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Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Easter

Robert Alvarez
April 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm ET

As the 2019 offseason rolls on, a few current and former Patriots players took time out of their Easter Sunday to share how they were celebrating the holiday with their friends and families.

Check out some of the best photos shared over social media below.

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Chris Hogan Says Goodbye To New England With Thank You Message

Robert Alvarez
at 12:30 pm ET

On April 12th 2019, wide receiver Chris Hogan signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

Over this past weekend, Hogan shared a thank you message to the Patriots organization and fans for their support.

In three seasons as a Patriot, Hogan tallied 107 receptions for 1,651 yards and 12 touchdowns. He helped the team reach three consecutive Super Bowls, winning two, and hauled in a memorable catch during this past seasons AFC Championship game.

The Patriots elected not to re-sign Hogan after the 2018 season following a decline in production the past two years.

Hogan finished 2018 with just 35 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns.

He’ll look to reboot his career as a top target of Cam Newton in 2019.

Julian Edelman Shares Special Message For Start Of Passover

Robert Alvarez
April 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm ET

On Friday evening the Jewish celebration of Passover begins and the NFL’s most successful Jewish player shared a special message for all fans taking part.

“Passover is a special holiday for the Jewish people. It’s a holiday that celebrates liberty and the pursuit of a better life. That’s a very American sentiment. No matter what your situation is, you can always fight for a better outcome.”

“If you will it, it is no dream.” #ShabbatShalom #HappyPassover #USA

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Throughout his NFL career, Edelman has openly shared support for his religion, he most notably he wore cleats to honor the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims this past season.

From everyone at PatsFans Happy Passover to those celebrating.

VIDEO: Bad Patriots Lip Reading – 2019 Schedule

Robert Alvarez
at 2:22 pm ET

Following the release of the teams 2019 season schedule, the New England Patriots social media team shared a funny “Bad Lip Reading” to help get fans hyped up for next seasons title defense.

Check it out below.

Video courtesy, Patriots YouTube Channel.

PHOTO: Julian Edelman Says Goodbye To Chris Hogan

Robert Alvarez
April 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm ET

After three seasons in New England, wide receiver Chris Hogan signed a one-year, $1.45 million deal with the Carolina Panthers last week.

In the days that followed the news, former teammate Julian Edelman said goodbye in an Instagram post.

“Hogs, good luck on the next chapter bubs,” Edelman wrote. “Playing with you was a privilege. Less of a teammate more of a brother. #Family” 

In three seasons as a Patriot, Hogan tallied 107 catches for 1,651 yards and 12 touchdowns.

VIDEO: Rob Gronkowski “Leaves His Mark” On Sixth Lombardi Trophy

Robert Alvarez
at 11:39 pm ET

On April 9th 2019, the New England Patriots visited Boston’s Fenway Park for a championship celebration for the ages.

The Red Sox, who also brought Boston a championship just four months prior to the Patriots Super Bowl title, were guests to the teams opening day ring ceremony.

The pregame ceremony meant ten championship trophies would make an appearance between the two New England sports franchises.

Since 2001, the Red Sox and Patriots have combined for 10 championships in 13 title rounds.

What most didn’t know, was a funny story happened on that memorable day involving the now-retired Rob Gronkowski.

Angelique Fiske of Patriots.com shares the story of an unfortunate incident that left one of the six Lomabrdi trophies looking a bit dinged up courtesy of Gronk.

So check out how Gronk ended up “leaving his mark” on the Patriots sixth Lombardi trophy in the video below.

A few Patriots (and Gronk’s girlfriend) shared some funny reactions.

VIDEO: Julian Edelman Serenades Danny Amendola

Robert Alvarez
at 10:52 pm ET

They haven’t been teammates since 2017, and haven’t played together since 2016, but the bromance between Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola continues to live on.

On Instagram Wednesday, Amendola shared a funny throwback video of Edelman serenading him with a rendition of The Kings’ “Lola” while they vacationed in Medellin, Colombia.

