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Pats Pulpit Aug 19, 2016

Patriots TE A.J. Derby makes his case for a roster spot

The second-year player has shown up big time so far this preseason. Will it be enough to earn him a spot on the team? The New England Patriots have a problem every team across the NFL wishes to have at this point in training camp: they have a really deep roster and some tough decisions to make in the upcoming two weeks. One of the deepest and most talented positions on New England’s squad is tight end. Led by All-World player Rob Gronkowski and free agency acquisition Martellus Bennett, the Patriots have as good a tight end group as there is in the league. However, with roster spots at a...
Pats Pulpit Aug 18, 2016

Watch these 3 late round Patriots fantasy options against the Bears

Watch these Patriots players to see if they’re worth drafting Editor’s note: Make sure you sign up for a fantasy football league with Yahoo! Fantasy before the season starts. I’ll be tracking our league all year and I’d love to be able to summarize all Pulpit leagues in a weekly post. There are five players on the New England Patriots that you can expect to be rostered in every league: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Julian Edelman, RB Dion Lewis, and K Stephen Gostkowski. But there are a handful of other players that might be worth a late round pick to stash on your roster in...
CSN New England Aug 16, 2016

SNC Update: Rob Gronkowski misses practice for 2nd straight day

Kyle Draper gives you the latest on who missed the Patriots second joint practice with the Bears and the Red Sox head off to Baltimore to face the Orioles.
CSN New England Aug 15, 2016

Gronk leaves practice after pulling up while going for pass

Mike Giardi reports from Foxboro to discuss Rob Gronkowski leaving practice today with after pulling up while going for a pass, and gets reactions from Patriots players.
CSN New England Aug 15, 2016

SNC Update: Rob Gronkowski leaves Patriots joint practice early

Bob Nuemeier gives you the latest on Patriots joint practice with the Bears and the Red Sox head off to Ohio to face the Indians
Revenge Of The Birds Aug 15, 2016

Rob Gronkowski Leaves Patriots Practice Early with Unknown Ailment

The Chicago Bears are holding a joint practice with the New England Patriots this week. Since the Patriots are the Arizona Cardinals first opponent, and with no practice information coming from the Arizona Cardinals today, a little update on the Patriots and a place to discuss anything that’s on your mind. Rob Gronkowski left Patriots practice early, with what looked to be a hamstring injury, something to monitor over the next 27 days or so before the Arizona Cardinals take on the New England Patriots in the Sunday Night Football opener. With the Cardinals having a joint practice with...
Times-Picayune Aug 13, 2016

Saints snap counts: OT Tony Hills gets most work in preseason opener

The New Orleans Saints had Tony Hills play 69 snaps at left tackle in their exhibition against the New England Patriots.
Pats Pulpit Aug 11, 2016

New England Patriots links 8/11/16 - Preseason Week 1: Patriots vs. Saints

Daily news and links for 8/11/16 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo presents 10 things to watch in tonight's preseason opener. Broadcast Information: Patriots vs. Saints. Media Access Transcripts: Jimmy Garoppolo and Rob Gronkowski. Patriots Today - Eric LeGrand, special guests visit Training Camp. (1.52 min. video) Patriots Today - Patriots media upset in Foxborough. (3.03 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Jeff Howe reveals 5 things he'll be watching tonight: 2. Line combinations. Connor Fulton (MusketFire) Patriots vs. Saints: 6 Patriots players to watch. Michael Hurley tells us what to watch for In...
Pats Pulpit Aug 10, 2016

Report: Brady to Sit vs. Saints

Tom Brady is apparently not expected to see the field on Thursday. It would appear that Tom Brady will not be starting Thursday night's preseason matchup against the New Orleans Saints. According to initial reports out of Foxboro, the plan is to sit Brady in order to give Jimmy Garoppolo additional reps with the first team offense. However, with Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola, and others also slated to sit for this game, the term "first team offense" should be taken with a grain of salt. This won't be the first time Tommy B has sat out Game 1 of the preseason -...
Pats Pulpit Aug 9, 2016

Rob Gronkowski has a very Gronk approach to nutrition this year

The All-Pro New England Patriots tight end is trying a new approach to conditioning and eating to keep himself in the best shape he can. Ask any of your Crossfit-bro friends, at the end of the day, sports nutrition is simple – if you burn more calories than you’re eating, you’ll lose weight.  With that in mind, Rob Gronkowski has a new plan to keep himself at his ideal playing weight this year that he says is completely different from what he’s done in the past. ESPN’s Mike Reiss notes that this is the first year the All-Universe tight end has actually showed up to training camp...
Pats Pulpit Aug 4, 2016

Bill Belichick: Patriots probably have as good a tight end situation as they have ever had

New England’s head coach apparently likes his tight end depth chart. Beginning with the 2010 season, the New England Patriots started to revolutionize the tight end position. The team made 12 personnel its primary offensive package with young tight ends and rising stars Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez versatile focal points of the attack. The duo was at its best in 2011: Gronkowski and Hernandez combined for 169 catches, 2,237 yards and 24 touchdowns – all NFL records for a tight end group. Unfortunately, the Patriots’ potent attack came to a sudden halt when Hernandez decided to...
Jake Odorizzi: 'I just want to go out there and do my best every time'

Jake Odorizzi: 'I just want to go out there and do my best every time'

Tampa Bay Rays' Jake Odorizzi discusses shutout win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Nick Franklin: 'There were so many hits, I couldn't even keep up'

Nick Franklin: 'There were so many hits, I couldn't even keep up'

Tampa Bay Rays' Nick Franklin went 3 for 5 in Wednesday's shutout win over the Royals.
philly.com Aug 3, 2016

Eagles' Burton has Gronk-like moments

THERE WERE two things most observers took away from Wednesday's Eagles training camp practice: a couple of live, full-contact red-zone periods produced enthusiastic popping and chirping, and if you hadn't known better, you'd have thought Trey Burton was Rob Gronkowski.
CSN New England Aug 3, 2016

Bennett breaks down Gronkowski's game: 'He's really [expletive] good'

Martellus Bennett has had a chance to watch Rob Gronkowski up close over the course of the last few months. Hes learned what NFL defenses have known for a long time: Hes really good.

Rob Gronkowski Photos