Here’s a photo of Tom Brady working out with new wide receiver Danny Amendola today at USC.
Just a reminder — It’s April 2, and football season doesn’t start for several months. Just win.
For over a decade, the Patriots have never had to worry about two things: head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Belichick has shown no signs of letting up, finishing first in the AFC East ten out of his thirteen seasons with the Patriots (’00 first season finished 5th, ’02 finished 2nd, ’08 finished 2nd without Brady). Looking at age, Tom Coughlin, the head coach of the New York Giants, has had success of late and will be 67 years old when the next NFL season kicks off (Belichick will be 61). It is safe to say we will have to deal with a Brady-less Patriots team before we see the head coach leave (don’t even dare let the thought of losing both at the same time creep into your mind).
With that said, how many years does Brady have left? His current contract keeps him with the team until the 2018 season, when he will then become an unrestricted free agent at the age of 41. It is now realistic to begin looking at finding a new successor for the all-time franchise QB. Continue reading Life After Tom: Investigating Who Will One Day Replace Brady as Patriots QB »
Terrell Suggs might turn out to be right after all. If everyone didn’t hate the New England Patriots already, they will after Tom Brady was caught on tape taking out the Easter Bunny with one well-placed football between its floppy ears.
Luckily, the Easter Bunny seems to be okay while Brady later teaches his signature touchdown dance (though seemingly slightly concussed from the blow to the head): Continue reading Video: Tom Brady Takes Out Easter Bunny »
The New England Patriots decided to part ways with wide receiver Brandon Lloyd on Saturday night by releasing him. Lloyd was owed a $3 million roster bonus on Saturday and the Patriots released him before that bonus went into effect, according to Boston.com.
The 31-year-old had the second-most receptions and yards in his career last year, finishing with with 74 and 911 respectively. However, his total of just four touchdown catches may not have been appealing enough for the Pats. He also had trouble with yards after the catch and staying on his feet when catching the ball. Sure, he made some spectacular catches, but he was not always on the same page with Tom Brady and that was one of the real problems with the wideout.
Another major problem was Lloyd’s attitude in the locker room. Continue reading Brandon Lloyd Release Helps Patriots with Cap Space, Receiver Could Return »
Now that the Ravens’ leading tackler is on the market as a free agent, the New England Patriots shouldn’t hesitate for a second to sign that man.
But not for the reasons you might think. Continue reading Patriots Should Sign Ex-Raven Pollard »
It seems like former Patriot Donte’ Stallworth just can’t escape crazy Florida headlines.
Four years after serving 24 days in jail for DUI vehicular manslaughter in Miami, Stallworth was hospitalized earlier on Saturday after suffering serious burns when a hot air balloon carrying the wide receiver crashed into power lines in Florida.
Stallworth is in stable condition, and he will be able to resume his career despite the nature of the injuries. Continue reading Donte’ Stallworth Injured in Hot Air Balloon Accident »
The New England Patriots carried their Friday frenzy of free agent signings into Saturday, reportedly reaching a one-year, $5 million agreement with cornerback Aqib Talib, according to WEEI’s Christopher Price.
(The report came via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, unsurprisingly, who is apparently “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” of NFL free agency news in terms of his ability to be tapped into everything that is going on.)
The signing of Talib brings the New England secondary into clearer focus, as the Patriots also added Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson to bolster the pass defense on Friday. The only question mark remaining is Alfonzo Dennard’s availability following his guilty verdict in the assault of a police officer while at the University of Nebraska.
Talib is the sixth free agent signing by the Patriots this offseason.