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Bill Belichick liked what Cyrus Jones brought as a returner vs. Texans
Bill Belichick said that Cyrus Jones looked aggressive as a returner against the Texans on Saturday night.
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Perry: Garoppolo's accountability a winning sign in losing effort
Jimmy Garoppolo had some misplays in the Patriots' 27-23 loss to the Texans, but his postgame accountability doesn't go unnoticed by teammates.
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Belichick wears VI Rings sweatshirt to press conference
Bill Belichick doesn’t take his fashion particularly seriously when the games do count, so it’s understandable that he treated the postgame of Saturday’s preseason game like a painting class. 
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Flowers sits out preseason game with Texans, says he feels healthy
Trey Flowers indicated after Saturday's game with the Texans that he was not going through anything physically
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Brady happy to see Gronkowski healthy after work with Alex Guerrero
Saturday marked Rob Gronkowski's first preseason game since 2012. 
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Gronkowski takes the field vs. Texans for first preseason action since 2012
The Patriots decided to run Rob Gronkowski out for a preseason game for the first time in five years on Saturday.
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Geneo Grissom a surprise absence from second preseason game
The Patriots were already thin at defensive end heading into Saturday's preseason game.
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Former New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel is now the Houston Texans defensive coordinator
Ex-Patriots LB Vrabel gets a trial run at stopping Brady
Former Patriots LB Mike Vrabel, now the Texans defensive coordinator, will get his chance to match wits for real against Brady and Belichick in Week 3.
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Five things to watch for during Patriots-Texans: Who's in? Who's out?
After a pair of joint practices against the Texans in West Virginia, the Patriots will take on the Texans tonight in Houston. Here are a few of the things we'll be keeping an eye on . . .
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Five things to watch during Patriots-Texans: Who's in, who's out?
After a pair of joint practices against the Texans in West Virginia, the Patriots will take on the Texans tonight in Houston. Here are a few of the things we'll be keeping an eye on . . . 
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Could Jaguars pursue Jimmy G.?
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is not happy with the performance of his quarterbacks. Giles and Curran discuss whether Jimmy Garoppolo could end up in Jacksonville. 
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Curran: Could the Jaguars be suitors for Garoppolo?
Tom Giles and Tom Curran discuss whether the Jacksonville Jaguars should pursue Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Report: Brady expected to play Saturday night vs. Texans, but not Gronk
Tom Brady and other Patriots starters are expected to make their preseason debuts Saturday in the second preseason game vs.
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Freeney among available options if Patriots looking for pass-rush help
For years, the Patriots have schemed to keep Dwight Freeney away from Tom Brady. Might they be interested in making him Brady's teammate?
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Report: Patriots fear Derek Rivers suffered a season-ending knee injury
Derek Rivers has a knee injury that looks serious enough that it may cost the rookie his first season in New England. 
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Boston Sports Breakfast: The rate is over
The rate is over for Malcolm Butler. See this and the rest of CSNNE.com's best for Friday, August 18 on Boston Sports Breakfast.
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Who will be the Patriots’ biggest challenger in the AFC?
Is there a threat to the Patriots in the AFC? Or are they their own worst enemy? Mike Giardi's panel of experts answer this question.
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Pats have history of acquiring players they face in joint practices
The Pats have wound up acquiring at least one player from each of their joint-practice foes since 2010. So which Jags and Texans may end up here?
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Who's the most overrated Patriot?
Is it a Super Bowl hero? Or a  highly touted offseason pickup? Mike Giardi's panel of experts make interesting answers to this question.
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Patriots take another hit on the edge with injury to top draft pick Rivers
Derek Rivers left Wednesday's practice with a left knee injury, and he did not travel with his teammates to Houston for Saturday's preseason game. 
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Brady shows competitive attitude in Wednesday's joint practice
An emotional Tom Brady didn’t hold back, emoting at nearly every turn, directing those feelings to everyone
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La Russa, Crean appear as Belichick's guests at Patriots camp
The appearance of legendary manager Tony La Russa and former Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean quickly became the topic of conversation
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady in the rain at training camp.
Brady: Training at 40 'easier now for me than it's ever been'
For Tom Brady, author of a soon-to-be-released book on sustaining peak performance, one question was the softball of all softballs. 
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Belichick avoids calling Jets by name when listing who he's worked for
The distaste that exists between Bill Belichick and the Jets is no real secret.
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'I wish I could make some of those plays'
Tom Brady's never been a great athletic specimen. And despite all he's won, he still wishes he had the raw skills of players like Deshaun Watson.
