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Report: Stephon Gilmore would take “one-year jump in salary to make this work”

A report Monday morning indicated the Patriots and cornerback Stephon Gilmore have made no recent progress on a contract extension. So what happens now with Patriots’ veterans scheduled to report to training camp July 27? Michael Giardi of NFL Media reports Gilmore’s “side is open to a multi-year extension but would also be willing to [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Matthew Judon: It’s nothing but up from last year for the Patriots

Edge rusher Matthew Judon was one of several top-flight free agents the Patriots brought in after finishing 7-9 in 2020. Judon has long been effective when it comes to rushing the QB, and led the Ravens in sacks in each of the last two seasons. As he gets used to being a part of a [more]

Report: Patriots, Stephon Gilmore have made no recent progress on extension

As the saying goes, deadlines spur action. With training camp beginning next week, that appears to be the case with the Patriots and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, there has been “no recent progress” between New England and Gilmore on either a long-term contract extension or a raise for 2021. But, [more]

Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger closing in on Brett Favre’s all-time record for times sacked

Tom Brady has re-written the NFL’s record book, but he’ll likely soon own a record he’d rather not have — unless Ben Roethlisberger gets to it first. That record is the NFL’s all-time record for times sacked. Brett Favre owns the all-time record with 525 times sacked in his career, but Brady is right behind [more]

When did Tom Brady tear his MCL? No one seems to know

It’s now known that Tom Brady played most if not all of the 2020 season with a torn MCL in his left knee. So when did he tear it? No one seems to know for sure. Some believe it happened while he played for the Patriots. If so, the Patriots quite possibly didn’t know about [more]

How will Stephon Gilmore situation play out?

Last year, the Patriots gave cornerback Stephon Gilmore more money by moving a large chunk of his 2021 salary to 2020. Now that it’s 2021, that money is gone — and Gilmore wants it to be replaced, and then some. So what will the Patriots do about it? In his excellent weekly look at all [more]

Patriots’ Byron Cowart: Tom Brady is coming back as an opponent, no ceremonies for him

When Tom Brady and the Buccaneers visit New England in Week Four, it will be one of the biggest regular-season games in NFL history, a player widely regarded as the best of all time returning to the place where he delivered six Super Bowl titles. But not everyone will be impressed. Patriots defensive tackle Byron [more]

Cam Newton: “It’s really put-up or shut-up time”

The Patriots drafted Mac Jones with the 15th pick of this year’s draft, setting him up to become New England’s quarterback of the future. But in the present, Cam Newton is still the club’s starter — though the clock is clearly ticking on how long that lasts. Newton has said this offseason that Jones was [more]

Cassius Marsh: Patriots treat players like crap

Steelers linebacker Cassius Marsh has spent time with seven different NFL teams, but his time with the Patriots stood out. And not in a good way. Marsh, who was traded to the Patriots in September of 2017 and cut by the Patriots in November of that year, said on Tom Segura’s podcast that the Patriots’ [more]

Eagles will practice with Patriots, Jets in August

The Eagles will spend some time on the practice field with a pair of AFC East teams next month. The team announced on Tuesday that they will have joint practice sessions with the Patriots and the Jets as they prepare for the 2021 season. New England will visit the Eagles for workouts on August 16 [more]

NFL suffers setback in Rams relocation litigation

The massive lawsuit filed by St. Louis against the NFL over the relocation of the Rams will (barring a settlement) culminate with a full-blown trial, which is due to begin just as the Rams prepare to host a Super Bowl in their new stadium. Along the way, the two sides will engage in many battles. [more]

Report: N’Keal Harry to report to camp if he isn’t traded

Wide receiver N'Keal Harry asked for a trade away from the Patriots earlier this month and his agent said he thought “a fresh start” was in the best interest of both sides after two disappointing seasons for the 2019 first-round pick. Harry’s push for a move hasn’t led to one at this point and it [more]

Former Patriot Jake Bequette running for Senate in Arkansas

Former Patriots defensive lineman Jake Bequette has thrown his hat into the political ring in Arkansas. Bequette announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in his home state on Monday. Bequette is running as a Republican and will challenge current officeholder John Boozman, who is also a Republican and is running for re-election in [more]

With Peterson, Gore and McCoy unsigned, Cam Newton is NFL’s active leader in rushing TDs

Cam Newton currently occupies an unusual place in the NFL: A quarterback who is the league’s active leader in rushing touchdowns. Newton, who ran for 12 touchdowns with the Patriots last season, has 70 rushing touchdowns in his NFL career. That ranks him fourth among players who were active during the 2020 season, behind Adrian [more]

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