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Tom Brady perfect in first drive

Source | 55 mins ago.

Tom Brady appeared in midseason form on the Patriots’ first drive Thursday night. The Patriots quarterback went 5-for-5 for 27 yards and a touchdown on the team’s first drive in a Super Bowl LII rematch (sort of, kind of, not really). Brady threw his first incompletion on the first play of the Patriots’ second drive, and New England ended up

Eagles QB Nick Foles 'optimistic' after suffering shoulder injury in preseason loss to Patriots

Source | 6 hrs ago.

Luckily for the Eagles, Foles seems to think his right shoulder strain isn't serious and is "optimistic" about it. "It's just the shoulder," Foles said. The last time Foles played the Patriots, he was pretty good.

Isaiah Wynn carted off with ankle injury

Source | 6 hrs ago.

The team’s top pick has an ankle injury, the Patriots announced. It happened on the Patriots’ second drive as New England inserted him at right tackle. Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett pushed Wynn back into quarterback Tom Brady, and Wynn limped off the field.

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

Source | 15 hrs ago.

Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl. Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help from running back James White. Foles left with a shoulder injury after giving up a strip sack that led to Ja'Whaun

Decker may get benefit of the doubt early on as he transitions to Patriots offense

Source | 1 day ago.

Eric Decker had a rough early portion of practice on Monday. From experience, adjusting to the Patriots system has you thinking about what to do SO MUCH, that you lose concentration on routine things. Decker, who has some background in the offense thanks to his time under Josh McDaniels in Denver, says he's getting close.

Matthew Slater says Patriots intentions are to likely stand for anthem

Source | 2 days ago.

While the NFL and NFL Players’ Association continue to discuss a resolution for the protocol for the national anthem, it’s up to individual teams and their players to determine whether they intend to continue holding protests against police brutality and social injustice during the anthem before games. Some players have remained in the locker r

Tom Brady sidesteps whether he still plans to play until he’s 45

Source | 2 days ago.

On Tuesday morning, Tom Brady told WEEI that he hopes to be with the Patriots “next year and hopefully beyond.” That means he’ll play at least until he’s 43. “You know, I think you always have short-term goals and long-term goals and this year’s the one I’m focused on and obviously I want to play for a long time so I’ve said that fo

Eric Decker: Drops “something I obviously have to address”

Source | 3 days ago.

Wide receiver Eric Decker didn’t sign with the Patriots until early August so he didn’t have offseason practices to round into form ahead of training camp. Decker’s dropped several passes in practices, including three during Monday’s session, and said the lack of time on the field isn’t something to blame for the rough spots. It’s somet

After six stops in less than a year, Lucien working hard to stick with Pats

Source | 4 days ago.

Thursday's preseason opener wasn't a showcase for the Patriots wide receivers by any stretch. Also impressive was the block he threw on running back Ralph Webb's first touchdown when he got into a Washington defender and walked him through the end zone, sealing the edge for Webb. "We were taught to make sure we leave one," Lucien explained, re

Matt Patricia’s attention to detail goes beyond the end zone

Source | 4 days ago.

While not every Bill Belichick lieutenant has left New England and found success as a head coach, Matt Patricia has taken over an already decent Lions team and brought a few classic Patriots traits. According to Peter King of NBC in Football Morning in America, one of the first things Patricia noticed about the team’s indoor facility was that the

Bill Belichick: Jason McCourty’s picked things up well

Source | 4 days ago.

A report this weekend placed cornerback Jason McCourty on the Patriots roster bubble as he’s done most of his work with the second team and may not offer the special teams value that the team looks for in reserve players. McCourty did not play at all in last Thursday’s preseason opener and Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about him durin

Report: New contract appears to hint Tom Brady could play in 2019

Source | 5 days ago.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s contract indicates he could play through 2019. At age 41, Tom Brady is entering his 19th season in the National Football League. According to a report from the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin on Saturday, Brady’s new contract could indicate he will not only be playing through this year’s 2018 season, bu

A strong return for Patriots' Rivers a year after ACL surgery

Source | 5 days ago.

