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McCourty on Kaepernick going unsigned: 'It's sad . . . The guy's a good player'
For one week last year, Devin McCourty took part in a movement sparked by Colin Kaepernick when at the end of the playing of the national anthem in Arizona McCourty raised his fist alongside Martellus Bennet
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Belichick on undefeated hype: 'Not really worried about all that's in the future'
The Patriots are expected to do big things in 2017, but Bill Belichick is keeping his focus on the present.
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Patriots, Lions planning on joint walkthrough before preseason game
The Patriots and Lions will get a little work in together before their preseason matchup later this summer. 
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Brady better now than in 2007?
Phil Perry joins Tom Curran and Kayce Smith to debate if Tom Brady is better now than he was 10 years ago in the 2007 season. 
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VIDEO - Curran: Pats high expectations could work as 'galvanizing force'
Tom E. Curran breaks down how the New England Patriots high expectations from the media could be used to their benefit.
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Patriots receiver Andrew Hawkins announces retirement from NFL
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who signed with the Patriots in May, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.
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CTE found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players' brains
In a study published by medical journal JAMA, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research.
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Chiefs' Hali takes shot at Kraft in defending Paterno
Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali defends former Penn State coach Joe Paterno and references Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the process.
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Hightower, Branch will begin training camp on PUP list
Dont'a Hightower and Alan Branch will begin training camp later this week on the physically unable to perform list. 
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Report: Patriots in talks with CB Brandon Flowers
Released by the Chargers in March, veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers could be added to a loaded Patriots secondary.
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Video -- Breer: Physical concerns scared teams off Hightower
Albert Breer says teams backed off Dont'a Hightower in free agency because of concerns over his physical.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady on the golf course.
Tom Brady congratulates Jordan Spieth on British Open win with Facebook video
On Facebook, Tom Brady congratulates fellow Under Armour endorser Jordan Spieth on his British Open title in a post shared with another world famous UA pitchman, Stephen Curry.
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Bean: The 2007 Patriots don't get nearly enough love
You're right to lament the 2007 Pats losing, but let's not get carried away regarding what they were.
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: Secondary
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Today Phil Perry compares the two secondaries.
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Poll ranks Patriots as NFL's most 'badass' team
The Tampa Bay Times polled a panel of NFL writers and asked them for the league's most "badass" team. The Patriots take home the title.  
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: Front seven
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Today Phil Perry compares the front sevens.
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: Front seven
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Today Phil Perry compares the front sevens.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Garoppolo 'the next great one?'
An NFL scout tells Mike Giardi that Bill Belichick believes Jimmy Garoppolo is 'the next great one.' The BST crew discusses
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VIDEO - Would it be a mistake for Patriots to cut Dion Lewis?
Tom E. Curran and Mike Giardi debate whether it would be a mistake for the Patriots to cut Dion Lewis.
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New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wears an anti-Roger Goodell t-shirt as he gets off the plane from Houston.
Ninkovich on Patricia's Goodell shirt: 'I don’t think it’s a big deal'
New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich said he didn't think there was anything wrong with Matt Patricia's t-shirt choice
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Patriots release OL Chase Farris with non-football injury designation
The Patriots released one of the offensive linemen on Thursday. They now have space to add one more body before training camp kicks off next week. 
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NFL scout: 'Bill thinks he's got the next great one'
Mike Giardi begins a series of talks with NFL insiders about the Patriots, and starts today with: Why is Jimmy Garoppolo still in New England?
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: RBs and OL
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Today we compare the RBs and the O line.
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: Running backs/offensive line
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Today Phil Perry compares the RBs and the O line.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Welker, Vollmer join 19-0 talk
Former Patriots Wes Welker and Sebastian Vollmer join and talk with Tom Curran about the possibility the Patriots can go 19-0 and what retirement has been like.
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Ex-Indianpolis Colts coach Tony Dungy.
To Tony Dungy, Tom Brady is No. 6 on list of modern QBs
Tom Brady is gunning for his sixth Super Bowl title, which makes him the /sixth/-best quarterback of the modern era, according to ex-Colts coach Tony Dungy.
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2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: The receivers
The '17 Pats look loaded . . . but how do they compare to the '07 Pats, who nearly went undefeated? Phil Perry begins a series examining the two.
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Could Garoppolo contract become as messy as Cousins?
Tom E. Curran mulls how messy Jimmy Garoppolo's contract situation could become, and whether it will reach the same level as Kirk Cousins'.
