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Patriots’ Joejuan Williams arrested for drug possession

Patriots cornerback Joejuan Williams has been arrested on drug possession charges. After initially being pulled over for speeding, Williams was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Friday in Tennessee and charged with possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and prescription drugs without a prescription, according to CBS 4 in Boston. Williams, who was born and raised [more]

Matthew Slater not retiring, wants to stay in New England

Like a few of their other free agents, Patriots special teams captan Matthew Slater has made it clear he wants to keep playing. But he’s adding the notice that he wants it to be in New England. Via Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, Slater said he wasn’t thinking about retiring. “I definitely feel like my family [more]

Tom Brady to Titans talk doesn’t make a whole lot of sense

As the dots get connected between Tom Brady and a potential new team, the most obvious football destinations include the outposts of the Patriot Way. And with former Brady teammate and former/current friend Mike Vrabel doing incredibly well as head coach of the Titans, there’s plenty of superficial appeal to the idea of Brady to [more]

Devin McCourty will be back in 2020, somewhere

It remains to be seen if veteran safety Devin McCourty will be back with the Patriots. But he’s definitely playing next year. Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the agent for McCourty said he’d be back with someone, whether the Patriots want him or not. “He wants to play. Retirement is not an option,” agent Andy [more]

New England Patriots nearly became the St. Louis Stallions

In an earlier item regarding the 26th anniversary of the purchase of the Patriots by Robert Kraft, it was mentioned that the Patriots may have left Boston but for their acquisition by Kraft. Some have expressed surprise and/or disbelief regarding that assertion, but it’s true. James Orthwein, a St. Louis native, bought the Patriots from [more]

Patriots add Vinnie Sunseri to coaching staff

The Patriots lost defensive line coach Bret Bielema to Joe Judge’s staff in New York. But New England has hired Vinnie Sunseri from Alabama’s staff, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports. Sunseri, 26, served as a graduate assistant with the Crimson Tide in 2019. He will have a “support staff role” with the Patriots, according to [more]

Joe Judge hires Bret Bielema for Giants’ staff

Joe Judge is bringing a Patriots assistant with him to the Giants. Patriots defensive line coach Bret Bielema will join the Giants’ staff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It’s not yet clear what Bielema’s title will be with the Giants. Bielema spent the last two years with the Patriots working alongside Judge, who was [more]

Julian Edelman had shoulder surgery

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman headed into the offseason in need of two surgeries and he’s checked one off the list. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Edelman had a surgical procedure on his shoulder last week. It is not expected to require a lengthy recovery process, which is good news for a player who [more]

Robert Kraft bought the Patriots 26 years ago today

On this day in 1994, the landscape of the NFL would dramatically change. Although it wasn’t obvious at the time, Robert Kraft’s purchase of the New England Patriots became the first block in a foundation that would become one of the greatest franchises that the NFL or any sport ever has produced. Kraft purchased the [more]

Kyle Shanahan learned a lot from the 28-3 debacle in Super Bowl LI

Kyle Shanahan returns to the Super Bowl for the first time in three years, and he already has been asked about what happened the last time he was there. Shanahan, then the offensive coordinator of the Falcons, had a 28-3 lead over the Patriots in the third quarter. The Patriots roared back, tied the game, [more]

Tom Brady on impending free agency: Open-minded about the process

Tom Brady isn’t playing in the AFC Title game for the first time since January 2011 and that leaves him time to field questions about his impending free agency. Brady did an interview with Jim Gray of Westwood One radio that aired on Sunday and he was asked about the possibility of leaving the Patriots [more]

Packers are two postseason wins from Patriots’ all-time record of 37

If the Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy in two weeks, they’ll also earn a share of the record for the most postseason wins that any franchise has had in NFL history. Currently the Packers have won 35 postseason games in franchise history. If they beat the 49ers today in the NFC Championship Game, they’ll have [more]

Ryan O’Callaghan explains his decision to participate in Aaron Hernandez documentary

The new Aaron Hernandez documentary, which meanders through various potential excuses and justifications for the murder(s) he committed, tries to suggest among other things that his killing spree was fueled, possibly, by repressed homosexuality and/or head trauma from football. And so the documentary includes extended commentary from a former football player who repressed his homosexuality [more]

Jarrett Stidham claims he isn’t thinking about whether Tom Brady will be back in New England

If Tom Brady exercises his prerogative to move on from the Patriots in free agency, Jarrett Stidham potentially becomes the starting quarterback, in only his second season. Stidham claims he’s not thinking about that. “Right now, I can’t really think too much about all of that,” Stidham told Mike Reiss of ESPN.com on Friday. “I [more]

Jason McCourty recently underwent groin surgery

Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty played only nine total snaps over the final seven games, including the postseason. He was inactive for five games because of his groin injury. So it came as no surprise when McCourty revealed on the latest episode of his and Devin McCourty’s “Double Coverage” podcast that he underwent surgery. “I am [more]

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