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Lions trade TE Roberts to Patriots for conditional pick

Jun. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020. Roberts became expendable this...

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

Jun. 11, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings weren't willing to part with Kyle Rudolph despite their lack of salary cap space, and the ninth-year tight end sure didn't want to leave. No matter the tricky nature of making the numbers work for both sides, the mutual desire to keep the team's longest-tenured...

Brady setting his own pace for 20th season with Patriots

Jun. 6, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Entering his 20th year in the NFL, Tom Brady has probably seen everything and tried everything to prepare himself for the rigors of the next season. Perhaps that's why nobody connected with the New England Patriots has been terribly alarmed that their veteran quarterback has...

Ben Watson poised to make most of opportunity with Patriots

Jun. 4, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Ben Watson is at the point of his career in which he doesn't want to take anything for granted. Not the 15 years the tight end has already played in the NFL with four teams. Not the Super Bowl he won with the Patriots as a rookie in 2004. And certainly not the opportunity to...

NFL language: from Hail Mary to Pick-6 on Any Given Sunday

May. 10, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like most sports, football has its own lexicon. Here's a look at 32 words and phrases — one for each franchise — that have long been identified with the NFL (in alphabetical order): A-gap — The gap between the center and guard on the O-line. Each gap is described in...

Pats take Stidham as possible successor to Brady

Apr. 27, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham now stands where several others have before him — as a possible successor to Tom Brady as quarterback of the New England Patriots. But like nine other drafted signal-callers before him, Stidham knows it's best to concentrate solely upon making the football...