Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Report: QB Lamar Jackson had private workout for McDaniels

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The Patriots-picking-Lamar-Jackson rumors Thursday night in the first-round of the draft are bound to heat up in the next 24 hours after a report by Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated's MMQB that the Louisville quarterback had a second workout for the Pats - this one a private session in South Florida for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Patriots interest in Lamar Jackson appears to be genuine

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

At this point, it seems well-established that the Patriots are in the market for a quarterback, and may have a particular interest in Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. Jackson told reporters in Dallas he had a private workout with the Patriots in addition to their “quiet” visit with him at the team facility. Offensive coordinator (and likely coach of their next quarterback at some point) Josh McDaniels worked out Jackson in South Florida before he visited the facility.

Wednesday morning one-liners

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Will the Bills make a bold move to draft a quarterback? The Dolphins could benefit from Josh Rosen dropping. Iowa LB Josey Jewell looks like a good fit for the Patriots. Joe Namath would like to see the Jets draft Baker Mayfield. The Ravens may be

Did Gronk commit to returning to prevent a trade?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

After nearly three months of mystery regarding his intentions, capped by recent public comments suggesting he’s not nearly as all in for football as he needs to be, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suddenly has renewed his football vows. Peter King of SI.com has a very intriguing theory. The Patriots needed to know what Gronkowski plans to do before the draft, since they may have to draft his replacement if they don’t know what he’s doing.

Rumors, Realities and Ruminations on Draft Eve

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

There’s a reason why in my mock draft I had Denver and Indianapolis trading down—because the value of quarterbacks is immense, and because the premium on second and third-round picks in this draft is similarly big. Example: If the Bills want Denver’s pick at five, and I’m Broncos GM John Elway, I don’t want the 12th and 22nd picks in return. Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Mayfield is in play for the first pick, to Cleveland.

Gronkowski confirms he’ll play upcoming season

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is committed to playing the 2018 NFL season, he announced Tuesday on social media. The announcement ends speculation that Gronkowski, 28, could retire. "I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats," Gronkowski wrote on Instagram.

Rob Gronkowski ends speculation, tells Patriots he’s playing this year

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, met Tuesday with coach Bill Belichick, telling him that Gronkowski will play for the Patriots this season. The decision ends speculation that he could retire. "It was very positive and Rob is committed," Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. A source told Schefter that Gronkowski will not be traded this season. Gronkowski announced his return on Instagram. Gronkowski, who turns 29 on May 14, earned All-Pro honors in 2017 as he bounced back from a season in which he was limited to eight regular-season games in 2016 and underwent back surgery. He led the Patriots with 69 receptions, which went for 1,084 yards and eight

Rob Gronkowski Announces On Instagram He Will Return for 2018 Season

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced on Instagram Tuesday that he will return for the 2018 season. After New England lost Super Bowl LII to the Eagles 41-33, Gronkowski was noncommittal on whether or not he would be coming back for a ninth season in the NFL. It was reported at the end of February that Gronkowski still planned on coming back for 2018, but a report in April that he would miss the start of the Patriots' offseason program allowed the doubt to fester.

Rob Gronkowski: I met with Bill Belichick to tell him I’m in for 2018

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Rob Gronkowski is just days removed from one of the strangest press conferences in the history of Gillette Stadium. First he said he wasn't sure if he was playing for the Patriots in 2018, then he said he wasn't sure when he would decide, then he said he'd be a "freek-a-leek" when he comes back . During Gronkowski's Monster Energy appearance on Saturday, he said he did not plan to attend optional Patriots workouts.

Rob Gronkowski: “I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats”

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has removed any doubt: He’s playing this season. Gronk, who said after the Super Bowl that he needed some time to consider whether he wanted to keep playing, wrote today on Instagram that he spoke with Patriots coach Bill Belichick and confirmed that he is playing this season. “I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats.