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Stephon Gilmore becomes latest Patriot to endorse Jarrett Stidham

The defensive players on the New England Patriots seem to know who they want as their starting quarterback going forward. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore is the latest Patriot to endorse Jarrett Stidham, saying that the quarterback improved last year during his rookie season and challenged the defense during practices, as he told Mike Reiss of ESPN: “He came in and worked hard and got better and better as the year went on. He has a strong arm. He makes some tough throws. Definitely made it hard...

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Tom Brady spends his Sunday rewatching Super Bowl LI

Sports networks have turned to archived games to entertain fans while live sports are on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. It turns out it’s not just fans who are tuning in, either. Fox re-aired its broadcast of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI comeback against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That caught the attention of Tom Brady, who made no secret of the fact that he’s settling in to watch the game. When you can watch yourself spark a comeback from down 28-3 in the Super...

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Stephon Gilmore takes the Patriots' offseason changes in stride

New England's top defender says Tom Brady's departure is just the latest reminder the NFL is "a business, and that's how you have to look at it."

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Rob Gronkowski among those to compete in virtual beer pong tournament

Fans around the sports world have not been able to get their fix of live sports during the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the globe right now. In stead of live sports, eSports has taken off to an extent. We’re now also going to be able to enjoy some notable names take part in a 16-team virtual beer pong tournament on Instagram Live. This is not a drill, and it’s absolutely awesome. According to TMZ Sports, former NFLers Johnny Manziel and Rob Gronkowski (of course) are among those set to...

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Alec Shane

Happy 3/28 Day, Patriots Nation!

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A small moment of celebration amidst turbulent times.

What a wild time to be alive.

There’s more uncertainty in the world right now than there has ever been in most of our lifetimes. We’re in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic. Our economic future is uncertain. Nobody has any idea who is going to win the AFC East this year. What were once givens, things we simply assumed were always going to be true, are all suddenly in...

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Film room: Adrian Phillips will add plenty of versatility to the Patriots’ secondary

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Related: What signing safety Adrian Phillips means for the Patriots

The New England Patriots may not have been big spenders in free agency, but they did add some intriguing talent to their defense in the form of safety Adrian Phillips. With Duron Harmon traded to the Detroit Lions and Nate Ebner signing a free agency deal with the New York Giants, Phillips and his two-year, $7.5 million contract add experience and flexibility to a defensive backfield that was...

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New England Patriots links 3/27/20 - Besides Brady-Bucs, it’s business as usual for Belichick

C’mon... is this the face of a guy who would NOT do what’s best for the T-E-A-M? | Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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Patriots 2020 Free Agent Tracker. Angelique Fiske notes Bill Belichick’s “NFL 100” appearance earns him a Sports Emmy nomination. NBC Sports presents Football Week in America to include classic Patriots games, beginning Monday, March 30. Patriots Unfiltered 3/26: Resetting the roster and options at QB. (2 hours)


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Bernd Buchmasser

Analyzing the Patriots’ draft need at every position with the free agency slowing down

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Related: What the most accurate mock drafters of 2019 think the Patriots will do this year

The NFL’s 2020 free agency is starting to slow down, with most big-name players already off the market and teams having made their initial moves. For the New England Patriots, it was a period of major turnover: led by quarterback Tom Brady, the team’s list of free agency departures includes fellow 2019 cornerstone players such as...

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Patriots Rumors: Latest on Jarrett Stidham, Andy Dalton, 2020 QB Competition

A handful of names have been mentioned with regard to the New England Patriots ' quarterback opening since Tom Brady departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , but the AFC East side appears to be moving ahead with an in-house replacement...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots are currently among the NFL leaders in dead salary cap space

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Related: Patriots contract details tracker

One of the pillars of the New England Patriots’ dynasty has been the club’s ability to manage its finances. While the Patriots were — as opposed to a popular myth — never afraid to pay market value to keep or acquire talent, they are arguably the smartest organization in the NFL year-in and year-out when it comes to spending cash and evaluating cost based on a players’ possible contributions in the...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Outside of Tom Brady, Patriots' departures are business as usual

Adding low-cost veterans and letting big names bolt might look like an offseason overhaul, but it fits with New England's assembly-line formula.

