The New England Patriots are in the middle of a transformative off-season. Tom Brady has announced that he will leave the franchise he has spent the past twenty years with and head to Tampa Bay. With this, the situation of the New England quarterback is not really clear for the first time since 1992, just before the drafting of the team Drew Bledsoe.
As the Patriots try to figure out what the post-Brady era beneath the center will look like, they also have a number of free agent questions to answer in the rest of the list. As you will see below, this story will be your hub to guide you through all the latest rumors and deals made by New England as they usher in a new day in the history of the franchise.
Key dates to come
- Half April: The NFL will release the 2020 regular season schedule.
- April 23 to April 25: The NFL draft. New England’s first selection in the first round is 23rd.
- May 1 to May 4: Teams can organize their rookie mini-camp three days after the draft from Friday to Sunday or from Saturday to Monday.
* The Patriots will also organize OTAs and a mandatory mini-camp for several weeks in June, followed by a break of approximately six weeks before the start of training camp in late July. Final dates to be determined.
Free agent dashboard
Restricted free agents:
Adam Butler is the restricted free agent to keep an eye on this trio. The former undrafted defensive tackle from Vanderbilt has turned into a solid player in rotation in the top seven of New England and has shown his ability to rush the smuggler. He finished the 2019 season with six sacks, nine quarterback hits and 26 tackles in total in 16 games played (two starts). He will undoubtedly be a player the Patriots will try to keep in mind given the turnover they could see through defense. As for Eluemunor, the Patriots acquired the offensive lineman and a sixth round pick in a trade with the Ravens in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2020. He was really just an element of depth along of an offensive line that saw injuries touching the interior, the center of departure David Andrews missing all the year. Meanwhile, Keionta Davis was placed in the casualty pool over the summer and missed the 2019 season. The undrafted defensive side has the physical attributes (6 feet 3 inches, 280 pounds) to be an intriguing prospect for New England in the future and played well in preseason last year before landing on IR.
* Restricted Free Agents will need to be submitted by New England to be listed in 2020. The Patriots may assign a number of different offers to their Restricted Free Agents (initial RFP, RFP) second round offers, first round tender, etc.). Each offer is accompanied by a higher 2020 salary. These figures have not yet been determined by the NFL.
Unrestricted internal free agents
Tom Brady, quarterback (Bucs: two years, $ 50 million)
Devin McCourty, security (Pats: two years, $ 23 million)
Kyle Van Noy, linebacker (Dolphins: four years, $ 51 million)
Matthew Slater, wide catcher / shooter (Pats: two years, $ 5.3 million)
Phillip Dorsett, wide receiver (Seahawks: one year)
Nate Ebner, security / task force (Giants: one year)
Jamie Collins, linebacker (Lions: three years, $ 30 million)
Danny Shelton, defensive tackle (Lions: two years, $ 8 million)
Nick Folk, kicker
Marshall Newhouse, right tackle
Joe Thuney, left guard (Pats: franchise tag)
Shilique Calhoun, linebacker (Pats)
James Ferentz, center
Ted Karras, center (Dolphins: one year, $ 4 million)
Elandon Roberts, linebacker (Dolphins)
Stephen Gostkowski, kicker
Tom Brady is of course the big name here. He announced Tuesday that he would leave the Patriots at large.
“To all my teammates, coaches, managers and employees, Coach Belichick, RKK and the Kraft family and to the entire organization,” he said. “I want to thank you for the past twenty years of my life and my daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture based on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me – I have learned from everyone. All of you have allowed me to maximize my potential and that is all a player can hope for. All that we have accomplished brings me great joy and the lessons I have learned will continue for always.
“I could not be the man I am today without the relationships you have allowed me to build with you. I have taken advantage of everything you have given me. I have cherished every opportunity that I had to be part of our team, and I love all of you for that. Our team has always set a great standard in professional sports and I know it will continue to do just that.
“Although my football trip takes place elsewhere, I appreciate all that we have accomplished and I am grateful for our incredible team achievements. I have had the privilege of having had the opportunity to get to know you all and keep the memories we’ve created together. “
Now the Patriots will be looking for a new quarterback in 2020.
