The Patriots aren't paying Mike Gillislee more than $3 million per season to be a backup, so he is expected to fill LeGarrette Blount's role in 2017.
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
One follow-up note on the Patriots surrendering a fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo for restricted free-agent running back Mike Gillislee: The selection going to Buffalo is No. 163 overall, which the Patriots had acquired from Denver last year in a trade for TE AJ Derby. So this is basically a Gillislee for Derby trade.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
With the Bills declining to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to running back Mike Gillislee, this means the Patriots now have Gillislee, James White, Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead, D.J. Foster and Brandon Bolden at running back. It's a crowded stable and likely means the door is closed on LeGarrette Blount's return.
Mike Gillislee will be a Patriot next season after the Bills decided not to match the offer sheet the running back signed with New England last week.
Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer
The Bills have declined to match the Patriots' two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet to restricted free agent RB Mike Gillislee, source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. That means Bills are down to LeSean McCoy, Jonathan Williams, Joe Banyard and Cedric O'Neal at running back. Becomes a possible mid-round draft need for Buffalo, which has opened about $1.8 million in 2017 cap space.
Adding some developmental prospects, such as Arkansas' Deatrich Wise Jr., would be wise long-term planning.
A judge ordered that three suicide notes left by Aaron Hernandez be turned over to his fiancée on Monday, while his family and friends bid farewell to him at a private funeral.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Between visits & workouts, Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with Detroit, New England, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tennessee, Carolina and the New York Jets. Hunt is a possible Day 2 pick at running back. Hunt had 262 carries for 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns with 41 catches and 403 receiving yards last season.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola took a pay cut for the third straight year, this time creating an additional $4.75M in salary-cap space for the Patriots.
It is highly unlikely that the Patriots will trade cornerback Malcolm Butler, sources confirmed to ESPN.
If the Bills match the Patriots' offer sheet to Mike Gillislee will New England revisit its initial offer to LeGarrette Blount?
The New England Patriots have no intention in trading backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
If New England can get the No. 32 pick back in a trade for Malcolm Butler, it would have something to look forward to on opening night of the draft.
The Patriots have only one clear weakness on the roster, and that's pass rushing. Time to get a defensive end.
Patriots reporter Mike Reiss talks to Weekend Observations about his many visits to the White House and who the Pats may be targeting in the NFL Draft
Five Super Bowl wins isn't bad for a sixth-rounder. Tom Brady was the obvious choice of best Patriots draft picks. Who else made the list?
Malcolm Butler made the biggest play of his career on the biggest stage, and his mother almost missed it because of a ticket snafu.
The Bills have until Monday to match the Patriots' offer to Mike Gillislee, and are taking their time -- unlike in 2016, when they let Chris Hogan go.
The family of Aaron Hernandez will hold a private funeral in Bristol, Connecticut, where the former NFL player starred as a high school athlete.
It won't take long for Brandin Cooks to look across the line and see so many familiar Saints faces.
A judge's ruling will bar prison officials from altering or destroying any potential evidence surrounding the death of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.
If the Saints trade for Malcolm Butler will they get a legit corner? NFL DB Ryan Clark explains whether or not Butler or Sherman are a worthwhile trade for any NFL franchise.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
With the Celtics down 2-0 to the Bulls, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sends well-wishes to Isaiah Thomas and his teammates on Instagram.
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Week 2 of the NFL season will be circled in red ink on a lot of calendars, as three head coaches and two prominent players who changed squads this offseason will face their former teams for the first time.