Patriots: The unimaginable has happened. Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots

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March 17, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj March 17, 2020 – a day that will live in New England sports infamy. Fittingly, snow was falling on Tuesday morning when Tom Brady stunningly announced he’d be continuing his football journey somewhere other than New England via instagram. The man who seemingly provided some of his best football in bad weather had one final dagger to throw through the snow, but this one wasn’t headed…

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Patriots: Patriots placing the franchise tag on Joe Thuney is the smart move

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March 16, 2020

The Patriots placed the franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney this morning. By tagging Thuney, the Patriots can either sign him to a long term deal or trade him. Thuney will make $14.7 million dollars in 2020. The Patriots released a statement announcing the move. “Joe has been a model teammate and an essential element to our success … Utilizing the franchise designation allows both sides more time to…

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Patriots: Mainstays Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater sign two year deals to remain in New England

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March 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Even before the “legal” tampering period began for free agency on Monday, the Patriots were busy locking up two important veterans over the weekend. Special teams captain and locker room leader Matthew Slater (2 years) and safety/fellow locker room leader and captain Devin McCourty (2 years) each signed extensions.  Of course, the biggest fish in the free agency pond not only for the Patriots but for…

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Patriots: Brady to the Bucs? It might be his only option outside of New England

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March 15, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Tom Brady. Six-time Super Bowl champion. And…Tampa Bay Buccaneer? With teams reportedly dropping like flies in the Tom Brady free agent sweepstakes, it appears as if the Bucs and Patriots are the last two teams TB12 has to choose from (although you can’t count out the Raiders just yet). What would it do to his legacy if he finished his career with a mediocre franchise? Well,…

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Patriots: The numbers don’t add up when it comes to retaining Tom Brady

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March 15, 2020

When it comes to the re-signing Tom Brady, the numbers don’t add up for the Patriots. I know Patriots fans don’t want to hear that but unless Bill Belichick makes cuts elsewhere or gives Brady a longer term deal at less money, it will be tough to bring him back. The perception is Belichick doesn’t want Brady back but the reality is, the Patriots cannot afford to pay Brady what…

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Patriots: Which of their free agents should the Patriots keep and which should they let go

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March 15, 2020

The Patriots have 17 free agents. 15 of them are unrestricted free agents and 2 of them are restricted free agents. The salary cap for the 2020 season will be $198.2 million dollars. The Patriots currently have roughly $26 million dollars to spend. That is not a lot of money so you can almost guarantee that they will make a couple big name cuts this off-season. Right tackle Marcus Cannon…

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NFLPA approves new CBA ensuring labor peace until 2030

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March 15, 2020

NFL players approved a new CBA this morning by a narrow margin. The final vote was 1019 to 959. Approval required a majority of the players voting for the proposal. The players who paid dues were given a ten day period to vote on the proposal. Despite facing heavy opposition from star players such as Aaron Rodgers, J.J Watt, Russell Wilson and Michael Thomas, the new CBA passed. The agreement…

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Patriots: 20 players the Patriots could target in free agency

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March 15, 2020

With free agency set to open next week, we examine 20 players that the Patriots could target in free agency. Our list is based on scheme fit and the team’s most pressing needs this off-season. All of this of course depends on whether or not the players vote for the proposed CBA on Sunday. Quarterbacks *Tom Brady should be priority number for the Patriots but we are going to take…

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Patriots: Top 6 needs in free agency

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March 10, 2020

With free agency opening a week from Wednesday, we are going to start a week long look at the Patriots and free agency. Today’s focus will be on the Patriots top needs in free agency. Bill Belichick must use free agency to improve the the roster. He cannot simply rely on the draft. 1. Tight end: Ben Watson, Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse combined for 36 catches and two touchdowns…

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Patriots: 49ers rumored interest in Tom Brady could lead to a trade for Jimmy G

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March 4, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj There’s no chance in hell this really happens.  However, with all the talk of San Francisco suddenly being a real player for Tom Brady in free agency it’s worth looking at the mind-boggling scenario. With numerous reports around the NFL from extremely credible sources, there has been legitimate chatter over the last few days – but really the last 24 hours – that would suggest the…

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