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Postcard From Camp: A painful finale
Derek Rivers was a casualty with an apparent knee injury as the Patriots and Texans hold a physical practice at The Greenbrier, their final joint session before Saturday's preseason game in Houston.
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Bean: Taking Jimmy G. in second round was costly
Remember how surprising it was when the Patriots took a quarterback as early as they did in 2014? Turns out it wasn't early enough.
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O'Brien: Watson needs more consistency but shows flashes of being ready
Can the Texans get anything out of their quarterback to challenge the Patriots in the AFC? Time will tell.
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NFL players union appeals Elliott's six-game suspension
The union says it will represent Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott 'to ensure that the NFL is held to its obligation of adhering to principles of industrial due process under the collective bargaining agr
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Texans may be the ones to pressure Patriots in AFC
With JJ Watt back in the mix, the Texans' pass rush could be what makes them the ultimate thorn in the Patriots' side this season.
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Giardi: Patriots embracing competition in joint practices
The Patriots enjoy their joint practices with the Jaguars and Texans.
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Belichick's only expectation: 'Have a good practice'
The Patriots are pretty adamant: They want you to stop telling them how good they are. Or, more specifically, how good they will be. 
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Postcard From Camp: Texans put pressure on Pats
The Patriots and Texans go through the first of their two joint practices, and New England had its hands full with Houston's front four.
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Brady: Stop with the undefeated talk
When asked to compare the 2017 Pats to past powerhouses, Tom Brady scoffs: 'This team is so far from where we need to be. We have so far to go.'
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Report: Patriots rookie DE Wise might miss a week with concussion
Patriots rookie defensive end Deatrich Wise, injured in the preseason opener against the Jaguars, might only miss a week with a concussion, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
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Bills' newly acquired WR Matthews 'week-to-week' with chip fracture in sternum
General manager Brandon Beane tells The Associated Press he's "hopeful" Matthews, picked up last week in a trade with the Eagles, will be ready for the season opener in four weeks
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New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Branch at camp.
Postcard from camp: Branch off PUP, back in action
The Patriots - including Alan Branch - held their final workout in Foxboro before heading to West Virginia for a joint practice with the Houston Texans. Here's how they looked.
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New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Branch at camp.
Postcard from camp: Branch off PUP
The Patriots - including Alan Branch - held their final workout in Foxboro before heading to West Virginia for a joint practice with the Texans. Here's how they looked. 
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Belichick not worried about unveiling schematic secrets vs. O'Brien, Texans
The Patriots and Texans know each other so well that Bill Belichick isn't concerned the Houston coaching staff will be able to decipher schemes in joint practices before their Week 3 matchup in the regular s
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Spotting his receiver
Rookie tight end Jacob Hollister -- who caught 7 passes for 116 yards Thursday -- was under a lot of people's radar. But not Bill Belichick's.
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New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long.
CSN PHILLY: Ex-Patriot Chris Long decries violence in native Charlottesville
Chris Long, now a member of the Eagles, speaks out against white nationalists rallying in his native Charlottesville and President Donald Trump's response, which condemned 'violence on many sides.'
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Volin: I would not have Cyrus Jones on the team
Albert Breer and Ben Volin join Sports Sunday to break down the play of cornerback Cyrus Jones, and Volin says that he would not have Jones on the Patriots roster.
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Ex-Patriots center Stork now a graduate assistant coach at Southern Miss.
Concussions led Bryan Stork to retire from the NFL at 25. A year later, he's now coaching at Southern Miss. “I just felt like it was the right time to walk away,” he says. 
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JImmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady take the field against the Panthers.
Patriots 53-man roster projection 2.0: Keeping three QBs
Here's our best guess at what the Patriots' 53-man roster will look like.
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Patriots 53-man roster projection 2.0: Keeping three QBs
Here's our best guess at what the Patriots' 53-man roster will look like.
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Closer look: Garoppolo's three best throws Thursday
Jimmy Garoppolo had the kind of preseason game on Thursday that put to bed any mini-panic attacks in New England concerning his mechanics and mental state.
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BST PODCAST: Red Sox blow 3-0 lead over Yankees, NFL suspends Elliot 6 games
The Boston Sports Tonight crew debates who is to blame for the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, how the Cowboys will deal with Elliot's suspension, and more.
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How will Jerry Jones react to Ezekiel Elliot's suspension?
Our Boston Sports Tonight crew debates how Jerry Jones will responds to Ezekiel Elliot's suspension.
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Patriots sign undrafted All-American defensive end
The Patriots announced on Friday that they've added another body to their edge-defender group.
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Scouts' View: The Patriots defense.
Can the Patriots again have the NFL's No. 1 scoring defense?