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Buffalo TV anchor takes shot at Stephon Gilmore with lowlights
A seemingly harmless tweet from Stephon Gilmore infuriated WGRZ anchor Jonah Javad, for some reason. 
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All-Belichick team includes four current Patriots...and three Browns
The NFL, via Gil Brandt, the longtime Cowboys personnel VP now a Sirius/XM Radio commentator, put together an All-Belichick Coached team. Whaddya think?
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Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell has the Lombardi Trophy tattooed on his leg.
Pats' Mitchell has LombardI Trophy tattooed on his leg
Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell, who came on strong at the end of his rookie season, had the Lombardi Trophy tattooed on his leg and posted his new ink on Instagram.
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Edelman posts apology letter from community college teacher
Edelman's former English teacher apologized for saying the eventual Super Bowl champion wouldn't reach the NFL. 
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Bean: Undefeated season is a perfect goal for Patriots
Yes, it's stupid to assume the Patriots will go 19-0. But there's nothing stupid about striving for the greatest achievement in NFL history.
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Perry: '17 Pats as good a team on paper Belichick has ever had
Julian Edelman says it stupid to even discuss the Patriots going 19-0, and Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry weigh in on whether they agree. 
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Sauchuk's Corn Maze unveils plan for Tom Brady tribute
Last summer we saw a corn maze tribute to David Ortiz. Now it’s Tom Brady’s turn.
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New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wears an anti-Roger Goodell t-shirt as he gets off the plane from Houston.
Felger rips Matt Patricia for wearing Roger Goodell clown shirt
Mike Felger rips Matt Patricia's decision to wear a Roger Goodell clown shirt, and how it could ultimately cost him the chance to be a head coach in the NFL.
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David Harris: Pats are 'the gold standard of the NFL'
When the Patriots reached out to David Harris after he was released by the Jets, the veteran linebacker 'pretty much accepted on the spot that I wanted to play there.'
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Should the Patriots take a chance on Revis?
Jeff Rowe joins Sports Sunday to discuss if Darrelle Revis would be worth bringing in again by the Patriots after getting released by the Jets.
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Report: Goodell still peeved over Patricia's clown shirt
According to Pro Football Talk [1], the NFL's commissioner is still frustrated Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore a barstool t-shirt as he got of their plane from the Super Bowl. [1] http://
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Former Patriots QB Vito 'Babe' Parilli dies at 87
Babe Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday. He was 87.
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What are the biggest blunders in Boston sports history?
Marc Bertrand and Bob Ryan rank their top 5 worst signings and trades in Boston sports history.
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NFL suspends former Patriots WR Michael Floyd for four games
The NFL has suspended former Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay Friday for the first four games of the regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy.
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Tom Brady’s high school puts his earliest interview on Facebook
In what possibly could be the first-ever media interview of Tom Brady’s career, his high school posts a 1994 interview of TB12 on Facebook.
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How would Calvin Johnson joining the Patriots have played out?
Phil Perry, DJ Bean, and Abby Chin discuss Calvin Johnson's comments about retirement and what would have happened if he joined the New England Patriots.
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What would it take for NFL players to go on strike?
Phil Perry joins Arbella Early Edition to discuss Richard Sherman's comments that NFL players should be willing to strike for guaranteed contracts.
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Exclusive club in Brookline finally admits neighbors Tom and Gisele
An exclusive club near where Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen live in Brookline, Mass., has finally admitted the couple, the Boston Globe reports.   
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Edelman throws good-natured shot at Peyton Manning at ESPYs
Julian Edelman complimented Peyton Manning on his hosting skills at the ESPYs, but couldn’t resist getting a quick burn in on the Patriots old rival.
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Results from CSN's Sporty Awards
The Early Edition crew passed out The Sporty Awards on Wednesday. Check out the results here.
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Can Patriots remain elite after Belichick & Brady leave?
Phil Perry joins Boston Sports Tonight to debate whether the Patriots can continue their success after Belichick and Brady leave.
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Tanguay: Patriots have not given up on 19-0
Phil Perry joins Tanguay and Trenni on Arbella Early Edition to discuss the Patriots wanting to go 19-0 and if the 2017 team is more talented than the 2007 team.
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Patriots again sixth on Forbes list of Top 50 franchise values
The Patriots again come in at No. 6 (worth $3.4 billion) of Forbes list of the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises for the second year in a row.
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Lawyers want Patriots to compensate families of Aaron Hernandez’s victims
Two families that filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the estate of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez have asked the team to compensate them for the loss of their loved ones.
