New Patriots jersey numbers are out: Brandin Cooks to don No. 14

New Patriots jersey numbers are out: Brandin Cooks to don No. 14

The Patriots have posted their jersey numbers for 2017, meaning replica jerseys in the team's pro shop can't be far behind. 

Among the most notable digits are those that will be worn by two of the high-profile additions the Patriots made this season: Brandin Cooks and Stephon Gilmore. 

Cooks, acquired in a trade with the Saints back in March, will wear No. 14 in New England. He wore No. 10 during his time in New Orleans, but that number has been Jimmy Garoppolo's since Garoppolo was drafted in 2014. 

Gilmore, meanwhile, will wear No. 24. That number has a long history in New England of being worn by top-end corners like Ty Law and Darrelle Revis. Last year Cyrus Jones had No. 24, but he'll now don No. 41. 

Here's the full list of numbers for Patriots veteran newcomers, posted on . . .

* Tight end Dwayne Allen: No. 83
* Running back Rex Burkhead: No. 34
* Wide receiver Brandin Cooks: No. 14
* Defensive end Kony Ealy: No. 94
* Running back Mike Gillislee: No. 35
* Cornerback Stephon Gilmore: No. 24
* Defensive lineman Lawrence Guy: No. 93
* Tight end Rob Housler: No. 86
* Tight end James O'Shaughnessy: No. 88
* Wide receiver Devin Street: No. 17

Here's the full list of numbers for Patriots rookie newcomers . . .

* Defensive end Derek Rivers: No. 95
* Tackle Tony Garcia: No. 63
* Defensive end Deatrich Wise: No. 91
* Tackle Conor McDermott: No. 67
* Defensive tackle Josh Augusta: No. 72
* Defensive tackle Adam Butler: No. 70
* Wide receiver Austin Carr: No. 84
* Offensive lineman Cole Croston: No. 70
* Running back LeShun Daniels Jr.: No. 39
* Linebacker Brooks Ellis: No. 51
* Wide receiver Cody Hollister: No. 81
* Tight end Jacob Hollister: No. 48
* Offensive lineman Andrew Jelks: No. 76
* Defensive back David Jones: No. 34
* Cornerback DJ Killings: No. 29
* Offensive lineman Jason King: No. 74
* Linebacker Harvey Langi: No. 48
* Defensive back Kenny Moore: No. 42
* Offensive lineman Max Rich: No. 72
* Defensive back Dwayne Thomas: No. 27
* Defensive back Jason Thompson: No. 26
* Defensive back Damarius Travis: No. 45
* Defensive lineman Corey Vereen: No. 59

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to make it official.

10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now it’s time to say goodbye to the game I love. First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him my career wouldn’t have been possible. He blessed me with the gifts and He paved the way. All I had to do was follow His plans for my life, and His plans were crazy awesome! Next, I want to thank my wife who has been by my side since freshman year of high school. She has been a rock through all the ups and downs. Sis, Willy, Mae Mae, and Hopie your daddy is going to be home a ton more and I can’t wait! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for always supporting me and showing me that God is first, then everything else will fall into place. Ben, Joel, and Anna thanks for preparing me for the NFL in our backyard games growing up. The dreaded in-laws Steve and Suzie for always being there for me. Chris Gittings (agent) you’re the best and thankful your my brother/uncle! Thank you Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Ravens! Thanks to all my head coaches (Bob Zohner, Brad Smith, Bill O’Boyle, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Mike McCoy, and John Harbaugh) who believed in me! To my rbs coaches (coach skiles, coach reiners, Jimmy Raye, A Lynn, Ivan, Ollie, Ridge, and Thomas) thanks for putting up with me. Thanks to all my teammates from high school till now. Without you guys I never would’ve become who I was as a player. To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for. I thank you for helping make my career. To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field. To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed. And how could i forget all my fans?! You’re the best and have always felt the love and support! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but know that I’m thankful for everything everyone has done on my journey.

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Thursday, it was reported the Patriots reached out to Woodhead for a possible reunion. 

The last two seasons have been challenging for him, as he dealt with season-ending injuries in both 2016 with the Chargers and 2017 with the Ravens.

Woodhead finishes his career with 2,238 yards rushing, 2,698 yards receiving, 15 rushing touchdowns and 17 receiving touchdowns.


NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

1:20 - Despite throwing a depleted roster out there, the Celtics were able to get back in the win column vs. the Magic. Michael Holley and Tommy Heinsohn break down the win.

6:17 - Finally, the Patriots have done something! On Friday night it was reported that New England signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn as well as running back Jeremy Hill. Tom Curran, Alex Giaimo and Ben Volin discuss the impact these additions will have on the team.

11:05 - While the Celtics were able to pull out the win on Friday, the team did announce that Marcus Smart is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. A. Sherrod Blakely expresses his optimism on Smart’s return for the playoffs.