PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Malcolm Butler reportedly will be at OTAs this week

I think we can all agree that New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler should be getting paid more than the $600,000 he will make this season. That’s why it was no surprise when Butler made it known that he wanted a new contract from the Patriots. At this point, Butler is not required to show up to anything the Patriots do until their mandatory mini-camp. But now it...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Malcolm Butler get the boot?

While some of the star players for the New England Patriots are taking pay cuts, there is one that is looking to renegotiate his contract. Before Super Bowl XLIX winning catch by Malcom Butler, he was relatively unknown to many outside of his teammates. Now he may be stirring the pot by wanting more money before the 2016 season. Originally Butler was signed as a free agent after...
Via cover32
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Timberlake gives Gronk a shoutout for his dancing

Rob Gronkowski loves to dance, and one of the best dancers in the music business approves of the New England Patriots tight end’s moves. Gronk and Julian Edelman spent some time partying on the island of Nantucket, Mass., over the weekend. Naturally, there was lots of dancing. Gronk was getting down to Justin Timberlake’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” at one point...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Malcolm Butler Rightly Wants New Contract, But Patriots Would Be Wise To Wait

Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots are in a sticky situation. Butler reportedly wants a new contract, but the Patriots hold all the leverage in any potential discussions. Butler made the Pro Bowl after his breakout 2015 campaign, but he’s due just $600,000 in 2016 because he entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He’s set to hit free agency after this upcoming...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reloading The Musket, Part 1 - Goodell's Parity Plan Backfires, Belichick Loads Up Juggernaut

"Parity rubs against the spirit of competition at its fundamental roots. There is no room in football for parity. If there was, everyone would get a participation trophy and be happy with that. There wouldn't be any incentive to be any better than anyone else, there wouldn't be any reasons to dig deep, to rise above, to give every last ounce of energy, nor to willfully give up blood...
Via Foxborough Free Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Malcolm Butler seeking new contract before season

Malcolm Butler followed up his game-sealing interception in Super Bowl XLIX by putting together a Pro Bowl season in 2015. Now, he reportedly wants to get paid. The New England Patriots cornerback did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, and ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss wrote Saturday that he “wouldn’t be surprised if (Butler’s absence) was related to his contract...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Edelman screams 'free Brady!' at Boston concert

Julian Edelman obviously doesn’t want Tom Brady to be disciplined for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal, currently set to cost him four games in 2016. He made this crystal clear in an appearance at Boston Calling, a local music festival, on Saturday night. Check out Edelman screaming “free Brady!” on stage, much to the delight of the pro-New England Patriots crowd...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What it means to be a New England Patriots’ player

The man behind New England is head coach Bill Belichick. Belichick has been with New England since 2000, the same year that Tom Brady was drafted by the Patriots. Belichick has been the key factor in creating the winning culture that currently exists in New England. He has a unique ability to take ordinary players or players that are thought to be “over the hill” and tap into...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan echoes brother Rex: ‘Bring Belichick on. We got him’

It clearly didn’t take long for Rob Ryan to pick up a thing or two from brother Rex about the importance of putting a bulls eye on one Bill Belichick, even if it is months before the season even begins. During a joint Q&A the Ryan brothers had with TheMMQB.com, the topic of the New England Patriots head coach — a frequent thorn in Rex Ryan’s side throughout his head...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Owners unhappy with Robert Kraft's letter for Brady

The New England Patriots’ amicus brief filed this week supporting the NFL Players Association’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension isn’t sitting well with some. Three NFL owners expressed “extreme disappointment” with Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s letter of support for Brady, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. Their disappointment reportedly...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rob Gronkowski taking ballet lessons is hilarious

NFL superstars have long realized the benefits to taking ballet lessons. Rob Gronkowski is now part of that group, though we’re not sure if there have been many worse than him when it comes to the delicate maneuvers required to excel. Appearing with a real-life ballerina as his guide, Gronk attempted to follow her instructions…and failed miserably. While his moves weren...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots critical of NFL in Deflategate amicus brief

Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots did something Wednesday that hasn’t been done in years when they filed an amicus brief in support of Tom Brady against the NFL in his Deflategate appeal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported on this. He also provided an interesting bit of information to show just how contentious things are right now between the Patriots and the NFL as...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A D-III Wide Receiver Has Been Standing Outside the Patriots' Stadium for More Than a Month Hoping for a Tryout

Only 1.6 percent of college football players make it to the NFL. On draft day, most of the names that are called are athletes from Division I. It's rare for players from smaller programs to get drafted. One undrafted Division III wide receiver is taking extraordinary steps in hopes he'll get a chance to prove himself. RELATED: The New Way to (Maybe) Get an NFL Tryout Abiola...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the wide receiver depth for the New England Patriots

For this upcoming NFL season the New England Patriots are looking for redemption after losing in the AFC Championship game. The team returns a great offense and at wide receiver, where they already have solid players they improved on it during the offseason. The Patriots return Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, they signed Chris Hogan and Nate Washington and drafted Malcolm Mitchell...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell denied Rookie Premiere invitation to study playbook

New England Patriots rookie Malcolm Mitchell is one of the most interesting players from the 2016 NFL Draft class off the field. Mitchell is also one of the only self-published authors in the NFL and now he was the only rookie to decline an invitation to the NFLPA Rookie Premiere this weekend. Don’t worry, though. Mitchell had the perfect reason for missing out on the Rookie Premiere...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft approves of a Raiders move to Las Vegas

Will the NFL allow the Oakland….err..Los Angeles…err Oakland Raiders to move yet again? It has been a hot topic all offseason in NFL circles, and many believed the biggest hurdle would be convincing other owners the move should happen. If the tea leaves are to be understood, then it appears a major player appears to be on the side of the move. That’s because reports indicate...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Balance, Health Key For Patriots' Offensive Line; Thuney's Versatility Boon For Unit

Thuney is a five-position mercenary, which makes him very valuable to Scarnecchia's offensive line.Jonathan Cooper is a young, tough guard - which makes him fit right in with the interior of the New England Patriots' offensive line.He missed his entire rookie season after fracturing his fibula in a preseason game, suffered a knee issue in his sophomore preseason that required weekly...
Via Foxborough Free Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady makes top five on most-hated list

We’ll never really know if Tom Brady masterminded a scheme to deflate footballs. But SportingNews.com threw the book at him by naming him the fifth-most hated NFL player of all-time. If this top-40 list holds any sway, Brady will not only make the Hall of Fame but also the Hall of Hate. Ahead of Brady on the list are Michael Vick at No. 1, Terrell Owens at No. 2, Ndamukong...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Effect of Terrance Knighton

The New England Patriots have already made several strong moves this offseason in the draft and in free agency in an attempt to fill their team needs. In the draft, the Pats decided to focus more on improving their offense, as they drafted an offensive guard, a quarterback, and a wide receiver. In terms of addressing concerns on their defense, however, New England was able to make...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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