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Jun 9, 2017

Cyrus Jones is on to 2017: ‘I ain’t really interested in talking about last year’

Last season wasn’t the best for rookie Cyrus Jones. Jones fumbled an NFL-leading five times returning punts and then had those struggles carry over to his defense, as he was a healthy scratch for much of the end of the season, including the postseason. It was a frustrating year for Jones, but the Alabama product […]
Jun 8, 2017

Robert Kraft’s son Josh takes jab at Jets

It’s only June, but there are already some shots being fired at the Jets from One Patriot Place. At an awards banquet Thursday to honor the 2017 Myra Kraft community MVP award winners, Josh Kraft, the son of owner Robert Kraft, took a jab at the Jets. Via the Boston Herald, Josh Kraft suggested those […]
Jun 8, 2017

Bill Belichick sarcastically addresses NFL rule changes

If we’ve learned one thing over the years it’s Bill Belichick isn’t a huge fan of the NFL when it comes to rule changes. Year after year Belichick and the Patriots would propose rule changes, but they would get rejected. That changed this year when Belichick and the Patriots didn’t propose any. On Thursday, Belichick […]
Jun 8, 2017

Patriots sign 3rd-round pick DE Derek Rivers

The Patriots have now signed all four of their draft picks. Third-round pick Derek Rivers out of Youngstown State signed his deal with the Patriots on Thursday, according to his agent’s Twitter account. The defensive end was selected No. 83 overall in the draft. Rivers finished his career with a school-record 41 sacks. Speaking to […]
Jun 8, 2017

Malcolm Butler among those absent from Patriots minicamp Thursday

The Patriots held their final minicamp practice on Thursday and a prominent member of the secondary wasn’t in attendance. According to reporters in attendance, cornerback Malcolm Butler was not present. In addition, Lawrence Guy and Andrew Jelks were also missing. Like the other days, Dont’a Hightower, Malcolm Mitchell and Alan Branch were present but did […]
Jun 8, 2017

Julian Edelman, Patriots reportedly nearing contract extension

Julian Edelman was scheduled to be a free agent after this season, but it appears that won’t be the case. According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Patriots and Edelman are moving toward a contract extension that should be completed in the next day or so. Edelman was set to earn $3 million in […]
Jun 8, 2017

Stephon Gilmore appears to be fitting in well with Patriots secondary

FOXBORO — Stephon Gilmore has only been a member of the Patriots for a few months, but he’s doing everything he can to learn the new system and is already drawing high praise from his teammates. “He’s been working hard,” safety and captain Devin McCourty said after Wednesday’s minicamp session. “He’s a smart guy. Obviously, […]
Jun 7, 2017

New Patriots TE Dwayne Allen frustrated with dropped passes at minicamp

FOXBORO — It hasn’t been a perfect start to Dwayne Allen’s career with the Patriots. The tight end who the Patriots acquired from the Colts during free agency has had several dropped passes in both OTAs and minicamp sessions. Of course, it’s worth noting a few of these were not his fault given where some […]
Jun 7, 2017

Bill Belichick has perfect answer when asked what he still wants to accomplish with career

FOXBORO — Bill Belichick is the master of never looking too far ahead, or reflecting on his personal career, and that was on full display Wednesday. Belichick, who has won five Super Bowls and is considered one of the greatest coaches of all-time, was asked what are some other things he would like to accomplish? […]
Jun 7, 2017

Wednesday Patriots minicamp observations: Who stood out, who struggled?

FOXBORO — The Patriots held their second session of mandatory minicamp on the backfields of Gillette Stadium on Wednesday morning. The conditions were much better than Tuesday as there were sunny skies with temperatures in the 60s — much different than 40s and rain the day before. Most of the work done was situational, but […]
Jun 5, 2017

Patriots sign 2017 3rd-round pick Tony Garcia

The New England Patriots announced today that they have come to terms on a contract with 2017 third-round pick Tony Garcia. The 23-year-old left tackle, selected by the Patriots with the 85th overall pick, officially joins the Patriots after a four-year career with the Troy Trojans (Sun Belt Conference), which included a selection to 2016 […]
Jun 5, 2017

Bill Belichick’s youngest son will join Patriots coaching staff this season

Coaching the Patriots is now a family business. Bill Belichick, who’s entering his 18th season as Patriots head coach, will have two of his sons on staff this year. His oldest son, Steven Belichick, will coach safeties for the second consecutive season. The youngest of Belichick’s three children, Brian, is slated to join them after spending […]
Jun 4, 2017

Sunday 7: Tom Brady should never have been dragged into Best Buddies-Boston Globe mix-up

1. All Tom Brady wanted to do was raise money for children with special needs, and because of a poor decision by Best Buddies the quarterback was unfairly blamed for something he had no involvement in. A Globe photographer was not allowed into Brady’s Best Buddies football game Friday night, which many assumed was because of the […]
Jun 3, 2017

Best Buddies apologizes for Globe photographer being banned from Tom Brady’s Best Buddies football game

On Friday night, a Globe photographer was not allowed to cover Tom Brady’s Best Buddies football game at Harvard Stadium as he was turned away and escorted to his car. Many assumed it was connected to the Globe publishing a piece in April where it revealed Best Buddies has given Brady’s charitable fund $3.25 million […]
Jun 3, 2017

Kevin Youkilis defends decision to kick Globe photog from Tom Brady-Best Buddies event

Nobody knows exactly who is responsible for booting a Boston Globe photographer from last night’s the annual charity flag football game put on by Tom Brady and Best Buddies at Harvard Stadium. It’s doubtful that we’ll ever find out, too. All we do know is that the (unnamed) photographer was told to “leave immediately” after […]