Blount on dust-up with Suh: 'He's a dirty player . . . always been a dirty player'

Blount on dust-up with Suh: 'He's a dirty player . . . always been a dirty player'

After locking up the No. 1 seed, it wasn't all hugs and hand-pounds for the Patriots in Miami.

LeGarrette Blount was not happy when he reflected upon a facemask penalty he was assessed in the fourth quarter of New England's 35-14 win over the Dolphins. He grabbed at Ndamukong Suh's helmet following a Patriots two-yard run, it appeared, because Suh shoved Blount after the whistle. 


When the game was over, Blount showed no remorse for his retaliation, calling Suh a "dirty player."

"He's a dirty player. He's always been a dirty player. He's gonna always be a dirty player," Blount told WBZ's Steve Burton. "There's no room in the game for that, and at some point in time, guys have to defend themselves when they're doing things that he does . . . All in all, he got his ass beat. They lost. He ran into the ocker room after the game. We're good."

In the second quarter, Suh was called for an encroachment penalty when he toppled center David Andrews before the snap. Suh also mixed it up with Patriots players between plays near the Dolphins goal line late in the fourth quarter.

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.