J. Kraft on Goodell visiting Gillette: 'Owners don't extend invitations'

J. Kraft on Goodell visiting Gillette: 'Owners don't extend invitations'

Will he visit or won't he? 

The subject of Roger Goodell's whereabouts during the playoffs, and whether or not he would set foot inside Gillette Stadium this postseason became a topic of discussion on sports talk radio and our station this week.

Goodell was not at the AFC Divisional Round matchup between the Patriots and Texans on Saturday night, though executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent was. 

When Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was asked by 98.5 The Sports Hub before the game if Goodell was welcome to Gillette Stadium, he replied, "I'll let you ask the league office about that."

"I don't how they pick where he goes," Kraft added. "They don't call the teams. That's not the way it works. I think the league office determines where he goes, and I don't know the factors that go into that."

Goodell will have another opportunity to visit New England next week for the AFC title game, but it's unclear as to whether or not he'll make the trip north from New York. 

"Owners don't extend invitations," Kraft said. "You know, if you're opening a stadium or if there's something special. But in the playoffs, I think the league determines through a variety of factors where the commissioner is going to go, and I might be totally wrong on that too. I don't know . . . I have no idea. You should probably ask Park Avenue and the guys there about how it gets determined."

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

Patriots acquire WR Cordarrelle Patterson in trade with Raiders

The Patriots have acquired wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders, NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry confirms.

Pardon My Take, a podcast by Barstool Sports, first reported the news.

Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports the Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to Oakland and received a Raiders' sixth-rounder along with Patterson.

More to come...


Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

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Report: Cam Fleming visiting the Cowboys

There's one gigantic hole to fill on the Patriots offensive line.

Replacing Nate Solder is no easy task and it's not exactly clear how the Pats will yet.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was first to report the Patriots would like to bring back Waddle or Fleming.

It now appears that one of the former backup tackle is taking a serious look elsewhere, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It's not the best offensive line free agency market this season, so the Pats may prefer to bring back a guy they are familar with.

If Fleming is off the board, Waddle still remains as an option for New England.