Mike Giardi talks to four NFL insiders about the Pats. Today: Can they again have the No. 1 scoring defense?  
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Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins won't play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Bean: The AFC East is tanking
The Jets and Bills haven't had good teams, but they've still given the Pats some tough games in recent years. Don't count on that this season.
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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore at training camp.
Was Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore sending a message to Bills with tweet?
The day the Bills trade away two of their big names, ex-Bills CB Stephon Gilmore, now with the Patriots, appears to tweet a message to his old team.
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Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins won't play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Bills trade WR Sammy Watkins to Rams, get WR Jordan Matthews from Eagles in separate deals
The Buffalo Bills have traded former first-round pick Sammy Watkins to the Rams. To replace him, the Bills have acquired receiver Jordan Matthews from the Eagles.
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NFL suspends Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott six games
The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He's expected to appeal.
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What we learned Thursday night
The good, the bad and the ugly . . . Phil Perry has it all from the Patriots' 31-24 preseason loss to the Jaguars on Thursday night.
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What we learned Thursday night
The good, the bad and the ugly . . . Phil Perry has it all from the Patriots' 31-24 preseason loss to the Jaguars on Thursday night.
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VIDEO: Rich discusses text with fan who took picture with Goodell
Rich from Toucher & Rich goes and forth with the fan who took the picture of Patriots fans with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Wes Welker press conference
VIDEO: Matt Light was Wes Welker's accomplice in "foot speech"
Matt Light tells Toucher & Rich the great story of the genesis of Wes Welker's famous press conference using foot references when talking about Rex Ryan's Jets that resulted in missing a series during a play
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Breaking down the preseason opener
The BST crew, plus Felger, dissect Jimmy G's play and those on the roster bubble, along with concern about Stephen Gostkowski and more.
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Deatrich Wise's promising training camp disrupted by head injury
The fourth-round pick looked woozy as he walked off the field Thursday night. 
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New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo connects in the preseason opener.
Garoppolo: It 'wasn't anything special'
The game's the thing for Jimmy Garoppolo, who again shakes off subpar camp performances - and an eerily reminiscent hit - in a strong preseason opener.  
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Undrafted rookies Jacob Hollister, Austin Carr shine in preseason debuts
Big catches made and big hits received highlighted strong performances for the undrafted rookies.
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Perry: Coaches can be encouraged by Garoppolo's performance
Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down Jimmy Garoppolo's impressive performance and discuss if Jacoby Brissett showed any improvement.
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Is Dion Lewis preseason playing time a bad sign for him?
Our Patriots postgame live crew discusses Dion Lewis looking good against the Jaguars, and whether his large amount of playing time is actually a bad sign for him.
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Jimmy Garoppolo: 'No rhyme or reason' for struggles at camp
Jimmy Garoppolo says there is no rhyme or reason for his struggles at camp, but had a solid preseason game.
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Felger praises fans who took photo with Roger Goodell
Mike Felger had the opposite reaction of most people on Thursday Night, he LOVED the fans who took a photo with Roger Goodell.
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Is a position change needed for Cyrus Jones?
So far, being an outside cornerback for the Patriots hasn't worked for Cyrus Jones. What needs to change? 
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New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo connects in the preseason opener.
Garoppolo performance a definitive retort to training camp criticism
After a lackluster camp, Jimmy Garoppolo has perhaps his best preseason game as a pro (22-for-28, 235 yards, 2 TDs).  
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New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo celebrates a TD with Austin Carr in the preseason opener.
Bean's thoughts: Nobody's perfect
OK, so they won't go 23-0. Still, Jimmy Garoppolo looked better as the game went on, but Cyrus Jones has some work to do. That and more thoughts from DJ Bean.
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Roger Goodell ruins everyone's fun, shows up at Gillette Stadium for preseason opener
Roger Goodell outsmarted thousands of Patriots fans. That’s got to be the surprise of the century and, quite frankly, a tough one to swallow. 
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Solder, Gillislee among those absent from Patriots warmups
All three Patriots quarterbacks were in uniform ahead of Thursday's preseason opener. 
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Getting ready for the game
The information you need to know to get ready for tonight's Patriots-Jaguars preseason opener.
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Perry: Defensive job-hunters get their chance
The Patriots appear to have roles on defense up for grabs. Here are five young, unheralded players to keep an eye on in tonight's preseason opener.
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Perry: Defensive job-hunters get their chance
The Patriots appear to have roles on defense up for grabs. Here are five young, unheralded players to keep an eye on in tonight's preseason opener.
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Perry: Preseason opener can be a pot of fool's gold
When it comes to preseason openers, history tells us a lot of tonight's stars wind up being tomorrow's discards.
