Maye Day! Patriots sign Drake Maye

May 29, 2024

The Patriots have signed first round pick Drake Maye. The team announced the signing yesterday afternoon. Maye signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $36.63 million deal that includes a $23.46 million signing bonus according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Getting Maye signed earlier than later is important for several reasons. For one, he can now focus on learning the offense and playing football. Typically most top ten picks get their deals done…

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Receivers will have an opportunity to compete in voluntary OTA’s

May 20, 2024

Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster is healthy and ready to compete for playing time. The wide receiver position for the Patriots has been much maligned in recent years. Despite a concerted effort the last five years to upgrade the position, the production has not been there. The receiver room as a whole has been underwhelming.  The Patriots addressed the position once again this off-season by re-signing Kendrick Bourne, signing K.J Osborn and drafting…

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Voluntary Patriots OTA preview

May 20, 2024

The Patriots kickoff voluntary OTA’s today in Foxboro. Head Coach Jerod Mayo is scheduled to meet with the media at 11:30 am. After he meets with the media, the team will practice for two hours and then six players will meet be made available to the media at 2:00 pm. The NFL allows teams to have team activities in three phases during the offseason. Today’s practice will be the first…

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Don’t read too much into what Mayo said about Drake Maye. It’s early

May 13, 2024

The reaction to Patriots coach Jerod Mayo’s comments regarding Drake Maye have been the talk of this past weekend’s rookie mini-camp.  Mayo met with the media prior to Saturday’s practice and he was asked about his early impressions regarding Drake Maye.  “Early impressions of Drake? Look, he has a lot to work on. A lot to work on. But I have no doubt that he will put the time in….

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Entering his second NFL season, Gonzalez feeling good & ready to contribute

May 7, 2024

Before we even got to truly see just how good Christian Gonzalez could be, his season was cut short in 2023. Now, the second-year corner from Oregon is feeling healthy and ready to go for 2024. “Healthy, excited to go, focused on just getting better and coming in every day and just keep getting back to work,” Gonzalez said to open his media availability on Tuesday when asked how he…

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Patriots not set on redshirting Drake Maye

May 3, 2024

According to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe, the Patriots do not plan on “redshirting” rookie quarterback Drake Maye.  Wolfe recently spoke with Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo who told him that while Jacoby Brissett has a leg up on the other quarterbacks because he played under Alex Van Pelt in 2022 in Cleveland, it will still be a competition. The best players will compete to play. Maye will not be “held…

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As new era begins in Foxborough, Henry & Peppers ready to lead

April 9, 2024

FOXBOROUGH – Hunter Henry and Jabrill Peppers were all smiles when they each sat down at a table inside the Gillette Stadium media work room on Tuesday afternoon. The Patriots officially began voluntary offseason workouts on Monday and both guys were eager to get things going. Peppers is entering his third year with the team and has become an unquestioned leader of the locker room. Henry re-signed after serving as…

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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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