Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions ‘for quite some time’

The New Orleans Saints continue to downplay their chances of getting New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.General manager Mickey Loomis on Wednesday didn’t rule out bringing Butler in, but he also made it clear it’s not a top priority.“We haven’t really had any discussion for quite some time,” Loomis said, via Nick Underwood of the New Orleans Advocate. “Look...
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Deshaun Watson: I’m chasing Tom Brady, I’m going for six

If there’s one thing quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft class don’t lack, it’s confidence. After former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer compared himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton, yet another soon-to-be rookie signal caller is setting high expectations for his career.Fresh off leading his former Clemson team to a national championship, Deshaun Watson aims to win six...
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Report: Blount, Giants have 'mutual interest'

With Adrian Peterson having officially announced on Tuesday that he is signing with the New Orleans Saints, fellow veteran running back LeGarrette Blount could be the next domino to fall.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Blount and the New York Giants have “mutual interest.” The Giants are still looking to bolster their backfield after they released Rashad Jennings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

If signed, what would Mike Gillislee bring to the New England Patriots?

By their standard, the New England Patriots have had one of the more busier free agencies in recent memory. With key signings like Malcolm Butler, Dont’a Hightower, and Stephon Gilmore on the defensive side of the ball and new additions like Brandin Cooks and Dwayne Allen, the Patriots seem to be well off for the 2017 season. However, the Patriots aren’t finished just yet. On...
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Report: Garoppolo remains 'long shot' to be traded

All indications remain that the New England Patriots will almost certainly not trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported Sunday that trading Garoppolo would be “a long shot,” and it would take “an overwhelming offer” to convince the Patriots to part with their coveted backup.Guregian does not rule out a renewed approach from the Cleveland...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Jacoby Brissett honors Barack Obama during White House visit

The New England Patriots on Wednesday paid a visit to the White House, as is the custom for reigning Super Bowl champions.Much of the talk surrounding the annual event involved how several Patriots players were skipping the White House visit in a sign of protest to the presidency of Donald Trump (more on that here). One Patriots player, however, decided to utilize the visit as a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NYT editor apologizes for tweet about Pats’ White House attendance

The New York Times has been forced to walk back a tweet comparing the number of New England Patriots who visited President Obama after winning the Super Bowl in 2015 to the number who visited President Trump on Wednesday.Here was the original tweet, sent Wednesday afternoon, which features comparable photos of the 2015 and 2017 Patriots delegations. The Patriots responded Wednesday...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trump blasts photos depicting Patriots’ White House turnout

The New England Patriots on Wednesday paid a visit to the White House, as is the custom for reigning Super Bowl champions. A prevailing story line heading into the annual tradition was how several Patriots players were declining the invite in presumptive protest of Donald Trump (more on that here).And the President attempted to dispel that belief on social media.Trump on Thursday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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FBI returns Super Bowl 50 helmet to Von Miller

Von Miller on Wednesday was finally reunited with his helmet from Super Bowl 50 at the Denver Broncos’ training facility.FBI agents Brian Schmitt, Melissa Tallman and Clint Judd were on-hand to present Miller with the prized piece of memorabilia. The Broncos tweeted out a photograph of the moment. It was confirmed last month that Miller’s helmet, worn during the Broncos’ 24...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Malcolm Butler on contract situation: ‘I just want to play football’

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday. It wasn’t necessarily too big of a surprise, but in no way does that mean Butler will remain with the Patriots.There’s still a strong possibility that New England could trade Butler during the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. The former Super Bowl hero took in a visit with the New Orleans...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Malcolm Butler signs tender, trade still on table

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler signed his restricted free agent tender Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Field Yates, who also noted a potential trade is still “on the table.”The ramifications of this are potentially massive. With the tender signed, the Patriots can trade Butler, who was previously rumored to be going to the New Orleans Saints (more on that here).Talks...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett offers hilarious comparison for switching from Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers

Martellus Bennett is a lucky guy. Right after winning a Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, Bennett will play with another all-time great in Aaron Rodgers next season.And the tight end summed up the switch to the Green Bay Packers in his own unique way that NFL fans have come to love.From the Houston Chronicle:“That’s like leaving J. Lo and going to Halle...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan’s journey of self-inflicted pain

You can’t blame a player for getting hung up on a Super Bowl loss, especially if it’s the unprecedented 25-point blown lead the Falcons endured back in February. It would be fair to argue that Matt Ryan is one of the least culpable people for that particular defeat. Sure, he wasn’t without error in the quarter-plus of the Super Bowl, but his offense was responsible for 21 of...
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Belichick addresses Deflategate, Aaron Hernandez in interview

Bill Belichick has yet to speak with reporters since the NFL league year opened last month.But the New England Patriots coach did recently sit down for a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with Suzy Welch of CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” a segment of which was released online Thursday morning.The interview touched on everything from Belichick’s coaching roots to the Patriots’ Super...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski throws beer at wrestler in WWE appearance

Rob Gronkowski has returned to WWE, and that’s bad news for Jinder Mahal.The New England Patriots tight end showed up at “WWE Smackdown Live,” which was at Boston’s TD Garden on Tuesday. And he followed up his epic showing at WrestleMania 33 with another assist for his friend, Mojo Rawley.But this time he tossed a beer in Mahal’s face. That looks sort of familiar. Gronk...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey thief had an interesting final EBay purchase

The case of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys was solved last month when authorities recovered both jerseys in Mexico in the possession of Martín Mauricio Ortega, the former director of the La Prensa tabloid in Mexico City.As it turns out, Ortega was quite the jersey collector, and Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko and Jenny Vrentas did a deep dive into the steps that...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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