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PHOTOS: Drew Bledsoe Gives A Shoutout To Robert Kraft Over Instagram

Robert Alvarez
August 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET

It’ll be nearly 20 years since Drew Bledsoe last threw a pass for the New England Patriots, but he continues to show admiration and involvement with the team that drafted him first overall in 1993.

On his Instagram Wednesday, Bledsoe shared some pictures from the 2017 AFC Championship game when he was an honorary captain and a team party that involved Robert Kraft and Troy Brown.

Blesdoe reflected back on both moments while slipping in a prediction for the 2019 season.

“Such an honor to hand the Lamar Hunt trophy to my buddy RKK two seasons ago. I wonder who will hand it to him this year?? (the second pic is from @troybrown_80 ‘s basement when the boss showed up to party with us!! Any other owners out there who party with their ex players?? Not that I know of!!”

Despite a rather unceremonious end to his Patriots tenure that saw Bledsoe traded to the Buffalo Bills when Tom Brady replaced him as starting quarterback, he maintains a positive relationship with the franchise in retirement.

Back in June, Bledsoe also joined Kraft along with current and former Patriots for the “Touchdown In Israel” trip.

Bledsoe was inducted into the Patriots team Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tom Brady Has Some Fun Spraying Rookies With Hose During Practice

Robert Alvarez
August 13, 2019 at 9:06 pm ET

Nobody show this to a certain Philadelphia Eagles lineman, but the New England Patriots had fun on Tuesday.

Towards the end of practice, Quarterback Tom Brady was seen spraying his rookie teammates with a water hose.

The hose was part of a drill meant to teach ball security in rainy and slippery weather conditions.

Before the drill commenced, Patriots staffers soaked the field to create a “slip-n-slide” state.

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After the soaking, the rookies began sliding through the grass and diving for footballs while Brady sprayed them with the hose to simulate rain.

The Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels shared a bit more insight;

According to TB12 Sports, the slip-n-slide drill is a tradition in training camp.

Their tweet contained an old photo from 2004 as evidence.

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Brady would later weigh in over Twitter with a funny comment that left his fans wanting more.

The Patriots will look to wash away the Titans this upcoming Saturday night down in the music city.

VIDEO: On 25 Year Anniversary Of Buying Team, Patriots Hall of Famers Thank Robert Kraft

Robert Alvarez
January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET

January 21st will mark the 25th anniversary of Robert Kraft’s purchase of the New England Patriots from James Orthwein.

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To honor the occasion, a few Patriots team Hall of Famer members shared some personal congratulatory messages to Mr. Kraft.

For more on the anniversary, be sure to also check out a new story by PatsFans own Bob George highlighting some of most seminal moments in Patriots history.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Thanksgiving

Robert Alvarez
November 22, 2018 at 10:29 am ET

The New England Patriots put a pause on the 2018 NFL season Thursday to celebrate the Thanksgiving with their families.  Check out some of the best postings from their social media accounts.

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Thankful for all of you. #HappyTurkeyDay

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A few former Patriots also shared their Thanksgiving festivities and Martellus Bennett even shared some funny stories.

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ICYMI PHOTOS: Tom Brady Celebrates Birthday On Friday

Robert Alvarez
August 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm ET

On Friday New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrated his 41st birthday.

To honor the occasion, a few current and former teammates shared wishes to the future Hall of Fame QB while the fans sang Happy Birthday at practice.

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41 and still pliable. Happy Birthday TB!

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Patriots Spend Evening At Tom Brady’s Annual Best Buddies Event

Robert Alvarez
June 4, 2018 at 5:44 pm ET

Tom Brady was back on the football field Friday night.

Brady and a few current and former Patriots teammates took to the field at Harvard Stadium for Brady’s 19th annual Best Buddies Tom Brady Football Challenge fundraising event.

Over the course of the evening, Brady was scrambling out of the pocket away from a defensive line filled of kids while throwing touchdown passes koppto Julian Edelman, Troy Brown, and even ESPN NFL Analyst Adam Schefter.

Other notable Patriots in attendance were Tedy Bruschi, James White, Chris Hogan, Christian Fauria, Dan Koppen, Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty, Ted Karras and Scott Zolak.

When asked about the events importance, James White told Patriots.com, “It’s always a special time, meeting the buddies again, seeing them run around and have fun, putting a smile on their faces,” James said. “It’s a great turnout, a great cause.”

The game ended in a highly competitive 112-112 tie.

Check out some of the best sights and sounds below.

Always good seeing old friends and making new friends with @bestbuddies !

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Matt Light Inducted Into Patriots Hall Of Fame

Robert Alvarez
May 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm ET

On Wednesday, the New England Patriots formally announced that offensive tackle Matt Light was voted by the fans to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame for 2018, beating out defensive end Richard Seymour and linebacker Mike Vrabel.

Light, who spent his entire 11-year NFL career as a Patriot from 2001-2011, played a key role in protecting quarterback Tom Brady’s blind side for three Super Bowl championships in five appearances.  Light joins former teammates Kevin Faulk, Troy Brown, and Tedy Bruschi as the only members of the team Hall of Fame with three Super Bowl rings.

Light was named to the Patriots’ 50th Anniversary Team in 2009 and earned Pro Bowl honors following the 2006, 2007 and 2010 seasons.  He earned first team All Pro in 2007, blocking for an offense that set a then-NFL record 589 total points and 75 touchdowns in a perfect regular season.