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Perry: Preseason opener can be a pot of fool's gold
When it comes to preseason openers, history tells us a lot of tonight's stars wind up being tomorrow's discards.
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Wilfork's message for 2017 Patriots: 'Prove you're good'
Vince Wilfork knows the 2017 Patriots have high expectations. But if he had one message for them, it would be that they still have a long way to go before they've accomplished anything.
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Belichick: Wilfork never failed to make weight at Patriots weigh-ins
Robert Kraft tells a humourous anecdote about Vince Wilfork coming in overweight after a trip to Italy . . . but Bill Belichick says Wilfork always made weight at camp.
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Bedard: If Ezekiel Elliott were Tom Brady, he'd already be suspended
Greg Bedard says that if Ezekiel Elliott were Tom Brady, he would already be suspended.
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Jeff Howe fires back at Felger for calling him 'a bitchy beat writer'
Jeff Howe and Michael Felger get into a heated argument over comments made about Howe on Felger & Mazz.
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Tom E. Curran announces new book on Julian Edelman
Tom E. Curran discusses being the author of a new book on Julian Edelman to be released in October.
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Patriots biggest off-season win was keeping McDaniels & Patricia
Mike Giardi and Phil Perry discuss how important the Patriots keeping Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia will be in the Patriots success this season.
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Report: Brady, Gronk, Edelman, Cooks will sit out tonight
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and WRs Brandin Cooks and Julian Edelman are expected to sit in the preseason opener Thursday night against the Jaguars, Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald reports.  
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NFL to hire 24 full-time officials from current roster of 124 refs
The NFL announces a plan to hire its full-time officials, encompassing al seven positions on the field and with no more than five selected from any individual position.
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Giardi: Brissett's development a work in progress
Second-year QB Jacoby Brissett has shown some signs of improvement, but his performance so far in camp has been more uneven than Jimmy Garoppolo's.
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Postcard from Camp Day 12: Patriots, Jaguars work end-of-game situations
The Patriots and Jaguars met for a joint walkthrough on Wednesday before Thursday's preseason opener at Gillette Stadium.
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Rivers standing up to challenges of first Patriots camp
Playing standing up, dropping back into coverage . . . these new tasks have rookie Derek Rivers feeling like a college freshman again. But he's ready for the test.
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Pats' biggest offseason win: Keeping coaching staff intact
Mike Giardi talks to three scouts and a still-active ex-Pat about the Patriots. Today: How do you judge the coaching staff?
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It all started here
The '07 Pats didn't seal the deal, but The Ringer's Kevin Clark says they did something more important: They changed the way football is played.
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Breer and Curran agree with Clark
Albert Breer and Tom E. Curran tell Michael Holley why they believe Kevin Clark is correct in saying the 2007 Patriots offense changed football.
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Koppen: '07 changes began in camp
Dan Koppen calls in to Quick Slants to discuss the 2007 Patriots, and how he realized in training camp that the team would be special.
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BST Podcast: Why the 2007 Patriots O changed NFL
The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins the Boston Sports Tonight crew to discuss his article on the 2007 New England Patriots offense changing the NFL.
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Bortles: Patriots 'schematically mess with you a little bit'
This should be a time of vanilla defenses, so Blake Bortles' comments may mean the Pats are far along in terms of executing multiple defensive looks.
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Dick MacPherson, last Patriots coach before Bill Parcells, dies at age 86
Dick MacPherson, the last Patriots coach before first Bill Parcells and then Robert Kraft arrived and changed the fortunes of the franchise, died Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 86
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Patriots become first NFL team to buy own planes
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Pats bought two 767 Boeing wide-body jets that they then tricked out with all first-class seats.
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McGinest noticed chip on Brady's shoulder from the beginning
Former Patriot Willie McGinest says he had an inkling about Tom Brady, all the way back to Brady’s rookie year in 2000.
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Postcard from Camp Day 11: Belichick drops for push-ups
A rare sight during the Patriots-Jaguars joint practice: Bill Belichick doing push-ups when the Pats are stopped at the goal line.
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The Miami Dolphins signed former Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler.
Bean: Cutler-to-Miami's a nothingburger for Pats
Yes, Jay Cutler stinks. But so what? When the Dolphins give the Pats trouble it's because of how they handle Tom Brady, not because of their QBs.
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Christian Hackenburg sent off field after struggling to break huddle
Toucher and Jon Wallach discuss the situation in New York for the Jets, as quarterback Christian Hackenburg was apparently sent off the practice field on Monday after struggling to break the huddle...
