Patriots' Alan Branch has four-game suspension rescinded by NFL

Alan Branch won't serve a four-game suspension after the New England Patriots defensive tackle had his ban rescinded by the NFL.Branch allegedly had failed a drug test but he appealed, and before he even had his hearing the NFL announced Saturday that the 10-year veteran would not be suspended.His agent's reaction:It's a victory for a Patriots defense that has lacked playmakers following...
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8 hours ago

Patriots' Gronkowski on IR after season-ending back surgery

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been placed on injured reserve after having season-ending back surgery. Gronkowski, who has missed playing time earlier in the season with a hamstring injury and bruised lung, left last week's game against the New York Jets in the first half with what was described as a herniated disk in his back. He had surgery...
Via Associated Press
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Rob Gronkowski placed on IR, ending his season

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season reportedly is over. The New England Patriots placed Gronkowski on injured reserve Saturday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. That means the Patriots tight end won’t play again this season, even if New England reaches the Super Bowl. Each NFL team can place one player on short-term injured reserve/designated to return, but the Patriots...
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Alan Branch avoids four-game suspension

The Patriots won’t have to worry about losing defensive tackle Alan Branch for four games. At least not this time. Branch’s agent, Blake Baratz, declared on Twitter that Branch’s suspension was “rescinded.” “The NFL doesn’t always do the right thing, but they did this time,” Baratz said. Baratz’s tweet suggests the NFL backed down short of…
Via Pro Football Talk
18 hours ago

Dion Lewis zings LeGarrette Blount over eating fast food

It’s probably safe to say Dion Lewis eats a little healthier than fellow New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. Lewis and Blount apparently were hanging out Thursday night, as Lewis’ Snapchat featured a photo of Blount chowing down on some Wendy’s. But Lewis made it even better by calling out his teammate’s choice to eat fast food. Dion Lewis is a savage...
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Belichick 'disappointed' on Gronk: 'Nobody's worked harder'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's ''disappointed'' to lose tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season due to a back injury. Belichick praised Gronkowski's hard work on Friday and called the injury ''unfortunate.'' The three-time All-Pro is scheduled for surgery on a herniated disk in his back. The Patriots said he's likely to be out the rest...
Via Associated Press
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Former NFL doc hints Gronk's injury could threaten career

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have had three back surgeries since 2009 once his latest procedure is completed, and it goes without saying that there is some major concern about that. How major, exactly? Some are wondering if Gronkowski will ever play in the NFL again. Former Patriots team doctor Thomas Gill spoke with WBZ in Boston Thursday about Gronkowski’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Belichick addresses Gronk's injury, future this season

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick held his first news conference since the New England Patriots released a statement on tight end Rob Gronkowski’s injury and subsequent surgery Friday morning. Belichick didn’t offer up many more details about the Patriots’ star tight end to the media but would say the Patriots expect more information to come in over the next few days. Gronkowski’s...
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Even without Gronk, the Patriots are still the team to beat in the AFC

The New England Patriots released a statement on Thursday night saying that tight end Rob Gronkowski (back surgery) is unlikely to play again this season: Patriots just released this statement on Rob Gronkowski and the lung injury he suffered against the Seahawks. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 2, 2016 Despite this news, New England remains...
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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery Friday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski's season is likely over. The New England Patriots tight end was scheduled to have surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back, the team said in a statement Thursday night. He's likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Super Bowl is scheduled for Houston on Feb. 5, should the Patriots get that far. Gronkowski sat out practice Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots say Rob Gronkowski expected to miss rest of season

The New England Patriots announced on Thursday night that Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss the rest of the season because of back surgery. The Pats issued a press release to explain the status of Gronk, who is set to undergo surgery Friday. The team shared what led to the decision: After a hit early in the Jets game, Rob began to experience significant back and leg pain. This...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rob Gronkowski to undergo back surgery; Patriots fear his season could be over

If the New England Patriots want to lock up a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, they’ll likely have to do so without their best receiving threat. According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Gronkowski suffered a ruptured disk in his back against the Seahawks and will undergo surgery to repair it. He’s expected to be out eight weeks.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Trainer compares Dak Prescott to Tom Brady

What we have seen from Dak Prescott thus far this season hasn’t been done by a first-year starter in the NFL since Tom Brady all the way back in 2001. That last statement might be debatable, but a 10-1 record through the first 11 games of Prescott’s career compares favorably to the 11-3 mark Brady put up in his first year as a starter. Statistically, Prescott is wiping the floor...
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Soon-to-be 30 LeGarrette Blount: ‘I feel the same as I did when I started’

If there’s a bright spot in the New England Patriots running game this season, it’s watching RB LeGarrette Blount still running hard when many thought he was on the decline. A few days shy of age 30, Blount is currently on pace to hit the 1,000 yard mark should he remain healthy and consistent. “I feel the same as I did when I started,” Blount said Wednesday, per Kevin Duffy...
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Bill Belichick has high praise for Jared Goff

The Patriots are favored by nearly two touchdowns in their upcoming game against the Rams, but the team’s coaching staff isn’t taking its opponent lightly. New England’s only two losses this season have come in Foxboro, so it’s understandable that the team is being cautious heading into Sunday’s game. The Rams, though, got blown out in New Orleans last week, 49-21, but...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher seems to think Danny Woodhead plays for the Patriots

Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher has definitely done some stupid things during his mediocre coaching career. He might have topped them all during a conference call with reporters who cover the New England Patriots Wednesday. Fisher was asked about the Patriots’ three-headed running attack. While trying to do the typical coach praise of the opponents, Fisher had some trouble...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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