Report: Former Patriot Hobbs expected to retire

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Report: Former Patriot Hobbs expected to retire

According to a report from Fox Sports, former Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs is expected to retire. Hobbs, a member of the Philadelphia Eagles for the last two seasons, suffered two serious neck injuries within the span of a year, the latest coming while returning a kick against the Giants on Nov. 21.

CSN Philly reported in early December that Hobbs was ready to retire, but he would not make an official announcement.

The Patriots selected Hobbs in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Patriots and set the NFL record for longest kickoff return in 2007 (108 yards). Hobbs was traded to the Philadelphia before the 2009 season for two fifth-round picks.

Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem

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Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem

FOXBORO -- The Patriots took different approaches as the National Anthem played on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Many, including safety and captain Devin McCourty, took a knee. Others stood and linked arms. 

On the opposite sideline, it appeared as though every member of the Texans stood on the sidelines and linked arms. 

Those joining McCourty on a knee included Stephon Gilmore, Malcolm Butler, Lawrence Guy, Johnson Bademosi, Alan Branch, Brandon King, Malcom Brown and rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler. 

Among those linking arms were Tom Brady, Phillip Dorsett, Cassius Marsh, Matthew Slater, David Harris and Dwayne Allen.

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