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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots reveal what their 2018 Super Bowl rings mean to them

Related: Watch the Patriots players react to receiving the biggest Super Bowl rings ever

Earlier this month, the New England Patriots officially closed the book on the 2018 season: at a party at team owner Robert Kraft’s home, the club handed out the championship rings earned for beating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53. The rings are the biggest that have ever been created for such a purpose, but their actual value goes far beyond the 422 diamonds they have been made out...

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An upset Nick Caserio could spell trouble for the Patriots

The Texans were blocked from even talking to the Patriots executive.

The Houston Texans have ended their pursuit of Nick Caserio, so he is staying with the New England Patriots. This is obviously huge for the team, as Bill Belichick has said many times how important he is to the team. The saga got me thinking about Caserio, though: the job he does in New . England, and how the team might be effected moving forward.

First of all, Caserio has an absolutely terrible contract. It’s wild to...

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Marima

New England Patriots links 6/17/19 - Caserio case continues; Predicting who’s primed for 2019 breakout

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TEAM TALK

Paul Perillo and Megan O’Brien debate which newcomer stood out the most during minicamp. Erik Scalavino gives us the joint practice dates with the Detroit Lions. Angelique Fiske reports that with Monster Jam taking over Gillette Stadium this past Saturday, some Patriots and their families climbed up for a ride. Patriots All Access: Inside the ring ceremony; Minicamp recap; the state of the team heading into final break before Training Camp;...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots roster breakdown: CB Stephon Gilmore

Arguably the NFL’s best cornerback, Gilmore returns for another season as the Patriots’ number one.

The New England Patriots, who will be off until training camp starts in late July, currently have 90 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on August 31 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the summer, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Three details we now know about Nick Caserio’s contract with the Patriots

Related: Texans drop their pursuit of Nick Caserio

On Friday, the Houston Texans dropped their pursuit of New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio. The story up to that point was filled with considerable intrigue, of course: the Texans parted ways with general manager Brian Gaine one week earlier, presumably to target Caserio for the gig. New England, however, did not answer a request for an interview and instead accused Houston of tampering.

The entire affair ended...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Rob Gronkowski remains active in the community even in retirement

Related: Tom Brady sends message to high school student who missed graduation because of a heart transplant

Rob Gronkowski’s playing days may be behind him, but the former New England Patriots tight end remains as present as ever off the gridiron. Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland found this out first-hand last week: the future Hall of Famer and his family paid a visit to hand over a $25,000 check that was raised through a raffle of Super Bowl tickets...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots roster breakdown: SS Patrick Chung

Chung returns as a key member of New England’s secondary.

The New England Patriots, who will be off until training camp starts in late July, currently have 90 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on August 31 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the summer, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots defend their Super Bowl title.

Today, the...

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Benjamin Watson from 'The New Dad's Playbook': Love is everything

The veteran tight end reflects on his book about fatherhood and the challenges of balancing relationships at home with the demands of an NFL career.

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Ex-Patriot Hogan thinks Cam Newton, Tom Brady have one key thing in common

Wide receiver Chris Hogan played in three consecutive Super Bowls with Tom Brady before moving to the Carolina Panthers, where he hopes to record similar accomplishments with Cam Newton. Hogan admitted that the two quarterbacks are very different in the way they play, but in his mind, they share one key factor in common. “That competitive nature, it’s there,” Hogan said, via David Newton of ESPN. “When it comes time to strap on the pads and play football, their focus is on one goal...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots roster breakdown: SS Obi Melifonwu

After a quiet 2018 campaign, can Melifonwu turn his fortunes in New England around?

The New England Patriots, who will be off until training camp starts in late July, currently have 90 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on August 31 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the summer, we will take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots defend their Super...

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Sources: Pats drop grievance as Texans move on

The Houston Texans will no longer pursue New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager position, the team announced Friday.

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Texans to wait until spring of 2020 to hire Nick Caserio?

