The offseason is usually ripe with rumors and the start to the 2019 version has been no different. But there was one particular story making the rounds over the weekend that drew some attention, and it involved the Patriots.
Pro Football Talk’s Chris Simms indicated that the New York Giants were discussing trade possibilities for Odell Beckham Jr. and New England was one of the teams that was interested.
NBC Sports Boston recaps the details.
Tuesday marks the first day NFL teams can use the franchise and transition tags and ESPN.com offers up some suggestions for teams who might be interested in using them. The Boston Herald looks at some tag possibilities as well. NBC Sports Boston weighs the pros and cons of using the tag on free agent-to-be Trey Flowers. WEEI.com offers some reasons why the Patriots won’t be using the tag at all this year.
Free agent tackle Trent Brown appeared on Adam Schefter’s podcast and declared himself the best pass protector in the NFL. Boston Sports Journal wonders if the Patriots can get Flowers to return. MassLive.com offers a look at all of the Patriots free agents along with predictions on which ones might be back.
Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer says his client still wants to play and believes the Patriots would be a good fit.