J. Kraft: Harbaugh should show some loyalty to Belichick

J. Kraft: Harbaugh should show some loyalty to Belichick

FOXBORO -- Jonathan Kraft doesn't know John Harbaugh, but he feels like Harbaugh has a funny way about showing his loyalty to Bill Belichick.

When asked about how the Patriots organization feels about the Ravens organization, Kraft started by telling 98.5 The Sports Hub that he has a tremendous amount of respect for the team's ownership and front office. 

The coach, though? 

"[Bill Belichick], I think, was a big champion of [Harbaugh's], and in life when someone champions you, as long as they never double-cross you or anything, I think there's a sense of loyalty that should exist there," he said. "For some reason I guess that hasn't existed. It's probably not my relationship to comment on, and I've never actually even met Coach Harbaugh so I can't speak to him personally. There's a lot of obvious things there, too.

"Look, he's had success. It's tough to win consistently in this league. He has. He's obviously a good coach."

When asked about Harbaugh during the ESPN production meeting this weekend, Belichick told play-by-play man Sean McDonough that he wished Harbaugh would stop talking about the formations the Patriots used in the AFC Divisional Round game two seasons ago.

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.