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How a MLB utility man changed the future of the NFL, Patriots and Tom Brady
Some career advice from F.P. Santangelo changed the fortunes of the NFL, the Patriots and a certain 18th-round Montreal Expos’ draft pick from San Mateo, Calif., forever.
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Brady to release conditioning, nutrition book in September
Tom Brady's off-the-field pursuits will take a new form in a few months when he releases a book about sustaining peak performance. 
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Early departures: Boston legends that could have been
Much of the Patriots offseason was spent wondering what might happen with Malcolm Butler. Here's a look at some great players whose time in Boston ended sooner than expected.
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Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.
Suh: 'I think the Patriots are definitely beatable'
Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh made it clear that he isn’t afraid of the New England Patriots.
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Tanguay: Brady had perfect response to concussion comments
Gary Tanguay says that Tom Brady had the perfect response to Gisele's concussion comments.
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Tom Brady addresses Gisele's concussion comments
In May, Gisele Bundchen said that Tom Brady "had a concussion last year" and that she worries about her husband's health.
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Gronk logo vs. Jordan "Jumpman" logo
Nike says Gronk logo is too similar to Jordan logo, files opposition
Nike files opposition to Rob Gronkowski’s merchandising logo too because they say it's too close to its Michael Jordan "Jumpman" logo.
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Justice Department gives up Redskins name fight
The Justice Department is giving up the legal fight over the name of the Washington Redskins.
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Who will be the most surprising cut at Patriots camp?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry answer rapid fire Patriots questions including which player they think will be the surprising cut this year.
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Who will be the top 10 Patriots for the upcoming season?
Mike Giardi and Rob Poole break down who will be the top 10 Patriots for the upcoming 2017 season.
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First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots
Like Bill Belichick says: jobs aren't won or lost during OTAs and minicamp. That doesn't mean we can't guess at who lands on the 53-man roster in September.
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Is Gronkowski being fairly criticized for jokes at Ortiz's roast?
Mike Felger, Gary Tanguay, and Mike Giardi discuss the people criticizing Rob Gronkowski for the jokes he made at the David Ortiz roast.
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Will the Patriots look to extend Tom Brady?
Phil Perry joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss how likely it will be that the New England Patriots are looking to extend Tom Brady.
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Tom Brady claims No. 1 spot on NFL's top 100 list
The NFL Network revealed the final 10 players on its annual Top 100 list Monday night and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished in the No. 1 spot.
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Harris gets Mayo's old No. 51 with Patriots
If you're hoping to help lead the Patriots defense from the middle of the field, No. 51 wouldn't be a bad jersey to wear in that pursuit.
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Addition of Harris may be a rush for Hightower
If David Harris can quickly learn the Patriots' defense, he could free Dont'a Hightower for more pass-rushing opportunities.  
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Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (left) and New England Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo
How does Derek Carr's new deal impact Jimmy Garoppolo?
Ever since Derek Carr landed his mega-deal, some version of the same question has been posed - what does this mean for other QBs?
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Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27
The Patriots announce on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
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Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen
Tom Brady survived his day in the ring at the Sakaigawa sumo stable. 
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Brady comes in ahead of Rodgers, Ryan, Carr as early favorite for MVP
According to Bovada, Tom Brady is the favorite to win this year's MVP award. He'll be 40 when the season begins. 
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Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell gets a new deal . . . with Scholastic Books
Malcolm Mitchell already had a children's book published before he was drafted by the Patriots last year. 
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Mehta: Harris was ‘a Jets player who played the Patriot way’
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News breaks down the player the New England Patriots are getting in LB David Harris.
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Study ranks Patriots fan base as second-best in NFL
A scholarly blog from Emory ranks the Patriots as having the second-best fan base in the NFL. 
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Taking a closer look at Patriots linebacker options after Harris signing
With another veteran linebacker now in the mix, what are Bill Belichick's options at the position?
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Patriots reportedly sign former Jets LB David Harris to two-year pact
The Patriots roster is pretty well set, but one position that still had some question marks was linebacker. Did they answer those with the signing of David Harris?
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Former Patriots tackle Ryan O'Callaghan comes out as gay
O'Callaghan planned on killing himself once his career ended but came to grips with his sexuality after talking with family and friends.
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Edelman, Amendola go full 'luchadores' during Mexico visit
Tom Brady's not the only one traveling the globe to promote football.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady shows off his five Super Bowl championship rings after getting the fifth.
