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Former Patriots CB Leonard Myers dies of cancer at age 38

02.17.17 at 10:37 am ET
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Former Patriots cornerback Leonard Myers passed away at age 38 after a battle with cancer, according to the University of Miami.

Myers was drafted in the sixth round of the 2001 draft, the same year the Patriots won their first Super Bowl, but was inactive for the game. He may be most known for selling his Super Bowl ring on eBay for $32,600.

After three seasons with the Patriots, Myers spent time with the Saints, Jets and Lions, and then played in the Canadian Football League.

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Reports: Darrelle Revis involved in fight in Pittsburgh, may have knocked two men out cold

02.16.17 at 6:51 pm ET
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Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis reportedly was involved in a fight last weekend. (WEEI.com)

Former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis may have lost a step for the Jets last season, but apparently he is still not to be messed with off the field.

According to Pittsburgh TV station WTAE, Revis is being investigated about weekend altercation and could face felony charges.

According to WTAE, a police officer saw Revis talking to two men on Pittsburgh’s trendy South Side. When the officer returned, the two men were unconscious.

One of them reportedly shot a cellphone video of the altercation, which Revis attempted to delete.

Revis’s attorney, Blaine Jones, told WTAE that Revis was a victim.

“Mr. Revis came home to Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit family and friends. During that time, Mr. Revis went by a location in the South Side that he is in the process of developing,” Jones said in the email. “Mr. Revis was physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least five people. Mr. Revis feared for his safety and retreated from the aggressors.”

[UPDATE 7:30 p.m.]: Pittsburgh police have released a statement saying charges are pending against Revis. Those include: include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault.

According to the statement, police found a 21-year old man and a 22-year old man unconscious around 2:40 a.m. last Sunday morning and after reviewing cellphone video police confirmed that Revis had an altercation with those men on the sidewalk. The police statement said those men remember encountering Revis and having a verbal argument but woke up after being punched.

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Bill Belichick to narrate film called ‘D-Day: Over Normandy’

02.16.17 at 2:59 pm ET
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Bill Belichick to narrate an upcoming military film. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Bill Belichick to narrate an upcoming military film. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Not only will Malcolm Butler and Tom Brady be featured on the big screen, so will their coach Bill Belichick.

Belichick has agreed to narrate a one-hour film called, “D-Day: Over Normandy”.

According to a release, the film “is a unique production in that it relies primarily on only drone aerial shots of many of the important Allied objectives on June 6, 1944 as the liberation of western Europe got underway.”

“Growing up in Annapolis, Maryland, where my father coached football at the United States Naval Academy, I understand the importance of preserving the memory of those who served our nation during World War II,” Belichick said in the release. “Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy. I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage, especially the sailors who fought on D-Day and in the Pacific theater, where the U.S. Pacific Fleet sacrificed so much for ultimate victory. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”

The movie, which is produced by Rhode Island’s Tim Gray, is set to air on PBS stations around the country.

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Adam Schefter believes Patriots will end up trading Jimmy Garoppolo

02.16.17 at 11:48 am ET
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It appears Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded this offseason. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It appears Jimmy Garoppolo will be traded this offseason. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

With three quarterbacks on the roster — Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett — it only makes sense for the Patriots to look to trade one this offseason.

With Brady reportedly wanting to play into his mid-40s and Brissett being just a rookie, Garoppolo seems like the player to be dealt.

Garoppolo is entering the final year of his rookie deal and the Patriots could likely get a decent haul in return for him. There’s some debate of whether or not the Patriots should trade the Eastern Illinois product because of his talent, but things appear to be trending in that direction.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter seems to believe the Patriots will get an offer they cannot refuse and Garoppolo will be dealt.

“There are different people in the Patriots organization that have different schools of thought there. I talked to one person a month ago who said he would be floored if they trade Jimmy Garoppolo,” Schefter said Wednesday on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” morning show. “[But] I just think there’s going to be too much interest, and somebody’s eventually going to offer enough to pry him loose.”

Schefter believes the Bears and the Browns are the two likeliest destinations, but there are plenty of teams who are in need of a quarterback.

“There are enough teams out there with a need at the quarterback position, and there just aren’t a lot of quarterbacks out there that … I think there will be calls,” Schefter said. “And it’ll be up to some team to convince the Patriots to offer enough to want to part ways with him.”

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Report: Tom Brady, Patriots have had ‘very early’ talks on new contract

02.16.17 at 10:36 am ET
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Tom Brady and the Patriots reportedly have begun to discuss a new contract. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady and the Patriots reportedly have begun to discuss a new contract. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Tom Brady and the Patriots have expressed mutual interest in a new contract. These are very early talks and nothing appears imminent.

The quarterback is signed through 2019 after he extended his contract last year. He’s set to make just $1 million in cash in 2017, but has a $14 million cap hit. His cap hits go up in 2018 and 2019 as in those years he will count $22 million against the camp.

The Patriots and Brady seemed to be in a pattern of redoing his contract every two years, but given the season he just had, perhaps the quarterback wants more than just $1 million in cash next year.

Also, with the quarterback expecting to play into his 40s, the team could also want to redo his deal so he doesn’t count for $22 million against the cap in both 2018 and 2019.

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Tom Brady reportedly to be featured in movie, book about Super Bowl LI, his life post-Deflategate

02.16.17 at 6:00 am ET
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There reportedly will be a book and movie about Tom Brady coming. (Mark  J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

There reportedly will be a book and movie about Tom Brady. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It looks like Malcolm Butler isn’t the only member of the Patriots going to the big screen.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the writers behind Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and who were nominated for an Oscar for “The Fighter”, along with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, are planning a movie and book about Tom Brady.

Dave Wedge, who was Sherman’s co-author with “Boston Strong” will also be part of the book.

The book and film will focus on Brady and the Patriots’ comeback win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, but will also hit on the Patriots’ and Brady’s ability to overcome the obstacles of Deflategate.

The report says contact has already been made with players inside the locker room to help provide a first-hand look at what went on behind the scenes both during the year and in the game.

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Tom Brady jokes on social media about big jacket worn on sidelines during AFC championship

02.15.17 at 7:41 pm ET
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Remember Tom Brady’s big jacket he wore on the sidelines during the AFC championship?

The quarterback himself does as he joked on social media Wednesday night about the jacket saying his son still calls him “Snorlax.”

Brady posted a picture of him in the jacket in the middle of a fake Pokemon card with the caption: Maybe a bit late to the game on this one but my son still calls me Snorlax….

See for yourself.

Maybe a bit late to the game on this one but my son still calls me Snorlax….

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