Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Patriots announce David Harris signing, cut DeAndrew White

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Linebacker David Harris is officially a member of the Patriots. Word of Harris’ agreement with the defending champions came on Wednesday, but the move was announced by the team on Thursday along with the roster move they made to clear space for Harris’ arrival. Harris, who was released by the Jets earlier this month after 10 seasons with the team, signed a two-year deal with New England with a reported base value of $5 million.

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Football is coming. The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day. Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp. The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on

Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell gets a new deal . . . with Scholastic Books

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Second-year Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell already had a children's book published before he was drafted last year. Now he has a three-book deal with children's book publisher Scholastic.  The three books will include a newly-illustrated edition of his self-published first crack at the children's book genre, "The Magician Hat," according to the Associated Press. That will come out in May of next year and be followed up by two more original works.  Mitchell has been a children's literacy advocate since before joining the Patriots. That he joined a reading club -- made up mostly of women twice his age or more -- was quickly seized upon by multiple media outlets in the build-up to last year's

What would Tom Brady get, if he pushed for top dollar?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Derek Carr contract raises plenty of questions regarding the deals to come for plenty of quarterbacks. While the Patriots could find a way to funnel some extra cash to the most underpaid player in the league as a supplement to a current agreement that runs through 2019, Brady never has (and never will) try to break the bank. What if Brady opted to drive a hard bargain, grabbing every dollar he could get, whether by holding out or playing out his deal and doing the year-to-year franchise-tag game?

Roger Goodell flies through Boston, is not chased by angry mobs of Patriots fans

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The “very good,” you know: five Super Bowl rings, the greatest comeback in NFL history, odds-on favorite to win it all again this year. Patriots fans somehow manage to combine arrogance and victimization into a chowder noxious to anyone outside of the Greater Boston region. Yes, everyone in Boston from fans to players clowns on Goodell, sometimes literally, as in the case of the t-shirt defensive coordinator Matt Patricia wore returning from the Super Bowl.

Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell has deal with Scholastic Books

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be. Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The books include a newly illustrated

Thursday morning one-liners

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Bills CB Kevon Seymour is making a good first impression. Dolphins G Jermon Bushrod has the support of his coaches. The Patriots now have plenty of options at LB after signing David Harris. Perhaps Jets fans shouldn’t worry about losing Harris to

Freeman laments Super Bowl loss: I should have been MVP

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Turns out not everyone shares Matt Ryan's sentiment that the Atlanta Falcons have moved on from their NFL Super Bowl loss in February. After the team blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in overtime of Super Bowl LI, the loss resonated within the team. "I hate to go there, but I was supposed to be the MVP this year of the Super Bowl," Falcons running back Devonta Freeman told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Superior Strength of Schedule

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

In my Strength of Schedule series for Rotoworld, I will examine a number of methods to accurately understand the 2017 landscape for all 32 teams. The established method looks only at prior-year win percentage with no context and measures those rates against current-year opponents. Although win-loss records determine which teams make or miss the playoffs, a win-loss record is hardly the most accurate way to measure a team’s strengths and weaknesses, or compare them the rest of the NFL.

David Harris deal with Patriots has base value of $5 million

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

More details about Harris’ deal with the Patriots have come to light. According to multiple reports, Harris’ deal has a base value of $5 million with incentives that could push the total value to $6.75 million. Harris was set to make $6.5 million in 2017 under the terms of his original contract with the Jets.