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Patriots Rookie Trey Flowers Working to Find His Role

When New England selected Trey Flowers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the early thinking was that he could be a pass rusher with power and contribute on passing downs. The 6’2, 266 pound defensive end is not as large as some of the prototypical pass rushers in the NFL, but he uses […]

Training Camp Observations, Day Seven

The Patriots held their seventh training camp practice of 2015 on Thursday. The practice had a heavy situation-focus as well as an “official” element to it. The following are my observations from day seven: NFL referees are in town for three days of practice, which began today. The officials were part of the entire practice, officiating […]

Observations From Day Three of Patriots Training Camp

Day three of Patriots training camp was the first day in pads for the team and there were also a few fresh faces on the practice field. Defensive tackle Dominique Easley practiced for the first time and running back LeGarrette Blount was on the field for the first time this camp, evidence that he passed […]

Robert Kraft Slams League Office in Defense of Tom Brady; Belichick Moves On

In a surprising move, Robert Kraft stepped to the podium before coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday and came out strong against  a league office that he believes unfairly punished his team as well as Tom Brady. When Belichick stepped to the podium, he deflected all questions related to ball deflation or Brady, saying that he […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading Into Camp: 1, Tom Brady

      Tom Brady is the obvious choice to wrap the five most important Patriots heading into training camp series. The quarterback is entering this season amid something he has never dealt with before, a swirl of controversy. He is currently under a four game suspension and will sue the league in Federal Court […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading into Training Camp, 2- Bill Belichick

Head coach Bill Belichick is always essential to the Patriots success, but the 2015 training camp will provide him with potential challenges that are beyond the norm. First, his team is fresh off a Super Bowl win in 2014 and will have to remain hungry and focused as the rest of the league is now […]

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 (https://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 […]