Brady says it's his 'dream' to play a game in China
Tom Brady's accomplished a lot in his NFL career, but there's one thing -- more specifically one place -- he wants to check off the list before he hangs 'em up. 
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First 53-man roster projection for 2017 Patriots
Jobs aren't won or lost during OTAs and minicamp. That doesn't mean we can't guess at who lands on the 53-man roster in September. 
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Tom Brady throws football on Great Wall of China
Even in a foreign country, Tom Brady couldn't stop himself from playing some football.
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Takeaways from OTAs and minicamp: Cooks, Gilmore already impressing
The Patriots had their last spring practice on Thursday and won't be back on the field until late July. A few observations... 
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Report: Patriots boost incentives in Patrick Chung's contract
Patriots safety Patrick Chung can earn $1.7 million in incentives this season after $800,000 in potential bonuses were added to his contract, ESPN reports.
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Teaching moments abound for Brissett in Garoppolo’s absence
With Jimmy Garoppolo injured, Jacoby Brissett tries to make the most of his opportunities this week at Patriots OTAs.  
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Report: Ex-Patriots WR Michael Floyd tests positive for alcohol while under house arrest
Former Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd, who signed with the Vikings in May, test positive for alcohol while on house arrest this week, TMZ Sports reports. That could lead to more jail time for Floyd.
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Patriots' Devin Lucien, left, Malcolm Mitchell top right, D.J. Foster, bottom right, (patriots-year-2-leap)
Taking a look at second-year 'leap' candidates for the Patriots
For second-year players looking to make "the leap," playing on a loaded roster like that of the Patriots can make it tough to get playing time in practice. 
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Is Jimmy Garoppolo missing a day of camp with a calf injury a story?
Phil Perry and guest host Mike Giardi discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s calf and whether his missing a day of mini camp is a story. Perry also speaks with Dr. John Sullivan about the mental side of sports.
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Steelers defensive coordinator's goal: Make Brady cuss out his offensive line
After watching Tom Brady carve up his defense in the AFC Championship Game, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler tells ESPN he has a different plan for TB12.
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Patriots rookies Rivers, Wise hang back for extra work with Flowers
Trey Flowers already has a reputation in Foxboro for being a hard worker, and it appears as though some of his extra effort has rubbed off on some of the team's younger pass-rushers.
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O'Brien, Belichick reunited: Patriots to conduct joint practices with Texans
The Patriots and Texans will conduct joint practices on Aug. 15 and 16 in West Virginia before their preseason game on Aug. 19. 
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Giardi: People are overreacting that Garoppolo is 'fragile'
Mike Giardi defends Jimmy Garoppolo's durability after talks about him being 'fragile' have gone around after sitting out practice.
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Tom Brady Sr. calls out media criticism of his son
Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek and Michael Felger push back at Tom Brady Sr.'s assertion that his son is the victim of negative media coverage.
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Julian Edelman: Working with Alex Guerrero 'huge' for longevity
If Julian Edelman plays through his recent extension with the Patriots, he will have been with the team for more than a decade.
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Chip Kelly pays Bill Belichick a visit at Patriots OTA practice
Former 49ers and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a trip to Foxboro to take in Patriots practice on Tuesday. 
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Garoppolo sits out OTA practice, Brissett sees increased workload
Jimmy Garoppolo didn't do much at Tuesday's OTA practice other than ride a stationary bike. 
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Patriots to hold Clayborn Hall of Fame ceremony July 29
Clayborn will be the 26th person inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
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Felger: I'd be surprised if Brady is Patriots starter in 2019
Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski's contracts are up after 2019, but Michael Felger doesn't think Brady will be the starter in '19.
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Vegas: Brady favored to win MVP
Tom Brady has excellent odds to win his third NFL Most Valuable Player award.
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Flowers continues in quest of perfection
Trey Flowers had a breakout second season with the Patriots, but he isn't settling for a repeat performance. 
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Curran: Tanguay's QB take is 'hot and accurate'
Tom E. Curran explains why he thinks that Gary Tanguay saying that there is a quarterback controversy for the New England Patriots is accurate.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady shows off his five Super Bowl championship rings after getting the fifth.
Patriots receive Super Bowl LI championship rings
The Patriots' social media accounts gave fans their first glimpse at the team's fifth championship ring as well as photos from the evening.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady scores a TD against the Dallas Cowboys.
Report: Odds favor a Cowboys-Patriots Super Bowl matchup
Las Vegas oddsmakers at The Golden Nugget favor a Patriots-Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl 52. 
