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Brian Hoyer’s only incentive for 2020: Earning his incentives

Quarterback Brian Hoyer‘s return to the Patriots presents the not-so-classic case of a football player playing for free. Unless he actually ends up playing. Cut by the Colts with a $2 million salary guarantee for 2020, Hoyer could have made that money by doing nothing at all. Instead, he signed a one-year, $1.05 million deal [more]

Devin McCourty doesn’t feel extra pressure for defense to carry Patriots

In a piece he wrote for the Players Tribune this week, Patriots safety Devin McCourty discussed going into free agency with a desire to find a “new challenge” only to realize that challenge presented itself as a leader in New England thanks to many players leaving the team. Quarterback Tom Brady was one of those [more]

Like plenty of veteran players have done, bettors are fleeing the Patriots

The Patriots remain the favorites to win the AFC East. But they’re less favorite than they were before free agency. The William Hill Sportsbook has seen the Patriots odds to win the division drop from -300 to even money, in the aftermath of the departures of Tom Brady and various other free agents. In turn, [more]

Bill Belichick lauds Stephen Gostkowski in goodbye statement

The Patriots said their goodbye to Tom Brady a week go. They officially bid Stephen Gostkowski farewell Tuesday. Coach Bill Belichick doesn’t normally comment on players’ departures, which, by putting out a statement on Gostkowski, shows how much he thinks of Gostkowski. “I have had the privilege of coaching some of the best specialists in [more]

Shilique Calhoun staying with Patriots

Linebacker Shilique Calhoun is staying with the Patriots. Calhoun has agreed to a new deal, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Calhoun, 28, played 15 games with one start last season. He made nine tackles, three quarterback hits and a forced fumble. He played 266 snaps on defense and 237 on special teams last [more]

Tom Brady attended Joe Montana’s last game with the 49ers

It’s well known that Tom Brady attended the game that put Joe Montana firmly on the map. Brady also attended another fairly important game played by Montana with the 49ers: His final one. “I was at Joe’s last game at Candlestick Park,” Brady told reporters during his introductory press conference with the Buccaneers. “I actually [more]

Phillip Dorsett signs with Seahawks

The wide receiver market hasn’t been a particularly hot one since free agency opened last week, but one of the players on the board was able to find a home for the 2020 season on Tuesday. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Phillip Dorsett texted to say he has agreed to a one-year contract with [more]

Patriots planning minor changes to uniforms

The Patriots are among the teams planning to make some changes to their uniforms this season. The changes to the Patriots’ uniforms will be subtle, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. The logo will remain the same, but some minor changes will be made to game day uniforms. The team plans to reveal its uniforms [more]

Tom Brady: Nothing but total respect and love for the Patriots

Many of the questions during Tom Brady‘s first conference call as a member of the Buccaneers dealt with looking forward to how things will go for him in Tampa, but there was also some time spent looking back at his departure from the Patriots. Brady was asked about Patriots owner Robert Kraft saying that Brady [more]

Chargers should get to the front of the Cam Newton line

Once it became obvious in early November that Philip Rivers wouldn’t be the quarterback of the Chargers in 2020, we identified the two names that should top their wish list: (1) Cam Newton; and (2) Tom Brady. The Chargers tried to land Brady, who opted to remain on the East Coast. Newton has been available [more]

Devin McCourty: Staying with Patriots the new challenge he was looking for

Patriots safety Devin McCourty thought he needed to leave New England this offseason. Everybody else did, so why should he be different? But he said the ability to play with his brother again and the new test presented by rebuilding the Patriots was enough to convince him to come back, at a time when most [more]

Lavonte David hopeful Tom Brady can get Bucs over the hump

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David has witnessed just one winning season and has yet to make the playoffs during his eight-year NFL career. David is hoping Tom Brady will help change the Buccaneers fortunes. “It’s very exciting, man. Very exciting,” David told Sirius XM NFL Radio. “We’ve always been on the brink of getting [more]

Patriots releasing kicker Stephen Gostkowski

If the Patriots will let Tom Brady walk, they’ll let anybody walk. According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are cutting kicker  Stephen Gostkowski today. The 36-year-old Gostkowski was the guy who replaced Adam Vinatieri, and he held that job for 14 years, was a part of three Super Bowl titles, and [more]

Patriots signing safety Cody Davis

The Patriots are still working through the building an offense and a defense thing, but they’re stocking up on special teamers. According to a tweet from his agent, Jaguars safety Cody Davis is signing with the Patriots. Davis spent the last two years with the Jaguars, after playing his first five with the Rams. He [more]

Devin McCourty talks up Jarrett Stidham

A generation after circumstances thrust a second-year quarterback into the New England starting lineup, it may be happening again. Is Jarrett Stidham ready for the job? Teammate Devin McCourty thinks Stidham is. “To me, the best thing for Stiddy was that he had to go against our defense every week,” McCourty said on his podcast [more]

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