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Prosecution appeals suppression order in Kraft case

With the bulk of the evidence against Patriots owner Robert Kraft ruled inadmissible in the solicitation of prostitution case against him, the prosecution is playing the only card currently in its hand: It’s appealing the ruling. Via USA Today, an appeal of the order suppressing the contents of the “sneak and peek” video and the [more]

Joe Thuney not sweating the future

Patriots left guard Joe Thuney enters the final season of his rookie deal uncertain about his future. He’s not sweating the unknown, though. “I’m just focused on what I control, and I’m just focused on being here,” Thuney said, via Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald. “I love New England. It’s been awesome here and [more]

Patriots extend special teamer Brandon King

Patriots coach Bill Belichick likes special teams contributors, and he’s just locked up one of his best. The Patriots have signed Brandon King to a two-year contract extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Although King’s listed position is linebacker, he actually hasn’t played a single snap on defense in his NFL career. But King [more]

If Robert Kraft is exonerated, what happens next?

As Patriots owner Robert Kraft moves toward the potential dismissal of pending solicitation of prostitution charges or (if the case actually goes to trial with most if not all of the key evidence against him suppressed) an acquittal, an important question looms. What will the NFL do to Kraft? It will be a delicate issue, [more]

Duron Harmon: If Bill Belichick is calling plays, we’re going to be all right

Bill Belichick always has stayed involved with the Patriots defense, but now comes word that the head coach is expected to take over the play-calling duties for this season. That suits his players just fine. “I mean, coach Belichick, he’s coach Belichick,” safety Duron Harmon said, via Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald. “If he’s [more]

Patriots cut Frank Herron to make room for Jamie Collins

The Patriots needed a roster spot for linebacker Jamie Collins. They made one by waiving defensive tackle Frank Herron, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Herron originally joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of LSU, signing a year ago. New England waived him out of the 2018 preseason. He signed with the Seahawks’ [more]

Looking at the best NFL power plays of all time

Whether he intended to do it or not, Jets coach Adam Gase accomplished an impressive power play on Wednesday, getting G.M. Mike Maccagnan fired, finagling the interim G.M. spot, and positioning himself to become the leader of the football organization. For a guy who managed to pull this off after getting fired by the Dolphins, crash-landing [more]

Would Vikings pay some of Kyle Rudolph’s salary to trade him?

The battle lines are drawn between the Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph. They want him to take less money, and he doesn’t want to take less money. A trade doesn’t seem to be an option, because the Vikings have done everything but purchase billboard space outside Gillette Stadium advertising the eight-year veteran. But what [more]

Patriots sign Jamie Collins

Linebacker Jamie Collins is back with the Patriots. A report on Wednesday indicated the team was in talks with their 2013 second-round pick about returning to New England and that a reunion was likely to happen. Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that the deal is done and that Collins is expected to join [more]

Report: Patriots talking to Jamie Collins about return

The Patriots could be bringing a familiar face back to their defense. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has had talks with linebacker Jamie Collins about rejoining the team. The Patriots drafted Collins in the second round of the 2013 draft and traded him to the Browns for a third-round pick during [more]

Will Kellen Winslow II use brain trauma as a defense?

Jury selection commenced Monday in the case against former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II, who faces a slew of sordid charges that cumulatively could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. As noted by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com, the defense could hinge on the argument that Winslow’s sexual misconduct resulted from [more]

Robert Kraft tries (again) to keep surveillance video away from the public eye

Now that a judge has ruled that the surveillance video containing images of Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly engaged in sexual activity cannot be used at the trial of his case, Kraft is doing exactly what we thought he would do. Kraft now seeks an order permanently blocking the prosecution from giving the video to [more]

Stephen Gostkowski liked the “pressure” of staying with Patriots

That Stephen Gostkowski stayed with the Patriots wasn’t necessarily a surprise. The fact the free agent kicker was on the market for a month was a bit of one. But after signing on for another two years in April, the veteran kicker said it was important to him to stay with the team that drafted [more]

Report: Bill Belichick expected to serve as defensive coordinator

The Patriots haven’t had a defensive coordinator since Greg Schiano abruptly left in March after only one month on the job. Defensive line coach Bret Bielema, the former head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas, is the most qualified defensive assistant to take over those duties. But it appears Bill Belichick will handle them himself, Ben [more]

Looking at the best conspiracy theories in the NFL

The NBA draft lottery happens tonight, and there could be a brand-new conspiracy theory regarding the team that randomly (or otherwise) secures dibs on Zion Williamson. That sparked memories of the NBA draft lottery that allowed the Knicks to secure dibs on Patrick Ewing in the first-ever draft lottery, 34 years ago. And that sparked [more]

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