FOXBORO -- Have the Patriots found another fullback?
Former Bengals fullback James Develin was seen in the Patriots locker room Sunday morning. As the 53-man roster is set and there's one spot left on the practice squad, it looks like the latter spot could be his.
No official announcement has been made by the team.
Develin spent the final five games of 2010 and all of the 2011 season and postseason on Cincinnati's practice squad. The 6-3, 251-pounder played in the United Football League to start that first year.
At Brown, he earned All New England All-Star honors as a defensive lineman.
In this week's episode of "Quick Slants The Podcast" presented by Papa Gino's, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Patriots players and coaches that could be either coming or going. Also, former offensive lineman and current sports radio host Rich Ohrnberger is this week's guest to talk about his years with the team, including some great stories on O-Line coach Dante Scarnecchia.
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Here's this week's rundown:
- (3:10) Can Cyrus Jones recover next year, and does he need to with the potential loss of Logan Ryan?
- (9:54) What to expect the end result to be for free-agent Dont'a Hightower. Is the franchise tag acceptable for both parties?
- (20:30) Is Jimmy Garoppolo here to stay...(25:30) and how does Jacoby Brissett's development answer that question.
- (30:58) The loss of tight end coach Brian Daboll to Alabama
- (42:28) Interview with Rich Ohrnberger
- (1:04:22) Michigan's Jabrill Peppers on the Patriots draft board
Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on . . . Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”