Retirement? Not so fast…
For the second time this week, a Patriots free-agent-to-be has declared his intention to continue playing in the NFL. First, it was safety Devin McCourty. Now, special teams star Matthew Slater is ending the speculation about his future.
Sure sounds like Slater wants to remain in Foxborough. The Athletic website offers more quotes from the long-time co-captain about his intentions for 2020.
Much is also being made this week about the future of the Patriots in general. In the Boston Herald, for instance, you'll find an opinion piece that wonders aloud whether the Patriots' current dynasty is at an end. Meanwhile, on NBC Sports Boston's website, there's a thorough analysis of how the Patriots might be in a position to rebuild quickly.
And with the 49ers in the Super Bowl this year, we can't seem to get away from the retrospectives about Jimmy Garoppolo. A Providence Journal writer insists New England made the right move in dealing his to San Fran a few years back.
Finally today, 2019 Patriots rookie CB Joejuan Williams is making headlines. The website of WKRN, a TV station in Williams' hometown of Nashville, has details.