Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

Prosecutors appeal Hernandez’s voided murder conviction

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player. Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd was voided after the former New England Patriots player killed himself in prison. Under a long-held Massachusetts legal principle, courts typically erase the convictions of defendants who die before their direct appeals can be heard.

Live-streaming games is the future of the NFL, Robert Kraft says

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Former commissioner Pete Rozelle was a visionary, and he saw that television could turn the NFL into a huge success. Or, more importantly, television money would make the NFL successful. Thanks to Rozelle, television revenue has been the backbone of the NFL for more than 50 years.

Palladino: David Harris May Be The Ultimate ‘Patriots-Type’ Player

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The latest news surrounding David Harris all but encapsulated the difference between the Jets and the Patriots. With coach Bill Belichick casting about his authority as great leaders will, New England has over the past 17 years created a model of success by acquiring Patriots-type players. Be they drafted or, in Harris’ case, free agent acquisitions, the description for the most part remains the same — tough, coachable, intelligent, resourceful, with more than a touch of leadership ability. MORE: Report: Ex-Jet Harris Reaches 2-Year Deal With Patriots So it was no surprise the perennial AFC East champions jumped at Harris once the Jets unceremoniously launched the 10-year veteran linebacker June

Ron Howard Talks Han Solo Movie & ‘Star Wars’ Universe – Cannes Lions

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

UPDATED With Ron Howard Tweets One day after he was confirmed to be directing Disney/Lucasfilm’s untitled Han Solo movie, Ron Howard appeared on the main Palais stage here at Cannes Lions. In a discussion alongside New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, there were many subjects touched upon, but the audience was clearly clamoring for comment from Howard on his new gig. Smiling, he called his first foray into the Star Wars universe, “A little opportunity that came my way.” (In one of two tweets – see both below – Howard says he hopes “to honor the great work already done” on the Han Solo movie).

Friday morning one-liners

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

A look at how S Micah Hyde fits with the Bills. The Dolphins have set their schedule for training camp. LB Shea McClellin’s playing time could drop with David Harris joining the Patriots. A trip through the Jets’ depth chart. Ravens rookie CB Marlon

O’Callaghan’s Story of Coming Out Is a Must-Read

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

1. I think that if you haven’t yet read the Outsports piece about Ryan O’Callaghan, you should go do that right now. The lede of the piece is absolutely harrowing, as Cyd Zeigler writes: “Ryan O’Callaghan’s plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself.” O’Callaghan, the former Patriots and Chiefs offensive tackle, hid his sexuality from the world for 27 years. The lengths O’Callaghan went through to hide his true self for nearly three decades is often times hard to stomach, and it’s a reality nobody should ever have to live through.

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?