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    Cam Newton among Patriots reporting for voluntary work today

    Getty Images Players on the Patriots released a statement saying that “many of us” would not participate in voluntary workouts at the team facility in accordance with the recommendations of the NFL players’ union. But the statement was unsigned, and it’s unclear how many Patriots will choose...
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    J.C. Jackson signs tender with Patriots

    Getty Images Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has decided to accept his one-year tender offer from the Patriots. Jackson has signed the one-year deal that gives him a $3.384 million salary for the 2021 season, according to multiple reports. The Patriots put a second-round tender on Jackson as...
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    Patriots cut Dustin Woodard

    Getty Images The Patriots reinstated center Dustin Woodard to their roster earlier this week. They waived Woodard on Friday. New England made the former Memphis center a seventh-round draft choice in 2020, but he retired during training camp. He decided to return this season. But if Woodard...
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    Jason McCourty visiting Giants

    Getty Images The McCourty twins may be splitting up. Devin McCourty remains under contract to the Patriots, but Jason McCourty is a free agent and he’s drawing interest from another team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McCourty is visiting with the Giants. It’s the first visit of the...
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    J.C. Jackson ultimately received limited interest, zero offers

    Getty Images When the Patriots gave cornerback J.C. Jackson a contract offer that would have qualified New England for a second-round pick if someone else had signed Jackson to an offer sheet the Patriots didn’t match, some thought that an offer sheet was indeed in the offing. Instead, the run...
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    Bill Belichick on spending in free agency: “It averages out”

    Getty Images The Patriots typically don’t spend a bunch of money in free agency. This year, they uncharacteristically did. Meeting with reporters on Thursday, coach Bill Belichick was asked whether the spending spree reflects an indication that they didn’t surround Cam Newton with enough...
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    Happy 69th birthday, Bill Belichick

    USA TODAY Sports Patriots coach Bill Belichick probably doesn’t hear from former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski very often. If Belichick is ever going to hear from Gronkowski, it’s now. Belichick was born 69 years ago today. Over the weekend, we touched on the question of how long...
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    Bill Belichick marvels at Julian Edelman’s transition from a college quarterback

    Getty Images When Julian Edelman arrived in New England in 2009, he was a seventh-round draft pick who had an uphill battle just to make the roster after playing quarterback at Kent State. Patriots coach Bill Belichick marvels at how Edelman carved out a spot for himself at the NFL level...
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    Belichick says Patriots’ draft evaluation “is definitely different” after unusual 2020 NCAA season

    Getty Images The 2020 college football season was unusual, with COVID-19 canceling many games, teams playing shorter seasons, players having less practice time, players opting out, and some small programs canceling their seasons altogether. For Patriots coach Bill Belichick, that has resulted...
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    Bill Belichick feels Patriots have improved draft process this year

    Getty Images Patriots owner Robert Kraft said recently that he doesn’t feel the team has “done the greatest job the last few years” when it comes to drafting players and that he’d seen a change in that approach this offseason. The man in charge of drafting those players thinks the change has...
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    Bill Belichick on QBs: Interesting group in draft, a lot of ways to do it

    Getty Images Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a pre-draft press conference on Thursday afternoon and the quarterback position came up multiple times during his 20-plus minutes with the media. Belichick said early in the session that there are “a lot of ways to do it” when discussing...
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    Bill Belichick: Matt Patricia has been heavily involved in Patriots’ pre-draft process

    Getty Images When Matt Patricia was fired as head coach of the Lions and hired by the Patriots, he did not get the title of defensive coordinator, which had been his previous job in New England. That led to questions about what, exactly, Patricia would do for the Patriots. One thing he’s doing...
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    NFLPA: NFL’s modified offseason plan does not address players’ concerns

    Getty Images The NFL released more details Wednesday about plans for offseason workouts. It still isn’t enough to satisfy the NFLPA. Union leaders still are advising players to skip in-person offseason workouts. A day after NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and president JC Tretter...
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    Patriots players say “many of us” won’t participate in voluntary workouts

    Getty Images Like their counterparts on the Broncos, Seahawks, Buccaneers, and Lions, the Patriots players released a statement regarding participation in voluntary offseason workouts. But unlike the rest of the teams, New England’s statement was not a unilateral declaration. The Patriots’...
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    Panthers OC Joe Brady will be at Justin Fields Pro Day Wednesday

    Getty Images The Panthers had head coach Matt Rhule and General Manager Scott Fitterer at former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields‘ first Pro Day workout in March, but their quarterback situation changed since that workout. Carolina acquired Sam Darnold in a trade with the Jets last week...
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    LeSean McCoy: I’ve got a good shot at the Hall of Fame, Julian Edelman does not

    Getty Images Count free agent running back LeSean McCoy as one player who does not think Julian Edelman is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Asked by Yahoo Sports if Edelman is a Hall of Famer, McCoy scoffed. “Hall of Famer? No, come on, man,” McCoy said. McCoy said Edelman’s strong...
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    Rob Gronkowski pegs chances of Julian Edelman joining Buccaneers at (what else?) “69 percent”

    Getty Images We’re not the only ones not buying the Julian Edelman retirement. Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski estimated for TMZ.com on Monday night the chances that Edelman will land in Tampa Bay, despite his retirement from the NFL. “69 percent chance,” Gronkowski said when asked if...
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    Report: Jets, Broncos will attend Justin Fields’ second Pro Day

    Getty Images Prospects were not allowed to have private workouts with teams, but several quarterbacks have had more than one Pro Day. Ohio State’s Justin Fields will have his second Pro Day on Wednesday, and it sounds as if he will have more than a few interested pro scouts. The 49ers...
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    Report: Falcons will attend Justin Fields’ second Pro Day workout

    Getty Images The Falcons have done their best this offseason to portray an open mind about taking a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the draft and they’ll reportedly be checking out the workout of a potential choice with that pick on Wednesday. Former Ohio State quarterback Justin...
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    Is Julian Edelman truly retired?

    Getty Images In the aftermath of Super Bowl LIII, the talk began of receiver Julian Edelman as a candidate for Canton. Our take at the time was that he still has more work to do to get there. Two years later, he added a 1,117-yard season in 2019 (the third of his career), a three-catch...
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