9:23 AM EST, Fri February 03, 2023
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4 winners and 1 loser from the East-West Shrine Bowl

4 winners and 1 loser from the East-West Shrine Bowl

Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Related: 27 players to watch as Patriots turn their attention to the Senior Bowl The New England Patriots’ West Team defeated the East Team 12-3 in the annual Shrine Bowl Thursday night. Here’s who caught the eye for better, and for worse. Winner: CB Nic Jones (Ball State). The Ball State cornerback built off his strong week Thursday night. He showcased his length with a pair of pass breakups in the first half — one preventing a potential touchdown down inside the red zone. He was tabbed for a hold in the third quarter that...
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East-West Shrine Bowl: How to watch the Patriots-coached all-star game on Thursday night

East-West Shrine Bowl: How to watch the Patriots-coached all-star game on Thursday night

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via The Patriots will be heavily involved in the all-star game. The New England Patriots were able to get an up-close look at some of the best players in college football over the last few days: their staff is currently in Las Vegas, coaching one of the teams at the East-West Shrine Bowl. Led by stand-in head coach Troy Brown, New England worked with the West team throughout the week. The East squad, meanwhile, is being coached by the Atlanta Falcons. After four days worth of practice, the two teams will now get to square off...
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NFL Pro Bowl 2023: How to watch, events, start time, TV schedule, streaming and more

NFL Pro Bowl 2023: How to watch, events, start time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Photo by Ethan Miller/ The Pro Bowl is here. The NFL reimagined its all-star game this year, and instead of playing a traditional football contest has morphed the Pro Bowl into this year’s so-called Pro Bowl Games. Essentially, it will be a series of contests split over two days. The first of those is Thursday, with five events set to be broadcast The Pro Bowl Games: Day 1 Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m. ET | Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV | ESPN, ESPN+ As noted above, a total of five competitions are on the menu on Thursday night. Please click here for a detailed...
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Patriots assistant Jerod Mayo might not be getting a new job title after all

Patriots assistant Jerod Mayo might not be getting a new job title after all

Photo by Mark Brown/ Mayo turned down two interviews this offseason to stay in New England. Keeping linebackers coach Jerod Mayo around is a priority for the New England Patriots this offseason, and it sure looks like they will be able to complete the task. The 36-year-old turned down both interview opportunities he received, and is expected to sign a new contract extension with the team. The details of that deal are not known at this point in time, but it is safe to assume that Mayo will earn a pay raise. What he will apparently not get, however, is a new...
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27 players to watch as Patriots turn their attention to the Senior Bowl

27 players to watch as Patriots turn their attention to the Senior Bowl

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via The Patriots are well-represented at the college all-star game. The old adage is that the draft starts in Mobile. But, that did not ring true for the New England Patriots this offseason as their draft prep started these past few days at the East-West Shrine Bowl. Despite the majority of New England’s coaching staff being out in Las Vegas for the Shrine Bowl, that did not mean the Patriots were not represented as the Senior Bowl kicked off Tuesday. Patriots defensive line coach DeMarcus Covington was on scene as he was elected...
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Troy Brown explains importance of the East-West Shrine Bowl: ‘It’s a job interview’

Troy Brown explains importance of the East-West Shrine Bowl: ‘It’s a job interview’

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Brown is serving as head coach for one of the two teams. The New England Patriots’ trip to Las Vegas will come to an end on Thursday night, with the East-West Shrine Bowl taking place to cap a week’s worth of practices. Led by stand-in head coach Troy Brown, the Patriots’ staff was coaching one of the two all-star squads competing in the game. During his final media availability before the contest, Brown touched on its importance to participating players and talent evaluators alike. “It’s a job interview,” he...
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Former Patriots assistant coach Cleve Bryant passes away at age 75

Former Patriots assistant coach Cleve Bryant passes away at age 75

Ohio Bobcats Bryant spent two years in New England. Former football coach Cleve Bryant, who spent two seasons as an assistant with the New England Patriots, has passed away. He was 75 years old. A former quarterback at Ohio University, Bryant was an 11th-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 1970. He did not make the team, though, and turned his attention to coaching. After starting his career at Miami (OH) and North Carolina, Bryant was hired by the Patriots in 1982 to coach their running back position. In his two seasons under head coach Ron Meyer, the team ranked...
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New England Patriots links 2/02/23 - Team building 2023: RB position a strength or need?

New England Patriots links 2/02/23 - Team building 2023: RB position a strength or need?