Regarding the other spots on the list, we know that linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who joins the Miami Dolphins, is out of the game. This now brings him together with ex-de facto Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Floes. Meanwhile, Jamie Collins has found another former Patriots assistant as the linebacker is expected to sign a three-year deal with Matt Patricia’s Detroit Lions.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Patriots made the rather surprising decision to place the franchise label on the departure of left goalkeeper Joe Thuney. He has since signed his tag and is officially on the books for 2020. New England said in a statement that it was looking to reach an agreement with Thuney on a long-term deal, but we’ll have to wait and see if it comes to fruition.
Unrestricted free agent signatures of other teams
Damiere Byrd, receiver (cardinals)
Beau Allen, defensive tackle (Buccaneers)
Adrian Phillips, Security (Chargers)
Danny Vitale, back (Packers)
Brandon Copeland, linebacker (Jets)
Cody Davis, security (Jaguars)
Free agent signatures for players cut by other teams
Brian Hoyer, quarterback (Colts)
* It is important to differentiate between players signed as unrestricted free agents and those signed after being eliminated by another team. This is true because players who are signed after being released by another team do not count towards the compensatory project selection formula for the team that signs them.
2020 NFL Draft Pick
- Round 1: 23rd overall
- Round 2: None
- Round 3: 87th overall, 98th overall (compensatory), 100th overall (compensatory)
- Round 4: 125th overall (via Chicago)
- Round 5: 172nd overall (via Detroit)
- Round 6: 195th in total (via Denver), 204th in total (via Houston), 212th in total (compensatory), 213th in total (compensatory)
- Round 7: 230th overall (via Atlanta), 241st overall (via Seattle)
Rumors, reports and updates
Bill Belichick on Gostkowski
Tuesday March 24: Following the release of kicker Stephen Gostkowski, head coach Bill Belichick issued a statement to congratulate the veteran on his huge success with the team.
Pats canned Shilique Calhoun
Tuesday March 24: The New England Patriots have re-signed defensive end / linebacker Shilique Calhoun. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound spent the 2019 season with New England after a three-year stint with the Raiders. He played 15 games last season (one start) and totaled nine tackles and a fumble.
Phillip Dorsett travels to Seattle
Tuesday March 24: Wide receiver Phillip Dorsettl with the Seattle Seahawks, according to several reports. Dorsett spent the previous three seasons with the Patriots following an Indianapolis Colts trade for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. In all, the 27-year-old ended his tenure in New England with 73 receptions, 881 yards and eight touchdowns. Last year, he caught 29 balls for 397 yards and five touchdowns, a career high.
Patriots Receive New Uniforms
Tuesday March 24: According to Joe Reedy of the Associated Press, the Patriots will receive a uniform change for the 2020 season. ESPN’s Mike Reiss adds that the change of New England uniform will not be dramatic and the logo will remain the same. Julian Edelman did suggest this offseason earlier that the Patriots could bring back their blue uniforms, but it’s unclear if the two nuggets are related. Anyway, we need to know exactly what the changes will be in the coming months.
Deshaun Watson to the Patriots?
Tuesday March 24: With Tom Brady gone, the Patriots are looking for a new quarterback. What better way to replace Brady than with Texans’ caller Deshaun Watson? The Houston QB ignited commercial rumors in New England following a rather interesting activity on social networks where it liked an article suggesting an exchange with the Pats. You can, but it should be noted that this is probably quite far-fetched and would require Watson to require an exchange as he is still under contract with the Texans.
Patriots Free Stephen Gostkowski
Monday March 23: The Patriots continue to see major changes this offseason and the latest is the club that is leaving veteran kicker Stephen Gostkowski. The club wipes out about $ 3 million in space by freeing up Gostkowski, who is the all-time leader in the points franchise. Before falling with a season-ending hip injury, the 36-year-old started showing signs of decline in 2019. In four games, he scored seven of his eight field tries, but missed four additional points. Gostkowski was also the longest serving patriot after Tom Brady’s departure.
Patriots sign former Jags Cody Davis safety
Monday March 23: New England signed a contract with former ex-Jaguars Cody Davis, his agent Jordan Woy announced. The 30-year-old was not drafted from Texas Tech in 2013, but was a key figure in special teams with the Rams (2013-17) and the Jaguars (2018-19). For his career, Davis has 83 tackles and two choices. If it is part of the initial training of 53 players, the Patriots could use it as they did with Nate Ebner, who left this off-season after signing an agreement with the Giants.
