Barmore extension yet another example of the Patriots’ commitment to the future

April 29, 2024

(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File) Credit: AP The Patriots signed defensive tackle Christian Barmore to a four year, $90 million dollar extension this morning. $41.8 million of it is guaranteed. The deal locks up Barmore for the next five years including the last season of his rookie deal. Barmore emerged as one of the best interior defensive lineman in the NFL last season after finishing with 64 total tackles and 8.5…

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Patriots sign tight end Mitchell Wilcox

April 22, 2024

The Patriots have added a third tight end, signing former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Mitchell Wilcox. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, originally signed with Cincinnati on April 27, 2020, as a rookie free agent out of South Florida. He spent a part of the 2020 season on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Jan. 1, 2020.  Wilcox played in 48 regular season games with the Cincinnati. He…

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Seven thoughts on ESPN’s “Voted off the island” piece

April 17, 2024

Getty Images A bombshell piece dropped by ESPN named “Voted off the island” detailed how Bill Belichick went from almost getting the Atlanta Falcons job in January to not finishing in the top three after a second interview with owner Arthur Blank and the Falcons brass. The piece was written by Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta and Jeremy Fowler. 1. Bad blood between Kraft and Belichick: We always knew that…

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Matt Slater working as an advisor for the Patriots

April 10, 2024

Getty Images It has barely been three months since he retired but former Patriots special teams ace Matthew Slater is working with the team in an advisory role. Slater was present for the start of Monday’s off-season program and he worked with several players including safety Jabrill Peppers. Peppers did not seem to know what Slater exact role is but he is excited to work with the multi-time pro bowler….

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The Patriots will miss Myles Bryant

March 28, 2024

Free agent cornerback Myles Bryant signed a one year deal with the Houston Texans on Monday. On the surface, some might think that Bryant’s departure is not a loss but in reality, it is. Bryant played in 55 games, including 17 starts. He recorded 200 tackles, two sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and four interceptions. Bryant’s production and versatility will be hard to replace. The past three years,…

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Robert Kraft meets with the media at the owners meetings

March 27, 2024

Image courtesy of Mark Daniels/Masslive Patriots owner Robert Kraft met with the assembled media at the NFL Owners Meetings on Tuesday and he spoke for about 15 minutes on a variety of topics.  ESPN’s Mike Reiss transcribed the interview. The quotes we are using are taken directly from mikereiss.net.  Kraft talked about the draft, taking a quarterback third overall, his hopes for the future and the The Dynasty documentary.  Here…

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Jerod Mayo meets with the media at the owners meetings

March 25, 2024

Patriots coach Jerod Mayo met with the assembled media on Monday in Orlando at the owners meetings. Mayo touched a variety of topics from free agency, to being a head coach to the NFL Draft.  He opened with a statement regarding free agency.  The clarity I would begin with is free agency – the media, the fans – everyone wants that big signing. But at the same time, as we…

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Mayo sheds light on Patriots’ offseason

March 25, 2024

Image courtesy of Mike Reiss/ ESPN Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo spoke to ESPN’s Mike Reiss at the annual NFL Owners Meetings on Sunday evening and touched on a couple of topics.  Mayo talked about the Patriots approach in free agency thus far and why they did not sign any of the big free agents available.  “The most important thing for us was to get our people back here. Re-sign…

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65 Thoughts On The Dynasty From Start To Finish

March 18, 2024

While watching the Apple TV series The Dynasty, I chronicled my thoughts. Below is how I felt about each episode as it aired. I begin with some overarching thoughts: Appreciate the run of success for what it was. The drama at the end is interesting, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that the Patriots had the greatest run in sports history. They won SIX freaking Super Bowls!…

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Patriots should answer the Vikings call if they reach out

March 16, 2024

The Minnesota Vikings acquired the 23rd pick in next month’s NFL Draft in a trade with the Houston Texans on Friday. Minnesota now has picks 11 and 23 in the first round. With the Chicago Bears more than likely drafting Caleb Williams and the Washington Commanders also taking a quarterback, the Patriots could be a possible trade partner for Minnesota if they decide to move up in the draft. If…

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