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How important is Tom Brady’s absence from OTAs? To answer that, listen to Tom Brady

Source | 1 hr ago.

The sort-of-expected-but-still-jarring absence of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s from Phase 3 of the offseason program has prompted two very different reactions. The crowd who actually thinks “voluntary” workouts are voluntary resent the implicit pressure on Brady or any player for skipping the sessions, under the warped logic that because

So What If Tom Brady Skips Patriots' OTAs?

Source | 10 hrs ago.

Tom Brady watchers were disappointed to learn on Monday that the Patriots quarterback would be missing yet another round of voluntary team activities in pursuit of his endless quest for more family time, appreciation from coaches and pliability. While this maneuver uncomfortably shakes the foundation of Belichickian football—show up when asked, s

What Brady's missing in the newest phrase of Patriots OTAs

Source | 19 hrs ago.

Tom Brady has opted to stick with the approach he's taken all offseason. Today the Patriots begin Phase Three of of OTAs and Brady, as was also true for Phases One and Two, isn't there. Phase Three of the offseason program, which consists of 10 OTA practices, lasts four weeks.

Report: Gronk, Patriots working on another contract restructuring

Source | 19 hrs ago.

While Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski continue to stay away from Patriots OTAs this week comes an NFL Network report that Gronk and the Patriots are working on a restructured contract that per NFL rules can't be announced until Thursday - May 24 - a year to the date of last year's restructuring. A contract restructure with Rob Gronkowski is currentl

Reports: Tom Brady not present for Patriots' preseason practice

Source | 1 day ago.

The NFL rolls ever onward, and even though we’re more than three months away from the 2018 season, news never sleeps. Today, reports are rolling in that Tom Brady will miss the New England Patriots’ OTAs. Is this major news, or no big deal? Let’s discuss

Tom Brady not attending Patriots’ OTAs

Source | 1 day ago.

The next phase of the Patriots’ Organized Team Activities begin today, and Tom Brady is not present. Brady, who has been working out on his own all offseason, remains away as on-field football activities begin at OTAs today, according to multiple reports. Although OTAs are voluntary and Brady is free to show up, stay home, or be anywhere else he

Gronkowski will be at OTAs, at some point

Source | 1 day ago.

With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it’s fairly clear that something is bothering him. Gronkowski made it clear that last month, after weeks of uncertainty, that he’s committed for 2018. Possibly, Gronkowski will show up for OTAs once he gets that adjusted deal.

Curran: Uncharted territory - Tom staying away because he's Brady

Source | 1 day ago.

Today was the start of the Patriots first OTA workouts. It's another 2018 offseason checkpoint passed with no Tom Brady.Even knowing a Brady no-show wasn't just possible but likely, the reality still makes an eyebrow rise.PHIL PERRY - What's Brady missing

Patriots bring back Jason King

Source | 3 days ago.

The Patriots have brought back Jason King, re-signing the offensive lineman Friday, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. King has had multiple stints with the Patriots. The team most recently cut him May 10 after he had signed a futures contract with New England on February 6.

Shelton runs toward his target weight in Pats offseason program

Source | 4 days ago.

FOXBORO -- When Patriots center David Andrews was asked about his first impressions of new teammate Danny Shelton, acquired from the Browns this offseason via trade, Andrews answered quickly. "Big guy," he said. "He's a very big guy."MORE PATRIOTS - Pats

Former NFL running back Andy Johnson dies at 65

Source | 5 days ago.

Former Patriots running back Andy Johnson died early Wednesday morning after a long illness. The Patriots made him a fifth-round pick in 1974 out of Georgia. Johnson rushed for 2,017 yards and 13 touchdowns on 491 carries in his Patriots’ career.

Former Georgia QB, Patriots RB Andy Johnson dies at 65

Source | 5 days ago.

Andy Johnson, who starred as Georgia's quarterback before going on to play running back with the New England Patriots for nine seasons, has died after a long illness. Johnson took over as the Bulldogs' starting quarterback in 1971 and led the team to an 11-1 record that included a Gator Bowl victory. Johnson started two more seasons for the Bulld

Reports: Patriots stash WR Andrews on NFI; restructure Dorsett contract

Source | 5 days ago.