Patriots release full-page ad to thank Tom Brady
Sunday March 22: Robert Kraft and the Patriots released a full-page ad in the Tampa Bay Times to thank Tom Brady for his two decades of service with the club. It also read, “To Buccaneer fans and the Tampa Bay community – take care of him. You have a great one.”
New England brings Brandon Copeland
Sunday March 22: According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots signed former Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland. The 28-year-old has spent the past two years in New York City and played 12 games last season. During this streak, Copeland has totaled 42 career tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble.
Brian Hoyer agrees to deal with Pats
Sunday March 22: In the wake of Tom Brady’s signature with the Buccaneers, the Patriotsby signing Brian Hoyer for a one-year contract. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network adds that this is probably the case for New England, so it will likely be Hoyer or sophomore Jarrett Stidham as starter for 2020. This is Hoyer’s third stint with the Patriots, so he knows the system well. For the Colts in 2019, he appeared in four games and completed 53.8% of his passes for 372 yards, four touchdowns and four choices.
The Patriots agreed to deal with Danny Vitale
Friday March 20: Former Packers back Danny Vitale agreed to terms with Patriots, agent says Chris Cabott of Steinberg Sports. Meredith Gorman of NESN was the first to report that the two parties were close to a contract. The 26-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Green Back Packers and had 97 yards rushing on 13.9 yards per rush in 2019.
No interest in Jameis Winston
Friday March 20: You can apparently remove Jameis Winston from the list of potential shifts the Patriots could sign to replace Tom Brady. Mike Giardi of the NFL network spoke to a “senior Patriot official” and noted that Winston is unlikely to be a possible target. Although Winston led the league in yards in 2019, his 30 interceptions at the top of the league did not attract Bill Belichick.
Patriots reportedly offered Tom Brady a similar deal
Friday March 20: Tom Brady officially became a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora confirms the quarterback signed a fully guaranteed two-year, $ 50 million two-year contract. Ian Rapoport of the NFL network adds that New England would have offered Brady a similar deal, but he never came to them with the desire to return.
Adrian Phillips signs two-year agreement
Thursday March 19: New England seems to have found a replacement for safety Duron Harmon, who was traded to the Detroit Lions, while the club agreed to a deal with Adrian Phillips, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. It is a two-year 27-year security contract that totaled 36 tackles in seven games played in 2019. Although injuries held Phillips back last year, he was a member of the first all-star team in 2018.
Joe Thuney signs a franchise label
Thursday March 19: According to his agent, left goalkeeper Joe Thuney sang his franchise offer Mike McCartney. Thuney is now on the books for 2020 and is expected to earn $ 14.78 million fully guaranteed over the next year. New England has said in a previous statement that it hopes to sign Thuney for a long-term deal, but it remains to be seen if it is able to do so.
Nate Ebner on his way to New York
Thursday March 19: Joe Judge is the last disciple of Bill Belichick to have captured one of his former players. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, the Giants sign an agreement with Nate Ebner. Ebner has been a key team ace throughout his tenure with the Patriots and a strong locker room presence, which the judge, who was the New England task team coordinator, saw firsthand.
Elandon Roberts is the last to land in Miami
Wednesday, March 18: Brian Flores snatched another former patriot Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports that linebacker Elandon Roberts has accepted an agreement with the Dolphins. Roberts was a Swiss army knife for New England last season, playing his linebacker position familiar to the back and in special teams. Clearly, the versatility and prowess in the middle of a defense attracted Flores.
Patriots sign former Bucs DT Beau Allen
Wednesday, March 18: Patriots may have found replacement for Danny Shelton by signing former Buccaneers Beau Allen defensive tackle, says ESPN Adam Caplan. The agreement is for two years and has a maximum total of $ 8 million. The 28-year-old spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Eagles and was a member of the winning Super Bowl LII team. In 2019, Allen had 10 tackles in 13 games.
Dolphins sign Ted Karras
Wednesday March 18: According to a ESPN report, indoor offensive lineman Ted Karras has signed a $ 4 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The sixth round pick of 2016 was kicked off last season, played well and now sees a great reward. In addition to being able to line up in the center, Karras has the ability to play guard. The move also brings him closer to former Patriots assistant Brian Flores.
Patriots trade Duron Harmon to Lions
Wednesday March 18New England traded Duron Harmon security to the Detroit Lions, according to several reports. The compensation, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, is “an end-of-round flip of choice”. Harmon is moving into the final year of its contract in 2020. It has a ceiling of $ 5.5 million and the Patriots are now able to make $ 4.25 million of that amount by trading it.
