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What made Jason McCourty more nervous than the Super Bowl – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts and notes around the New England Patriots and NFL:1. Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty was one of four Patriots players to testify in support of an education bill at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, saying the experience sparked more nerves than playing in the biggest game of his professional football career."We're in a different arena here. We have beliefs and we support different things,
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Ex-Pats WR Mitchell retires as injuries take toll

[ad_1] Former New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday.Mitchell, 26, made the announcement at the University of Georgia's TEDxUGA event. The former University of Georgia star was a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in the 2016 draft.In January, he had told ESPN's Mike Reiss that he wasn't giving up hope of an NFL return despite a lingering knee injury and having to
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Kraft releases statement, says he is ‘truly sorry’

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented for the first time since he was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation."I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."Kraft said he had remained silent since the charges
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Isaiah Wynn hopes to fill Patriots’ void on blind side – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Many New England Patriots players will return to town in mid-April for the start of the team's voluntary offseason program, but 2018 first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn already has been a daily visitor at Gillette Stadium.That's a reflection of the hard work Wynn is putting in as he attempts to return from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in August that ended his rookie season before it
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Kraft files motion to suppress evidence

[ad_1] Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft filed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence -- notably the video evidence -- in his solicitation of prostitution case, according to a source.The motion is an effort to make sure that the surveillance video, described as graphic and damning, isn't released if he doesn't reach a plea deal with prosecutors. It also is a warning shot to prosecutors that Kraft's legal
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Kraft files motion to suppress evidence

[ad_1] Attorneys for New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft filed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence -- notably the video evidence -- in his solicitation of prostitution case, according to a source.The motion is an effort to make sure that the surveillance video, described as graphic and damning, isn't released if he doesn't reach a plea deal with prosecutors. It also is a warning shot to prosecutors that Kraft's legal
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Plea deal offers to drop charges against Kraft

[ad_1] Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and 24 other men in which charges would be dropped for soliciting prostitution, the Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday.But there is a catch: Kraft and the other men would have to review the evidence and admit they would have been proven guilty at trial, spokesman Mike Edmondon told The Associated Press.Attorneys for Kraft, when asked
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Report — Offer made to drop charges against Kraft

[ad_1] Prosecutors have offered New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and several other men a deal in which charges would be dropped for soliciting prostitution, a source told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.But there is a catch: Kraft and the other men would have to review the evidence and admit they would have been proven guilty at trial, the paper reported.Attorneys for Kraft, when asked about the report Tuesday
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Sorry, brother – Martellus Bennett won’t return

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As much as the possibility of playing with his brother appealed to him, tight end Martellus Bennett is staying retired."I would love to play ball with my brother; it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing," Bennett said in an Instagram post. The possibility of Bennett, 32,
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DT Brown leaves Pats to join Saints, source says

[ad_1] The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a three-year contract with former New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown, a source told ESPN.NFL Network first reported the news and said the deal is worth $15 million.The move comes after Drew Brees restructured his contract to create more than $10 million in salary-cap space for the Saints.The Saints restructured Drew Brees' contract on Thursday, creating more than $10 million in