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Dolphins sign Martrell Spaight, cut Tanner McEvoy

The Dolphins waived receiver Tanner McEvoy on Tuesday, getting them down to five receivers. They also placed defensive lineman William Hayes on injured reserve. Miami will fill one of the roster spots with the expected signing of veteran linebacker Martrell Spaight, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Spaight played in 30 games with seven [more]

PFT Live’s Tuesday draft focuses on team drama

Drama has become the buzzword through three weeks of the NFL season. And so Tuesday’s PFT Live draft focused on picking the places with the most drama. Peter King and I, in a draft that was free from much drama itself, picks three teams each that current have the most drama. Check out the segment, [more]

Adam Gase on Patriots: Records are irrelevant right now

The Patriots’ 1-2 start has elicited a range of responses that can roughly be separated into two schools of thought. One is that this is the year that things are headed off track in New England while the other focuses on past September stumbles on the way to great success in January and February. On [more]

Bill Belichick cares not about history but only about improving his team

Last night’s prime-time game against the Lions was supposed to be the 2018 version of “on to Cincinnati.” And now the Patriots are on to Miami. For the second straight Sunday, the Patriots have lost by 10 or more points. It’s the first time the Patriots have had back-to-back losses of that magnitude since 2002. [more]

Tom Brady: We haven’t taken advantage of defenses focusing on Gronk

Rob Gronkowski was the Patriots’ leading receiver on Sunday night, but reaching that status with four catches for 51 yards is a pretty good illustration of how dismal a night it was for the New England offense. They gained just 209 yards of offense and converted just two of their nine third downs on a [more]

Gronk: I would retire if Patriots traded me, not going anywhere without Brady

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed on Sunday night that he threatened to retire in April when he got word that the Lions were trying to acquire him in a trade. Asked after the Patriots lost to the Lions about the report that he put the kibosh on a trade between the two teams, Gronkowski [more]

Bill Belichick: Lions outplayed and out-coached us

Patriots coach Bill Belichick lost to a protege on Sunday night in the Lions and coach Matt Patricia. Afterward, Belichick said the student out-coached the teacher. “I think they clearly outplayed us and out-coached us today,” Belichick said. The Patriots have now lost two games in a row and are just 1-2 this season. “The [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Matthew Stafford leads balanced Lions offense

No one would argue that Matthew Stafford is better than Tom Brady. But on Sunday night, Stafford was able to play a lot longer, and that made a significant difference. The Lions have put up big fantasy football numbers in the past, but had more of a sustained and stable offense, in beating the Patriots [more]

Patriots bounce back quickly in the second half

The Lions dominated the first half, and only led by 10. They may quickly regret not taking more advantage of that. The Patriots got an interception by rookie linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley, and then Tom Brady led a sharp touchdown drive, cutting the Lions margin to 13-10 in the first five minutes of the second half. [more]

Lions rolling at halftime, up 13-3 on Patriots

The Lions might not be as far ahead as they could be. And yet, the difference in team speed and efficiency so far between the Lions and Patriots is remarkable. Detroit is up 13-3 at halftime, and is frankly dominating New England so far. The Lions have a 231-70 yardage advantage at the break, and [more]

Lions out to quick 10-0 lead on Patriots

It’s early yet, and there is plenty of time to adjust. But so far, the student is ahead of the teacher. The Lions are up 10-0 on the Patriots, with Matthew Stafford hitting Kenny Golladay for a touchdown pass which needed review to confirm. While there was some confusion when the ball popped out, Golladay [more]

Tom Brady switches back to old helmet

The league was pleased to see Patriots quarterback Tom Brady choose to ditch a now-banned helmet before his 2019 deadline for doing so. The league may not be pleased to see that Brady has switched back to his now-banned helmet. As noticed during the NBC pregame show by my son Alex, who provides me with [more]

Josh Gordon, Ezekiel Ansah are inactive for Sunday night game

Receiver Josh Gordon won’t make his Patriots’ debut tonight as New England listed him among its inactives. Gordon was a limited participant in practice this week with a hamstring injury after the Patriots traded with the Browns for him. New England listed him as questionable. Cleveland decided to move on from Gordon when he reported [more]

Report: Lions tried to trade for Rob Gronkowski, who threatened to retire

The Patriots and Lions nearly pulled off a trade that would have sent Rob Gronkowski to Detroit — until Gronk put the kibosh on it. That’s the word from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reports that the teams nearly completed the trade during draft week. The problem was, Gronkowski refused to take calls from the [more]

Patriots downgrade three defensive starters to out

The Patriots will be facing the team coached by their former defensive coordinator with three defensive starters missing. New England has downgraded defensive end Trey Flowers, cornerback Eric Rowe, and safety Patrick Chung to out for Sunday night’s game against the Lions and coach Matt Patricia. Flowers and Chung were both listed as doubtful will [more]

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