Lions Lock Up Danny Shelton
Wednesday, March 18: Danny Shelton Reached $ 8 Million Two-Year Deal With Detroit Lions, Says his agent Drew Rosenhaus. Shelton spent the previous two seasons with the Patriots and has just turned to a 2019 season where he has totaled a career record of 61 tackles and three sacks in 16 games played (14 starts).
Les Patriotes sign wide receiver Damiere Byrd
Tuesday, March 17: According Mike Garafolo of the NFL network, New England has a one-year deal with Damiere Byrd. Last year, the 27-year-old captured 32 passes for the Cardinals for 359 yards and one touchdown in 11 games. He will likely be an element of depth in the pass capture unit and will compete for a spot in the lineup later this summer.
Tom Brady likely travels to Tampa Bay
Tuesday March 17: After Brad Brady said goodbye to the New England Patriots, it became clear that he was going to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the new league opened on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Chargers were also in the mix for Brady, but the fact that Tampa allowed Brady to stay on the east coast turned out to be a major factor in favor of the Bucs. Here’s everything you need to know about.
Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick publish statements on the departure of Tom Brady
Tuesday March 17: Following the announcement that Tom Brady will be leaving the New England Patriots, owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick have both issued long statements praising what the quarterback has done given to the franchise.
“How can I sum up the depth of my gratitude to Tom Brady for what he has given us over the past 20 years, or the sadness I feel in knowing that it is ending? I love Tom as a son and I He will always do it. He brought so much happiness to me personally and to all of our fans. I had hoped that this day would never come, but rather that Tom would end his remarkable career in a Patriot uniform after another Super Bowl championship. Unfortunately, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement to allow this dream to become a reality. Although sad today, the overwhelming feeling I have is appreciation for his countless contributions to our team and to the community.
“When Tom arrived in New England as the sixth-round pick without being announced, no one could have imagined the fairytale story that would be written, the records that would be broken or the joy it would bring to an entire region. He left 20 years later as the most successful quarterback in NFL history with six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles and 17 division championships. He was a teammate and an exemplary leader. There will simply never be another Tom Brady. I look forward to the day when we can bring him home in New England to celebrate his Patriots career, his endless accomplishments and his legacy as the greatest of all time. I love him very much. “
“Tom was not only a player who joined our program. He was one of his original creators. Tom lived and perpetuated our culture. On a daily basis, he was a tonist and a bar lifter. He won championships in three of his first four years on the field and in three of his last six seasons with us, while participating in championships in most seasons in between. This is a credit to Tom’s consistency and what separates him. He didn’t just perform. He just wins. He won championships over and over.
“Tom and I will always have a great relationship based on love, admiration, respect and appreciation. Tom’s success as a player and his character as a person are exceptional. Nothing about the end Tom’s Patriots’ career never changed how unspectacular he was. With his unrelenting competitiveness and longevity, he deserved the praise of all and will be celebrated forever. It has been a privilege to coach Tom Brady for 20 years .
“The examples of Tom’s greatness are limitless, going back even before he was drafted. We have seen how he prepared when he was not playing, how he behaved when he had the opportunity , what he has done to continuously improve himself, his leadership, his state of mind, the example he has set and, of course, the person he is. I am extremely grateful that he did it for our team and for me personally.
“Sometimes in life it takes time to pass before you really appreciate something or someone, but that was not the case with Tom. He is a special person and the greatest quarterback in all the time.”
Tom Brady leaves the New England Patriots
Tuesday March 17: Tom Brady has announced through his social media that his “football trip will take place elsewhere”, ending two decades with the Patriots.
“I wanted to thank all of the incredible fans and supporters of the Patriots,” he said. “MA has been my home for twenty years. These are truly the happiest two decades I could have imagined in my life and I have nothing but love and gratitude for my stay in New England. support has been overwhelming – I wish every player My children were born and raised here and you have always kissed this Californian child like yours.
“I love your commitment and your loyalty to your teams and winning for our city means more than you will ever know. I cannot thank you enough for the support of our team. The crowded training camps and sold-out stadiums and especially the victory parades. I had the chance to share them with all of you. I have always tried to represent us in the best and most honorable way and I have struggled hard with my teammates to help bring victory and triumph even in the most difficult situations. You opened your heart to me, and I opened my heart to you. And Pats Nation will always be part of me.
