Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

Does the Caserio clause comply with league rules?

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Texans reportedly backed away from the pursuit of Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio because of contract language preventing Caserio from leaving New England. Some in league circles are now asking whether the Caserio clause complies with league rules.

Texans drop pursuit of Patriots’ Caserio, reportedly will not hire GM

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Houston Texans have ended their pursuit of New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and in doing so, will avoid tampering charges filed by the Patriots. In a statement Texans chairman CEO Cal McNair accepted fault for pursuing Caserio in spite of “certain terms” in his contract with the Patriots. McNair's statement reads: “When we started the process to interview for our EVP/GM position, we consulted the League office on numerous occasions, followed the procedures outlined in the League's rules and believed we were in full compliance.

Chandler Jones motivated by trade from Patriots: ‘I never want to be traded again’

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Chandler Jones motivated by trade from Patriots: 'I never want to be traded again' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Chandler Jones has settled in as a member of the Cardinals, but he isn't getting too comfortable. The former Patriot knows the nature of the business in the NFL and that he can be traded any given moment. Jones found that out the hard way when he was traded from New England to Arizona back in 2016, and he still uses that trade as motivation three years later.

Texans cease Caserio pursuit for GM post

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Nick Caserio is staying with the New England Patriots as the Texans withdrew their request to interview Bill Belichick's right-hand man for the vacant general manager post in Houston. "When we started the process to interview Nick Caserio for our EVP/GM position, we consulted the League office on numerous occasions, followed the procedures outlined in the League's rules and believed we were in full compliance. Once we were made aware of these contract terms, I informed Mr. Kraft that we would stop pursuing Nick," Texans CEO Cal McNair said Friday in a prepared statement.

Lions waive Michael Roberts after trade with Patriots is rescinded

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Lions won't be getting a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for tight end Michael Roberts. The Lions announced that Roberts was returned to their roster on Friday and that they subsequently waived him. There's no word on why the trade was rescinded, but it's possible Roberts didn't pass a physical with the Patriots that would have made the deal official.

Fantasy Football RB Draft Ranks: Gurley’s knee shakes up first round

Friday, June 14th, 2019

One of the biggest storylines surrounding the Los Angeles Rams' dismantling at the hands of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl is the health of Todd Gurley's knee. Gurley, who's led Yahoo Fantasy in scoring for RBs the last two seasons (half-PPR), was revealed to be dealing with a left knee injury late in the season that mitigated his usage in the playoffs. The Rams didn't reveal much about it in the days following the game, but eventually, reports surfaced stating that Gurley has arthritis in his left knee.

Lions announce joint practices with Patriots in August

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Lions have a lot of ties to the Patriots and they'll get to revisit them ahead of a preseason game between the teams this August. The Lions announced that they will host three days of joint practices with the Patriots before the two teams play at Ford Field on August 8. Two of the practices will be open to the public while the August 5 workout will be open to Lions season ticket holders.

Patriots 3 & Out: Why would Nick Caserio even want to leave for Texans?

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Even with the amount of latitude he's given in preparing for the draft and free agency, he's not building the team Nick Caserio wants but the one Bill Belichick wants. When the Jets hired Joe Douglas last week and gave him $3M - surely a rate higher than Caserio - it probably gave pause. As it must for Caserio when he sees guys who came up alongside or under him like Lions GM Bob Quinn or Titans GM Jon Robinson running their own gigs and having the autonomy to build something rather than be part of something that is virtually self-sustaining.

Titans scrap final mini-camp practice in favor of Topgolf outing

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Tennessee Titans three-day mandatory mini-camp became as two-day mini-camp as head coach Mike Vrabel decided to scrap the final practice of the offseason and take the team for a day at Topgolf instead. According to Teresa Walker of the Associated Press, Vrabel decided he didn't want to risk any freak injuries occurring during the final day of work before training camp starts late next month. “I don't think we're going to beat anybody on this last day, but I think that we could certainly lose to some teams by losing guys,” Vrabel said Thursday.

These three Patriots stars made Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 players ranking

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

These three Patriots stars made Pro Football Focus' Top 50 players ranking originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com We've reached one of the slow points of the NFL offseason. The OTAs are over and training camps don't start until July. Therefore, unveiling the "top players in the league rankings" (and other such lists) is a good way to pass the time and stir up some healthy debate.