“Once upon a time me and uncle Edels take on Medellin. Book coming soon. #boyswillbeboys”, Amendola wrote in a caption.

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Amendola signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Detroit Lions that reunited him with Matt Patrica.

Demaryius Thomas Reacts To Signing With Patriots

Robert Alvarez
at 10:40 pm ET

On Tuesday the New England Patriots added another piece to their receiving corps when they signed former foe Demaryius Thomas to
a one-year deal worth up to $6 million dollars.

After spending the first nine and a half years of his career with the rival Denver Broncos, Thomas played with the Houston Texans halfway through 2018.

On Wednesday, Thomas reacted to the signing by sharing a photoshopped image of himself in a Patriots uniform.

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The Patriots attempted to trade for Thomas during last seasons trade deadline but he wound up in Houston for a fourth and seventh round pick in 2019’s draft.

Thomas played in seven games for the Texans in 2018 before tearing an Achilles tendon that ended his season.

PHOTO: Julian Edelman “You Have To Want It More”

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at 10:30 pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s 2018 season was a story of redemption.

After missing the entirety of 2017 recovering from an ACL tear, Edelman was suspended the first four games of 2018 after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance.

In 12 games, Edelman finished 2018 with 74 receptions for 850 yards and six touchdowns, but he was even better in the postseason.

Edelman hauled in 26 receptions for 388 yards during the Patriots run to Super Bowl LIII.

The numbers moved Edelman into second-place all-time in playoff receptions and receiving yards behind Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards on his way to being named MVP of Super Bowl LIII.

On Instagram Wednesday, Edelman shared more motivation for improvement.

“You have to want it more…#Relentless”, He wrote in a caption.

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You have to want it more… #Relentless

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Patriots 2019 Schedule Released

Robert Alvarez
at 10:07 pm ET

On Wednesday, the dates and times of the New England Patriots were formally announced by the NFL.

(All times listed are EST)

2019 Preseason Schedule

  • 8/8/2019 Preseason Week 1: @ Detroit Lions 7:30pm
  • 8/17/2019 Preseason Week 2: @ Tennessee Titans 7:00pm
  • 8/22/2019 Preseason Week 3: vs Carolina Panthers 7:30pm
  • 8/29/2019 Preseason Week 4: vs New York Giants 7:30pm

(All preseason games broadcast on Patriots Preseason Network)

2019 Regular Season Schedule

  • 9/8/2019 Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20pm (NBC)
  • 9/15/2019 Week 2: @ Miami Dolphins 1:00pm (CBS)
  • 9/22/2019 Week 3: vs. New York Jets 1:00pm (CBS)
  • 9/29/2019 Week 4: @ Buffalo Bills 1:00pm (CBS)
  • 10/6/2019 Week 5: @ Washington Redskins 1:00pm (CBS)*
  • 10/10/2019 Week 6: vs. New York Giants 8:20pm (FOX)
  • 10/21/2019 Week 7: @ New York Jets 8:15pm (ESPN)
  • 10/27/2019 Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns 4:25pm (CBS)*
  • 11/3/2019 Week 9: @ Baltimore Ravens 8:20pm (NBC)*
  • BYE WEEK
  • 11/17/2019 Week 11: @ Philadelphia Eagles 4:25pm (CBS)*
  • 11/24/2019 Week 12: vs Dallas Cowboys 4:25pm (FOX)*
  • 12/1/2019 Week 13: @ Houston Texans 8:20pm (NBC)*
  • 12/8/2019 Week 14: Kansas City Chiefs 4:25pm (CBS)*
  • 12/15/2019 Week 15: @ Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm (CBS)*
  • 12/21 or 12/22/2019 Week 16: vs Buffalo Bills (Time and Network TBD)*
  • 12/29/2019 Week 17: vs Miami Dolphins 1:00pm (CBS)*

*Game time and network subject to possible flex scheduling