In this week's episode of "Quick Slants" presented by Papa Gino's:
- Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Julian Edelman’s impact on the Patriots offense and how the team should manage his reps this preseason. Did he return too quickly from his off-seaosn surgery?
- Rob Ninkovich also went down yesterday with a torn tricep. What does the defensive line depth look like behind Ninkovich?
- Tom talks with Chris Hogan about the Patriots full stable of good looking receivers, plus competiting against Malcom Butler everyday in practice.
- Ahead of Thursday’s preseason opener against the Saints, Perry offers observations on the team’s training camp thus far.
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.