A history of Patriots trash talk: Motivational speakers

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A history of Patriots trash talk: Motivational speakers

It may seem like Rex Ryan wrote the book on how to get under the collective skin of the Patriots. Truth is, he's only responsible for the newest chapters. Throughout the Belichick era, verbal transgressions great and small have been squirreled away by the Patriots for later use. And they're usually utilized on game day. Have a look at these moments in gum flappage that came back to bite teams and players in their posteriors.

Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

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Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

The Patriots announced today that they re-signed receiver DeAndrew White to help fill out their 90-man roster. White was a staple on New England's practice squad in 2016, signing on in mid-September and remaining with the club through its Super Bowl run.

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2015, White made the 49ers roster out of training camp and played in four games, finishing with two catches for 18 yards. The 6-foot, 192-pounder also returned six kicks for 142 yards and returned one punt for 4 yards that year. 

The Patriots are as deep at receiver as they've ever been, it seems. White will slot in on the depth chart behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola. The team has a handful of long-shots at the position who could be ultimately competing for a shot to make the practice squad, including second-year player Devin Lucien and undrafted rookies Austin Carr and Cody Hollister.