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Jets lose top receiver Quincy Enunwa for season
Quincy Enunwa [1] will be placed on injured reserve with a bulging disk in his neck that will likely require surgery, with a recovery time of 6 to 9 months. [1] http://stats.csnne.com/fb/players.asp?id=277
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Jags' Gipson: 'A blessing' to go against 'the best' in Brady
After facing Tom Brady in a joint practice, Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson says "it's a blessing" to go up against him.  
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Curran: Brandin Cooks' play could resemble DeSean Jackson's
Tom E. Curran explains why he thinks Brandin Cooks' type of play resembles DeSean Jackson's
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Can Cooks & Edelman compete with Welker & Moss?
Our Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses whether the combination of Brandin Cooks and Julian Edelman can compete with Wes Welker and Randy Moss.
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Curran: Haven't seen Brady throw deep like this since Moss
Tom E. Curran talks about Tom Brady throwing a lot of deep passes to Brandin Cooks, something Brady hasn't done much since Randy Moss left.
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Patriots absences put spotlight on depth pieces at key positions
Without a handful of presumed regulars at the moment, the Patriots have given backups plenty of opportunities in camp. How have they looked?
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Patriots absences put spotlight on depth pieces at key positions
Without a handful of presumed regulars at the moment, the Patriots have given backups plenty of opportunities in camp. How have they looked?
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Marrone, Jaguars hope to learn from Patriots' model of success
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone knows how valuable it is for his team to practice with the best in the league.
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Brady-Cooks connection coming along swimmingly
Brandin Cooks and Tom Brady seem to be on the same page early in camp, which is very good news for the Patriots.
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Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Kingsford Charcoal video
Wilfork won two Super Bowls and was a five-time Pro-Bowler in his 11-year Patriots career. 
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Postcard From Camp, Day 10: Brady puts on a show
The Patriots finally see new faces across the line of scrimmage, as the Jaguars come to town for a joint practice session, and Tom Brady shines.
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Kevin Youkilis takes shot at ESPN over its Tom Brady coverage
Kevin Youkilis was acting as more than just a Patriots fan when he called out ESPN over its coverage of Tom Brady. This was about having your brother-in-law's back.  
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The Miami Dolphins signed former Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler.
How does Dolphins signing Jay Cutler impact AFC East?
Kyle Draper, Phil Perry, and Don Banks break down the Dolphins signing Jay Cutler, how he will step in with Miami, and if it has any impact on the AFC East.
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Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Taylor 'floored' by Brady's letter of support for Hall
Former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend with a boost from an old nemesis, Tom Brady.  
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Is Tom Brady's concussion history nobody's business?
Phil Perry, Rob "Hardy" Poole, and Don Banks join Sports Sunday to discuss Tom Brady saying that his medical history is nobody's business. 
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Report: Cutler, Dolphins agree to one-year deal
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins have reportedly come to terms on a one-year deal.
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Kraft gives Tom Brady's mother a Super Bowl ring
The Patriots recognized Galynn Brady's battle against cancer, and the impact it had on her son, by surprising her -- and her family -- with a Super Bowl ring.
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Bean: If this is all they have to worry about . . .
The Patriots are so loaded this season that the biggest concern is their backup quarterback isn't playing well when it doesn’t count.
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New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola at training camp.
Amendola back at practice: 'This is the best I've felt in a long time'
Danny Amendola hasn't done much in Patriots practices since Day 1. More than a week and seven practices later, the 31-year-old wideout was back on the field looking like a full participant.
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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore at training camp.
Gilmore on scrap with Edelman: 'Once I'm on the field, there's no friends'
Stephon Gilmore's aggressive style boiled over into a scuffle with teammate Julian Edelman earlier this week, but he indicated recently that that's just the cost of doing business.
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the rain.
Postcard from camp, Day Nine: Let the wet reps soak in
The Patriots were back on the practice field when the heavens opened Saturday - just the kind of conditions Bill Belichick loves.
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the rain.
Postcard from camp, Day Nine: Let the wet reps soak in
The Patriots were back on the practice field when the heavens opened Saturday - just the kind of conditions Bill Belichick loves.  
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VIDEO: Tom Brady talks about turning 40; cake from Brissett
Tom Brady talks with reporters after practice on Friday about turning 40 and the cake backup quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo got for him.
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VIDEO: Tom Brady on Gisele's comments on concussions
Tom Brady talks with reporters about comments made by his wife Gisele Bundchen on possible unreported concussions he has suffered in the past.
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Cooks submits ridiculous catch during scrimmage, Brady loves it
Perhaps the play of the day during Friday's intrasquad Patriots scrimmage was a long Tom Brady completion to Brandin Cooks.
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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore at training camp.
