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Michael Bennett Suspended One Game By Patriots

Oct 15, 2019 5:27 PM

Michael Bennett has received a one-game suspension from the New England Patriots for conduct detrimental to the team.

Bennett and Bret Bielema engaged in an argument last Friday.

Bennett played in just 11 of 50 snaps in last Thursday's game. Bennett's playing time has dipped after playing 39 snaps in Week 1.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Suspension

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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."

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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.”

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

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Tom Brady Passes Peyton Manning For Second On Passing Yardage List

Oct 11, 2019 8:41 AM

Tom Brady surpassed Peyton Manning for second on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list during Thursday night's New England Patriots-New York Giants game.

Brady entered the game needing just 18 yards to pass his longtime rival.

He moved into second place with a 19-yard completion to Sony Michel at 14:20 of the first quarter. He finished New England's 31-14 win with 334 yards.

Brady now has 72,257 yards for his career, second only to Drew Brees' 74,845 yards. The totals are only for the regular season.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Stats

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Rob Gronkowski Has Yet To File Retirement Papers

Oct 11, 2019 8:36 AM

Rob Gronkowski has yet to file his retirement paperwork, Robert Kraft told the NFL Network on Thursday.

Gronkowski, who recently joined FOX's broadcast team, said he doesn't have plans to return, but Kraft said, "We can pray and hope."

When asked about Kraft's comments, Gronkowski said about the possibility of coming back from retirement: "I would have to be feeling it, feeling it big-time to come back. It's always going to be open in my mind. ... I love the game of football. I love playing the game. I love being around the game. I even love watching the game of football now."

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Tags: New England Patriots, 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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Rob Gronkowski Hired By FOX As Analyst

Oct 8, 2019 10:59 AM

Rob Gronkowski has been hired by FOX to appear as an analyst for FOX NFL Sunday.

Gronkowski retired following the 2018 season and his media presence has increased in the past few months.

There has been speculation that Gronkowski could eventually return to the Patriots.

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Saquon Barkley Unlikely To Face Patriots

Oct 8, 2019 8:53 AM

The New York Giants are unlikely to have Saquon Barkley on Thursday night against the New England Patriots, according to sources.

Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain on Sept. 22 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He is expected to practice on Tuesday but isn't likely to be medically cleared.

Sitting Barkley gives him another 10 days to rehab until the Giants face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.

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Tags: New York Giants, New England Patriots, Injury

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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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Stephen Gostkowski Out For Season With Hip Surgery

Oct 2, 2019 2:44 PM

The New England Patriots are placing Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve.

Gostkowski missed his fourth point after of the season in New England’s 16-10 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Gostkowski will undergo season-ending hip surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 season.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Injury

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Patriots Working Out Kickers

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Antonio Brown To File Up To Nine Grievances, Appeals

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Bill Belichick Doesn't Believe In Historical Analytics

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Kraft Likely Overruled Brady, Belichick On Cutting Antonio Brown

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Tom Brady Cites Age For Limited Practice Participation

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Patriots Sign Cody Kessler

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Patriots Decline To Pay First Installment Of Antonio Brown's Bonus

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Tom Brady Won't Share 'Personal' Feelings On Antonio Brown

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Intimidating Texts Led Patriots To Release Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown Calls Out Robert Kraft, Ben Roethlisberger

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Antonio Brown Says He Won't Return To NFL, Will File Grievance

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Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick Made Antonio Brown Decision Together

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Seahawks No Longer Interested In Signing Antonio Brown

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Patriots Release Antonio Brown

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Patriots 'Looking Into Some Things' On Antonio Brown

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Artist Says Antonio Brown Sent 'Intimidating' Texts

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Nike Drops Antonio Brown As Endorser

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Antonio Brown Declined To Sign $2M Settlement With Britney Taylor

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NFL Won't Place Antonio Brown On Exempt List

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Patriots Weren't Aware Of Antonio Brown's Civil Matter

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