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Breer: Jets owner Woody Johnson wants the #1 pick
Albert Breer talks with Toucher & Rich about how historically bad the Jets could be, and that owner Woody Johnson wants to #1 pick in next year's quarterback rich draft
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Breer: Edelman left money on the table to remain a Patriot
Albert Breer of MMQB talks with Toucher and Rich about Julian Edelman's contract extension, and whether he will make it to the end of it in 2019.
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Patriots backs put in 'passing camp' work: White impressive, Burkhead adjusting
Patriots running backs have been fascinating to watch this spring and that shouldn't change as the team transitions to training camp later this summer when pads are introduced. 
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Josh Kraft pokes fun at 'nonexistent' Jets Hall of Fame
The Jets are pretty easy to pick on these days. Especially for anyone based in New England. 
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Vollmer talks Patriots career, Brady's trust
Former Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer joins BST to discuss Julian Edelman’s contract extension, injuries during his playing career, and earning Tom Brady’s trust.
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Breaking down Edelman's two-year extension
By extending Julian Edelman for two more years beyond this one, the Patriots have rewarded one of their most vital offensive cogs with a well-deserved bump before reaching the end of his contract.
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Curran: Five takeaways from Edelman's extension
Julian Edelman's new deal with the Patriots is a concrete example of the wide receiver cashing in because he bet on himself.
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Cyrus Jones on last year's struggles: 'That's in the past'
Patriots CB/kick returner Cyrus Jones isn't interested in recalling his fumbled-filled rookie season. He's "just focused on on this year."
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Belichick on field-goal block rule change: 'Another monster'
Bill Belichick doesn't typically shy away from commenting on the league's rule changes, or emphases [1], and the people who decide on them. [1] https://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/25/new-england-patriots-bill-be
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Butler absent from Day 3 of minicamp; Ealy departs early
Malcolm Butler was not present at Thursday's practice. Also missing from the session were Lawrence Guy and Andrew Jelks. 
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Rivers signs rookie deal; all Patriots rookie draft picks under contract
Derek Rivers signed his rookie contract on Thursday, according to his agency Element Sports Group. 
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Patriots, Julian Edelman agree to contract extension
The 31-year-old is entering the final season of a four-year deal.
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Looking ahead to Day 3 of minicamp: Keeping groupings in perspective
Let's take a quick look at what to expect from Day 3 of mandatory minicamp at Gillette Stadium. 
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McCourty believes crazy offseason 'hasn't bothered' Butler
Devin McCourty was more than willing to elaborate on Malcolm’s approach, after what has been a long, strange offseason.
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Tanguay: I'm sorry, but there is a QB controversy in New England
Gary Tanguay says that, because of the leaked information about a possible contract extension for Jimmy Garoppolo, there's a quarterback controversy with the Patriots.
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McCourty: Gilmore 'right on pace' in understanding Pats defense
The way in which Stephon Gilmore is processing the Patriots defense has Devin McCourty impressed.
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Dwayne Allen admits he's frustrated by drops at minicamp
Dwayne Allen has had a difficult time holding onto the football at the first two days of Patriots mandatory minicamp. 
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What does future hold for Jimmy G.?
Jimmy Garoppolo likes being with the Patriots but also is a competitor and wants to start. Could this quarterback situation end up like Tom Brady taking over for Drew Bledsoe back in 2001?
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Bedard: If I'm Garoppolo I wouldn't sign an extension with Patriots
Greg Bedard explains why if he was Jimmy Garoppolo he would not sign an extension with the New England Patriots.
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Is there a grudge between Belichick and Butler?
Trenni Kusnierek, Lou Merloni, and Marc Bertrand discuss if there is a grudge between Bill Belichick and Malcolm Butler after the trade rumors involving the cornerback this offseason.
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Brissett competing for work: 'I'm not the young pup anymore'
Jacoby Brissett is oftentimes a forgotten man when it comes to the future at quarterback, but his growth this season could impact how the Patriots move forward. 
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Giardi: Garoppolo 'understands how good it is' with Patriots
Mike Giardi discusses Jimmy Garoppolo understanding the good situation he is in with the New England Patriots and talks about a possible contract extension for the backup QB.
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Jimmy Garoppolo Instagram post from March (cropped).
Garoppolo on his Instagram being hacked: 'Whoever did it was pretty slick'
Jimmy Garoppolo sticks to his story that the "Peace out" Instagram post back in March was the work of some "pretty slick" hackers.  
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New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (left) and Tom Brady at camp.
