It’s tradition for the team that wins the Super Bowl to visit the White House after their victory. But at least two members of the New England Patriots are turning down the invitation this year because of President Donald Trump. “I’m not going to the White House,” the Patriots’ Devin McCourty told Time in a text message Monday. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.” McCourty joined tight end Martellus Bennett, who confirmed on Sunday that he also would not make the White House trip, after first announcing his decision to skip it the week prior. “It is what it is,” Bennett said after the Patriots’ victory, according to the Dallas Morning News. “People know how I … [Read more...] about One By One, Black New England Patriots Players Are Refusing To Visit Donald Trump’s White House
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The New England Patriots have been rumored as a candidate to trade up for a quarterback, as they own two first-round picks and two second-round picks after the Brandin Cooks trade. However, there is a chance they could look to draft a quarterback with one of their late first-round picks. That's what makes Mason Rudolph so interesting. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the former Oklahoma State quarterback had a private workout with the Patriots recently. Rudolph has been projected anywhere from a late first-round pick to a late second-round pick so far this offseason. However, Rapoport also reported that Rudolph is a likely first-round pick, and has worked out for several teams with aging quarterbacks, like the Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. The knock on Rudolph is that he could be a system quarterback, as Mike Gundy's offense may have boosted his stats past what he would have had in a more pro style offense. He seems safely … [Read more...] about New England Patriots draft rumors: Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State QB, goes through private workout (report)
Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews is expected to join his third team in less than a year after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the four-year veteran is expected to sign a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. As Schefter points out, the 25-year-old Matthews battled injuries last season with the Buffalo Bills, a year in which he posted career-low numbers of 25 catches for 282 yards and a touchdown in 10 games played. If he's healthy now, he can return to his early career form, where he was a reliable pass catcher out of the slot. New England dealt wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for draft picks earlier this week after wide receiver Danny Amendola signed with the Miami Dolphins in free agency, which opened up a spot in their lineup for Matthews. The Eagles drafted Matthews in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he was an immediate contributor with 67 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie … [Read more...] about Former Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews reportedly to sign with New England Patriots
The New England Patriots traded away one of their top wide receivers on Tuesday in Brandin Cooks, but they added another veteran talent in free agency on Thursday. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal. Matthews, 25, is recovering from knee and ankle surgeries from last season. However, when he has been on the field, he's been moderately productive. In his first three seasons with the Eagles, he averaged 75 receptions and 891 yards per season. He only had 25 receptions for 282 yards last season with the Bills. At 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, Matthews has actually found plenty of success as a slot receiver. He has impressive quickness for a player his size, which helped him get drafted in the second round (42nd overall) by the Eagles in 2014. Matthews joins a long list of former Bills to find a new home with the Patriots, including wide receiver Chris Hogan and cornerback Stephon Gilmore. He also joins a wide … [Read more...] about New England Patriots sign Jordan Matthews, former Bills and Eagles WR, to one-year deal (report)
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Another rumor: Could the New England Patriots have traded up to draft Lamar Jackson? Here's one NFL team you haven't heard much in the market for Lamar Jackson: the New England Patriots. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jake Lourim, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:42 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 | Updated 3:44 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 CLOSE Jackson threw the ball, but he stayed away from the 40-yard sprint, as well as jumps and bench press work. Marty Pearl, Special to Courier Journal CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about Another rumor: Could the New England Patriots have traded up to draft Lamar Jackson?