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James White hasn’t decided yet if he’s going to go to the White House 02.07.17 at 8:52 pm ET
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James White scored the game-winning touchdown in Sunday's Super Bowl win. (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

James White scored the game-winning touchdown in Sunday’s Super Bowl win. (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Running back James White, who scored three touchdowns in Sunday’s Super Bowl win, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he hasn’t made a decision on whether or not he’ll go to the White House.

“I’ll just wait [until] the time comes around and decide then,” said White, two days after he played a sizable role in New England 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons to give the Patriots their fifth Super Brown title.

White’s teammates Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty have both said they won’t go to the White House.

White added that despite Tom Brady saying that the running back was worthy of being named Super Bowl MVP, he has no problem with Brady taking home that honor.

“I’m really appreciative, but he’s well deserving of that MVP trophy,” White said. “We wouldn’t have been in that position without him. I wouldn’t have caught the pass that I did without him. He’s definitely more deserving than me. He led our team to victory.”

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Patriots to have rally at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence Tuesday afternoon at 12:13 am ET
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Rhode Island will host the Patriots for a celebration on Tuesday.(Mark  J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Rhode Island will host the Patriots for a celebration on Tuesday.(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — The rolling rally in Boston isn’t the only Patriots celebration on Tuesday.

It was announced Monday night Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island will host the Patriots and the Vince Lombardi Trophy for a celebration on Tuesday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

“New Englanders are gritty, determined people and we don’t quit. When Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and the entire Patriots squad marched back from a 25-point deficit last night, they showed the entire nation what New Englanders are made of,” Raimondo said. “Rhode Island is the heart of Patriots Nation, and I’m thrilled to host members of our favorite team to celebrate the latest and sweetest Super Bowl victory in franchise history.”

Governor Raimondo will officially proclaim Tuesday to be “New England Patriots Day” during the celebration and present the team with the official proclamation.

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Tom Brady wants Tuesday to be ‘city-wide’ holiday in honor of Patriots parade 02.06.17 at 7:42 pm ET
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HOUSTON — The Patriots will hold their Super Bowl parade through the City of Boston on Tuesday and Tom Brady is urging managers in Boston to make it a “city-wide” holiday, via Facebook Monday night.

The quarterback wrote: Attention managers of Boston: I hereby declare tomorrow a city-wide holiday. TOMORROW, WE DANCE IN THE STREETS #LETSGOOOOOOOOO with a clip of him on stage Sunday night after beating the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

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Matt Patricia wears Roger Goodell clown shirt walking off Patriots plane following Super Bowl LI at 5:34 pm ET
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The Patriots arrived back in Boston Monday afternoon following winning Super Bowl LI Sunday night against the Falcons.

Perhaps the biggest sight was seeing defensive coordinator Matt Patricia walk off the plane in a Barstool Sports Roger Goodell clown t-shirt.

Barstool Sports was banned from Radio Row at this year’s Super Bowl and at his state of the league address, Goodell said he had no idea why they would be.

“I’m not familiar with this,” Goodell said last week. “I really don’t have any information about who is credentialed and who is not credentialed. I’ll take you at your word for it. I assume there is a reason why that particular organization may not be credentialed to be here. I think you can see by looking around we have pretty open arms about who attends the end of the Super Bowl as a media outlet.

“I have never heard that in the context of the ‘No Fun League.’ We hear it obviously as it relates to celebrations on the field. That’s something we will look at in the offseason. It’s also something that we have been dealing with for well over 35 years that I have been in the league. In the same context, balancing sportsmanship, taunting and trying to allow the players the ability to express themselves in an exuberant way and celebrate. We think that is great. We want to see more of that. We want to see the players do that, but respectfully to their teammates and opponents.”

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Chris Long says he signed with Patriots to win Super Bowl, not to get paid at 4:14 pm ET
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Chris Long had a great first season in New England. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Chris Long had a great first season in New England. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — Chris Long had been in the NFL for eight seasons, but the Rams didn’t make the playoffs in any of those seasons.

With Long being 31 years old and accomplished a great deal as an individual, he was still lacking playoff experience, which was one of the reasons why he signed with the Patriots on a one-year deal last March.

“Absolutely,” he said. “I didn’t sign to get paid, I didn’t really sign to resurrect my career, I just wanted to win. When I was coming off the last year, I just hoped I could sneak on to a team, I didn’t know where my body was going to be. Well, I turned out to feel pretty good and I feel like I played a role. So I’m very happy to be here.”

It was special for Long because he had his Hall of Fame dad Howie, as well as much of his extended family in attendance.

“We talked, he had me up on the set,” he said. “I talked to my whole family, it wasn’t just about my pops. It was about my wife, my son, Waylon, my brothers were here, my in-laws, I’ve got friends here, my mother is here. They’ve all been with me and stuck by me through a lot of lows and I love them all for it.”

As for the game, Long knew once the game went to overtime the Patriots would come out on top.

“We just said to each other on defense, ‘We’re not going to back out there.’” Long said. “Tom [Brady], he’s an assassin, man and he tears people’s hearts out. He just did it tonight.”

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Patriots already getting good odds when it comes to going back-to-back at 3:45 pm ET
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HOUSTON — The offseason has just begun, and the Patriots are already the odds’ on favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

According to Bovada, the Patriots lead the pack when it comes to odds to win Super Bowl LII. New England is 5/1 to win it all again. The Pats are followed by the Cowboys and Packers (both 9/1), while the Steelers are at 12/1. Rounding out the head of the class are the Falcons (14/1), as well as the Broncos, Vikings, Raiders and Seahawks (all 16/1). On the far end of the spectrum. the Browns and Niners are both 150/1.

The story is the same over at OddsShark.com, where the Patriots lead the way at +450, followed by the Cowboys (+1000), Packers and Seahawks (+1100) and Falcons (+1250).

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Bill Belichick notes Patriots already 5 weeks behind for 2017, has plans to change boat name to ‘VII Rings’ at 11:33 am ET
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Bill Belichick is already on to 2017. (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports)

Bill Belichick is already on to 2017. (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — It was classic Bill Belichick Monday morning.

The Patriots had won Super Bowl LI less than 12 hours before in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever and the coach was already thinking about 2017.

Belichick noted how they are five weeks behind the teams that didn’t make the playoffs.

“The NFL season, the calendar is what it is,” Belichick said. “As of today, and as great as today feels and as great as today is, in all honesty we’re five weeks behind in the 2017 season. Fortunately we have a great personnel staff in Nick Caserio, Monti Ossenfort, Dave Zieger — those guys do a great job. Looking at the whole [league], you’re looking at the combine, obviously the draft All-Star games have already occurred. Another month we’re into free agency, not to mention all of the internal Patriots players that have contracts up.

“We’re going to have to work with them in some form or fashion like every team in the league does. Now is not really the time to do [take time off]. If you don’t do a good job on your football team in February, March and April you’re probably going to see that in November, December and January. The down time for us is really from the end of OTAs in mid June and the start of training camp in July.”

The coach did acknowledge he will change the name of his boat to “VII Rings.”

“Yeah, I’m working on it now. That is one of the highlights, for sure,” he said.

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