Garoppolo on extension: 'I would entertain any possiblity'
“Obviously I want to play,” Jimmy Garoppolo says. That will, of course, have to wait. And will it be with the Patriots, or elsewhere?  
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the rain at Patriots mini-camp in June.
Belichick on Brady concussion story: 'We file injury reports every week'
Bill Belichick's reaction to Gisele Bundchen saying Tom Brady had a concussion last season was absolutely Belichickian. 
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Gronkowski: 'I'm always motivated, no matter what the circumstances are'
Rob Gronkowski received an incentive-laden contract earlier this offseason but says he's motivated with or without a new deal.
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Ex-Baltimore Ravens DL Lawrence Guy is joining the New England Patriots as a free agent.
Film review: Lawrence Guy a Swiss Army knife at Bill Belichick's disposal up front
Lawrence Guy has played all over the defensive line over the course of his career, which is likely what he'll do for Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
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Is there a way to keep Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo?
Our Boston Sports Tonight crew reacts to Mike Reiss' article about the Patriots extending Jimmy Garoppolo now, could be a way to keep both Brady & Garoppolo.
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Showdown: Curran vs. Tanguay
Tom E. Curran and Gary Tanguay get into a heated argument on what they think actually went down last week at Tom Brady's Best Buddies charity event.
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Patriots sign DB Will Likely, waive DL Corey Vereen with injury designation
The Patriots have signed an undersized corner who is coming off an injury. If he's healthy, he's an intriguing prospect. 
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Agency: OT Tony Garcia signs rookie deal with Patriots
Antonio Garcia's agents announced on Monday that the rookie offensive tackle signed his rookie deal with the Patriots.
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Curran: Coverage of Brady 'controversy' speaks volumes
It's a contrived controversy sprung from a contrived controversy, both aiming to vilify a guy as he raises money for the developmentally disabled.
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Eric Mangini now says he regrets his role in Spygate.
Mangini hoping to reconcile with Belichick after Spygate
Spygate ruined the relationship between Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini. But Mangini is still holding out hope the two men will settle their differences.
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Watch Gronk intercept and spike wedding bouquet
Rob Gronkowski is making sure his touchdown celebration doesn't get rusty. He broke out the Gronk spike at a wedding.
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Best Buddies charity apologizes for keeping Globe photographer from Brady event
A spokesperson for the Best Buddies charity apologized to the Boston Globe on Saturday, a day after turning away one of the newspaper's photographers from a charity event with Tom Brady.  
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BST PODCAST: Does Globe situation make Brady look bad?
The Boston Sports Tonight staff talks about the latest Tom Brady "scandal" when a Boston Globe photographer wasn't allowed to cover the Best Buddies event on Friday night.
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Brady ribs Edelman for charity drop, admits he 'caught biggest one of year'
Speaking to the crowd at his Best Buddies charity event, Tom Brady sounded like he might be in the Gillette Stadium locker room. 
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BST Panel:Tom Brady's silence about charity questions looks suspicious
The Boston Globe wrote an article addressing his relationship with Best Buddies. Brady has yet to address those claims to the media.
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Globe photographer turned away at Best Buddies event
A Boston Globe photograpger got turned away by security at Tom Brady's Best Buddies charity event, according to The Boston Globe [1]. [1] https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/06/02/globe-not-all
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Cooks wastes no time in impressing Patriots receiver room
Brandin Cooks has already made a positive impact on the receivers room at Gillette Stadium, according to position coach Chad O'Shea.
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Matt Ryan goes full Belichick, says Falcons are 'on to 2017'
Matt Ryan, like the rest of the Falcons organization, is hoping to move on from last season's crushing Super Bowl defeat. 
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Wilfork: Belichick is the best ever 'because he can relate to his players'
Vince Wilfork continued his recent wide-ranging media tour when he joined Barstool's Pardon My Take podcast with Big Cat and PFT Commenter.
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PODCAST: How open is the Celtics window to compete for a championship?
In this episode, we talk about the NBA Finals and how the Celtics fit into the larger NBA picture. If the Celtics window /is/ open, how much?
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Which offseason addition on Pats' DL will have biggest impact?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry give their pick on which player will have the biggest impact on the Patriots defensive line.
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Brady wishes Curry, LeBron good luck in NBA Finals
Tom Brady's not playing favorites. He wished good luck to Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry.
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Tom Brady AFC Championship Game stats vs. Steelers, Jan 2017.
Steelers D moving away from zone after Brady cut them up in AFC title game?
