Long will wear No. 95 after receiving Jones' blessing


Long will wear No. 95 after receiving Jones' blessing

Chris Long admitted that it was nice to hear from Chandler Jones after the Patriots signed Long as a free agent earlier this offseason. In the course of their back-and-forth, Jones gave Long the OK to suit up in his old No. 95. 

While it was a nice offer, as of two weeks ago, Long wasn't sure what number he'd wear. Now it's official: He'll be keeping Jones' old digits in use. 

The Patriots published an updated roster online this week that listed jersey numbers for all of their offseason acquisitions. Tight end Martellus Bennett will wear No. 83, receiver Chris Hogan will wear No. 15 -- which he wore in Buffalo -- and Terrance Knighton will rock No. 96. 

Other new Patriots who now have jersey numbers include defensive back EJ Biggers (No. 39), running back Donald Brown (No. 34), guard Jonathan Cooper (No. 65), tight end Clay Harbor (No. 88), linebacker Ramon Humber (No. 53), defensive lineman Frank Kearse (No. 72), defensive tackle Markus Kuhn (No. 94), linebacker Shea McClellin (No. 58), linebacker James Vaughters (No. 48) and receiver Nate Washington (No. 84).

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, β€œWe are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. β€œHe has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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