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Five Most Important Patriots Heading Into Training Camp, 3- Rob Gronkowski

Superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski lands at number three on the list of most important Patriots heading into training camp. Number two on the list will be posting Tuesday, stay tuned…   Rob Gronkowski is one of if not the most dynamic weapons in the NFL. No list of important players heading in to camp […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading into Camp: 4, Devin McCourty

Next up in the five part series of most important Patriots heading into training camp is freshly-extended free safety Devin McCourty.  Number three is likely to post on Sunday, stay tuned… After signing a long term extension in March, Devin McCourty then saw Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Kyle Arrington all leave the secondary. Super […]

Five Key Patriots To Watch in Training Camp: Number Five, Tre Jackson

Over the next week I will be posting a series on the five most important Patriots heading into training camp. First up is number five, rookie guard Tre Jackson.   As this writer highlighted previously (http://sportsofboston.com/2015/06/17/why-tre-jackson-could-be-patriots-most-important-rookie/), Tre Jackson has one of the most important opportunities heading in to camp. With the retirement of Dan Connolly, […]

Report: NFLPA, Brady to Fight if Not Exonerated by Goodell

ABC News reported early Wednesday that Tom Brady and his players association representatives will fight in Federal Court any suspension that is given by Commissioner Roger Goodell when he hands down his appeal decision. In other words, Brady wants to be fully exonerated of any wrong doing or he will go to court. Brady was […]

Patriots, Stephen Gostkowski Agree to Contract Extension

The Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski agreed to a four year contract extension on Wednesday afternoon. Gostkowski was the team’s franchise tag designee, and the deal came before the 4 pm deadline for franchise tag players to sign long term extensions. The deal is worth $17.2 million total and will keep Gostkowski in New England […]

Goodell Could Rule on Brady Appeal as Early as Next Week

Roger Goodell was spending time at a conference in Sun Valley when he told a CNBC reporter that a ruling on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal could come as early as next week. Goodell initially responded to questioning by saying a decision is “coming soon” and then elaborated that it could be next week. Brady was […]

Former Patriot Spikes Pleads Guilty

Former Patriots and Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident earlier this week. The penalty for Spikes is one year probation, a fine, and he has lost his license. The accident occured early on the morning of June 7. Spikes crashed his Mercedes into another vehicle on route I-495 […]

Tom Brady’s Appeal Set for Tomorrow

Tom Brady will meet face to face with Roger Goodell on Tuesday in the much anticipated “deflategate” appeal. Brady will be looking to have his four game suspension completely wiped out. Goodell will be the arbitrator and have final say on whether or not Brady’s  case merits a change in his discipline. If he chooses […]

Why Tre Jackson Could be Patriots Most Important Rookie

Through the first four games of last season, the Patriots offense was in shambles. Tom Brady was constantly under pressure and the team was struggling to move the ball even against inferior opponents, such as the Raiders and Vikings. The woes culminated in a 41-14 drubbing at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. The […]

Boston Sports State of the Union Address

Dear Beloved Boston Sports Fans, In case you haven’t noticed, the Boston sports teams are all in a state of disarray. The Red Sox are quickly becoming the laughing stock of Major League Baseball with one of the highest payrolls in the league and a collection of underperforming players. The only bright spot on the […]

Group Uses Actual Science to Rip Apart Wells Report

Everyone, including its supporters, could find ways to poke holes into the Wells Report. Among its findings was some flawed science which found conclusions the NFL was looking for. Enter the American Enterprise Institute, was a thorn in the NFL’s side during the Bountygate scandal. At that time, the AEI found that the Saints, whether […]

Patriots Sign Matt Flynn, Prepare For Life Without Tom Brady

Signed in the past to be a starter for the Seahawks and Raiders — he failed in both places — quarterback Matt Flynn has accomplished the most filling in for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. Now, he’s in New England, presumably to back up Jimmy Garappolo while Tom Brady misses at most four games (but […]

Report: Malcolm Butler Held Out of OTAs Due to Tardiness

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported last night that Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler was held out of the first two weeks of Organized Team Activities because he showed up late to the initial session. Butler caught a late flight to New England, which was delayed by weather and caused him to be late on the first […]

Patriots Release Brandon Spikes Following Incident

The Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday, just one day after a car registered to him was found abandoned on I-495 following an accident. Spikes, who had-resigned with the team 23 days ago, was getting top reps during Organized Team Activities. The goal for the team was to have Spikes play meaningful snaps in […]

Wes Welker Not Ruling Out Return to Patriots, Offers Take on Deflategate

Appearing on Boston radio stations Tuesday, free agent wide receiver Wes Welker would not rule out a return to the Patriots: “I think there are a handful of teams that are definitely an option,” he said. “If the right situation comes up and everything kind of pieces together then I’ll definitely play again. … I […]