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Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New England Patriots

Why Your Team Sucks 2014: New England Patriots

deadspin.com Updated 1 hour ago
Some people are fans of the New England Patriots. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the New England Patriots. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...
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  • Tom Brady on How Long He'll Play Football: 'When I Suck, I'll R…

    Tom Brady on How Long He'll Play Football: 'When I Suck, I'll Retire'

    boston.com 49 minutes ago
    He can't give you an exact date, but we now know when Tom Brady will call it quits and hang up his football jersey for the last time.
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  • Brady leftovers: On Gronkowski, Wright

    Brady leftovers: On Gronkowski, Wright

    A few leftovers from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's talk on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning: On Gronkowski saying he will play. At first, Brady did not know that tight end Rob Gronkowski told reporters on Monday that he is …
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  • Under Armour signs Bundchen, wife of Brady

    Under Armour signs Bundchen, wife of Brady

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Under Armour has signed a model to be part of its new women's campaign. And not just any model -- Mrs. Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen.
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  • Garoppolo on No. 2: 'Hasn't really sunk in'

    Garoppolo on No. 2: 'Hasn't really sunk in'

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, it answered one of the lingering questions for the team at the end of the preseason: Who would be the top backup behind Tom Brady? Second…
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  • Brady on Mankins trade: Have to move on

    Brady on Mankins trade: Have to move on

    ESPN.com 4 hours ago
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday that he's "moving on" after the surprising trade of offensive lineman Logan Mankins last week.
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  • What Makes The Patriots Offense So Difficult For Wide Receivers…

    What Makes The Patriots Offense So Difficult For Wide Receivers?

    boston.com 5 hours ago
    We always hear about the difficulty of learning the Patriots offense, but what about it is so difficult? Erik Frenz asked several Patriots wide receivers for their thoughts on the subject.
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 6 hours ago
    Does it matter that QB EJ Manuel isn’t a Bills captain? Jarvis Landry is in line for first crack at returner duties with the Dolphins. Sebastian Vollmer is ready to play anywhere the Patriots want him. Jets coach Rex Ryan took issue with the notion that…
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  • Patriots awarded safety Don Jones on waivers from Miami

    Patriots awarded safety Don Jones on waivers from Miami

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    Six days before meeting the Dolphins in the regular season opener, the Patriots have added an ex-Miami defensive back. The Pats were awarded second-year safety Don Jones on waivers from the Dolphins on Monday, the club said. The 24-year-old Jones notche…
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  • Pats claim safety Jones; waive OL Barker

    Pats claim safety Jones; waive OL Barker

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    The New England Patriots claimed second-year safety Don Jones on waivers from the Miami Dolphins on Monday, and waived second-year offensive lineman Chris Barker to make room on the 53-man roster. Jones, a 2013 seventh-round draft choice out of Arkansas…
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  • Patriots work out snapper McDermott

    Patriots work out snapper McDermott

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After releasing incumbent snapper Danny Aiken on Saturday, the New England Patriots have a void to fill on their roster and they took a closer look at one possibility on Monday, working out former San Francisco 49er Kevin McDermott.…
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  • Ras-I Dowling signed to Raiders’ practice squad

    Ras-I Dowling signed to Raiders’ practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    A former Patriots second-round pick is among 10 players signed to the Raiders’ initial practice squad. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling, whom New England took with the first pick of Round Two in 2011, is the most experienced of the 10 signees announced by Oakla…
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  • Gronk Promises He Will Play Sunday; Dolphins Ready

    Gronk Promises He Will Play Sunday; Dolphins Ready

    Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday.
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  • WR Boyce among 10 on Pats practice squad

    WR Boyce among 10 on Pats practice squad

    ESPN.com boston.com 23 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots announced their 10-man practice squad Monday, and it's a group highlighted by second-year receiver Josh Boyce. "A little bit [disappointed], but at the end of the day I'm on the football team still,&quo…
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  • Every Patriots player present at practice

    Every Patriots player present at practice

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- All hands are on deck for the New England Patriots as they began preparations Monday for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at the Miami Dolphins. No players were missing from practice other than cornerback Brandon Browner and wide r…
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  • Patriots add McLeod Bethel-Thompson, long snapper to practice s…

    Patriots add McLeod Bethel-Thompson, long snapper to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    After the Patriots set their initial 53-man roster over the weekend, head coach Bill Belichick said that there were still moves to be made when asked about the lack of a long snapper. There still isn’t one on the active roster, but the Patriots have add…
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  • Buccaneers claim Garrett Gilkey, sign Jeff Demps to practice sq…

    Buccaneers claim Garrett Gilkey, sign Jeff Demps to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    The Buccaneers swung a trade for former Patriots guard Logan Mankins, but that isn’t the only new addition to their offensive line. The team announced that they have claimed Garrett Gilkey off of waivers from the Browns. Gilkey was a seventh-round choic…
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  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    CNNSI.com Sep 1 (yesterday)
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
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  • Video - McCourty, Pats Ready For Season Opener 02:41

    McCourty, Pats Ready For Season Opener

    Sep 2
    Patriots safety Devin McCourty joins "SportsCenter" and discusses New England trading Logan Mankins and preparing for the season opener against the Dolphins.
  • Video - Predicting 2014 NFL award winners 03:08

    Predicting 2014 NFL award winners

    Sep 1
    The "NFL Total Access" crew takes their shot at predicting who will win offensive rookie of the year, defensive rookie of the year and NFL MVP for the 2014 season.
  • Video - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has no setbacks, is focused on Miami 02:25

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has no setbacks, is focused on Miami

    Sep 1
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says that he thinks the work he's put in each week has led to him being able to play in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Video - Rob Gronkowski Cleared To Play Week 1 01:52

    Rob Gronkowski Cleared To Play Week 1

    Sep 1
    Mike Reiss reacts to the news that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says he has been cleared to play in New England's season opener against Miami.

Sports Columnists

  • Trying to Put the Instant Back in Replay

    Sep 1
    NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …
  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
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    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
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