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Patriots TE Gronkowski Shaves Head For Cancer Awareness

Here’s a video of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had his head shaved on Sunday to raise awareness of pediatric cancer at The Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off at Gillette Stadium. Accoeding to the Boston Herald Gronkowski, teammate Kenbrell Thompkins, and former Patriot Jermaine Wiggins were among players who got their heads shaved, and then helped shave some of the kids’ heads at the event.

Take a look:

Julian Edelman Sits Down with Chandler Jones on ‘Burgertyme’

In this video Patriots receiver Julian Edelman sits down with teammate Chandler Jones to discuss life, football and burgers. During the interview he acts like he’s talking to Jones’ brother, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, who is a UFC fighter despite the fact the two rode to the set together.

It was a little silly, although Edelman’s “theme” music at the beginning of it was somewhat funny. Not sure what the point of the skit was, but you can check it out above.

Julian Edelman Sporting a Shirtless Picture of Rob Gronkowski

As we know, this is a pretty tight-knit group when it comes to many of the players on the Patriots roster. However, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman took it to a whole new level when he was spotted wearing a t-shirt which had a shirtless photo of teammate Rob Gronkowski.

In the photo, which was Tweeted from the receiver’s Twitter account, he told Gronkowski it was “#goslingtyme”.

Here’s a look at that photo:

The reference to actor Ryan Gosling comes after the actor recently stepped out in a shirt with a large photograph of Macaulay Culkin, and Culkin responded by creating a top with a photograph of Gosling wearing his image.

ESPN shows the similarity below:

No response yet from Gronkowski.

Tom Brady Showing Off a New – and Interesting – Haircut

There were plenty of fans in years past who talked quite a bit about Tom Brady’s previous long-haired look that he previously wore, but here’s the latest look at a photo of Brady and wife Gisele that should raise a few eyebrows:

When you’re a future Hall of Fame quarterback who has won double-digit games going all the way back to 2003, it’s safe to say he can wear his hair however he likes.

Tedy Bruschi’s Time From The 2014 Boston Marathon

Bill Hofheimer of ESPN Tweeted out Tedy Bruschi’s times during Monday’s Boston Marathon, and here’s a look at how the former Patriots LB fared this year:

Belichick Set to Run Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Saturday

Bill Belichick may not be participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon, but it appears he’ll be part of a different race this weekend.

MMQB’s Peter King had a bit in this morning’s column that the Patriots head coach will be taking part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series in Nashville on Saturday:

According to an official of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series I met in Boston on Friday as the running community gathered for the Boston Marathon, Bill Belichick will run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Nashville on Saturday. My guess is, with the long-range forecast for temperatures in the high 70s Saturday in Nashville, Belichick will be hoodie-free.

As Belichick gets set to run his race this weekend, his players are already off and running, as the team started their voluntary workout program in Foxboro on Monday at Gillette Stadium.

PHOTO: Tom Brady’s High School Yearbook Picture

Tom Brady has become a future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, but before that he was an underrated talent at the University at Michigan, and prior to that he was a standout at his high school in San Mateo.

In fact, SI.com has a photo of him from his high school yearbook. Check it out:

Former Patriots WR Donald Jones Hitting the Diamond


Vince Wilfork gave Donald Jones quite a shot in a previous meeting back in 2012. (USA TODAY Images)

Fans in New England saw former Buffalo Bills receiver Donald Jones sign a 3-year contract that was mysteriously never realized, only to find out later the receiver never took the field for the Patriots thanks to health reasons.

At the time it wasn’t really known what sidelined the veteran, and his retirement from the NFL raised an eyebrow from those who were hoping to see him succeed catching passes from Tom Brady, especially considering how his exit unfolded.

Upon further review, his condition was apparently more serious than most could have imagined.  According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Jones underwent a life-saving kidney transplant four months ago, which stemmed from an autoimmune disease affecting his kidneys called Berger’s Syndrome.

Oddly enough, it was reportedly a visit to a kidney specialist after signing in New England that revealed that dialysis or a transplant were his only options.

He took the transplant, and received a kidney from his father.

Now here he is, pursuing a new dream and trying out for the Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. It’s disappointing that he never got to show what he could do here in New England, but it’s hard not to wish him well and hope things work out.

Jones admitted that he’s always loved baseball, but it was the football atmosphere that caused him to initially pursue the sport that he was forced to walk away from.

“My love of baseball started back when I was little,” Jones told the newspaper. “I played Little League, and I played all the way through high school. But I just loved the football atmosphere, so I really stuck with football. Plus, it was a faster route to the NFL than baseball would have been getting to the big leagues. I liked scoring touchdowns and I liked dancing in the end zone, so I stuck with it. But I always loved baseball.”

Ridley, Amendola, and Gronkowski Getting a Workout In

Stevan Ridley posted some pictures of he along with Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski getting a “little leg workout” in, and here’s a shot when the trio were done running at the top of the hill:

Ridley’s quote: “Enjoy it while we can, because time waits for no man.”

Is it football season yet?

Details On Julian Edelman’s Contract

After re-signing with the Patriots, it sounds like Julian Edelman got rewarded quite well after a productive 2013 season.

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald has details on Edelman’s new deal, which is reportedly for four-years and is worth $17-million.  Howe reports the deal also includes a $5 million signing bonus and up to $8 million in guaranteed money and an additional $2 million in incentives that could increase the total value to $19 million.

His cap hits are also relatively manageable and should keep him on the roster barring any drop off in production.  Howe points out that Edelman’s cap hits will be $2.75 million in 2014, $4.25 million in 2015, $4.75 million in 2016 and $5.25 million in 2017.

The veteran receiver will also reportedly earn $9.5 million through his first two years of the deal if he plays all 32 regular-season games.