Patriots OC Dante Scarnecchia looks to limit rotation, build continuity

Due to a slew of injuries all season on the offensive line, the New England Patriots had to employ a league-high 39 players in rotation last season under former offensive coordinator Dave DeGuglielmo. After a brief 2-year retirement from his position, Dante Scarnecchia is back at the helm and aims to turn the line into his usual very solid (and consistent) unit, per Mike Reiss...
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Model files paternity papers saying Julian Edelman impregnated her

A Swedish model named Ella Rose has filed paternity papers in Los Angeles that name New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the father of her unborn child. TMZ Sports reports the story and says Rose is about 5.5 months pregnant. Rose and Edelman reportedly have had a casual relationship for about two years, but their relationship was never official. The timing of the...
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New England Patriots: Around the Web 7/28/16

Start your morning off with the latest links from around the web about the New England Patriots.
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17 hours ago

Josh McDaniels 'happy' with Pats but wants to be a head coach again

FOXBORO, Mass. — Prepare yourself for more Josh McDaniels head coaching rumors after the 2016 NFL regular season. McDaniels’ name typically pops up when a head coaching vacancy opens up, but the New England Patriots offensive coordinator has yet to be snagged away again since rejoining the team in 2012. McDaniels was hired away from the Patriots as head coach of the Denver...
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Belichick: Brady is not going to lose his starting job

Bill Belichick typically gives reporters as little information as possible when it comes to discussing strategy, but he is making an exception in the wake of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension to begin the season. At his introductory training camp press conference on Wednesday, Belichick told reporters that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is not going to take Brady’s job no...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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...
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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...
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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
3 days 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...
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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...
6 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...
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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...
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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...
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7 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...
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8 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
8 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
8 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
10 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...
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12 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...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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