Tom Brady's latest dissection of the Steelers, in the AFC title game, was the last straw: They're shifting away from zone coverages.
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White on his performance in Super Bowl LI: 'Nobody cares about that anymore'
If you were looking for reasons as to why James White got a three-year extension this offseason, his performance in Super Bowl LI would be a good place to start. 
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PODCAST: Would Danny Ainge trade the 1st pick for multiple picks in the draft?
Is Danny Ainge bluffing with his comments that they are undecided on what they will do with the 1st pick in the NBA Draft?
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How many potential dynasties have Patriots prevented?
The Patriots destroyed many potential dynasties as they built their own. Without them, the landscape of the NFL would look quite different.
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Which franchise in the NFL has the best QB situations?
Mike Felger and Mike Giardi go over Rotoworld.com's list of the NFL's best QB situations, and give their picks on who they think has a better QB situation than the Patriots.
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How many potential dynasties have Patriots prevented?
The Patriots destroyed many potential dynasties as they built their own. Without them, the landscape of the NFL would look quite different.
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White not worried about touches in crowded Patriots backfield
James White is used to sharing a backfield with other talented players. In high school and college, he had to. 
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James White quote on new contract.
White calls Patriots contract offer 'a surprising development'
James White wasn't necessarily seeking out a new deal. But when the Patriots came to him with a proposal, he was open to the idea.
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Hightower hosts women impacted by diabetes at Wonder Woman screening
Dont'a Hightower has been involved with the American Diabetes Association ever since his mother L'Tanya's diagnosis.
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Perry: Examining the Patriots' Arkansas Connection
Trey Flowers is one of several ex-Arkansas Razorbacks who are, or hope to be, Patriots. The programs are similar, and it's easy to see why. 
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How many NFL legacies have the Patriots ruined?
The 2001 Rams, the 2014 Seahawks, the Rex Ryan Jets, the early 2000s Steelers, maybe even the 2004 Eagles and the 2016 Falcons . . . they all seemed on the verge of starting dominating, multiyear runs.
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Well-rounded off the field, Austin Carr hopes for future on the field with Patriots
Austin Carr excels in the arts, such as piano and poetry. Now, though, he's focused on becoming one of Tom Brady's pass catchers.
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Brady 21st on ESPN's 'Fame 100 list'; no MLB or NHL players make it
ESPN's ranking of the most famous current athletes is out. Tom Brady comes in at 21st. Looking for a baseball or hockey player? Try another list.
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Patriots LB Ellis 'all in' on football before giving medical school a shot
Brooks Ellis has a pretty good fallback plan if football doesn't work out. But he's hoping to put it off for as long as he can.
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NFLPA tells rookies to be like Gronk
Few NFL players are as excellent at branding as Rob Gronkowski.
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Tom Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL
Tom Brady delivered a video message last week at the funeral of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a Maine native and former UConn track athlete killed in Somalia on May 5.
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Could Brady be retiring sooner than expected?
Phil Perry and Mike Giardi react to Ben Volin's article regarding Tom Brady's future, and whether they think Brady has not been honest about wanting to play into his mid 40's.
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Would Patriots still be Super Bowl favorites with Garoppolo?
Phil Perry gives his opinion on whether the Patriots would still be Super Bowl favorites with Jimmy Garoppolo as QB.
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BYU's Harvey Langi ready to prove why Patriots showed him the money
The Pats guaranteed Harvey Langi $115,000, more than an undrafted free agent usually gets. Now the ex-BYU linebacker must show he's worth it.
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Belichick makes surprise address at NCAA lacrosse banquet
Bill Belichick took some time out to speak to the eight teams who've traveled to Foxboro this week to participate in the men's and women's NCAA lacrosse Final Four.
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OTA Observations: Brady celebrates scores at late-May practice as if it's January
A fired up Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski a full participant. The coaches' attention to detail. The Patriots displayed midseason form quickly at OTAs.
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OTA Observations: Brady celebrates scores at late-May practice as if it's January
Tom Brady celebrating with playoff-level intensity, Rob Gronkowski back on the field and fully participating, the coaching staff's attention to detail. The Patriots accelerated to midseason form this week...
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Giardi: 'Brady should give half of his ring to Garoppolo'
Mike Giardi thinks that Tom Brady should give half of his ring to Jimmy Garoppolo for lighting a candle under him and motivating him last season.
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Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots at training camp practice
Belichick: Patriots have caught up after starting offseason 'five weeks behind'
After starting the offseason "five weeks behind," as Bill Belichick put it, the Patriots have caught up. 