New Pats CB Gilmore on battling WRs in camp: 'We're just trying to push each other'
In his first Patriots camp, cornerback Stephon Gilmore has held his own against the wide receivers and shown plenty of fight.  
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski battles with Geneo Grissom at training camp.
Brady appreciates Gronkowski changing his diet: 'Hopefully it really pays off for him'
No one would blame you if you rolled your eyes when resident Patriots party boy Rob Gronkowski discussed how he was taking on Tom Brady's dietary plan and training regimen.
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Quick Slants Pod: Curran empties the Brady stories bucket
Curran tells a bunch of really great stories on the early days of Brady's career, his extremely fiery demeanor, contract negotiations, and last year's Trump coverage
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Tom Brady throws at a New England Patriots intrasquad training camp scrimmage.
Postcard from camp, Day Eight: Scrimmage shows Garoppolo not yet in Brady's class
The Patriots held their first intrasquad scrimmage of the summer Friday. Here's how they looked.   
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Brady on concussion history: 'I really don't think that's anybody's business'
Tom Brady meets reporters for the first time since the day after Super Bowl LI and isn't exactly forthcoming on his concussion history.
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Belichick schedules intrasquad scrimmage for Patriots on Friday
Friday's practice should be a competitive one as the Patriots will hold an intrasquad scrimmage. 
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Dolphins fear Tannehill lost for the season after reinjuring knee
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill reinjures his left knee in practice Thursday when it buckles as he scrambles and falls without being hit.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Happy birthday Tom Brady
On Tom Brady’s 40th birthday Giles, Draper, Chin and Curran talk about why there is so much reluctance to acknowledge Brady as the greatest quarterback of all time. 
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VIDEO - Curran: Tannehill injury 'bad news' if you want competition in AFC East
Tom E. Curran and our Boston Sports Tonight crew react to reports that Ryan Tannehill could need season-ending knee surgery.
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Gallery: Patriots fans celebrate Tom Brady's 40th birthday
When you have good intentions, spelling doesn't matter. Courtesy of CSNNE's Instagram, here are fan signs in celebration of Tom Brady's 40th birthday.
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Gallery: Patriots fans celebrate Tom Brady's 40th birthday
When you have good intentions, spelling doesn't matter. Courtesy of CSNNE's Instagram, here are fan signs in celebration of Tom Brady's 40th birthday.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady signs autograph for fans at training camp.
Postcard from Camp, Day Seven: Lighter workout, birthday goats for the GOAT
Patriots starters got a lighter workout on the lower practice field and fans got to see real goats in honor of the birthday GOAT.
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Garoppolo's only consistency so far? Inconsistency
Thursday was another one of those days for Jimmy Garoppolo, who has been riding the roller coaster a little too often thus far in training camp.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at training camp on his 40th birthday.
Patriots go all-in for Brady's 40th: Goats, cards and avocado ice cream
The Patriots usually don't do all that much for Tom Brady's birthday at training camp practice. But his 40th was different. 
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady signs autograph for fans at training camp.
Postcard from Camp, Day Seven: Happy birthday, GOAT
Patriots starters got a lighter workout on the lower practice field and fans got to see real goats in honor of the birthday GOAT.  
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Pats make quite the catch in Rex Burkhead
Rex Burkhead's pass-catching abilities with the Bengals attracted him to the Pats, who see him as a multi-purpose threat out of the backfield.
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Part of Julian Edelman's 40th birthday tribute video for Tom Brady.
Edelman tweets a Brady 40th birthday tribute video
Patriots receiver Julian Edelman wishes his best buddy Tom Brady a happy big 4-0 with a video montage on Twitter.   
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Belichick: A 'parade' for Brady's 40th birthday?
Bill Belichick makes it clear: As far as he's concerned, Tom Brady's 40th birthday is just another day for Brady to be Brady.
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Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall on the sideline.
What Marshall calls Brady's 'arrogant diss' is . . . well, something less than that
Tom Brady told James White to get open in the 2015 AFC title game against Denver. Brandon Marshall considers that a mortal insult he'll take to his grave.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady on the golf course.
Boston wax museum seeks Brady's help in fixing 'creepy' statue
A new wax museum is asking Tom Brady for help to improve a wax replica of him that has been ridiculed online.
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'What's right for one isn't necessarily right for all'
Tom Brady turns 40 today, and his unique diet is one reason he's still at the top of his game. But Bill Belichick thinks it's not for everyone.
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VIDEO - How concerning is Gronkowski's smaller role in practice?
Greg Bedard joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss the change he has seen in Rob Gronkowski through training camp, and whether Patriots fans should be concerned.