“I don’t know what my future in football will hold but it is time for me to open a new stage in my life and my career. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will always love you and what we have shared – a life full of fun memories. “
Lions sign Jamie Collins for three-year contract
Monday, March 16: Jamie Collins’ second run with the Patriots will take place in one season after the linebacker signs a $ 30 million, three-year contract with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $ 18 million fully guaranteed and brings it together with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Dolphins disembark Kyle Van Noy in free agency
Monday, March 16: Ian Rapoport of the NFL network reports that Miami has landed linebacker Kyle Van Noy for a four-year contract. The contract is worth $ 51 million, through Rapoport, and Van Noy will see $ 30 million guaranteed. Van Noy is now reunited with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who was the Patriots’ linebacker coach and de facto defense coordinator in 2018.
Tampa Bay making it clear they want Brady
Monday, March 16: It was clear from the start that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to be a major player for Tom Brady and this fact has not slowed down since the start of the falsification period. According to Mike Giardi of the NFL network, Tampa has their intentions to Brady “loud and clear”.
Patriots Place Franchise Label On Joe Thuney
Monday, March 16: Just before the deadline, the Patriots chose to place the franchise label on the departure of left guard Joe Thuney. It was a rather surprising decision because New England rarely deploys the beacon. From there, the team could choose to swap Thuney on the tag, develop an extension, or just let it play on it. The latter avenue, however, is a fairly expensive undertaking for the Patriots. In their statement, the team said it hoped to reach a long-term agreement.
“Joe has been a model teammate and an essential part of our success since joining our team in 2016. The use of the franchise designation gives both parties more time to try to reach the goal of a long-term agreement. “
Devin McCourty re-signing with the Patriots
Sunday march 15: Devin McCourty announced his new signature with the New England Patriots. The specifics of the contract, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, are a two-year contract valued at $ 23 million. He will also get a $ 17 million guarantee.
After the Patriots chose cornerback Jason McCourty, Devin’s twin brother, earlier this off-season, this meeting seemed inevitable as the two defensive backs said their preference was to continue playing side by side . Devin will stay in New England for the rest of his soccer days.
Jermaine Eluemunor receives an initial call for tenders
Sunday march 15: New England Patriots issue initial tender for restricted free agent offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, says Ian Rapoport of the NFL network. That would mean that if another club chose to sign Eluemunor, who had been acquired in an exchange with the Ravens last summer, a fifth-round pick would go to Foxborough.
Titans out of Brady’s contest after re-signing Ryan Tannehill
Sunday March 15: We can now officially strike out the Tennessee Titans asfor Tom Brady. On the eve of the scheduled alteration period, the club signed an agreement with quarterback Ryan Tannehill for a four-year contract, now in Tennessee.
The Titans had been one of Brady’s most speculated destinations, but now they are out of the game. With the Patriots fighting to keep him at Foxborough, the Chargers, Buccaneers and Raiders are the trio of most teams linked to the six-time Super Bowl champion.
Matthew Salter re-signing with the Patriots on a two-year deal
Friday march 13: New England Patriots re-sign Matthew Slater’s ace special teams for two-year contract, says ESPN Field Yates. The team’s official Twitter account seemed to confirm Yates report by posting a Slater GIF in the middle of the news coming out. The deal, adds Yates, will be similar to his last with New England, which averaged $ 2.6 million a season.
Patriots will pursue Eric Ebron
Friday March 13: According to Evan Lazar of CLNS, the Patriots should race former colts Eric Ebron when the window of legal forgery opens on March 16. Ebron is not far from a 2018 season where he scored 13 touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl nod. Last season, however, he saw a drop in production and only played 11 games due to an injury. If he could return to his 2018 image, he would be a good addition to a New England squad that was desperately lacking in late game depth last year.
Tom Brady’s two free agent requests
Wednesday, March 11: ESPN’s Dianna Russini noted on Get Up! that Tom Brady has two big “desires” that he will look for once in the open market. The six-time Super Bowl champion is looking for “alignment control” and “wants to be involved in making decisions about the game”. When it comes to New England, Brady apparently works at the same pace as offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, so he already has a big say in the game with the Patriots. However, a say in building the list could be Bill Belichick’s biggest request.
