has beaten Bill Belichick twice. Cam Newton is a free agent. But Bill Belichick has shown no inclination to adopt the manta, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Scott Pioli, who won three Super Bowl rings setting the personnel table for Belichick in New England, [more]

Chris Godwin: I think No. 14 looks sweet

If it was anybody else other than the greatest player of all time asking, it’s unlikely Chris Godwin would have given up No. 12. But when it’s Tom Brady asking. . . “Yeah, for me, I’ve worn No. 12 since I was in high school,” Godwin said in an interview with Albert Breer of Sports [more]

Ty Law: Peyton Manning tried to get me drunk and talking about our defense

Peyton Manning never stopped looking for an edge, and one of his longtime rivals says that was particularly true over drinks. Hall of Fame cornerback Ty Law said this week on WEEI that Manning used to buy him drinks in Hawaii when the two were at the Pro Bowl together, hoping to get Law tipsy [more]

Boston’s Robert Kraft explains why he went out of his way to help New York

So much for that Boston-New York rivalry. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, appearing Thursday night on CNN, explained why he wanted to purchase and send to New York City 300,000 of the 1.2 million N95 masks the team’s plane retrieved from China. “I’ve been watching Governor [Andrew] Cuomo over the last few weeks, and I just [more]

Tom Brady will appear on Howard Stern’s show next week

The GOAT meets the GOAT. Next Wednesday, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will appear on Howard Stern’s radio show, for the first time.  SiriusXM exclusively broadcasts Stern’s show. (PFT Live appears weekdays on SiriusXM 211. That has no relevance to this story. I just felt like plugging the show.) Stern, a talk-radio pioneer who has perfected [more]

James White on QB: We’re confident in Stidham, Hoyer or whoever it happens to be

Running back James White met with members of the media on Thursday, which meant it was his turn to answer questions about what the team will do at quarterback now that Tom Brady is down in Tampa. Cody Kessler was released on Wednesday in a move that leaves Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are the [more]

Bills GM sees Patriots as the team to beat, even without Tom Brady

The Bills aren’t counting on the Patriots to take a step backward in the AFC East just because Tom Brady is gone. Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said he thought his team would still have to face Brady twice this season, but the news that Brady is now a Buccaneer didn’t change his opinion that [more]

Patriots retrieve more than a million N95 masks from China

In these trying times, the New England Patriots are living up to their nickname. As first reported by Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, the Patriots sent one of their planes to China to retrieve 1.2 million N95 masks from China for use by American health-care workers. Per the report, the operations required patience [more]

Now a coach, Wes Welker reflects on playing for Bill Belichick

San Francisco wide receivers coach Wes Welker spent six seasons playing for Bill Belichick in New England. The two didn’t always see eye to eye, and now that Welker is coaching, he thinks about how his own approach is different than Belichick’s. Asked on WEEI if leaving New England was a relief because Belichick could [more]

Antonio Brown among Lamar Jackson’s workout receivers

Lamar Jackson is working out in South Florida with a pair of buddies with the last name Brown. One is his teammate Marquise Hollywood Brown. The other? Antonio Brown. On his Instagram account, the Ravens quarterback posted a video of Antonio Brown catching a 50-yard pass he threw. Hollywood Brown tweeted a photo of Jackson [more]

Patriots release Cody Kessler

The Patriots have lost another quarterback. This one will probably not cause as much of a stir. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Patriots are releasing quarterback Cody Kessler. The Patriots signed him last September, cut him in October, and later re-signed him. The former Browns third-rounder has also spent time with the [more]

Colts took careful look at Tom Brady

Tom Brady reportedly were interested in the Colts, but the Colts ultimately weren’t interested in Brady. The Colts nevertheless did plenty og homework on the greatest quarterback in NFL history. “I will tell you that I looked at his tape,” Colts coach Frank Reich said Tuesday regarding Brady, via Kevin Hickey of USA Today. “The [more]

Patriots center David Andrews ready to return from blood clots

Patriots center David Andrews didn’t realize how much danger he was in last offseason. And it took a doctor telling him he had more pressing issues than  walking his dogs for him to understand that. Via, Andrews said in an interview with Rusty Mansell of that it took him some time to realize [more]

Expanded playoffs could make for even better Super Bowls

More football, in most cases, is always good. More playoff games definitely are good. But here’s one thing that may not be so good: The official expansion of the field from 12 teams to 14 places a gigantic premium on earning the top seed in each conference. The No. 1 seeds become the only teams [more]

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