The big story of the day has been the drama surrounding Patriots exec Nick Caserio. The Texans announced earlier that they’d be backing down from their pursuit of Caserio, and the Patriots in turn agreed to drop tampering charges. The Texans’ statement from owner Cal McNair indicated there was a provision in Caserio’s contract they were unaware of, and now we have some clarity. It was initially thought he would be allowed to interview since the Texans’ job is a clear promotion,...

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In wake of Caserio drama, Texans could go without GM in 2019-20?

The Texans didn’t get their guy. After a brief battle with New England over Nick Caserio that resulted in the Patriots filing tampering charges, the Texans backed off. The Texans agreed to stop pursuing Caserio, with the Patriots agreeing to drop the tampering charges. Texans owner Cal McNair released a statement with the announcement, and now we have one from Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “The Houston Texans and New England Patriots have always had a great working relationship. We...

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Texans no longer pursuing Nick Caserio; Patriots dropping tampering charges

The drama between the Texans and Patriots appears to be over. New England has agreed to drop the tampering charges against Houston, and the Texans have agreed to stop pursuing Nick Caserio for their general manager vacancy, per a statement from Texans owner Cal McNair, via Mark Berman of FOX 26: “We have now been made aware of certain terms in Nick’s contract with the Patriots. Once we were made aware of these contract terms, I informed Mr. [Robert] Kraft that we would stop pursuing...

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Texans withdraw pursuit of Patriots exec Nick Caserio for GM job

Just days after the New England Patriots filed tampering charging against the Houston Texans for their pursuit of executive Nick Caserio, the Texans are now backing off New England’s top executive and continuing their search for a new general manager. Houston’s CEO released a statement announcing the organization is backing off Caserio after learning of contractual obligations in his deal with the Patriots. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Patriots are dropping...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots’ trade for Michael Roberts falls through due to failed physical

New England won’t acquire the tight end.

On Thursday, the New England Patriots added to their new-look tight end depth chart: the reigning world champions acquired Michael Roberts from the Detroit Lions via trade; the Patriots sent a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Lions in order to get the former fourth-round selection on board. Twenty-four hours after the move was made official, however, the transaction fell through.

As the Lions announced earlier today, Roberts...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Texans drop their pursuit of Nick Caserio

Related: Patriots file tampering charges against Texans for attempting to hire Nick Caserio

Exactly one week ago, the Houston Texans parted ways with general manager Brian Gaine — and New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio quickly emerged as the franchise’s top target to fill the suddenly vacated spot. Houston requested an interview with Caserio, unsurprisingly, but the pursuit did not come without controversy: on Wednesday, the Patriots filed tampering charges...

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Lions, Patriots call off Michael Roberts trade

Michael Roberts isn’t going to the Patriots, after all. On Friday, the Lions announced that Roberts reverted back to the team’s roster, “per trade conditions.” Subsequently, the Lions waived the tight end. Earlier this week, the Lions agreed to ship Roberts to the Patriots in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick in 2020. For one reason or another, the trade effectively fell through. Roberts has yet to break through at the pro level, but he has flashed some ability over the past...

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Patriots' trade for Lions TE Michael Roberts voided

The New England Patriots appeared to make a roster move earlier this week that would bring them some much-needed tight end depth, but the trade has been nixed. The Detroit Lions announced on Friday that they are waiving tight end Michael Roberts after he was reverted back to their roster. The Lions and Patriots had agreed to a trade for Roberts on Thursday. That likely means Roberts failed his physical, so it’s unclear what the future holds for him. Roberts, a fourth-round pick in 2017,...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots to hold joint training camp practices with Lions ahead of preseason opener

New England and Detroit will join forces ahead of their preseason game.

When the NFL announced its 2019 preseason schedule in early April, two games jumped off the page as potential opportunities for joint training camp practices with other teams: the preseason opener at the Detroit Lions on August 8, and the second exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans on August 17. Both clubs, of course, are led by former members of the Patriots organization and have multiple ties to New England.

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