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Report: Aaron Hernandez did not have drugs in system at time of death, wrote ‘illuminati’ on wall of jail cell 04.29.17 at 4:10 pm ET
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Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell. (Keith Bedford/Pool photo The Boston Globe)

Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell. (Keith Bedford/Pool photo The Boston Globe)

More than a week after Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his jail cell, more information is coming out on the circumstances surrounding the death.

WCVB in Boston is reporting a number of details that have not been reported yet.

— Tests show there was no trace of “K2” or synthetic marijuana or any illegal drugs in Hernandez’s system at the time of his death on April 19.

— Hernandez also used his own blood to draw on the walls of his cell. One of the drawings was what’s known as the unfinished pyramid and the all-seeing eye of God. The image is similar to what is found on the back of U.S. currency. Below the pyramid Hernandez wrote “illuminati” in capital letters and above it he drew an oval with rays coming from the edges.

— The three letters found were were addressed to his fiancé, his daughter and his attorneys. It was previously reported the last letter was to a gay prison lover. Hernandez also wrote that he loved his family and told them not to shed a tear.

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How might Jimmy Garoppolo, Malcolm Butler impact Patriots draft? 04.18.17 at 1:40 pm ET
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FOXBORO — How should the Patriots be preparing to use their 7 picks starting in the third round and how does the status of Jimmy Garoppolo and Malcolm Butler affect their approach to the draft? WEEI’s Mike Petraglia and Ryan Hannable discuss Nick Caserio’s comments from Foxboro.

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Bill Belichick celebrates 65th birthday in Jupiter, Florida with girlfriend Linda Holliday 04.16.17 at 9:02 pm ET
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How did Bill Belichick celebrate his 65th birthday on Sunday?

Enjoying himself with girlfriend Linda Holliday in Jupiter, Florida on what looks to be a boat checking out a lighthouse.

With the draft just over a week away, and offseason program beginning Monday, this seems like Belichick’s last getaway, at least for a few weeks.

Here’s the post from Holliday’s Instagram.

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Tom Brady reminds everyone on social media he’s won 5 Super Bowl rings 04.16.17 at 2:21 pm ET
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On Easter Sunday, Tom Brady posted to social media an overhead shot of him on the field with the caption: #patsnation 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

It seems it was a post to remind everyone the quarterback has won five Super Bowls and also comes on the 17-year anniversary of him being selected No. 199 overall in the 2000 NFL draft.

Here’s the post.

#patsnation 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on

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Marshawn Lynch reportedly has expressed interest playing for Patriots if talks with Raiders break off 04.10.17 at 12:56 pm ET
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Marshawn Lynch reportedly has privately expressed interest in Patriots. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

Marshawn Lynch reportedly has privately expressed interest in Patriots. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

Marshawn Lynch to New England? Seems crazy, but perhaps it could happen.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Lynch has privately expressed interest in playing for Patriots if talks break off with Raiders.

The 30-year-old reportedly met with the Raiders last week as the running back potentially could come back to the NFL after not playing since the 2015 season.

The Patriots remain in the market for a power back and certainly Lynch fits that position. In 127 career games, Lynch has 9,112 yards on 2,144 attempts with 74 touchdowns.

While this appears to be a long shot, it’s certainly worth monitoring.

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Report: Patriots are not in fact interested in trading for Richard Sherman 04.06.17 at 11:46 am ET
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Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

At least it was fun to think about.

A day after it was reported the Patriots could be interested in trading for Richard Sherman if the team were to lose Malcolm Butler, it doesn’t appear likely to actually happen.

According to CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran, the Patriots are not interested in trading for him.

Sherman has two more years left on his contract in Seattle where he will make $11 million each season. Judging by what has come out of Seattle over the last week, it appears the Sherman trade talks are real, but if it happens it just won’t be to the Patriots.

Butler still has yet to sign his first-round tender and has received no offer sheets. Given the lack of interest from other teams, it appears if Butler were to leave New England it would be via trade, but the more likely scenario is he plays the year in New England for $3.91 million.

With Stephon Gilmore a lock to be one cornerback next season, the Patriots’ second cornerback is still unknown, but it won’t be Sherman.

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Patriots reportedly still have some interest in Richard Sherman 04.05.17 at 1:14 pm ET
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It appears Seattle could be willing to trade Richard Sherman. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It appears Seattle could be willing to trade Richard Sherman. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It’s becoming overwhelmingly clear the Seahawks are willing to trade cornerback Richard Sherman.

“What you’ve seen lately in the news is real,” Seattle GM John Schneider said Wednesday morning on ‘Brock and Salk.’ “That’s on both sides.”

A few weeks ago it was reported the Patriots called the Seahawks on Sherman prior to acquiring Stephon Gilmore, but once the Patriots got Gilmore it was assumed Sherman was off the table.

Well, maybe not.

According to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, the Patriots have some interest in Sherman, but only if they lose Malcolm Butler. Howe adds Sherman would be amenable to a trade to the Patriots if it ever came to that and there are other teams interested ahead of the Patriots.

Sherman, 29, is one of the best corners in the NFL. He’s made four consecutive Pro Bowls and is a four-time All-Pro.

Despite these rumors, the likelihood of a trade with the Patriots actually happening is very low because first off Butler seems likely to return to New England at this point, and the Seahawks would likely want more in return for Sherman than the Patriots would be willing to give.

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