Patriots owner and CEO Robert Kraft issued a statement following the news of Light’s selection.

“For 11 seasons, Matt’s many accomplishments, both on and off the field, made him the consummate Patriot, His contributions helped the Patriots become champions on the field and in the community. For more than a decade, Matt fearlessly protected Tom Brady’s blind side and played an immeasurably important role in delivering three Super Bowl titles and five conference championships. As proud as I am of Matt’s many contributions to those championship teams, I truly believe that his lasting legacy will be measured by the many positive things he and his wife, Susie, have done to help others in the community. Their investment in the lives of children will pay dividends for generations to come.”  

According to the Patriots, “Light’s induction ceremony will be held on the NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon on Saturday, Sept. 29, at a time yet to be determined. The outdoor hall of fame ceremony is free and open to the public. Fans of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. In addition, Light will be honored with a halftime ceremony during the Patriots home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Sept. 30.”

Light is the 27th person to be inducted in the Patriots Hall of Fame since its official formation in 1991.

Matthews Requested Permission From Amendola For New Patriots Jersey Number

Robert Alvarez
April 13, 2018 at 9:30 am ET

Speaking with the media on Thursday, newly signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews revealed his jersey number that has a very familiar and successful recent history with the franchise.

Matthews, who wore 81 in Philadelphia and 87 in Buffalo, selected the newly open 80, but only after requesting permission from its previous holder, Danny Amendola.

“He said I could have it. I have a lot of respect for his game,” Matthews told reporters

“I know what he did here. I don’t think you have to get a number retired and all that stuff to understand you need to have respect for what guys do in a place like this. They call him ‘Danny Playoff,’ and I think he earned that nickname. I just wanted to make sure, ‘Hey, is this cool?’ He said it was.”

According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, Matthews had met Amendola previously at Sam Bradford’s wedding.

Matthews, who wore 87 last year and in college at Vanderbilt University, had the following to say regarding that number.

It didn’t take long for Matthews to update his Twitter account with the new changes.

Matthews will share a number with previous successful Patriots such as Troy Brown and Irving Fryar in addition to Amendola.

Matthews signed a one-year, $1-million dollar contact that includes just $170,000 in guaranteed money but can earn an additional $700,000 in incentives in 2018.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Robert Alvarez
January 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm ET

Monday marked the federal holiday in the United States that honored civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Taking to social media, many current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to reflect back on King’s legacy and influence on the country with some memorable quotes and photographs.

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Best Of Social Media: Week 15 Patriots vs Steelers

Robert Alvarez
December 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm ET

Entering Sunday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the rivals squared off with the winner seeking the AFC’s number one seed and home field advantage for the playoffs with three games to go in the season. Tom Brady came into the game seeking to continue his dominance over the Steel City sporting a 7-2 regular season record.

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In the first quarter, the Patriots struck first, with Brandin Cooks immediately rebounding from last weeks struggles as he hauled in a 43 yard deep ball from Tom Brady which help setup the games first touchdown. Running back Rex Burkhead would bang it in from the goal line for an early 7-0 lead.

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The Steelers dynamic offense wasted no time and quickly responded to tie the game at 7 when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found Eli Rogers on this 18 yard touchdown strike.

In the second quarter, both teams traded field goals to knot the score at 10, but Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski provided some highlights leading to the scores.

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With the clock winding down on the first half, the Steelers found the end zone for a second time when Roethlisberger found Bryant and the Patriots headed to the locker room trailing, but only by 7 at 17-10.

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The Patriots got the ball to open the second half, and in what would be a recurrence all night long, Gronkowski continued to haul in big yardage.

The reception would lead to Brady’s first touchdown pass of the game, but a Stephen Gostkowski extra point was missed, and the Patriots had to settle trailing by one at 17-16.

Like in the first quarter, the Steelers again responded as another member of the “Killer B’s” found the end zone when Le’veon Bell ran the ball in from the three, 24-16 Steelers after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots defense began to tighten up for the first time all game despite third down struggles, and Tom Brady drove the Patriots into field goal range for Gostkowski to cut the deficit to five at 24-19.

With two minutes to go in the game, the Patriots were given one more opportunity to retake the  lead following a big third down stop. Brady and Gronkowski went to work.

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Courtesy of three big receptions for 69 yards, Gronkowski helped setup the go ahead score, an eight yard run by the former Pitt Panther Dion Lewis. 27-24 Patriots.

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The clock had just under a minute for Big Ben to try and rally, and his rookie wideout Juju Smith-Schuster provided instant life on an incredible 69 yard catch and run.

The play setup what appeared to be tight end Jesse James game winning touchdown, but the play was reviewed and ruled not a catch by the officals.

Despite the controversy that ensued the Steelers still had time for another play despite no timeouts, but instead of spiking the ball to setup a game tying field goal, Roethlisberger gambled with a pass, and the result was Duron “The Closer” Harmon.

An incredible goal line stand that brought back memories of Super Bowl XLIX, and the Patriots survived and won in Pittsburgh yet again while taking over the number 1 seed in the AFC and another division title.

A 27-24 final in a thriller and just two divisional games at home remain where the Patriots control their destiny for playoff positioning.

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HAT AND T-SHIRTS!!!

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Great team win tonight !!!!!!! #AFCEastChamps #DLine #GoPats

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AFC East champs! #patriots #bigboys #myguys #LFG

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