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Patriots Re-Sign Benjamin Watson

Oct 14, 2019 3:39 PM

The New England Patriots are expected to re-sign Benjamin Watson.

Watson was released on Oct. 7 by the Patriots when they didn't have a roster spot following his four-game PED suspension. 

Watson spent training camp with the Patriots and has experience in their system. 

"Ben's a great player. He's been a great player for this team, for other teams. He's had an incredible career," Brady said last week. "He was right next to me [in the locker room], and for as great as a player he was, he was 10 times a better person, just the highest integrity. I can't say enough good things about Ben, what he's meant to me, my family, our team."

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Tom Brady Won't Try To Convince Rob Gronkowski To End Retirement

Oct 14, 2019 11:56 AM

Tom Brady won't try to convince Rob Gronkowski to return to the New England Patriots. Gronkowski retired following the Super Bowl in 2019.

“Look, I love that guy. I am so happy that he’s enjoying his time. I am happy that he’s enjoying his life." Brady said. "He seems to really be doing a lot of great things. He knows how I feel about him. I want what is best for him. He’s the only person that can make those decisions. I don’t lobby for those things.

"I have a great relationship with him. He has given actually a hell of a lot to our team already over the course of a long period of time, and I think people should be very appreciative for what he’s brought to the team and what he’s brought to the region. I think he’s a very special guy. He’s just in a different phase of his life.”

Ryan Hannable/WEEI

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Antonio Brown Willing To Return To Patriots

Oct 9, 2019 12:03 PM

Antonio Brown appears willing to return to the New England Patriots.

Brown expects to collect his money from the Patriots and he believes they may as well let him play because of that.

“The Patriots have to pay me,” Brown said in an Instagram live video. “They may as well play me.”

Tom Brady reportedly wanted the Patriots to keep Brown.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Trent Williams Doesn't Plan To End Holdout Anytime Soon

Oct 7, 2019 2:58 PM

Trent Williams doesn't plan on returning to Washington anytime soon despite the dismissal of Jay Gruden.

Williams is upset the the organization's medical staff, which has contributed to his holdout. Williams had a growth removed from his head in the offseason and he was upset with how many years it took for them to address the situation. One source from the team contends they made appointments for Williams over the years that he did not keep.

Washington is not listening to trade offers for Williams.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Patriots Agree To Sign Mike Nugent

Oct 3, 2019 10:38 AM

The New England Patriots have agreed to sign Mike Nugent.

Nugent replaces Stephen Gostkowski at kicker. Gostkowski is out for the season with hip surgery.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Patriots Working Out Kickers

Oct 2, 2019 10:23 AM

The New England Patriots are working out free agent kickers on Wednesday.

The team typically works out players throughout the season in the event of an injury.

However, Stephen Gostkowski has struggled this season.

Gostkowski has missed four extra points and a field goal over the last three weeks.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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