Tag Archives: Pats

Pats, Edelman agree to extension, sources say

4:51 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have reached a two-year contract extension, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With Edelman now signed through 2019, the Patriots have four of their five top receivers signed for multiple seasons: Edelman, Brandin Cooks (2018), Chris Hogan (2018) and Malcolm Mitchell (2019). In addition, tight end Rob Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady are signed through the 2019 season. Edelman, 31, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017. He has led the Patriots in ...

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Pats restructure Gronk deal with big incentives

5:50 PM ET The New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have restructured his deal for the 2017 season, giving him a chance to become the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. The new deal will give Gronkowski a chance to boost his salary this year from $ 5.25 million to $ 10.75 million, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. The new incentives include: — First tier, which gets Gronkowski $ 10.75 million with either 90 percent play time, 80 catches, 1,200 receiving yards or an All-Pro recognition (which he’s made four ...

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Bettors like Pats, Jags to go over 1st win totals

9:05 AM ET A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots‘ season win total at 11, the highest of any team. 2017 Regular-Season Win Totals Team Wins Patriots 11 (-120 O) Steelers 10.5 (-120 O) Seahawks 10.5 Falcons 10 (-120 U) Packers 10 (-120 U) Cowboys 9.5 (-120 O) Raiders 9.5 (-120 O) Titans 9.5 (-120 U) Ravens 9.5 (-125 U) Chiefs 9 (-120 O) Panthers 9 (-120 O) Giants 9 (-115 O) Colts 9 (-115 U) Bengals 8.5 (-120 O) Broncos 8.5 (-120 O) Texas 8.5 ...

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Champion Pats host Chiefs to open '17 season

10:44 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, on Thursday, Sept. 7. The matchup was one of the highlights as the league officially released the entire schedule of games Thursday night. Other Week 1 matchups include: The NFL had previously said that the Patriots and Raiders would be playing in Mexico City this season but hadn’t announced a date. The game will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4:25 p.m. ...

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Sources: Pats acquire Saints' Cooks for picks

8:10 PM ET Mike Reiss Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Mike Triplett Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Saints for eight years at New Orleans Times-Picayune Previously covered LSU football, San Francisco 49ers Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Continuing their aggressive offseason blitz, the New England Patriots have agreed to trade their 2017 first-round draft choice to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for receiver Brandin Cooks, sources tell ESPN’s Dianna Russini. The first-round pick is No. 32 overall, ...

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Brady OK with fellow Pats skipping White House

10:31 AM ET ESPN.com new services Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he doesn’t have a problem if some of his teammates decide not to go to the White House to celebrate New England’s Super Bowl LI victory. Appearing on “PFT Live” on Tuesday morning, Brady said players have to make their “own choice” about whether to make the trip to Washington, D.C. “There’s certain years, like a couple years ago, I wanted to go and didn’t get the opportunity based on the schedule,” Brady told “PFT Live.” “We didn’t get ...

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Pats fan pleads not guilty to fire alarm charges

2:03 PM ET ESPN.com news services BOSTON — A Boston man described by his lawyer as a “die-hard Patriots fan” has pleaded not guilty to pulling a fire alarm that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers from their hotel beds ahead of their playoff game against New England. Dennis Harrison was released on personal recognizance at his arraignment Monday on charges including disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Police say the 25-year-old East Boston resident pulled the alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday. Authorities quickly determined ...

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Source: Pats WR Mitchell (knee) out vs. Texans

11:41 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will not play in Saturday night’s divisional-round playoff game against the Houston Texans because of a knee injury, sources tell ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Mitchell’s absence for the second straight game should once again thrust Michael Floyd into an expanded role. The Patriots had claimed Floyd on waivers from the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 15. Julian Edelman, who led the Patriots with 98 receptions during the regular season and is two catches shy of setting ...

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Jets' Bowles hospitalized, may miss Pats game

7:25 PM ET New York Jets coach Todd Bowles was admitted to a hospital Friday afternoon with an undisclosed illness and didn’t travel with the team for its road game Saturday against the Patriots, the Jets announced. Bowles, 53, is in stable condition, according to the team. The Jets said his availability for the game is uncertain. If he can’t make it to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the 1 p.m. kickoff, the head-coaching duties will be handled by assistant head coach Mike Caldwell. Caldwell ran the walk-through practice Friday at the ...

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WR Floyd had BAC of .217; Pats aware of video

2:10 PM ET ESPN.com news services Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of .217 when he was arrested after the wide receiver fell asleep in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while stopped at a traffic signal on Dec. 12, the Scottsdale Police Department said Wednesday. Floyd, who was subsequently released by the Arizona Cardinals and has since been claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots, was arrested and charged with obstructing a roadway, DUI impaired to the slightest degree, DUI blood alcohol content above .08, and failure to ...

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