When will the Patriots really start to miss Rob Gronkowski?


When will the Patriots really start to miss Rob Gronkowski?

Following a big win by the Patriots against the Ravens, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about where New England currently stands in the AFC in this week's episode of "Quick Slants the Podcast", presented by Papa Gino's.

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Here is a rundown of Episode 81 of "Quick Slants The Podcast":

(2:10) Good reviews on iTunes
(4:35) Signature win over Baltimore Ravens
(7:00) Buying into the improved defense
(14:00) No Gronk, no far
(17:57) Top 5 Most Important Offensive players (besides Tom Brady)
(24:15) More reviews
(25:55) Breaking down the level of suck of Cyrus Jones
(31:05) Dak over TB12 for MVP?
(36:10) News, GO!
(41:35) Preview of Sunday in Denver

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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.