"It was a blessing," he said after the Patriots beat the Redskins on Thursday night. Rivers tore his ACL last summer during a practice against the Texans at The Greenbrier, twisting awkwardly in a kick-return period and crumpling to the turf. The preseason opener on Thursday night was his opportunity to show just how far he'd come since his inju

Report: NFL investigating deflated football Steelers used Thursday night

Source | 6 days ago.

The NFL is investigating after the Steelers were using a deflated football during the third quarter of Thursday night’s preseason game against the Eagles, according to Howard Eskin of WIP. The incident took place during the third quarter while Mason Rudolph was playing quarterback for the Steelers, according to Eskin.

‘Deflategate’ sequel for Steelers? Nope, NFL says just a defective ball

Source | 6 days ago.

No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective. The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in Philadelphia and will be sent back to manufacturer Wilson for review.

There will never be another #Deflategate

Source | 7 days ago.

More than 30 years later, a Top Gun sequel is coming. As evidenced by the two occasions on which irregularities were found in footballs used by the Steelers since the first air-pressure controversy resulted in a four-game suspension for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the removal of a first-round and fourth-round draft pick, and a $1 million fine f

Brady, Smith sit as Patriots beat Redskins 26-17

Source | 7 days ago.

New England might have found a running back in undrafted free agent Ralph Webb. Washington may have lost one with a knee injury to second-round pick Derrius Guice. Webb ran for two touchdowns and also scored on a pair of 2-point conversions on Thursday night as the defending AFC champions rallied from a 17-0 first-half deficit to beat Washington 26

Yahoo Fantasy Football Busts 2018: Tight Ends

Source | 7 days ago.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski carries too much risk for where he’s being taken in fantasy drafts. Risk management is fundamental to any fantasy football strategy. With arguably the league’s top defense and WR duo in all of football, the situation isn’t ideal for Rudolph to see a bigger target share in 2018, especially with Dal

Report: Patriots to add incentives to Tom Brady's contract

Source | 7 days ago.

While other quarterbacks, quarterbacks who haven’t accomplished what Tom Brady has or are the caliber of quarterback Brady is, have been signing mega-contracts left and right, Brady, the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player, has been a relative bargain for much of his career. Tom Brady is getting a contract adjustment, and can reportedly earn an add

Tom Brady gets a chance to make another $5 million

Source | 8 days ago.

Tom Brady will have the opportunity to make another $5 million this season after renegotiating his contract with the Patriots. Brady’s deal has been tweaked so that he has another $5 million in incentives for this season, in addition to his $14 million base salary and $1 million roster bonus, according to multiple reports. The Patriots did someth

Long Shot: There's a 'Will,' but is there a way for Sam?

Source | 9 days ago.

Each day, following Patriots training camp practice, we'll highlight one intriguing "long shot" to make the roster. What might that player bring to the table for Bill Belichick's club? FOXBORO -- Tom Brady didn't make many throws on Tuesday, but one that stood out was a weird-looking incompletion to Rex Burkhead.

Kyle Van Noy thinks Patriots defense will “show up a lot of people”

Source | 10 days ago.

When the Patriots defense was last on the field, they were giving up 41 points to an Eagles offense that had plenty of success on the ground and through the air during the Super Bowl. The unit has hired a new coordinator in Brian Flores, undergone several personnel changes and gotten linebacker Dont'a Hightower back from a torn pectoral since that

Reports: Patriots waive injured WR Mitchell

Source | 11 days ago.

The New England Patriots are waiving injury-plagued wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, according to multiple reports on Monday. Mitchell practiced Saturday for the first time since training camp began, but various reports in late July said the team was shopping him in trade talks. Mitchell reportedly had a procedure on the knee before training camp op

Opportunity knocks for Riley McCarron

Source | 11 days ago.

Being Riley McCarron means that, as an apprentice Patriot slot receiver, you will be immediately compared to guys who've played that position before (or still do). The lights will truly go up for McCarron this week as the Patriots get ready for their first preseason game against Washington. With Edelman down for the first four games of the season

Pederson & Roseman sign Eagles extensions

Source | 11 days ago.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and general manager Howie Roseman have each signed contract extensions through to 2023. Pederson guided the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title last season in just his second year in charge despite losing star quarterback Carson Wentz to injury, backup Nick Foles leading Philadelphia to a thrilling 4