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Patriots acquire Michael Jackson in trade with Lions

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn used to work for the Patriots and he hooked up with his former employers for a trade on Sunday. The Lions announced on Sunday morning that they were cutting cornerback Michael Jackson, but Quinn was able to moonwalk that back and swing a trade with the Patriots instead. The Lions [more]

Jarrett Stidham “definitely ready” to compete with Cam Newton

Friday was the day for Patriots quarterbacks to meet with the media and Brian Hoyer, Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham all did their time on Zoom calls with reporters. Newton talked about how it has been a “breath of fresh air” to join the team after nine seasons in Carolina, but his arrival probably didn’t [more]

Cam Newton: Joining Patriots has been “breath of fresh air”

Cam Newton met with reporters on a video conference Friday and answered a question about the end of his time with the Panthers by saying that he’s not going to “dwell on the past” now that he’s playing quarterback for the Patriots. Newton said it has been a “breath of fresh air” and “invigorating” to [more]

Bill Belichick: COVID-19 protocols haven’t been overwhelming

NFL teams have had to implement new protocols around their facilities in order to conduct training camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the changes haven’t caused too much stress for Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Belichick spoke to the media on a video conference on Friday and said the Patriots are “very fortunate” to have space [more]

Opt-out deadline passes, with 67 NFL players taking option

The deadline for players to opt out for 2020 passed at 4 p.m. ET Thursday. A total of 67 players took the option to sit out the season. (Offensive lineman Larry Warford is not on the list since he is a free agent.) The 67 players will see their contracts toll, whether the opt out [more]

Will Antonio Brown get signed during training camp?

It’s been nearly a week since the NFL gave receiver Antonio Brown (partial) clarity regarding his status, with an eight-game suspension to be served in 2020 and, potentially, further punishment of an unresolved civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault and rape.. Since then, no team has been linked to him in any serious way. [more]

Patriots re-sign Isaiah Zuber

The Patriots announced they have re-signed rookie receiver Isaiah Zuber. Zuber originally signed with the Patriots on May 5, but they released him July 26. Zuber, 23, played three seasons at Kansas State before spending his final college season at Mississippi State. He left Kansas State with 127 career receptions for 1,321 yards and 11 [more]

Raiders cut running back Jeremy Hill

Well, that didn’t last long. Two days after officially signing running back Jeremy Hill, the Raiders have cut Hill, Vic Tafur of reports. Hill has not played since tearing his ACL while with the Patriots in the 2018 season opener. That was his debut for New England after spending four seasons with the Bengals. [more]

Joe Thuney on potentially playing RT: Whatever helps the team

Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon has opted out of playing this season, so the team will need to find someone else to man the position. Among the options that have been brought up by people outside the organization is moving left guard Joe Thuney to the other side of the line. Thuney was asked about [more]

Patriots suddenly find themselves flush with cap space

For most of this offseason, the Patriots were near the bottom of the league in available salary cap space for the 2020 season. Now they’re near the top. The Patriots have more than $35 million in cap space right now, the third-most in the NFL, according to So what changed? For starters, they resolved [more]

Former teammate wonders how Cam Newton will handle Bill Belichick

Kyle Love spent his first three years in New England, before eventually making his way to Carolina to be part of a team Cam Newton carried to a Super Bowl. And while Love thinks Newton’s arrival in New England holds great promise, he’s also unsure how it’s going to work out, as the demands of [more]

Which teams are best situated if their coaches test positive?

As the positive COVID-19 test for Eagles coach Doug Pederson shows, any NFL head coach can be rendered unavailable at a moment’s notice in 2020. So which teams are in the best shape to withstand the sudden availability of their head coach? That was the subject of Tuesday’s PFT Live draft. Simms and I each [more]

Patriots activate Mohamed Sanu from PUP

Receiver Mohamed Sanu‘s stay on the physically unable to perform list was expected to be a short one, and it was. The Patriots activated Sanu off the list Tuesday after he passed his physical, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Sanu injured his left ankle on a punt return in Week 11 against the Eagles. He [more]

Which teams should pursue Antonio Brown?

The NFL finally has given receiver Antonio Brown an answer, sort of, regarding his status. The question now becomes whether a team will sign him. Monday’s PFT Live included a draft of the teams that should consider signing Brown, one of the NFL’s best receivers of the past decade and a guy who has plenty [more]

David Andrews: Playing is “something we feel comfortable with”

The Patriots lead the league with eight players who have opted out because of COVID-19. But the guy who missed last year with blood clots in his lungs said he had no reservations about returning to the field. Via Chris Mason of, Andrews said that after discussing the health situation with his wife, he [more]

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