Rob Gronkowski à la WWE
Tuesday March 10: L’ancien bout droit des Patriots Rob Gronkowski est “plongé dans les pourparlers” et “proche de finaliser un accord” pour rejoindre la WWE, selon. Ce mariage semblait inévitable depuis la fin serrée a annoncé sa retraite de la ligue dernière intersaison. Si Gronk rejoint, en fait, la WWE, cela pourrait officiellement anéantir tout rêve de lui en retour et en retournant chez les Patriots dans un proche avenir.
Les patriotes reniflent sur le marché du commerce des capteurs de laissez-passer
Lundi 9 mars: Albert Breer du MMQB note que les Patriots “reniflent autour du marché commercial” pour les récepteurs et les bouts serrés. Cela aurait du sens, car il s’agissait de deux domaines qui manquaient gravement de talent de haut niveau la saison dernière et augmenteraient probablement les chances de la Nouvelle-Angleterre de conserver bientôt le libre agent Tom Brady, car il est connu qu’il veut plus de meneurs de jeu talentueux autour de lui. . En ce qui concerne ces tentatives commerciales, voicià l’approche du début de la libre agence.
David Andrews a tendance à jouer en 2020
Dimanche 8 mars: Mike Reiss d’ESPN a rapporté dans son article du dimanche que le centre de départ David Andrews avait tendance à jouer dans la bonne direction en 2020. Andrews a raté toute la saison 2019 en raison de caillots sanguins dans ses poumons, mais, comme le rapporte Reiss, il a “continué recevoir des rapports médicaux positifs et se sentir physiquement en excellent état. “
Tom Brady: «Personne ne sait rien»
Dimanche 8 mars: Lors d’une récente édition de “Opening Drive” sur Sirius XM NFL Radio, l’ancien coordinateur offensif des Patriots Charlie Weisil a récemment eu avec Brady au sujet de sa prochaine agence libre. Voici un bref descriptif de leur conversation:
“J’ai un petit scoop pour nous. J’ai envoyé des SMS avec Tommy. Je ne sais pas [usually] passer le long de ces conversations, mais une chose qu’il m’a dit – «Personne ne sait rien. Donc, quiconque vous dit qu’il sait, il ne sait pas. Je ne passe par aucune autre partie de la conversation [but] J’ai suivi et il a dit: «Nettoyez-le». Je nettoie donc. “
Des géants intéressés par Kyle Van Noy
Jeudi, mars 5: Selon un rapport de Ralph Vacchiano de SNY, les Giants de New York sont intéressés à signer le secondeur Kyle Van Noy une fois l’agence libre ouverte. Non seulement cela, mais Vacchiano relaie que le sentiment peut être mutuel. Bien sûr, cela ne serait pas trop surprenant car l’entraîneur-chef de première année Joe Judge connaît très bien Van Noy de ses jours avec les Patriots. Dans un monde parfait, les Patriots aimeraient ramener Van Noy, qui a totalisé 6,5 sacs et 56 plaqués en 2019, mais son prix peut être un peu trop élevé pour eux.
Les patriotes rencontrent des perspectives serrées
Jeudi, mars 5: Les PatriotesAdam Trautman à la NFL scouting combine la semaine dernière. On ne peut nier que la fin serrée était un domaine de faiblesse majeur pour la Nouvelle-Angleterre la saison dernière à la suite de la perte de Rob Gronkowski à la retraite, il est donc logique que ce soit une position qu’ils pourraient cibler lors du repêchage de la NFL.
“Juste la mentalité de travail”, a déclaré Trautman à propos de son impression des Patriots, via Phil Perry de NBC Sports. “C’est certainement le type de franchise pour lequel je pouvais me voir jouer. Ce type de mentalité et d’attitude.”
Le 6 pieds 6 pouces, 253 livres est considéré comme le sixième meilleur virage serré de cette classe 2020 et n’a totalisé que 70 réceptions pour 916 verges et 14 touchés la saison dernière.
L’appel entre Brady et Belichick «ne s’est pas bien passé»
Mercredi 4 mars: Le Boston Herald a rapporté quemardi pour discuter du prochain statut d’agent libre du quart-arrière. Cette conversation “ne s’est pas bien passée”, selon le Herald. Ce ne serait pas la première fois que Belichick entamait une négociation glaciale avec un joueur, il devrait donc encore y avoir de l’espoir que les deux parties puissent se rencontrer quelque part au milieu. Au son des choses, ils ont beaucoup de travail à faire.
