PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Patriots may lose long snapper to the Navy 'for a year or so'

The New England Patriots could be without a key contributor next season, but it's not due to injury: It's because he'll be busy serving his country in the Navy. Long snapper Joe Cardona, a starter as a rookie in 2015, balanced the NFL and his Navy requirements last season, but that may not be possible in 2016.While on "The Dan Patrick Show" Thursday, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus...
Via Fox Sports
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Patriots, & Raiders

Buccaneers NFL Draft Diamonds reports that Bloomsburg LB Justin Shirk has been invited to the Buccaneers’ minicamp as a fullback. Cowboys Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned during an interview with 105.3 The Fan that they won’t place second-round LB Jaylon Smith on the injured reserve for the season. “I will not IR him,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “We...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady takes selfie with Vanilla Ice

Tom Brady’s lawyers received a bit of extra time to file an appeal against his reinstated Deflategate suspension earlier this week, but the ridiculous saga doesn’t seem to be weighing on the New England Patriots quarterback’s mind in the slightest. Rapper Vanilla Ice tweeted a selfie with a long-haired Brady on stage at a promotional concert Wednesday, and the 38-year-old...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reese Witherspoon asks Malcolm Mitchell to join book club

Former Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell had a pretty good weekend by anyone’s standards as he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Just a day later, he got a Twitter mention from actress Reese Witherspoon asking him to join her book club. One of the biggest reasons Witherspoon decided to hit Mitchell up was because during his...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Rob Gronkowski dating SI swimsuit model Hailey Clauson?

The offseason of Gronk continues. New England Patriots fans certainly love tight end Rob Gronkowski, but even South Beach recently showed Gronk some love. Gronkowski was spotted there wearing a “Honk if you love Gronk” shirt during a recent film shoot for GQ, and he had a Sports Illustrated cover model with him, too. Hailey Clauson, who was on the cover of the 2016 Sports...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Patriots Deserve Brady’s Punishment for Deflategate

Before Judge Richard Berman overturned Tom Brady’s suspension in September of 2015, nobody really knew how Deflategate was going to play out. Some were suspicious of Brady, but that was because of his affiliation to an organization that has been caught in the act, not because of his own actions. Then a week or so before the Patriots opener against the Steelers on September 10th...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick’s son sounds just as boring as his dad

The New England Patriots have a new safeties coach with a familiar last name. While human cloning may not have been perfected just yet, the Patriots have a very Bill Belichick-sounding assistant coach filling the role on the staff. That is because it is Belichick’s son, Steve Belichick. He already sounds exactly like his dad too. Getting a chance to meet the media for the first...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s request for 14-day extension granted in Deflategate case

It might just be a small victory, but it’s a win for Tom Brady and the NFL Players’ Association nonetheless. The NFLPA’s request for a 14-day extension to file an appeal was granted Tuesday, giving Brady’s legal team until May 23 to make their decision, according to court documents.  This news come just over a week after the U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated Brady’s...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots “That Guy” 2016 Draft Review

Predicting New England’s draft picks provides more setbacks than predicting spring weather (Hello there, 70 degrees! Nice to see you, sleet!). However, forecasting what types of players they usually pick has gotten easier. In our previous, pre-draft “That Guy” piece, we touched on several different kinds of athletes the Patriots tend to bring into the fold. They remained true...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Declining G Jonathan Cooper’s Fifth-Year Option

The New England Patriots are declining to pick up G Jonathan Cooper‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport. The fifth-year option would have run the Patriots $11.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Cooper, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive CB Rashaan Melvin & LB James Vaughters

The New England Patriots placed CB Rashaan Melvin and LB James Vaughters on waivers Monday, according to Mike Reiss. Melvin, 26, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois back in 2013. He later caught on with the Dolphins for a brief period of time before being signed off of Miami’s practice squad by the Ravens. The Patriots claimed Melvin...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots’ draft picks broken down

Without a first round draft pick because of the Deflategate BS, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots had to work a little magic with the Patriots’ draft picks. Roger Goodell refused to be a team player and Belichick’s team is without Tom Brady for the first four games of the season. With that said, the New England Patriots will be in good hands with Jimmy G. Still,...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Seau's daughter honors her dad on fourth anniversary of his death

Monday marks four years since former NFL player Junior Seau passed away at age 53, and his daughter, Sydney Seau, took to Twitter to post a poignant tribute to her father.Seau died on May 2, 2012 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, leaving behind four children including Sydney. Seau's family donated his brain to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots start Day 3 with Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have started off what could be a big day at the NFL draft by taking Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Mitchell also returned punts for the Bulldogs. The Patriots have eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, including five in the sixth round. Player personnel boss Nick Caserio said on Friday night...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots have eight picks on final day of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have eight picks on the third day of the NFL draft, including five in the sixth round. Player personnel boss Nick Caserio says the team might not even have space on the roster for all the selections. Having lost their first-round pick as part of their ''Deflategate'' punishment, the Patriots picked up four players on the draft's...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in New England Patriots history

The New England Patriots are easily the best team in the NFL today, having played in six Super Bowls and winning four since 2000. They can almost take over the moniker as the new America’s Team, but many Dallas Cowboys’ fans would take offense to that. In their near-60 year history, the Patriots have fielded some pretty great players and a few are certainly going to be in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots troll NFL over stripped draft pick on Instagram

The New England Patriots organization is not one to stand idle when they feel they’ve been wronged. The team was recently stripped of its first-round pick, 29th overall, in the draft, as part of the Deflategate penalties, so they decided to have some fun at the NFL’s expense. Since they won’t be picking on Thursday night (unless they trade up, which, given their history, is...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots take blatant Instagram jab at NFL just as draft kicks off

The first round of the NFL Draft will feature just 31 picks on Thursday night. The reason for that is because the New England Patriots were forced for forfeit their first round as a result of Deflategate. Needless to say, the Patriots haven't forgotten about that fact, and they made that evident on Instagram as the draft kicked off. While other teams were tweeting and posting about...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Day 1 Draft Nightmares for the New England Patriots

Tomorrow night, New England Patriots fans will be forced to watch the picks slide by, as high-level talent gets taken in a first round free of Bill Belichick’s razor-sharp gaze. But just because New England has been stripped of their first pick doesn’t mean the first round is inconsequential for the Patriots. Teams the league over will be acquiring young talent which they hope...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway Park bar wants Roger Goodell banned in Boston (pic)

It’s hardly a surprise that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell generally has been considered a persona non grata in Boston ever since he played an obviously integral role in levying a four-game suspension on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his purported role in Deflategate. But now that Brady’s original suspension has been reinstated by the U.S. Appeals Court in a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Several’ NFL owners want Tom Brady’s suspension reduced

As the entire Deflategate battle continues in the courts following Monday’s ruling to reinstate Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, the NFL office could be facing a battle on a different front. Two owners reportedly told Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole on Tuesday that the four-game suspension handed out to Brady is “too harsh.” Those unnamed owners also concluded that several...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski has a flawless Tinder strategy

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski seems to be loved by just about anyone. So, should we really be surprised by the fact that Gronkowski can slay the Tinder game? Of course not. During a recent article in ESPN the Magazine, Gronkowski provided some friendly advice for the common man that will allow you to pick up chicks on Tinder just like an NFL star. Okay, you may...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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