The Patriots placed recently signed undrafted free-agent receiver Darren Andrews on the non-football injury list for 2018 and have restructured the contract of receiver Phillip Dorsett, according to ESPN reports. Rookie WR Darren Andrews (UCLA) cleared waivers and reverts to the Patriots' reserve/non-football injury list.

Bills announce they're finally going to retire Thurman Thomas' number

Source | 5 days ago.

The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday that they will retire legendary running back Thurman Thomas’ No. 34 on October 29, when the team hosts the New England Patriots for Monday Night Football.

Lane Johnson blasts Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick for pre-Super Bowl trash-talk

Source | 6 days ago.

Lane Johnson is not a fan of the New England Patriots or the “Patriot Way.” This is no secret. The Eagles offensive lineman blasted the Patriots as a “fear-based organization” in February after Philadelphia beat New England in the Super Bowl in an expletive-laden rant on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. Did Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick

Lane Johnson still miffed at Patriots

Source | 6 days ago.

Not long after the Super Bowl, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson had plenty to say about the Patriots. “The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? It’s unclear why J

Lane Johnson continues his anti-Patriots diatribe

Source | 6 days ago.

The New England Patriots are on Lane Johnson's brain. He can't stop talking about them. "The Patriots, obviously, I respect their coach, I respect Bill [Belichick], I respect Tom Brady, but just because the way that they won the Super Bowls, the Patriot Way, is that how everybody else is supposed to do the same thing? Johnson has been on an a

Why Is the NFL Unhappy about the Supreme Court Sports Gambling Decision?

Source | 6 days ago.

News the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of opening the door to legalized gambling on sports has left the NFL far from impressed. In a landmark ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favour of declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) illegal. Passed in 1992, PASPA gave states that already had licensed cas

Patriots hiring martial arts expert to serve as pass-rushing consultant

Source | 7 days ago.

The Patriots are hiring martial arts expert Joe Kim to work with their pass rushers, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports. Kim has worked with 10 other NFL teams since 1992, most recently the Browns in 2016. The Cleveland-area taekwondo master got started working with NFL teams in 1992 when then-Browns coach Bill Belichick hired him after reading

How legal betting could impact the NFL viewer experience

Source | 7 days ago.

By now you know that the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports gambling, "opening the floodgates" for states to determine whether or not they want to get in on the game. What's it mean for NFL fans? It means their league - which fought legalized sports betting over concerns of how it may impact the outcomes of games - stands to prof

Brian Flores not concerned with his title on Patriots staff

Source | 9 days ago.

The Patriots didn’t give anyone the defensive coordinator title after Matt Patricia left to become the Lions head coach this offseason and that suits Brian Flores just fine. Flores is still listed as the team’s linebackers coach despite taking on many of the responsibilities associated with the coordinator job this year. It’s similar to what

Patriots sign six of nine draft picks

Source | 10 days ago.

The Patriots announced they have gotten six of nine draft selections under contract. Fifth-round choice Ja’Whaun Bentley, sixth-round picks Christian Sam and Braxton Berrios and seventh-round selections Danny Etling, Keion Crossen and Ryan Izzo all signed their four-year deals. The team also made official the signings of nine rookie free agents a

Bill Belichick says he didn't know about Matt Patricia allegations, but supports him

Source | 10 days ago.

When news broke about Matt Patricia’s indictment for a sexual assault allegation 22 years ago, it brought on a lot of questions about the Detroit Lions, what they knew and what Patricia should have disclosed. What hadn’t been discussed as often is if the New England Patriots, who had employed Patricia since 2004, knew anything. Matt Patricia (L

Bret Bielema has a role on Patriots’ staff

Source | 10 days ago.

Bret Bielema was fired as the head coach at Arkansas in November and hasn’t officially taken a job anywhere since then, but unofficially he’s been working with the Patriots, and it appears he is heading toward a permanent role on the staff. Bielema was working with the Patriots in the run-up to the NFL draft, and Field Yates of ESPN reports tha

Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady Try Once Again to Sell Flatiron Pad

Source | 10 days ago.

Gisele Bündchen recently jetted into New York to strut her stuff down the red carpet at the Met Gala in a gold-embroidered Versace dress, accompanied by her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Bündchen and Brady’s three-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot apartment, which cost them $11.7 million in 2014, has a private elevator, as well