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Marcus Maye: Jets know I want to be here

Jets safety Marcus Maye is playing out this season on the franchise tag and he said on Thursday that he’s not looking to go anywhere else. Maye hurt his ankle in Week Three and his agent tweeted that he’d be healthy in time for the trade deadline, which some took as a hint that Maye [more]

Brian Poole, Chris Smith worked out for Texans

Veteran cornerback Brian Poole‘s visit with the Patriots didn’t result in a contract, so he’s moved on to meet with another team. Poole’s agent Drew Rosenhaus announced that his client worked out for the Texans on Thursday. Poole spent a month with the Saints this summer before landing on injured reserve. He was released from [more]

Jonnu Smith: We know we’re not a 2-4 team

Tight end Jonnu Smith was born during Bill Parcells’ time as the head coach of the Patriots in the mid-1990s, so he might not be familiar with one of Parcells’ most memorable sayings. Parcells believed a team was what their record says they are, but Smith argued that’s not the case for the 2021 Patriots [more]

Ex-NFL player Kenbrell Thompkins pleads guilty to identity theft

Former NFL receiver Kenbrell Armod Thompkins pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, the Associated Press reports. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 6, and he faces up to 12 years in prison. Thompkins fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits from the state of California that were [more]

Stephon Gilmore eases back into practice and will play “whenever he’s ready”

The Panthers traded for veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore two weeks ago. He practiced with his new team for the first time Wednesday. The Panthers are waiting to see how Gilmore looks in practice this week to determine whether he will make his 2021 debut Sunday. “Obviously, I’d love to have him play Sunday,” Panthers coach [more]

Tom Brady closing in on 600 career touchdown passes, an NFL first

When Tom Brady‘s NFL career started, Dan Marino owned the NFL passing touchdown record, with 420 in his career. Brady now owns the passing touchdowns record, and is poised to surpass a new landmark as soon as Sunday. Brady currently has 598 career passing touchdowns, meaning he’s two away from 600 in his career. He [more]

C.J. Mosley “optimistic” he can play Sunday despite hamstring injury

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley only played two games in his first two seasons with the Jets, but he was able to be in the lineup for each of the team’s first five games of this season. There’s some question about his availability for No. 6, however. Mosley hurt his hamstring near the end of the [more]

Brian Poole working out for Patriots

The Patriots are taking a look at a possible veteran addition to their cornerback group on Wednesday. Agent Drew Rosenhaus said that his client Brian Poole will work out for the Patriots. Poole was released off of the Saints’ injured reserve list earlier this month. Poole signed with the Saints in July after spending the [more]

Josh McDaniels confident offense can make critical plays, won’t argue with Bill Belichick decisions

Aggressive decisions on fourth down are in vogue around the league right now, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t make on in overtime against the Cowboys last Sunday. The Patriots had a fourth-and-three from their own 46-yard-line on the first possession of overtime and they opted to punt the ball away rather than try [more]

Cowboys-Patriots drew nearly 30 million viewers late in fourth quarter

The Cowboys still are America’s Team. The Patriots still are the Patriots. And when those two teams play a game like they did Sunday, it’s no great surprise that all eyes were watching. The Cowboys’ exciting overtime win over the Patriots delivered 23.223 million viewers. It was CBS’ most-watched October game in the national game [more]

Patriots place Chase Winovich on injured reserve, sign Myles Bryant to 53-man roster

The Patriots will be without defensive lineman Chase Winovich for at least three weeks. New England placed Winovich on injured reserve on Tuesday, per the transaction wire. Winovich injured his hamstring during the Patriots’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Winovich has been on the field for 19 percent of the Patriots’ defensive snaps and [more]

Pete Carroll: Seahawks have talked to Cam Newton

The Seahawks reached out to free agent quarterback Cam Newton after Russell Wilson went down with a finger injury last week. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed today that the Seahawks and Newton touched base, although Carroll indicated that it was more about doing their due diligence with every available quarterback than an indication that Newton [more]

“Looks promising” for Marcus Maye, Jarrad Davis playing this week

The Jets may have a couple of veteran defenders back in the lineup for their Week Seven game in New England. Jets head coach Robert Saleh said at a Monday press conference, via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, that it “looks promising” for safety Marcus Maye and linebacker Jarrad Davis returning to action against the Patriots. [more]

Cam Newton: “Hell yeah” I want to play football

Free agent quarterback Cam Newton confirmed a report that he has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Newton revealed the change in his vaccination status in a YouTube video on Sunday. Before being vaccinated, Newton would have to wait five days to join a team interested in adding him to the roster. Fully vaccinated players can join [more]

Mac Jones “learning the hard way” how the NFL works

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones had his ups and downs in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Cowboys and they could be illustrated by a two-play sequence late in the fourth quarter. Jones tried a pass to wide receiver Kendrick Bourne that Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs picked off and returned for a touchdown that put his team [more]

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