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Drew Rosenhaus thinks Gronk decision will happen in next couple of weeks

Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been spending time at Gillette Stadium recently, but there’s been no word yet on whether he’ll continue to spend time there as an active player during the 2019 season. Gronkowski said after Super Bowl LIII that he’d make a call on playing another season in a week or two. It’s [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]

Dolphins need their offensive players to be smart, prepared

When the new Dolphins coaching staff talks about wanting to be “multiple” it puts an increased burden on their new players. Because the way new offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea talks about the demands on his new offense, it’s clear that there’s a greater expectations on the players to be ready for more stuff. With the [more]

Trent Brown “would love” to stay with Patriots

The Patriots acquired Trent Brown in a trade with the 49ers last year and the move paid off handsomely for the Super Bowl champs. Brown took over at left tackle, started every game and provided the team with strong play at a crucial position. That effort puts Brown in position for a handsome payday of [more]

Patriots’ interest in OBJ made Giants think twice about trading him

The Giants came close to trading receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last year. And then they didn’t trade him. So what happened? As Chris Simms explained on Monday’s PFT Live, New England’s interest in Beckham ultimately caused the Giants to think twice. Basically, if the Patriots saw something in Beckham that would have caused them to [more]

Devin McCourty: We had more physical, mental versatility in 2018

The Patriots gave up three points in their Super Bowl LIII win over the Rams, which was a big improvement over the 41 points they gave up while losing to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII. New England’s defensive plan has led to much deserved praise for head coach Bill Belichick and former de facto [more]

Despite retirement talk, Gronk still spending time at Gillette Stadium

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is musing about retirement, but he hasn’t separated himself from the Patriots. Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that Gronkowski has been at Gillette Stadium multiple times in the two weeks since Super Bowl LIII. Gronk is also maintaining his ties to the community, having recently visited patients at Boston Children’s [more]

Geragos: Kaepernick “absolutely” wants to play

The NFL and quarterback Colin Kaepernick could have negotiated a resolution to his collusion grievance that would have ended forever his relationship with the league. Apparently, they did not. Appearing on CNN, lawyer Mark Geragos clearly implied that the settlement agreement does not prevent Kaepernick from applying for or accepting employment with an NFL team [more]

Aaron Hernandez’s daughter won’t be able to pursue NFL lawsuit

The six-year-old daughter of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had sued the NFL for damages resulting from head trauma. That lawsuit will not proceed. Via the Associated Press, Judge Anita Brody — who presided over the broader concussion settlement — has concluded that separate litigation cannot occur because Hernandez failed to opt out of [more]

Kyle Van Noy: Getting traded to New England was toilet bowl to Super Bowl

Kyle Van Noy was traded from the Lions to the Patriots during the 2016 season. New England went to the Super Bowl that season, and after the 2017 season, and after the 2018 season. Van Noy is enjoying himself. Van Noy said on Pardon My Take that by getting traded from Detroit to New England, [more]

New Dolphins defensive coordinator wants to be “multiple”

When he was in high school, Patrick Graham wanted to grow up to work for the CIA. Then he went to work for the Patriots (some days, the jokes, they write themselves). But the new Dolphins defensive coordinator wasn’t tipping his hand on what the Dolphins were specifically looking for as they build, a nod [more]

Kyle Van Noy “couldn’t believe” Rams didn’t try anything different

The Rams’ offense gave the Patriots’ defense a big advantage in Super Bowl LIII by running exactly what New England was expecting. That’s the word from Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who said on Pardon My Take that he was shocked by the way the Rams did everything the Patriots had prepared for, and never [more]

On this day 23 years ago, the Browns/Ravens fired Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has now won six Super Bowls as the Patriots’ head coach. But 23 years ago today, he was in a very different place. It was on February 15, 1996, that Belichick was fired by Art Modell, the owner of the franchise that Belichick had coached as the Cleveland Browns but was about to [more]

Super Bowl fans bought seven times more beer than hot dogs

Maybe if the Patriots and Rams had scored a few more points, they could have prevented a few more hangovers. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stadium officials in Atlanta said fans at Super Bowl LIII purchased 117,400 beers during the game, along with 16,300 hot dogs. Considering the announced attendance of 70,081, [more]

Julian Edelman to be honorary starter for Daytona 500

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is heading back to Florida for the second time since winning Super Bowl MVP against the Los Angeles Rams. Edelman will serve as the honorary starter for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. He will wave the green flag to get the 67th edition of “The Great American Race [more]

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