Des dauphins ciblent plusieurs agents libres des Patriots
Mercredi, mars 4: Selon le Miami Herald, les Dolphins s’intéressent à un certain nombre d’agents libres des Patriots. Those include safety Devin McCourty along with offensive linemen Joe Thuney and Ted Karras. Given that Brian Flores, formerly the Patriots de facto defensive coordinator, is running the show as Miami’s head coach, it makes sense that he’d be interested in players he may be more familiar with from his days in New England.
Patriots to pick up Jason McCourty’s option
Wednesday, March 4: The NFL Network has reported that New Englandcorner Jason McCourty’s contract option for the 2020 season. This move will pay McCourty nearly $4 million and Spotrac notes he’ll count $5.55 million towards the Patriots’ salary cap, which isn’t too expensive for a top-three corner in the system. Now, the attention turns to Jason’s twin brother in longtime Patriots safety Devin McCourty, who is set to enter unrestricted free agency.
Saints to pursue Jamie Collins when free agency begins
Tuesday, March 3: Larry Holder of The Athletic reports that the New Orleans Saints are expected to have interest in linebacker Jamie Collins once he hits the open market later this month. Sean Payton’s club is a little thin at linebacker heading into 2020, so it’s no surprise that they’d be looking into the 6-foot-3, 255 pounder. Collins, who was one of the key pieces to New England’s top ranked defense last season, enjoyed his second stint with the Patriots in 2019. He totaled a career-high in sacks with seven while tallying 81 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Andy Dalton an option if Brady leaves
Monday, March 2: The NFL Network has suggested that — in the event Tom Brady decides to leave the Patriots in free agency — New Englandto see if they could acquire Andy Dalton as their starter as they open up the post-Brady era. There are certainly worse options than bringing in Dalton, but Plan A is still to retain their franchise icon. Dalton somewhere in the range of Plan B, C, D, and Z.
Julian Edelman suggests a Brady return
Saturday, February 29: Brady was spotted at the Syracuse-UNC basketball matchup over the weekend alongside Patriots receiver Julian Edelman and “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon. As the trio was capture on national television, Edelman“he’s coming back, he’s coming back.” The receiver was likely just playing around rather than reveal Brady’s true intentions, but the quarterback didn’t seem too pleased with his comments. Regardless, we clearly know how Edelman feels about the situation — he was his QB back in Foxborough.
Sanu needs offseason surgery
Friday, February 28: ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will require surgery on a high ankle sprain that he suffered in the midst of the 2019 season. The injury had yet to heal this offseason, so the receiver’s camp has elected to go under the knife. The timetable for his recovery was not immediately disclosed. ESPN’s Mike Reiss added to this by noting Sanu originally suffered the injury against the Eagles, his third game with the club since being acquired in a deal with the Falcons. The 30-year-old is signed through the 2020 season, but the Patriots could clear $6.5 million off their cap if they chose to cut bait with him now.
CBA could be holdup in Brady talks
Thursday, February, 27: While there’s been some bleak news as it relates to Tom Brady possibly returning to New England, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the CBA discussions may be what’s holding the Patriots back from engaging their iconic quarterback in contract talks. Because they don’t know the specific rules of how they can construct a contract, it does limit Bill Belichick in what he and Brady can discuss. We detail how a new CBA could actually beneficial for the Patriots in.
Minimal discussions with Kyle Van Noy
Thursday, February 27: There have been “minimal discussions” between the Patriots and linebacker Kyle Van Noy’s camp, according to Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire, and the two sides don’t have a meeting scheduled this week to talk about an extension. Van Noy has noted previously that he’d love to remain with the Patriots, but he’ll likely be a pretty sought after commodity on the free agent market and could warrant a sizable contract that may be too rich for New England’s blood.
Patriots could lose two interior linemen
Thursday, February 27: The buzz around the NFL scouting combine, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports, is that Patriots starting left guard and soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Joe Thuney “could set the market for guards.” This was to be expected for Thuney, who has been an anchor of New England on the left side since he came into the league in 2016. Not only may the Patriots lose Thuney, but Daniels relays that Ted Karras, who has shown the ability to play center and guard, will also have a strong market this offseason.
