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Patriots Predicted To Land Kirk Cousins In Free Agency

Could the New England Patriots turn to Kirk Cousins to fill their void at quarterback? The Patriots are kind of in a tough spot right now. They own the No.

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Patriots free agent Kendrick Bourne reportedly ‘expected to test the market’

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Before a torn ACL, Bourne was the Patriots’ most productive pass catcher in 2023.

Kendrick Bourne has expressed his desire to return to the New England Patriots as a free agent this offseason, but it appears no deal is imminent between the two sides.

In fact, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2, the wide receiver is “currently expected to test the market” when it opens in mid-March. If so, the belief is that...

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Patriots free agency profile: Hunter Henry remains a reliable veteran pass catcher

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Henry’s original three-year deal is set to expire.

The New England Patriots are already in the middle of a franchise-altering offseason. They have a new head coach, restructured their front office, and are expected to overhaul their roster from the top down.

Free agency will be a key part of this process. And while adding external players to the mix will undoubtably happen, there are also quite a few in-house free agents to be taken care of. In...

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New England Patriots Add 4 x Pro Bowl, Franchise QB in Free Agency Proposition

The New England Patriots, despite dominating parts of this offseason with the new hit Apple Tv+ documentary, in which all sorts of drama has been stirred up and and shots have been fired, risk fading into obscurity after another losing season, which eventually resulted in the Patriots parting ways with legendary head coach, Bill Belichick.

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Patriots’ new special teams coordinator ‘can’t wait to work’ with Brenden Schooler

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Schooler has developed into one of the NFL’s best special teamers over his two seasons in the league.

The New England Patriots’ special teams will look drastically different in 2024, in large part because long-time captain Matthew Slater announcing his retirement after 16 NFL seasons. With the future Patriots (and Pro Football?) Hall of Famer no longer around to lead the troops into battle, the club will need to have somebody else to rally behind.


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Patriots now know how much it would cost to franchise-tag Kyle Dugger, Michael Onwenu

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The NFL informed its teams of its salary cap figures on Friday.

The New England Patriots have not used the franchise tag on one of their pending free agents since the 2020 offseason, and only twice total over the last decade. However, it might just come in handy this year: the team currently has 16 players headed for unrestricted free agency, including some potential long-term building blocks.

Of those, two in particular appear to be potential...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Kendrick Bourne’s agent teases contract talks with Patriots — and more?

Kendrick Bourne’s agent apparently spent time in Foxboro recently, posting a picture on his Instagram account showing the facade of Gillette Stadium. The fact that he was there is not unsurprising — he is representing his client, who spent the last three years with the New England Patriots and is scheduled to enter unrestricted free agency in March.

What does stand out, however, is the song he opted to use on his Instagram story: New Money by Migos — a potential wish for his...

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Bill Belichick Pursuing TV Jobs After Patriots Exit, Falcons HC Talks, Son Steve Says

Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is pursuing television jobs, according to his son Steve who served as an assistant coach on the team's…

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NFL Draft bets: Jayden Daniels offers intriguing value

It's a near certainty that Caleb Williams will be the first pick in this draft, whether it's Chicago taking him or someone trading up to nab the 2022 Heisman winner.

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Has Patriots' Mac Jones lost trade value since end of season?

It's thought both the Patriots and Jones could benefit from a parting of ways.

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Tennessee Vols are trending for elite 4-star recruit who draws comparisons to former NFL Pro Bowler

The Tennessee Vols are trending for an elite four-star recruit who draws comparisons to a former NFL Pro Bowler.  Rivals.com national recruiting director

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Picking the best Round 1 draft targets for the Patriots ahead of the 2024 NFL Combine

Now that the 2023 season is officially over, Draft season has begun. And this is a very important time for the New England Patriots.  The official 2024 NFL Draft that will take place in Detroit, Michigan.

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Patriots projected to have over $87 million available after NFL sets record breaking salary cap

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This year’s cap is roughly a $30 million increase from last seasons.

The NFL announced Friday its salary cap for the 2024 season will be a record $255.4 million.

The New England Patriots are now currently projected to have $87.3 million in cap room, according to Patriots salary cap expert Miguel Benzan. That number will likely leave the Patriots with the second-most cap space in the league. New England can create even...

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Special Teams, Special Legacy: Matthew Slater Retires

Marking the end of a storied era, Matthew Slater – whose career is nothing short of Hall of Fame-worthy – announced his retirement through a heartfelt statement shared on the Patriots social media pages.

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The 10 Worst Patriots Moments of 2023: No. 10

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Starting the offseason countdown off in style!

Welcome to the first of our Top 10 Worst Patriots Moments of 2023!

In case you missed it last week, I’m going to be deviating a bit from my usual offseason countdown of the Top 20 Most Memorable Patriots Moments of the previous season. The sad reality is that there was just no way I was going to be able to squeeze 20 good plays out of the rotten fruit that was last year, so rather than make wild, insane...

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New England Patriots links 2/23/24 - Replenishing TE depth through free agency, draft

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Daily news and links for Friday.


Patriots 2024 Mock Draft Tracker. Patriots Unfiltered: Coaching staff impressions, recent roster moves, NFL Combine preview. (2 hours) Patriots Catch-22: NFL Scouting Combine preview, takeaways from coaching staff media. (2 hours)


Mike Reiss explores whether the Patriots should trade down or draft a QB or WR with the No. 3 pick. There’s no overestimating the pressure to...

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Daniel Jeremiah Endorses Patriots Going QB over Marvin Harrison Jr. in 2024 NFL Draft

NFL draft expert Daniel Jeremiah expressed his belief that the New England Patriots should use the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft on a quarterback.…

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2024 New England Patriots Team Mock

It’s a new world out at Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots operate their franchise. For the first time in this century, Bill Belichick is not calling pretty much all the shots.

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Steve Belichick gives an update on his father, ex-Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

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Both Belichicks left New England following the 2023 season.

Ever since he and the New England Patriots announced their mutual parting of the ways in January, Bill Belichick has kept a low profile. He did interview with the Atlanta Falcons about their head coaching position and also released a statement endorsing Bill O’Brien as the new head coach at Boston College.

Other than that, however, the future Pro Football Hall of Famer has...

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Aaron Schatz

32 teams, 32 daring offseason moves: Trade Stefon Diggs? Acquire Justin Fields?

A bold move at the 2024 NFL draft or in free agency could make the difference for NFL teams looking to contend. But which move should each make?

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