PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

College coach: Jimmy Garoppolo is Marino-esq

The New England Patriots will rest their hope for the first four games on unproven quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (A 2-2 record would be my worst [and best] case scenario), but in the mind of his former college coach Dino Babers (now at Syracuse), Jimmy’s got this. Babers, who coached Garoppolo during his junior and senior years at Eastern Illinois, heaped praise on the 24-year...
Via 60 Max Power O
36 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski led a Zumba class, so you have to see the video

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who spends his summers enjoying every ounce of free time, can now add “Zumba instructor” to his impressive resume. Gronkowski was recently invited to instruct a Zumba class and he accepted the offer as evidenced by a YouTube video shared by the NFL. Gronkowski’s fun-loving personality was once again evident as everyone in attendance...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Around the Web 7/26/16

Start your morning off with the latest links from around the web about the New England Patriots.
Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago

Julian Edelman is dating Adriana Lima?

Maybe Julian Edelman really is trying to copy everything Tom Brady does. Barstool Sports reported over the weekend that Edelman is dating Brazilian supermodel and actress Adriana Lima. Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, who owns a home in Nantucket, Mass., said Edelman and Lima were spotted getting cozy together on the island recently. According to TMZ, Edelman and Lima met at the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: how does D.J. Foster fit in?

As we get closer to August 11, New England Patriots fans are anxious to see the new rookies earn their stripes on the field. One rookie running back in particular is impressing the coaching staff, even though he was undrafted back in April. D.J. Foster was second team All Pac-12, and worked at both the wide receiver and running back positions at Arizona State. He was projected to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Aaron Hernandez’s new lawyers reveal location of important evidence?

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was back in court Thursday in a hearing before he goes on trial for a 2012 double murder in South Boston, but the news of the day wasn’t really about Hernandez. Rather, the debut of the 26-year-old’s new legal team made headlines, a group that included Jose Baez, the lawyer who had Casey Anthony’s murder charge acquitted...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Assessing the defensive line

It will be an odd feeling for New England Patriots fans on opening night in Glendale, AZ this coming season.  The primary and most significant source of that feeling will be the lack of quarterback Tom Brady on the field the entire night, as he recently decided to not pursue any further legal action against the NFL in the Deflategate case, and accept his four game suspension. Another...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ditka has old school outlook on 'overblown' Deflategate drama

Iron Mike has no time for Deflategate. Mike Ditka recently was asked by Sporting News whether he believes the New England Patriots’ ball pressure scandal was overblown, and the legendary NFL player/coach put his foot down with an old school anecdote that suggests he’s not a fan of the drama. “I think it’s overblown but that’s only my opinion,” Ditka said, per Sporting...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Patriots WR Julian Edelman hit a HR over the Green Monster

Julian Edelman is still recovering from his second foot surgery in the past year, undergoing the procedure most recently in May. He remains on track to return for the start of the season and is expected to participate in training camp, but a broken foot can be a tricky injury to create a timetable for. He seems to be doing just fine, though. Edelman was at Fenway Park on Wednesday...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats' Nate Ebner: Olympic rugby selection a dream realized

One week from Wednesday, the New England Patriots will report to Gillette Stadium for training camp. Nate Ebner will not be among them — and for very good reason. Ebner, a safety/special-teams ace, instead will be competing in the first-ever Olympic rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 27-year-old was one of 12 players selected Monday to the...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeGarrette Blount not guaranteed roster spot

One of the biggest question marks for the New England Patriots heading into training camp is just how the running back situation is going to play out. Last year’s breakout star Dion Lewis missed the final nine games of the season after suffering a torn ACL. This came after he put up 622 total yards in the first seven games. Meanwhile, veteran LeGarrette Blount found himself...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New England Patriots survive their first four games without Tom Brady?

Tom Brady’s decision to drop his fight against the NFL in the two-and-a-half-year Deflategate battle means that the New England Patriots will be without their eventual Hall of Fame quarterback for the first four games of the upcoming season. For a team that has missed the playoffs only three times in the last 16 years, the four-game absence could have a major impact on their eventual...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams feels no sympathy for Patriots

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams isn’t shedding any tears over Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension, or any other setbacks the Patriots might experience. “I am glad they got problems. I don’t care,” Williams told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Everybody has their problems, and I am glad they have theirs.” This isn’t the first time this offseason...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Praise keeps piling on for Jimmy Garoppolo

Confident. On the cusp. Huge development. These are the words being used to describe Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots starting quarterback for the first four weeks of the 2016 season. The praise keeps piling in for the man slated to replace Tom Brady. According to CSN New England, coaches and teammates are “very confident” in Garoppolo’s ability as a starter. The...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski rocks out on stage with Paul McCartney

We’ve seen New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski bust out dance moves—many times, in fact—but we’ve never seen him play air guitar quite like he did on Sunday night. Gronk joined Paul McCartney on stage at Fenway Park during his concert, and proceeded to play air guitar while the rock guru performed “Helter Skelter.” It was just as great as you’d picture it...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots safety Nate Ebner named to US Olympic Rugby team

During the NFL season, Nate Ebner patrols the New England Patriots secondary. Prior to the upcoming NFL slate, Ebner will be patrolling a different sports field and it’ll be down in Rio. Ebner was named Monday morning to the United States Olympic Rugby team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Patriots safety @NateEbner34 has become only NFL player selected to qualify...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL commish Goodell not a fan of player cameos on HBO show "Ballers"

HBO’s Ballers has quite a few NFL players who make cameos on the show, owing to the show’s popularity as well as the clout of the main producer, Mark Wahlberg. On Mike & Mike today, Wahlberg said that Roger Goodell has tried to stop NFL players from making their infrequent cameos on the show despite all of the good press for it. Here are some of his remarks: “The first...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baltimore Ravens and Justin Tucker agree on four-year deal

Justin Tucker just got paid. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Tucker signed a $16.8 million deal over four years including $10.8 million guaranteed. Ravens and Justin Tucker agree on 4-year, $16.8 million deal that includes $10.8 million guaranteed, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2016 The deal gives Tucker the most guaranteed money a kicker has ever...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady announces he will accept Deflategate suspension

Tom Brady has decided to accept his four-game suspension and move on. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Brady announced that he will give up his legal battle against the NFL. “I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski shares a fantastic photo from middle school

To borrow a phrase from William "The Refrigerator" Perry, New England Patriots tight end and man child Rob Gronkowski has been big ever since he's been little. Check out this photo from his first day of middle school (7th or 8th grade) that he shared on Facebook:Gronk now wears size 16 cleats and shoes and it looks like he was already in the teens at middle school. Also, that black...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons: ESPN had Stephen A. Smith leak info to smear Brady

Stephen A. Smith was one of the first people in line to blast Tom Brady on Wednesday after the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest suspension appeal was denied. Guess which of Smith’s former coworkers has come to Brady’s defense? Bill Simmons, of course. Here’s what Smith had to say about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denying Brady’s request for a rehearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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