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Tom Brady's hidden talent is beer-chugging, according to Brian Hoyer
ESPN's Mike Reiss shares several Tom Brady stories from years past as the Patriots quarterback turns 40 years old on Thursday.
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VIDEO - Patriots training camp: Studs and duds
Paul Perillo joins Mike Giardi and Phil Perry to talk about their studs and duds from training camp so far.
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Giardi: Can't afford to lose 'em
Mike Giardi talks to five experts about the Patriots. Today's topic: Which player, besides Brady, is most indispensable?
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New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
Tanguay: Jimmy G needs to get out!
Jimmy Garoppolo shouldn't be content with being stuck behind Tom Brady. Get a new agent and get out of town.  
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Gronk's birthday present to Brady: 'Touchdowns'
Tom Brady turns 40 on Thursday, and one of his favorite targets in the passing game knows exactly what to get as a gift. 
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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch at training camp.
CSN BAY AREA: Marshawn Lynch mocks Tom Brady in new video
Tom Brady might not like Macklemore's new video, which features un-retired Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.   
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Kony Ealy of the New England Patriots at training camp.
Kony Ealy on his curious start to Patriots camp: 'It's just a learning curve'
While Kony Ealy shows more than he has in his first few days of camp, the adjustment to what Bill Belichick wants him to do continues.  
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Postcard from Camp, Day Six: A painful session
Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Matthew Slater and David Andrews all seemed to be dealing with physical ailments as the Pats continued training camp.
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Falcons' Campbell doesn't think White was in on game-winning TD
Campbell was called for pass interference to set up the Super Bowl-winning touchdown.
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Postcard from Camp, Day Six: A painful session
Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Matthew Slater and David Andrews all seemed to be dealing with physical ailments as the Pats continued training camp.
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Family affair: Three Belichicks officially on Patriots coaching staff for first time
For the first time, Bill Belichick and his sons -- Steve and Brian -- are on the same coaching staff. 
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Ex-Patriot Dominique Easley feared to have 'serious knee injury'
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rams DE Dominique Easley suffers 'what is believed to be a serious knee injury' at Tuesday's practice.
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BST Podcast: Edelman, Gilmore fight at training camp
Tom Curran, Tom Giles, Kayce Smith, and Kyle Draper discuss Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore getting into a fight and getting ejected from Patriots training camp.
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Could McClellin help Patriots defense cope with Ninkovich retirement?
The Patriots are only five days into training camp so the fact that they haven't settled on a replacement for Rob Ninkovich should come as no surprise. 
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Video -- Perry: Gilmore makes a statement by getting in fight at camp
Mike Giardi and Phil Perry give their thoughts on the training camp fight between Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore.
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Video -- Should we worry about Garoppolo's struggles in camp?
As Jimmy Garoppolo continues to struggle at Patriots training camp, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the issues he is having.
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Underrated, but not underappreciated
Mike Giardi talks to three scouts, an exec, and a still-active ex-Pat about the Patriots. Today: Who's the team's most underrated?
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Patriots receiver group thinned out with Amendola, Mitchell unavailable
The Patriots receiver group was considered to be one of the deepest spots on the roster going into training camp. 
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In Year Two, where does Brissett fit into Patriots QB equation?
Playing behind the most talked about backup QB in the NFL, what's the outlook for Jacoby Brissett as he begins his second season with the Patriots?
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman at training camp.
Giardi: Edelman-Gilmore dust-up was only a matter of time
Knowing Julian Edelman’s fire and Stephon Gilmore’s desire to establish himself as a presence with the Patriots, their training camp scuffle seemed inevitable.  
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Postcard from Camp, Day Five: Pats show some fight
The crowd was smaller, but there was a good amount of intensity coming from the players -- particularly Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore.
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Postcard from Camp, Day Five: Pats show some fight
The crowd was smaller, but there was a good amount of intensity coming from the players -- particularly Julian Edelman and Stephon Gilmore.
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Julian Edelman, Stephon Gilmore ejected for fighting in practice
Training camp fights are relatively common. Tuesday's featured two star players. 
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Belichick on Ealy: 'He's building his versatility'
Bill Belichick kept Kony Ealy out of Day 1 of training camp practice, but he seems encouraged by what the new defensive end has shown over the course of the last few days. 
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Harris happy to be with Pats, but feels 'disrespected' by Jets' late release
David Harris is certainly happy to be a Patriot. But that doesn't mean he's forgotten -- or forgiven -- the way his Jets career ended.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Should Garoppolo be frustrated?
Tom Curran, Kayce Smith, and Kyle Draper discuss Jimmy Garoppolo saying that he is not frustrated but eager to play and wants to be a starter.