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New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks, then with the New Orleans Saints, celebrates a touchdown.
Brandin Cooks knows he'll still probably have to stash the arrows in 2017
Even though the NFL has eased off of the penalties for certain touchdown celebrations, Brandin Cooks still probably won't be shooting any arrows in 2017.
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Butler reaction to Gilmore signing: 'We got another good player'
Malcolm Butler says he didn't have much of a reaction when the Patriots signed Stephon Gilmore earlier this offseason. 
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Does Butler want to be with Patriots beyond 2017? 'Whatever happens, happens'
Given several opportunities to say he'd like to stick with the Pats for the long term, Malcolm Butler merely says, 'Can't predict the future.'
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Zolak says Patriots could use Lewis as trade bait
Mike Giardi and Mike Felger discuss Scott Zolak saying that Dion Lewis is trade bait, and discuss which Patriots players are here for the long term.
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Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof
Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.
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Quick Slants the Podcast: Who's been better for the Patriots, Welker or Edelman?
Phil Perry and CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran debate which receiver has been better for the Patriots: Wes Welker or Julian Edelman?
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Hawkins says he passed up more lucrative deals to sign with Patriots
And the rich continue to get richer. The Patriots are already very deep at receiver, but they've signed another wideout. 
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Would Gronk benefit from work with Guerrero? Revisiting Brady's response
Back in December, after Rob Gronkowski went under the knife, Tom Brady was asked if his tight end would benefit from work with his "body coach."
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Breaking down Rob Gronkowski's wild music video
A scene-by-scene breakdown of the video for 3LAU’s “On My Mind,” which sees Gronkowski have a bunch of fantasies while talking to a woman at the bar.
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
Gronkowski healthy enough to participate during Patriots OTA practice
Rob Gronkowski is participating in OTA practices, and judging by the pictures on the team's website he's feeling pretty good.
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Should Patriots have restructured Butler like Gronkowski?
Tom E. Curran and our Boston Sports Tonight crew debate whether the New England Patriots could have restructured Malcolm Butler's contract like they did Rob Gronkowski's.
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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots
When it comes to Gronkowski's restructured deal, 15 is the magic number
Can Rob Gronkowski stay healthy for the 2017 season? If he can, he'll probably be paid as the top tight end in the league.
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Report: Patriots, Gronkowski restructure contract for 2017 season
Gronkowski was limited by injury to just eight games last season. He had 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career lows.
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Brandin Cooks ready to bring back arrow celebration after NFL rule change
Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that the NFL was "relaxing" its stance on celebrations. That was music to Brandin Cooks' ears. 
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New England Patriots' James White celebrates his game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl 51.
Now-and-again Fun League? NFL lightens up on touchdown celebrations
Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday that the NFL would ease off its restrictions on touchdown celebrations going forward. 
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Patriots rookie Josh Augusta cut out pizza and lost a lot of weight
The former Missouri defensive tackle also has experience at fullback and wide receiver. 
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Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on Quick Slants The Podcast
Quick Slants The Podcast: Arkansas coach discusses his Patriots pipeline
Listen to Phil Perry’s interview with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, who has funneled his college players — James White, Trey Flowers, and others — to the Patriots.
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Garcia has an early feel for Scarnecchia: 'Intense...very intense'
Tony Garcia knows a whole lot more about Dante Scarnecchia now than he did when he was first drafted. 
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NFL shortens overtime period from 15 minutes to 10
The effort is presented as a player safety issue, as an extra five minutes of football after 70 can generally be considered to be too much.
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Patriots to have joint practices with Jags Aug. 7-8 ahead of preseason opener
For the sixth season in a row, the Patriots will conduct joint practices with an opponent ahead of playing a preseason game. The team announced they'll work out with the Jacksonville Jaguars Aug.
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Is Julian Edelman heading into final season with Patriots?
Our Arbella Early Edition crew debate whether Julian Edelman is entering his last season with the Patriots, and whether he is due for a Wes Welker type exit.
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Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots at training camp practice
Five position groups with the most to learn during Patriots OTAs
Bill Belichick calls Phase Three of the Pats' offseason program 'the learning phase'. Here are positions where players have the most to learn.
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Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White
The Patriots brought back one of last year's practice-squad staples to help fill out their 90-man roster. 
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Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots at training camp practice
Five position groups with the most to learn during Patriots OTAs
Bill Belichick calls Phase Three of the Pats' offseason program 'the learning phase'. Here are the positions where players have the most to learn.
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