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Reports: Patriots look to bring back TE Watson

Monday, October 14th, 2019

The New England Patriots are expected to re-sign veteran tight end Ben Watson, according to multiple reports. Watson, 38, was in camp with the Patriots but did not play in a game and was released last week after serving a four-game suspension because of a violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Coach Bill Belichick said there wasn't room on the roster for Watson after the suspension ended, but injuries to tight end Matt LaCosse and fullback Jakob Johnson during Thursday night's win over the New York Giants have changed the team's needs.

Brady will not lobby for Gronkowski to make NFL comeback with Pats

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Tom Brady will not attempt to persuade former New England Patriots team-mate Rob Gronkowski to come out of retirement. Tight end Gronkowski retired during the offseason and has since moved into the media, starting work as an NFL analyst for Fox. Ahead of the game between his old team and the New York Giants last Thursday, the 30-year-old said on television he would need to be "feeling it big time" to make a playing comeback.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Kosgei shatters Radcliffe's world record, Cherono wins men's race Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old women's marathon world record but former Alberto Salazar coached athletes, including Mo Farah, were never a factor in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. The 25-year-old Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to run two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds and shatter Radcliffe's previous record of 2:15:25 which the Briton set in London in April 2003.

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down To New Season Low With Steelers’ Win, ‘Batwoman’ Dips In Week 2

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Or to digitally quote the seemingly resurrected Steelers: Still with all that, it is not looking like a win for SNF week to week or year to year. In the non-adjusted fast affiliate ratings, last night's West Coast match-up snagged a 3.9/17 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.53 million viewers. Not saying the Season 2 finale of Succession or the series end of the very NFL-centric Ballers on HBO took a big chuck outta NBC's flagship NFL show but those early numbers are a season low for SNF.

Tom Brady clarifies role in Patriots’ decision-making prior to NFL trade deadline

Monday, October 14th, 2019

If you read between the lines of Tom Brady's comments after Ben Watson's release last week, you could sense the New England Patriots quarterback perhaps wasn't thrilled with his current group of skill players. "(Belichick) and I always talk football," Brady told WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" on Monday when asked if he he has input into the Patriots' personnel decisions.

Belichick: N’Keal Harry good to go mentally; Patriots need to see if he’s physically ready

Monday, October 14th, 2019

By NFL rule, Harry had to wait at least six weeks before practicing and at least eight weeks before playing in a game. Why Brady won't lobby for Gronk comeback That six-week wait is now up, and he's eligible to practice, though the Patriots can wait to get him back on the practice field at any time. Bill Belichick said in a conference call on Monday that Harry -- who has been in the facility, in meetings, and taking reps with fellow rookie wideouts in the team's "virtual room" -- is mentally ready to go.

Sam Darnold’s reaction to playing Patriots: ‘Perfect’

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Sam Darnold made his triumphant return to the New York Jets last week. After missing three weeks while dealing with complications from mono, Darnold was able to lead the Jets to a surprising 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Next up on the docket for Darnold is the New England Patriots.

Tom Brady was surprised by Bill Belichick’s ‘very kind’ gesture after win

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Tom Brady has garnered every accolade under the sun. After the New England Patriots quarterback passed Peyton Manning into second place on the NFL's all-time passing list in Thursday's win over the New York Giants, head coach Bill Belichick showed Brady some love by giving him the game ball in the locker room. In an interview Monday on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show," Brady expressed his appreciation for his coach's gesture.

Tom Brady on potential Gronk return: I don’t lobby for those things

Monday, October 14th, 2019

While debuting in his new role as a studio analyst last Thursday night, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broached the subject of a return to the playing field. Gronkowski said he would have to be “feeling it big-time” in order to reverse course, but that he'll always keep the door open to playing again. As we've discussed in these parts before, there's a thought that a plea from Tom Brady to return would nudge Gronkowski back into uniform.

The 49ers are for real and the blueprint for beating Patrick Mahomes: The 10 biggest takeaways from NFL week six

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Week six of the 2019 NFL season is almost in the bank - the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers play a divisional match-up on Monday night - and we're left with two undefeated teams. One of them anyone could have predicted - it's no surprise the New England Patriots are 6-0 and steaming towards an 11th straight AFC East title - but who out there had the San Francisco 49ers sitting at 5-0?! Here's everything we learnt from another thrilling NFL Sunday.