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VIDEO - Should the Patriots take a chance on Dwight Freeney?
With Rob Ninkovich retiring, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry discuss if the Patriots should try to sign Dwight Freeney as a possible replacement.
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VIDEO - Curran: Party is over for Gronk if he wants to play past 30
Rob Gronkowski wants to devote himself ‘at all levels.' Tom Curran believes the lifestyle change is the best choice for the tight end if he wants to keep playing.
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Ninkovich open to helping young Pats: 'They're like my brothers'
Though Rob Ninkovich is retiring, he hasn't given up on the idea of hanging around the Patriots to help younger edge-defenders and linebackers.
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Kraft: Pats will reconstruct space for fifth banner
As is, the Patriots have two championship banners on each side of the main Gillette Stadium sign. They need room for a fifth.
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'I would have never taken Peyton over Brady'
Mike Giardi's talking to sources -- three scouts, an NFL exec, and a still-active ex-Pat -- about the Patriots. Today's subject: Tom Brady.
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Light on Ninkovich: 'He earned everything he got and a lot more'
Matt Light couldn't refute the story. He remembered it the same way. When Rob Ninkovich showed up for his first Patriots practice, he beat Light like a drum.
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VIDEO - Perry: 'Significant void' in pass rush with Ninkovich retiring
Phil Perry and Ben Volin talk on Sports Sunday about how the New England Patriots will replace Rob Ninkovich's production now that he has announced his retirement.
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Belichick gives tribute to Ninkovich
Bill Belichick has high praise for Rob Ninkovich during the linebacker's retirement press conference on Sunday.
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Slater on Ninkovich: 'He gave everything he had'
Matthew Slater reflects on the first time he met his friend and now ex-teammate Rob Ninkovich.
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Ninkovich recalls make-or-break first impression
When Rob Ninkovich arrived in Foxboro in 2009, it was his last chance to make it in the NFL. He seized the moment, and carved out a career.
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Ninkovich says his body wasn't responding to training
Rob Ninkovich said that he understood it was time to call it a career when he was trying to gear up for the 2017 season and his body wouldn't let him.
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Postcard from Camp Day 4: Butler, Edelman compete hard in one-on-ones
Here's everything you need to know from the fourth straight day of practice from the fields behind Gillette Stadium . . . 
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Postcard from Camp, Day Four: Edelman, Butler compete hard
Here's everything you need to know from the fourth straight day of practice from the fields behind Gillette Stadium.
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Ninkovich expected to announce retirement from football after 11 seasons
Rob Ninkovich is expected to announce his retirement from football after 11 years in the NFL, including eight in New England. 
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Bean: Trying to imagine a scenario in which Pats don't win Super Bowl
Nobody improved as much this offseason as the Patriots, and they were the best team in the first place. So it's hard to see anybody beating them.
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Clayborn inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame, 'retires' as a Patriot
The longtime defensive back signed a one-day contract in order to retire a Patriot, making the 62-year-old the second-oldest player on the team behind the ageless Tom Brady.
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Postcard From Camp, Day Three: The pads come on
Day 3 of Patriots training camp featured everything: Some players returning, some players remaining out, pads coming on, an injury scare, another local coach and a declaration that the Pats running backs...
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Harmon embraces Patriots 'swagger' and non-complacency
Duron Harmon embraces all that comes with being a New England Patriot.
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Gillislee: Pats 'most talented group of RBs that I’ve ever been a part of'
Move over, Shady. Mike Gillislee takes the Patriots' quantity over other teams' quality. 
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Rowe making plays to stand out in a deep cornerback group
Eric Rowe knows he has some work to do to carve out playing time in New England, but he's started training camp on the right foot.
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Giardi: Two more picks for Jimmy G., but . . .
Jimmy Garoppolo throws two interceptions for the second straight day, but a) neither was really his fault and b) training camp is a time to do things you wouldn't do in the regular season.
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Ealy absence not injury-related: 'You have to ask Coach Bill'
Kony Ealy was missing from yesterday's Patriots practice, but he wouldn't say exactly why other than, "Me and [Bill Belichick] had something going [on] or whatever."
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Postcard from Camp, Day Two: Last pad-less day
Here is what we saw from Day 2 of training camp practice -- knowing full well that this isn't really training camp because the pads have yet to come out. 
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Postcard from Camp, Day Two: Last pad-less day
Here is what we saw from Day 2 of training camp practice -- knowing full well that this isn't really training camp because the pads have yet to come out.
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Belichick sarcastically praises media's ability to evaluate talent before padded practices
Bill Belichick took some time during Friday's press conference to reprimand reporters for looking to evaluate anything during practices where players are in their shorts. 
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