Phillip Dorsett, Patriots expected to meet
Thursday, February 27: New England is expected to meet with free agent receiver Phillip Dorsett about a possible extension, according to Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire. While the two sides are expected to meet, McKenna reports that it is “likely” Dorsett tests free agency. Dorsett, who signed a one-year contract with the Patriots last offseason, saw inconsistent reps in 2019 and was buried on the depth chart at times. If he’s looking for more opportunity to flash his first-round potential, it may not be in Foxborough.
Pats have been in contact with Jamie Collins
Thursday, February 27: Doug Kyed of NESN reports that the Patriots “have had some contact” with free agent linebacker Jamie Collins. The CBA needs to be figured out before talks intensify, but Collins is expected to have a solid market. The 30-year-old had a resurgence during his second stint with the Patriots in 2019, tallying a career-high seven sacks and three interceptions to go along with 81 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Stidham is working out in California
Thursday, February 27: Plenty of attention is rightfully being paid to Tom Brady’s free agent status, but, if the quarterback does leave New England, it could be second-year signal caller Jarrett Stidham lining up under center. He’s been out in California working out with Jordan Palmer, brother of Carson Palmer and current quarterback coach for consensus No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow. When Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald asked Stidham’s agent, Brian Murphy, if he’d be ready to take over the Pats offense, he said, “I think he’ll handle it good. He’ll keep his mouth shut and work as hard as he can and do what they tell him.”
Mutual interest between Patriots and McCourty
Thursday, February 27: Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports that there is mutual interest between both the Patriots and Devin McCourty to have the safety re-sign with the club. Daniels relays that it “sounds like the two will meet soon to talk an extension.” McCourty, 32, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will likely have a strong market after totaling five interceptions last season. Doug Kyed of NESN names the Dolphins, Lions and Giants as possible non-Patriots destinations for McCourty, which makes sense given the Foxborough ties each head coach has to the organization.
Patriots have yet to speak with Tom Brady
Thursday, February 27: According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the Patriotsabout possibly re-signing with the club. She adds that a source noted, “it’s not looking good.” On top of Guregian’s report, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington noted on Get Up! on Thursday that he would be “stunned if Brady went back to New England.” Darlington, who has held firm on his reporting that Brady is unlikely to return to the Patriots this offseason, also cited people “very close” to Tom Brady that the quarterback is saying a return “is not going to happen.”
Patriots to meet with Tom Brady’s agent at NFL combine
Tuesday, February 25: The Patriots brass, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald adds to this report by saying “the feeling is it might be a ‘starting point’ for real dialogue about a contract going forward for Brady, who hits free agency March 18.” The Patriots will have some competition for Brady, however, as the Chargers, Buccaneers and Raiders are the teams that keep getting brought up as the most likely destinations for Brady outside of New England.
Patriots interested in Ravens TE Hayden Hurst?
Tuesday, February 25: Florida Times-Union’s Eugene Frennette reported on Monday that the, who reportedly wants the opportunity to be more involved in the passing game. Given that Mark Andrews is above him on the tight end depth chart in Baltimore, it makes sense that he’d want out. Since that initial report, Jeff Howe of The Athletic backs it up by relaying “there’s a real chance” the Ravens move Hurst. However, it’s unclear how involved the Patriots are. For what it’s worth, New England was linked to Hurst leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Recently retired Dante Scarnecchia still helping Patriots scout at NFL Combine
Monday, February 24: Earlier this offseason, longtime Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia announced that Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports Scarnecchia is attending the NFL Combine on the Patriots behalf. He did help scout offensive linemen for the Patriots when he first retired following the 2013 season, so this isn’t a new concept for New England. Scarnecchia is looked at as one of the greatest offensive line coaches in NFL history, so he certainly has a valuable eye.. While the 72-year-old may be walking away from coaching, it appears as he’ll still be helping New England as
Danny Shelton changes agents
Thursday, February 20: Prior to entering free agency defensive tackle Danny Shelton elected to change agencies and now be represented by powerhouse NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus. Shelton is coming off the best year of his career in 2019 and Rosenhaus is known for getting his clients paid, so it looks like the veteran defensive tackle is looking to cash in big this offseason.
No coast-to-coast free agency tour for Tom Brady
Monday, February 17: According to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, Tom Brady will “.” This should help Brady comes to a fast decision about his NFL future, which, in turn, would help the Patriots as they’d know whether or not he is in the fold for 2020 or if they should hunt for his successor potentially in the free agent or trade market.