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Tom Brady angered by suggestion he made fun of Robert Kraft’s legal issue

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is denying that he made a joke at Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s expense in a recent TV cameo, and lashing out at reporters suggesting that he was. Brady was asked today what he was thinking when he filmed a scene that showed him exiting a spa and looking satisfied, in what [more]

How would the schedule reflect a 17th game?

With the NFL currently moving toward the potential addition of a 17th regular-season game, a question inevitably will arise for the league (if it hasn’t already) regarding the manner in which the league would identify one extra opponent for every team. A loyal PFT Live viewer from the UK has posed the question directly to [more]

Tom Brady cameo in Paul Rudd comedy series makes a stir

A new comedy series apparently finished what Ted 2 started. And “apparently” is the key word. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as noticed on Friday night by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, makes a cameo in a new Netflix show starring Paul Rudd. In a limited, out-of-context clip from Living With Yourself, Rudd’s character nervously pulls his [more]

Josh Gordon out of practice again on Friday

Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon left the team’s Week Six win over the Giants with a knee injury and it may impact his availability for this Monday’s game against the Giants’ co-tenants at MetLife Stadium Gordon missed a second straight day of practice on Friday. The Patriots will practice again on Saturday and issue their [more]

Two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick are an offer that’s hard to refuse

It’s easy to say that a player won’t be traded. It’s much harder to say “no” to a major trade offer. The Jaguars repeatedly said they won’t trade cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and they tried continuously to unruffle his feathers when it was clear that he wanted to be traded. The resisted. They waited. And they [more]

Ryan Kalil out of Jets practice after hurting shoulder Thursday

The Jets are feeling bullish about their offense after the return of quarterback Sam Darnold, but it looks like they may have to try to keep things rolling against the Patriots with a patchwork offensive line. Head coach Adam Gase said at a Friday press conference that center Ryan Kalil will not take part in [more]

Deatrich Wise named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

Patriots defensive end Deatrich Wise‘s off-field work in Boston has earned him this week’s NFLPA Community MVP award. Wise organized a block party at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston’s Mattapan Teen Center last weekend that provided food, music and other activities for the community. Wise also pledged $10,000 toward further work and will [more]

How should Chiefs handle Patrick Mahomes’ return from injury?

If Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes knee injury is expected to keep him out of action for only a few weeks, an important question emerges: Should they voluntarily keep him out even longer? Dan Katz a/k/a Big Cat made a great point (just ask him and he’ll tell you) about the situation during Friday’s PFT Live. [more]

C.J. Mosley says he’ll play vs. Patriots

The Jets signed linebacker C.J. Mosley to a five-year, $85 million contract this offseason, only to lose him in Week One with a groin injury. This week, he should be back. Mosley says he is feeling better and will be on the field on Monday night against the Patriots. “I’m playing Monday,” Mosley told reporters [more]

Bill Belichick has no comment on Michael Bennett situation

The Patriots suspended defensive lineman Michael Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team this week, which means he will miss Monday night’s game against the Jets. Bennett said he “had a philosophical disagreement with my position coach” Bret Bielema by way of explaining the reason for his suspension. That disagreement reportedly centered on Bennett’s role [more]

Bill Belichick on Demaryius Thomas: I was truthful with him, but things change

When the Patriots released wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in August, they told him their plan was to bring him back with a role in mind for the regular season. The Patriots did bring Thomas back, but traded him to the Jets a week later in order to make room for Antonio Brown. Thomas said this [more]

C.J. Mosley doing individual drills Thursday

The Jets got quarterback Sam Darnold back in the lineup last weekend and they appear to be drawing closer to getting linebacker C.J. Mosley back as well. Mosley has been out of action since injuring his groin in the second half of the team’s season-opening loss to the Bills. Head coach Adam Gase said at [more]

Demaryius Thomas calls Patriots stint a “waste of time”

The Patriots were clear with Demaryius Thomas when they cut him in August that the plan was to bring him back. And they did just that. But the veteran wide receiver said he was surprised when they traded him to the Jets eight days later, startled to realize that the most business-like team in the [more]

Patriots kicking the tires on some kickers

The Patriots decided on Mike Nugent to replace the injured Stephen Gostkowski, but after two weeks, they’re already looking around. Via Albert Breer of SI.com, the Patriots worked out four kickers and a punter Tuesday. Those auditioning included kickers Nick Folk, Greg Joseph, Austin MacGinnis, and Giorgio Tavecchio, along with punter Austin Rehkow Nugent missed [more]

Why didn’t the Patriots just cut Michael Bennett?

The Patriots don’t mess around with players who break the rules. They fire them. So why didn’t they fire Michael Bennett on Tuesday? The short answer is they still could. The longer answer is that they likely don’t want him to end up playing for the Ravens, Texans, or Chiefs — teams that the Patriots [more]

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