/Recent reports from Ian Rapoport claims that former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a pre-draft meeting with the Patriots on this past Wednesday. Johnny Manziel, as also known as Johnny Football, was a Heiseman Trophy winner as a freshman with A&M and was a qualifier for award this past season. In his two college seasons, he has 7,820 passing yards and 63 touchdowns.
The question everyone must be wondering is why would he have a meeting in Foxboro when Tom Brady has another three years on his contract? Continue reading NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel a Possibility for Patriots? »
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Amid reports of his connections to gangs and other off-field and locker room issues, Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The move comes after weeks of rumors and speculation, including a strangely playful photo from Jackson’s Twitter account of coach Chip Kelly (presumably to prove their wondrous relationship), a series of tweets from Jackson insinuating he’d like to play with his old pal Michael Vick on the New York Jets, and the refusal of Philly brass to back or commit to Jackson in any way.
Among the myriad stories swirling about Jackson’s impending end with the Eagles either by trade or release, the New England Patriots were listed as a potential destination. Now that Jackson is officially a free agent, should Bill Belichick and company make a Revis-esque run at the talented but troubled wide receiver?
Continue reading Eagles Release WR DeSean Jackson; Should Patriots Sign Him? »
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Patriot fans can now rejoice with the news that veteran Vince Wilfork is not going anywhere! The Patriots and Wilfork have finally come to an agreement both sides and the fans can be happy with and could allow Wilfork to retire as a Patriot. The Patriots restructured Wilfork’s contract and offered him a 3-year, $22.5 million contract extension according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
His new deal is for one-year, $8 million, with $3 million guaranteed. The Patriots also have the option of bringing back the nose tackle for the 2015 and 2016 seasons for a total of $22.5 million. Continue reading Vince Wilfork, Patriots Agree to New Contract Extension »
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Starting next season, the NFL will no longer allow players to dunk the ball over the goal post crossbar in celebration of scoring a touchdown.
Insert obligatory joke about the NFL standing for the “No Fun League” here.
Awful acronym jokes aside, I am disappointed that I won’t be seeing any celebratory dunks this coming season. But not for the reason you might think. (Hint: I don’t care to see New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who inspired the rule change, show off his ups.)
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Sunday night Indianapolis police pulled over Colts owner, Jim Irsay, under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was driving slowly, nearly coming to a stop, and failed to use a turn signal. At the traffic stop police found prescription drug bottles in Irsay’s car and placed him under arrest. In addition, Irsay failed many field sobriety tests.
Continue reading Colts’ Owner Jim Irsay Arrested for Possession, DWI »
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Hallelujah! The Patriots have done something for once during free-agency, surprising its fans (at least me) by signing arguably the best corner in the league, Darrelle Revis, to a one-year, $12 million contract. A big free-agent signing has not been made since Randy Moss back in 2007 and the Patriots made us feel as if this opportunity to get the best player in free-agency would slip away. Luckily, this year was different. Continue reading How Darrelle Revis Will Dramatically Improve Patriots »
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The Patriots didn’t let Tom Brady’s most trustworthy weapon slop away this time.
The team and wide receiver Julian Edelman agreed Saturday on a new contract. Continue reading Patriots, Julian Edelman Agree on New Contract »
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