New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is no stranger to being hit repeatedly on the football field. Monday night's game against the New York Jets was no different. Newton took several hard hits, including one by safety Ashtyn Davis, which drew a roughing the passer call. So at least Newton got one of those.
Newton told WEEI on Tuesday that he was still feeling the hit this morning.
I feel this way after I sleep weird.
Newton stayed in the game and came back to beat the Jets in the fourth quarter, despite Joe Flacco's heroic efforts. Up next for Cam? The Baltimore Ravens.
New England Patriots center David Andrews missed practice with an injury earlier this week, and it didn't seem that serious. Fast forward to now -- apparently he had surgery on his broken thumb, and despite attempts to try things differently, he'll likely miss time.
The Patriots play the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend.
The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play each other this Sunday, probably my favorite game this week. When asked about said game, head coach Bill Belichick had nothing but good things to say about his opposing quarterback Russell Wilson, including that he's "underrated."
I'm not sure if it's just me or what, but something like this (something pleasant) coming out of Belichick's mouth always catches me off guard. Of course, Belichick is hardly ever wrong, as well.
Wilson has won two out of three matchups with the Patriots -- the one loss being in the Super Bowl.
Not that they need one, but the New England Patriots are adding another quarterback. The team is signing Jake Dolegala, who honestly, I had to Google. It turns out he spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019. Learn something new every day.
The Patriots have starter Cam Newton, backups Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham, who was inactive last week, and now this guy, who will join the practice squad.
After a visit that was expected to end in a signing, it looks like the New England Patriots actually won't be signing tight end Jordan Leggett.
The report from Monday suggested a deal would be done pending a COVID-19 test and/or a physical, so (this is purely speculation, by the way) the lack of signing could be one of those two variables.
New England Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse has chosen to opt out of the 2020 season, bringing the team's total to eight. That's quite a lot, and currently the league-high.
LaCosse isn't a pivotal member of the team by any means, but the dwindling team has to be concerning for some fans, no?
LaCosse joins teammates Brandon Bolden, Marcus Cannon, Patrick Chung, Dont'a Hightower, Marqise Lee, Najee Toran and Danny Vitale, in opting out.
- DJ Khaled voice- Another one.
New England Patriots wide receiver Marqise Lee is the latest player to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, making him the seventh on the team to do so.
Lee became a father in February, so this decision is a valid one (as they all are).
While I, personally, have been patiently waiting for the inevitable downfall of the Patriots for years, this isn't the way I wanted it to go down. A reminder that everyone who is making this choice, is not doing it easily. It's extremely tough for these guys to choose between their families' health and their careers that they worked their entire lives for to play at a professional level.
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