Josh Gordon was reinstated by the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday afternoon and will be eligible to join the Patriots again on Sunday following their Saturday night preseason match up against the Titans.
Preseason is usually just a long boring month of mediocre football that NFL fans are forced to endure before the real games can begin all the while hoping and praying that their team’s top players don’t suffer any significant injuries in these meaningless games. However, for some teams, these games aren’t meaningless. This year’s Patriots team is one of those teams. New England has players competing to start at nearly every position and a host of talented young players desperate to prove themselves. With that combination of circumstances, the Patriots should be in store for their most exciting and competent preseason in years and there’s a real reason to tune in and invest in this year’s games. Here are 5 things to keep an eye out for during Patriots preseason:
When Tom Brady signed his new contract the other day, it looked like it was going to lock Brady in for the 2019 season and then two more seasons after that. After hearing more reports, it turns out that Brady’s extension is actually not an extension at all. It is simply a pay raise for the 2019 season that will void after the 2019 season.
Redskins Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams is holding out of training camp and has been linked to the Patriots as a possible trade option. The rumors really started to heat up after Washington signed former Raiders left tackle Donald Penn to a one-year deal. Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported on Wednesday that the Redskins we’re having trade discussions centered around Williams with other teams and, “there’s a feeling around the league the Patriots will be involved”. The Houston Texans have also been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Williams.
NFL Network released their annual NFL Top 100 list and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady landed in 6th in the countdown. It is the lowest Brady has ever placed on the NFL Network’s list since it came into existence.
Former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison got the recognition he deserved on a hot Monday afternoon at Patriot Place. The two-time Super Bowl Champion and former fan favorite was inducted into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.
With NFL training camp starting up, that means fantasy football draft season is soon to follow. So much is on the line ranging from bragging writes to significant sums of money, which means everyone is looking for an edge. That has led to lucrative careers for fantasy football analysts as so called “experts” when it comes to who to draft and who to start any given week, but no one has become more famous for their fantasy football knowledge than ESPN’s Matthew Berry.
As Tom Brady gets set to enter the twentieth training camp of his illustrious career, there is an unfamiliar headline to be talked about. It was reported on Monday by the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that, “no new deal is on the horizon at this point” between Tom Brady and the New England Patriots which could potentially mark the first time in Brady’s career that he would enter the season with an expiring contract.
With Training Camp beginning in Foxborough this week, here’s a deep dive of 3 storylines to focus on for this upcoming season. The defending Super Bowl Champions have a lot of carry-over on their roster, but also much turnover in certain areas that could prove important. Between position groups, coaching staff, and depth chart options, there is plenty to look for heading into training camp.
Yesterday was Tom Brady's 42nd birthday. Now, to a non-NFL fan this probably doesn't sound like much of a big deal. But to those in NFL circles its basically unheard-of. The average length of an NFL players career is around 3 years. Thats it. But Thomas Edward Patrick Brady has been at it for 20 years now. The numbers speak for themselves. The championships speak for themselves. What I hope to accomplish during this piece is show you more of what I've learned from Brady outside of football.