Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Gil Santos, longtime radio voice of the New England Patriots, dies at 80 Gil Santos was the radio voice of the New England Patriots for 36 seasons, and called many of the celebrated franchise's most famous moments. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jim Reineking, USA TODAY Sports Published 11:47 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 | Updated 12:23 a.m. ET April 20, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes breaks down which 10 NFL games to circle on the calendar this upcoming season. USA TODAY Sports CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Longtime New England Patriots radio … [Read more...] about Gil Santos, longtime radio voice of the New England Patriots, dies at 80
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The New England Patriots do not just have to worry about star tight end Rob Gronkowski returning for 2018. They had to worry about their quarterback. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Tom Brady is "yet to commit" to playing the 2018 season with the Patriots. Still, that does not mean it's unlikely that he returns. According to Schefter, there is a good chance he returns to play in 2018. "'My money would be on him playing football for the foreseeable future, but what goes on away from the football field, I don't know,'" one source told ESPN. "'I don't know.'" Brady, 41, has repeatedly said all season that he wants to keep playing for as long as he can. He has also expressed interest in spending more time with his family, as shown in his documentary series, 'Tom vs. Time.' Brady is not at the Patriots' earliest offseason workouts, as he was in Qatar with his family. Gronkowski and Brady both have not been at Patriots offseason workouts, though Gronkowski has spent time … [Read more...] about Tom Brady ‘yet to commit’ to playing 2018 season with New England Patriots (report)
Let's be clear from the start here: The Patriots do not need Dez Bryant. They'll enter the summer with perhaps the most stacked group of wide receivers in the entire NFL. Julian Edelman, returning from a torn ACL, is locked in as the No. 1 wideout. Chris Hogan should have a significant role, too. Jordan Matthews will have the opportunity to earn the job as the team's primary slot receiver. Cordarrelle Patterson is a unique talent who will find his way onto the field (he played 43 percent of the offensive snaps for the Raiders a year ago). Then there's Malcolm Mitchell, who fits...somewhere. Mitchell was great as a rookie in 2016, but missed the entire 2017 season due to a lingering knee issue. Should the Patriots pay up to keep Gronk around? Kenny Britt is only one year removed from a 1,000-yard season (additionally, he's built like a defensive end and is by far the team's biggest perimeter receiver). And Phillip Dorsett, a first-round pick in 2015, could … [Read more...] about Dez Bryant rumors: Are New England Patriots interested in former Dallas Cowboys WR?
The New England Patriots enter next week's NFL draft with a rare amount of firepower. They also have an unusual problem: No guarantee that Tom Brady will return. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Brady has not committed to playing in 2018. While those around him expect that he'll be back, there has been no official word from Brady's camp -- either publicly or privately, Schefter reported -- regarding his status. Will the Patriots draft Lamar Jackson as Brady's eventual successor? The Patriots cannot undo what's already transpired (the Jimmy Garoppolo trade), but they can use their draft ammunition to land a talented young quarterback. This draft will be the ultimate balancing act for Bill Belichick. He must acquire pieces to bolster a Super Bowl-caliber roster for the 2018 season. Gotta win now. He also needs to devote resources to finding a young quarterback who is capable of someday taking the torch from Brady and carrying the Patriots into the 2020s. It's a necessary and, … [Read more...] about Tom Brady retirement rumors: Will the New England Patriots go all-in for a top QB in 2018 NFL Draft?
While shopping for his next team in free agency, wide receiver Jordan Matthews thought being a member of the New England Patriots would make him uncomfortable. That's one of the reasons the former Madison Academy standout signed with the Patriots. Isn't that the opposite of what usually happens? "I knew this was the best opportunity for me to grow as a player," Matthews said. "I had some other teams that contacted me that I visited. I knew just as a player and as a man - I'm recently married; I'm about to have my first child -- I don't feel like I'm called to be comfortable, and I knew this would be a great place for me to grow, not only as a player, but as a man in general. ... "I feel like in my life, my foundation of what I believe in my faith, I believe I'm called not to be comfortable. I believe that it's so easy for us as people to say, 'OK, what's the easiest road and what's the path of least resistance?' And then we look up at our lives and we're 80 years old and we … [Read more...] about Jordan Matthews ‘called not to be comfortable’ with New England Patriots