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Mac Jones: I’m going to figure it out

The Patriots’ decision to avoid naming an offensive coordinator while putting Joe Judge and Matt Patricia in prominent offensive coaching roles despite a lack of experience on that side of the ball has been the subject of much discussion this offseason.That discussion hasn’t died down in training camp. Dispatches from Patriots practices have painted a [more]

Patriots’ offense struggling in training camp

The departure of longtime Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels this offseason led head coach Bill Belichick to change up the team’s offensive system, with Matt Patricia — formerly a defensive coach — now calling the offensive plays. So far in training camp, it does not appear to be working.Reporters on the scene at Patriots camp [more]

Matt Judon, Jahlani Tavai return to practice

The Patriots had most of their players on the field for Monday’s padded practice. Six of the eight players who missed Friday’s practice were back, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.Outside linebacker Matt Judon, running back Rhamondre Stevenson, safety Jabrill Peppers, linebacker Jahlani Tavai, tight end Dalton Keene and rookie offensive lineman Chasen Hines [more]

Frank Reich: Stephon Gilmore is definitely challenging us all to get better

While the Colts’ most notable offseason addition was quarterback Matt Ryan, the team also made some significant moves to improve its defense.One such signing was cornerback Stephon Gilmore.The 2019 defensive player of the year, Gilmore signed a two-year deal with the Colts in mid-April. Gilmore has played just 19 games over the last two seasons, [more]

Report: N’Keal Harry has a high-ankle sprain

Bears receiver N’Keal Harry left Saturday’s practice with an ankle injury initially described as “severe.” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team’s medical staff has diagnosed Harry with a high-ankle sprain.Harry will see a specialist to learn the prognosis, but it appears he will miss significant time.The Bears acquired Harry from the Patriots [more]

Jerry Jones unsurprised owner misconduct included in argument on behalf of Deshaun Watson

In his argument for Deshaun Watson, the NFL Players Association specifically pointed to owners who weren’t punished at all or weren’t punished significantly for actual or potential violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. The NFLPA focused on Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones.On Sunday, Jones spoke to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram [more]

Panthers won’t decide on starting quarterback until after second preseason game

When the Panthers traded for quarterback Baker Mayfield, many assumed he’d be the Week One starter, when the Browns come to town. And he quite possibly will. But it’s not a decision that will be made for a couple of weeks, at least.“I’m not putting a timetable on the quarterback position until after we get [more]

Richard Seymour becomes 10th Patriot to earn enshrinement into Hall of Fame

Richard Seymour remembered his eight seasons in Foxboro fondly during his Hall of Fame induction Saturday when he became the 10th Patriot enshrined in Canton.“Coming out of college, the experts said, ‘Hey, Richard, you’ll be a top-10 pick,’ and I knew exactly where I wanted to play — some place warm,” he said to laughter [more]

Tom Brady is back at practice

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made a bit of a stir by missing practice on Friday for personal reasons. The stir can officially end. Brady is back.Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times has posted video evidence of Brady at practice.Brady had missed two practices, and he hadn’t been on the field since news emerged of [more]

Why were the victims of the Dolphins’ tampering scheme not compensated?

One of the biggest questions that has arisen in the aftermath of the league’s conclusion that the Dolphins blatantly tampered with Sean Payton and Tom Brady relates to the compensation, or lack thereof, given to the victims of the tampering.The tampering policy makes the “offended club” (as used in the rule) eligible for compensation “if [more]

Mike Vrabel glad to see “great teammate” Richard Seymour in the Hall of Fame

Mike Vrabel and Richard Seymour spent eight seasons playing together on the Patriots’ defense, and with Seymour being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, Vrabel is celebrating.Vrabel, now the Titans’ head coach, said that he was impressed with Seymour from the moment they met, when Vrabel was a four-year veteran and [more]

Trent Brown: I put the work in during the offseason, so I’m expecting to reap the benefits

Since starting every game in New England’s championship season of 2018, offensive tackle Trent Brown has suffered a string of injuries that have limited him.Though he only played 11 games for the Raiders in 2019, Brown was a Pro Bowler. Then he played just five games in 2020.Las Vegas traded him back to New England [more]

Tom Brady’s four-year run of being tampered with is a bad look for the GOAT

On one hand, tampering happens all the time in the NFL. On the other hand, quarterback Tom Brady has allowed himself to be tampered with brazenly and blatantly for four straight years.As determined by the NFL, the Dolphins tampered with Brady in 2019. They tampered with Brady in 2020. They tampered with Brady in 2021. [more]

Todd Bowles: Dolphins tampering with Tom Brady “has nothing to do with us”

While the Dolphins were stripped of a pair of draft picks for tampering with quarterback Tom Brady and former Saints head coach Sean Payton, neither Brady nor Payton were punished.Brady, of course, is still playing for the Buccaneers after his brief retirement in the spring. So head coach Todd Bowles was asked for his reaction [more]

Bill Belichick: Nelson Agholor has made “a big jump” this offseason

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is loving what he’s seeing from wide receiver Nelson Agholor this offseason.Asked about Agholor’s progress in his second year in New England, Belichick said it has been significant.“A big jump. A big jump,” Belichick said. “He was here all offseason, had a really good offseason. He’s productive. He had a [more]

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