Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran spoke with Patriots co-captain Jerod Mayo about the release of Albert Haynesworth and the circumstances that may, or may not, have led up to it.
"I wasn't around him a lot," Mayo said. "I'm a linebacker. Defensive linemen have their own room. It's not up to me to make personnel decisions, that's coach Belichick and staff and they felt like he wasn't fitting in properly here."
Curran asked Mayo about an alleged dispute that occurred between Haynesworth and assistant coach Pepper Johnson on the sidelines during Sunday's game against the Giants. It's been rumored that Mayo helped to break up the altercation.
"Inaccurate," Mayo said. "I don't know anything about that. My mother asked me about that. I said I don't know anything about that . . . I would not lie to my mom."
Rob Gronkowski's been having more than his share of fun this offseason, based off what we've seen on social media, but he sent out a Tweet Sunday night that makes it sound as if he can't wait for training camp to begin.
Gronkowski played in only eight games in 2016 because of back issues that eventually required surgery, and missed all of the Patriots' run to the Super Bowl championship.
Of course, if you check Gronk's timeline beneath his 'I-can't-wait-to-start-playing-again' Tweet, you'll find a) a couple of hypes for his new show MVP, b) a re-Tweet in which he's helping Mojo Rawley get ready for Wrestlemania, and c) quasi-ads for the various products he endorses.
The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.