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Bernd Buchmasser

What the most accurate mock drafters of 2019 think the Patriots will do this year

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Related: Fans don’t think the Patriots should draft a quarterback in round one

Mock drafts are increasingly popular this time of the year, with free agency getting quieter by the day but the NFL’s annual player selection meeting still a month away. Dozens of mocks get published each year, with varying levels of eventual success. Today, we will specifically look at the most accurate mock drafters of 2019 to find out what they have to say about the New...

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Bernd Buchmasser

NFL reaffirms draft date despite Covid-19, threatens disciplinary action against public debate

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Related: Patriots players support local families and organizations during the Coronavirus outbreak

As the National Football League is adapting to life during the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the league office itself has taken another look at the next big event on the calendar now that free agency has started to slow down: the 2020 draft, which is scheduled to take place between April 23 and April 25 in Las Vegas. The NFL has already...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Five things to know about new Patriots safety Cody Davis

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Related: Patriots sign former Rams, Jaguars safety Cody Davis as their potential Nate Ebner replacement

Shortly after the official start of the NFL’s 2020 league year, the New England Patriots lost special teams ace Nate Ebner to the team of former assistant coach Joe Judge: the Giants’ new head coach lured the eight-year veteran to New York with a one-year, $2 million free agency deal. Given Ebner’s experience and prominent role on the Patriots’...

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Patriots Trade Rumors: NE 'Sniffed Around' QB Kyle Allen Before Redskins Move

The New England Patriots don't appear interested in one of the high-profile quarterbacks available, but they are apparently still looking for help at the position...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Bill Belichick might soon be able to add an Emmy to his trophy case

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Related: Bill Belichick among 10 coaches to make NFL’s All-Time Team

No coach in NFL history has won more Super Bowls or more playoff games than Bill Belichick. Starting his career in pro football with the Baltimore Colts all the way back in 1975, he has helped the New York Giants win two titles as defensive coordinator in 1986 and 1990 before taking over the New England Patriots in 2000 and building what is arguably the greatest dynasty the league has...

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Tank for Trevor? Advice for Belichick, rebuilding Patriots

Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and as strange as that is, it’s equally jarring to imagine Bill Belichick entrusting control of the Patriots' offense to someone other than the six-time Super Bowl champion. The last time New England headed to training camp with someone other than Brady as the entrenched starter was 2000, when the job belonged to Drew Bledsoe. New England is being written off as a serious 2020 contender not only because Brady is gone, but because of an exodus...

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Tom Brady Sr. opens up about son leaving Patriots, signing with Bucs

Tom Brady Sr. and mother Gaylyn have of course long been passionate supporters of their superstar son, and a major career change obviously had an impact on their lives as well. With Brady officially becoming a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a two-decade stint with the New England Patriots, the couple have opened up about their son embarking upon the next chapter of his Hall of Fame career. Interestingly enough, the Bradys made their remarks on a podcast hosted by Dell and Sonya...

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Bill Belichick Nominated for Sports Emmy for Work as Studio Analyst on NFL 100

Bill Belichick can add another accolade to his resume. The New England Patriots coach has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for " Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Analyst" for his work with NFL 100, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter ...

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Pat Lane

Pats Pulpit Live: Our favorite Tom Brady memories

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Related: ‘How do you sum up 20 years of greatness?’: Tom Brady leaves Patriots with two decades worth of memories

The New England Patriots lost the face of their franchise in free agency: after 20 seasons, six Super Bowl wins and countless NFL records, Tom Brady decided to embrace a new challenge and left the team in free agency. But even though he is now the new quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he will forever be associated...

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