Brady brings Garoppolo, Brissett on Kentucky Derby trip

Brady brings Garoppolo, Brissett on Kentucky Derby trip

Man, hopefully Chris Hogan doesn't feel left out. 

Everyone else who's thrown a pass for the Patriots in the last calendar year hopped on a jet to the Louisville International Airport to dress sharply and take in the Kentucky Derby this weekend. 

Brady heads to the Derby just about every year with a crew of his pals. In years past he's taken Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Matt Cassel and others.

This year he loaded up the plane with arm talent. Backup quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett were involved, as was quarterback-turned-receiver-turned-double-passer Julian Edelman. 

One of Brady's former teammates was with the group as well. Super Bowl champion long-snapper Lonie Paxton is on the far left posing alongside Brissett. 

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.