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League announces Pittsburgh will host 2026 NFL Draft

League announces Pittsburgh will host 2026 NFL Draft

The NFL announced on Wednesday that the draft will be held in Pittsburgh in two years.

The 2026 NFL Draft will be held in Pittsburgh, PA the league announced on Wednesday. According to a press release, the event will be “incorporating elements of iconic Point State Park as well as Acrisure Stadium” — the home of the Steelers.

“The NFL Draft is one of the biggest, most-anticipated sporting events of the year, and we’re thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers and VisitPITTSBURGH for our 2026 event,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

“We have a unique opportunity...

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Patriots 2024 player profile: DeMario Douglas ready to take step forward in Year 2

Patriots 2024 player profile: DeMario Douglas ready to take step forward in Year 2

Previewing the Patriots wide receiver heading into the 2024 NFL season.

It’s no secret that the New England Patriots will look for a better offensive output this season. But beyond taking measures this offseason to remodel the offensive group in order to do so, the hope is players that are set to return from last year’s roster will take a step forward as well.

Included in that group is wide receiver DeMario Douglas, who was one of the few bright spots from last season. Douglas’ skillset and production as a sixth-round pick last season leaves the arrow trending upward as...

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Patriots Daily: Atonio Mafi Enters the Center Conversation

Patriots Daily: Atonio Mafi Enters the Center Conversation

In yesterday’s Patriots Daily, candidates to be the backup to David Andrews as the New England Patriots center were discussed. Among the candidates were Jake Andrews, Nick Leverett, Layden Robinson, and Charles Turner III. Soon after publication, another name emerged, as second-year offensive lineman Atonio Mafi was seen taking snaps at center at OTAs.

Mafi played two seasons on the defensive line for UCLA before switching to offense in 2020. In his final three seasons for the Bruins, Mafi only played guard aside from one snap at right tackle. He took no snaps at center. Mafi played guard exclusively as...

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Robert Kraft’s Son Reportedly Mulling Boston Mayoral Campaign

Robert Kraft’s Son Reportedly Mulling Boston Mayoral Campaign

Robert Kraft’s son, Josh Kraft, attended the Marcus Anthony Hall Educational Institute graduation ceremony, and political insiders believe there might be more to the visit than seen on the surface.

“The power of our democracy is in all of you, in the future,” Josh Kraft told the students, per The Boston Globe. “You have the power to fight for values like freedom, equity, cultural diversity, and all of that through your involvement in democracy. One of the great ways to be involved in democracy is through giving back and philanthropy.”

Josh Kraft, the third son of Robert Kraft who [serves...

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What Drake Maye Told Jayson Tatum Before Celtics’ Game 1 Win

What Drake Maye Told Jayson Tatum Before Celtics’ Game 1 Win

Jayson Tatum chopped it up with another household name in the New England sports scene Tuesday night at TD Garden.

The Celtics star met up with Drake Maye before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Maye, who has been ingratiating himself into the area since last month’s NFL draft, was on hand for a thriller that saw Boston defeat the Indiana Pacers in overtime.

But before the C’s secured their fourth straight playoff win, Tatum had a quick exchange with Maye outside the Boston locker room. In addition to general pleasantries, the New England Patriots quarterback informed the five-time...

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New England Patriots links 5/22/24 - Second-year players need to step up in 2024

New England Patriots links 5/22/24 - Second-year players need to step up in 2024

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  • Nick O’Malley spotlights Drake Maye’s competitive streak, as he runs sprints and hills like a madman.
  • Tom E. Curran explains how the Pats are practicing what...
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Christian Barmore ready to elevate his game to another level after contract extension

Christian Barmore ready to elevate his game to another level after contract extension

Barmore inked a four-year extension with the team this offseason.

The New England Patriots put an emphasis on taking care on their own players this offseason. That included signing defensive lineman Christian Barmore to a massive four-year extension with a maximum value of $92 million.

The deal marks the largest contract ever handed out by the organization to a player not named Tom Brady.

“Feels good,” Barmore said Monday. “Feels real good... It’s a blessing.”

After battling injuries for much of the 2022 season, a healthier Barmore became a three-down game wrecker for New England’s front last year. That included...

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Julian Edelman Praises Celtics Effort In Game 1 Response

Julian Edelman Praises Celtics Effort In Game 1 Response

Julian Edelman may not be around the city as much following his playing career with the New England Patriots. But that doesn’t mean he stopped rooting for fellow Boston teams like the Celtics.

Edelman, like probably everyone else around the city, locked in for what turned out to be a thrilling Game 1 win for Boston against the Indiana Pacers to start the Eastern Conference finals.

The three-time Super Bowl champion shared his excitement on X, commending the Celtics for their “grit” in the crucial victory.

Boston shared the interaction on the team’s social media as well.

Edelman has [put...

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Patriots QB Drake Maye Joins Celtics Bandwagon For Game 1 Of East Finals

Patriots QB Drake Maye Joins Celtics Bandwagon For Game 1 Of East Finals

BOSTON — Drake Maye already seized the chance to experience a Boston Bruins playoff game.

Tuesday night offered the New England Patriots rookie quarterback the opportunity to see the Boston Celtics in person when they opened up the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden.

Maye, who started the day at voluntary organized team activities with the Patriots, was among the fans in attendance for Game 1. He was in the building a couple of hours before tip and sat courtside as members of the Celtics warmed up.

Maye not only received a custom Celtics jersey gifted...

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New England Sophomore Keion White Has Old-School Attitude

New England Sophomore Keion White Has Old-School Attitude

The New England Patriots selected Keion White in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Although the defensive lineman is still relatively new to professional football, he has an old-school attitude, making it easy to see why Bill Belichick liked him enough as a prospect to use the No. 46 overall selection in last year’s draft on the Georgia Tech product.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was among Patriots players lauding the “locker room vibes” in New England this season, but Keion White seems far less interested in such things. Although he began answering what changed similarly to Smith-Schuster, White’s answer then...

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Predicting Patriots’ Record: Picks For Every Game On 2024 Schedule

Predicting Patriots’ Record: Picks For Every Game On 2024 Schedule

The New England Patriots’ schedule was released Wednesday, and the immediate reaction hasn’t been too positive.

Is it going to be fun for some folks to travel out to Arizona, San Francisco, Miami, Nashville, Chicago and maybe even London? Yes, but it’ll get pretty old for the folks who have to do all that traveling to play football.

The Patriots are moving around more than almost anyone, ranking fourth in total miles traveled during the upcoming season. It’s also a tough season to have a last-place schedule since there are plenty of teams coming off bad injury seasons that expect...

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Patriots 90-Man Roster Spotlight: Jonathan Jones

Patriots 90-Man Roster Spotlight: Jonathan Jones

The New England Patriots can have up to 90 players under contract during the offseason. Patriots Football Now will profile all 90 players (though there are currently 91 on the roster) over the upcoming months. Today’s featured player is veteran cornerback Jonathan Jones.

Jonathan Jones

The New England Patriots signed Jonathan Jones as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones was a productive multi-year starter at Auburn and ran a 4.33 40-yard dash, but no NFL team selected the 5-foot-10 corner. Jones’ misfortune at the time became a lucky break for the Patriots, who obtained the...

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