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Willie McGinest is out at NFL Network

In one of the least surprising aspects of the ongoing belt-tightening by a media outlet owned and operated by the fattest of fat cats, former NFL linebacker Willie McGinest is out at NFL Network.Michael McCarthy of reports that McGinest is among the job cuts.NFL Network had suspended McGinest after he was arrested for assault [more]

Bill Belichick: “I’m not sure” if Matt Patricia will work for the Patriots this year

Usually, by this point in the offseason, NFL teams have their coaching staff set. But Bill Belichick says there’s still on fairly big question about the Patriots’ coaching staff.Belichick was asked directly if Matt Patricia will work for the Patriots this year, and Belichick said he doesn’t know.“I’m not sure,” Belichick said, via worked [more]

Asante Samuel Sr. advises Lamar Jackson against playing for Bill Belichick

Quarterback Lamar Jackson supposedly wants to play for the Patriots. The Patriots reported aren’t interested in Jackson.Former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel Sr. has some advice for Lamar. Basically, be happy about this.“Lamar Jackson, my brother trust me you don’t want to play for Belichick,” Samuel tweeted on Thursday morning.Samuel spent five years playing for Belichick, [more]

Bill Belichick clarifies “last 25 years” remark: We’re not resting on our laurels

Patriots coach Bill Belichick took some criticism this week when he said Patriots fans should be optimistic because of “the last 25 years,” and today he took the rare step of clarifying his remarks.Belichick told Jim McBride of the Boston Globe that he wasn’t intending to imply that anyone should be satisfied with the Patriots’ [more]

Report: Patriots not interested in Lamar Jackson

Based on things said and not said during the league meetings, two viable candidates emerged for Lamar Jackson.One of them can now be scratched off the list.The Colts and Patriots hadn’t slammed the door, unlike most if not all other potentially interested teams. Via Jeff Howe of, the Patriots are not interested.It’s not a [more]

Bill Belichick refuses to talk about Lamar Jackson

On Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters that he heard from Meek Mill that Lamar Jackson wants to play for New England. Kraft said it’s coach Bill Belichick’s call.Belichick was literally meek when it came to talking about Lamar.Asked whether Belichick envisions a situation in which the Patriots pursue Jackson, Belichick said (via Mike [more]

Can Bill Belichick survive another non-playoff season? Robert Kraft doesn’t directly answer the question

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said plenty of interesting things during a press conference in Arizona on Monday. What he didn’t say was perhaps even more interesting.Consider this question: “You guys have posted a losing record two of the last three seasons . . . if that happens again, could Bill [Belichick’s] job be in jeopardy, or [more]

Aaron Hernandez’s brother is arrested for throwing a brick at ESPN headquarters

Dennis Hernandez, the brother of deceased NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, was arrested last week.Via, the 36-year-old Hernandez allegedly threw a brick at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.Attached to the brick was a note: “To all media outlets. It’s about time you all realeyes [sic] the affect media has on all family members. Since [more]

Meek Mill tells Robert Kraft that Lamar Jackson wants to play for Patriots

Ken Francis apparently isn’t the only non-certified NFLPA agent who has been talking to teams on Lamar Jackson’s behalf.At the ownership meetings in Arizona, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Meek Mill texted Kraft three or four days ago, telling him that Jackson wants to play for the Patriots.Via Albert Breer of, Kraft told Mill [more]

Bill Belichick on why Patriots fans should be optimistic: “The last 25 years”

After an unprecedented period of success, the Patriots have fallen on harder times recently, and heading into the 2023 season their odds of winning the Super Bowl are the longest since Bill Belichick has been their coach. But Belichick believes his track record of success should speak for itself.Belichick was asked at today’s league meeting, [more]

Robert Kraft continues his fight against antisemitism

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has become one of the leading voices against the rise of antisemitism. He’s doing all he can to reverse recent trends.Via the Wall Street Journal, Kraft’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism has funded a $25 million campaign aimed at denouncing Jewish hate.The effort will include ads on social media and network broadcasts.“We’re [more]

Dave Ziegler “confident” Jimmy Garoppolo will improve the Raiders

The Raiders made the decision at the end of last season that they needed to get better at the most important position in football. They benched Derek Carr the final two games of last season and released him last month after nine seasons as the team’s quarterback.They signed Jimmy Garoppolo in free agency, and General [more]

Ravens agree to sign Nelson Agholor

The Ravens may not have things settled with their quarterback. But they’re still adding a veteran receiver.Baltimore is signing Nelson Agholor to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, according to multiple reports.Agholor can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives.A first-round pick in the 2015 draft, Agholor spent his last two seasons with the [more]

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