RB Pierre Strong Jr. | Photo by Nick Grace/ Daily news and links for Thursday. TEAM TALK Mike Dussault Gives us the Pro Bowl schedule of events, noting Matthew Judon will appear in the Pro Bowl Game’s “Longest Drive” competition tonight. Mike Dussault reports Robert Kraft appeared on CNN Thursday, expressing that he was open to having Tom Brady close out his career on a one-day Patriot contract. Statements from Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick on Tom Brady’s retirement. Alexandra Francisco writes and interesting piece on “Jack-of-all-traits” Jonathan...
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Patriots just 19th in end-of-season power rankings

Patriots just 19th in end-of-season power rankings

Photo by Winslow Townson/ New England is coming off a disappointing season. The New England Patriots’ 2022 season was a disappointment. Despite the team fielding one of the NFL’s best defenses its lack of an offensive identity and special teams blunders cost them. The team finished the season 8-9 and with outside the playoffs for a second time in the last three years. As a result of those struggles, it is no surprise to see the team check in only at No. 19 in a recent end-of-season power ranking released by NBC Sports’ Patrick Daugherty. 19. New England Patriots...
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Robert Kraft wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract to retire a Patriot: ‘I’d do it tomorrow’

Robert Kraft wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract to retire a Patriot: ‘I’d do it tomorrow’

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Brady announced his retirement from pro football on Wednesday. One day after he announced his retirement from professional football, Tom Brady was still the talk of the NFL — so much so that one of his long-time companions went on national television on Thursday morning to talk about the news. Appearing on CNN, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke about his team’s former quarterback and also mentioned his desire to have Brady retire with his team. To do so, Kraft expressed plans to have the 45-year-old sign a ceremonial one-day...
Feb 2, 2023
Patriots offensive line coach candidate Adrian Klemm apparently staying at Oregon

Patriots offensive line coach candidate Adrian Klemm apparently staying at Oregon

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Oregon head coach Dan Lanning is not anticipating any changes to his staff for 2023. It appears the New England Patriots can cross one name off their list of potential offensive line coaches for the 2023 season. Adrian Klemm, who interviewed twice with the team over the last two weeks, is apparently staying put at the University of Oregon. The 45-year-old is currently the school’s associate head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach, and it seems he will not vacate his roles despite interest from the Patriots. Oregon...
Feb 2, 2023
Patriots offseason preview: Defensive edge is in good hands, for now

Patriots offseason preview: Defensive edge is in good hands, for now

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Our position-by-position offseason analysis continues at the defensive edge. Two teams are left standing in the NFL playoffs, but the New England Patriots are not among them. Finishing the regular season with an 8-9 record, they failed to qualify for the tournament and are already on to the offseason. It projects to be an interesting one for the team. On the one hand, it is coming off a disappointing year that saw especially the offense fall short of its expectations — a fact that has already led to some changes on the coaching staff....
Feb 1, 2023
Report: Patriots tight ends coach Nick Caley interviews for Texans’ offensive coordinator position

Report: Patriots tight ends coach Nick Caley interviews for Texans’ offensive coordinator position

Photo by Chris Unger/ This is Caley’s third interview this offseason. Nick Caley had his third interview for an open offensive coordinator job on Wednesday. As first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots’ tight ends coach spoke with the Houston Texans about the vacant position on their staff. Caley, 40, already interviewed for the same positions with the New York Jets and the Patriots themselves. However, both clubs ultimately went in a different direction. After starting his career at the college level, Caley made the jump to the NFL in...
Feb 1, 2023
When will Tom Brady be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Patriots Hall of Fame?

When will Tom Brady be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Patriots Hall of Fame?

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Brady announced his retirement on Wednesday. The greatest quarterback of all time announced his retirement on Wednesday morning, and this time it will be “for good.” This means that Tom Brady’s next stop will be Canton, Ohio: he is a lock to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, taking his rightful place among the best players the NFL has ever seen. When will he do that, though? Per rules, players have to wait five years before being eligible. For Brady, this means he will be on the ballot for the...
Feb 1, 2023
Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft salute Tom Brady after his retirement: ‘Truly the greatest of all time’

Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft salute Tom Brady after his retirement: ‘Truly the greatest of all time’

Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Brady announced his retirement “for good” on Wednesday. With Tom Brady announcing his retirement from pro football “for good” on Wednesday morning, the NFL community is paying tribute to his unprecedented accomplishments. Among those honoring the most accomplished player in NFL history were two of his long-time companions, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. The owner and head coach of the New England Patriots, respectively, Kraft and Belichick spent 20 years alongside Brady and led the organization to six Super...