June 2019 - New England Patriots Wiretap

Tom Brady Working Out With Suspended Josh Gordon

Jun 20, 2019 10:49 AM

Tom Brady threw to Josh Gordon during a workout on Tuesday.

Gordon played 11 games for the New England Patriots last season. He was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Dec. 20 for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league's substance abuse policy.

The Patriots tendered him as a restricted free agent this offseason, but it remains to be seen if he'll return to play again.

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Packers Claim TE Michael Roberts After Voided Trade

Jun 18, 2019 9:05 AM

The Green Bay Packers have claimed Michael Roberts off waivers.

Last week, a trade sending the tight end from the Detroit Lions to the New England Patriots for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick fell through after he failed his physical.

He was sent back to Detroit's roster and then waived.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Bill Belichick Not Believed To Be Anywhere Near Retirement

Jun 17, 2019 4:41 PM

Josh McDaniels and Nick Caserio first became friends in college and are obvious candidates to eventually succeed Bill Belichick running the New England Patriots. McDaniels would be head coach and Caserio would run the front office.

Caserio has been trying to leave the Patriots to join the Houston Texans.

However, nobody Ben Volin of the Boston Globe has spoken to believes Belichick is anywhere close to retiring.

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Nick Caserio Wants To Leave Patriots For Texans

Jun 17, 2019 4:38 PM

Nick Caserio would like to leave the New England Patriots and join the Houston Texans as general manager. The position with Houston would be a lateral move for Caserio.

The Texans backed off their pursuit of Caserio after the Patriots filed tampering charges.

Caserio has one season remaining on his contract with the Patriots.

This marks the second straight year that the Patriots have had to block Caserio from interviewing with the Texans. They also blocked college scouting director Monti Ossenfort from interviewing for the same job last season.

Ben Volin/Boston Globe

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Texans No Longer Pursuing Nick Caserio For GM Job

Jun 14, 2019 6:00 PM

The Houston Texans have dropped their pursuit of Nick Caserio for their general manager vacancy. 

As a result, the New England Patriots will no longer pursue tampering charges against the Texans.

The Texans could enter the 2019 season without a general manager, splitting up duties between Bill O'Brien, Jack Easterby and the scouting department.

The Texans fired Brian Gaine as general manager this month.

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Patriots File Tampering Charge Against Texans Over GM Approach

Jun 12, 2019 8:10 PM

The New England Patriots have filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans for their attempted hire of Nick Caserio as general manager.

Houston fired general manager Brian Gaine the night after the Patriots received their Super Bowl rings at the house of Robert Kraft.

Former Patriots team chaplain and current Texans executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby attended that party, as did Caserio, New England's director of player personnel since 2008. The Texans have requested permission to interview Caserio for their GM job but have not been granted permission to date.

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Patriots Cancel Final Two Days Of OTAs

Jun 10, 2019 8:53 AM

The New England Patriots have canceled the final two days of offseason organized team activities that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

They conducted mandatory minicamp last week.

Teams are allotted 10 voluntary OTAs during a four-week span. The Patriots scheduled seven sessions. After canceling this week's final two, New England conducted five OTAs and three days of minicamp to conclude its spring workout.

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Tom Brady Tried To Trademark 'Tom Terrific' To Discourage Use

Jun 7, 2019 8:25 AM

Tom Brady regrets applying to trademark the term "Tom Terrific," explaining that his intention was to ensure people didn't refer to him by that nickname.

The request drew criticism from New York Mets' fans. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver had long been referred to as "Tom Terrific."

"It's unfortunate. I was actually trying to do something because I didn't like the nickname and I wanted to make sure no one used it, because some people wanted to use it," Brady said.

"I was trying to keep people from using it, and then it got spun around to something different than what it is. Good lesson learned, and I'll try to do things a little different in the future."

Asked a follow-up question, Brady said, "I didn't want people associating me with that. ... I don't like the nickname. I don't like when people give me many nice compliments -- certainly that. It wasn't something I was trying to do out of any disrespect or ill manner or anything like that."

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Patriots Receive Largest-Ever Super Bowl Rings

Jun 7, 2019 8:11 AM

The New England Patriots received their Super Bowl LIII championship rings on Thursday night at a private party at Robert Kraft's residence.

It is Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl ring. He is the only player in NFL history to win six rings.

The ring is the largest Super Bowl ring ever, according to Josten's.

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Patriots Release Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Jun 4, 2019 10:02 PM

The New England Patriots have released Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

Seferian-Jenkins had signed a modest one-year, $895,000 contract on April 10, and he was vying for a roster spot at a position where the Patriots are transitioning without the retired Rob Gronkowski. The contract included just $50,000 in guaranteed money.

Seferian-Jenkins didn't attend New England's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

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Brady's Age Factored In Adam Humphries Choosing Titans Over Patriots
Adam Humphries signed a four-year deal with the Titans.

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Rob Gronkowski Insists He Remains Retired
Rob Gronkowski said Sunday morning that he remains retired, while deflecting a question on whether he wanted to end rumors that he would ever consider a comeback.

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