Brandon Browner was a fantastic addition to the 2014 Patriots. He wasn't around long but clearly made some close friends.
One of those close friends was Malcolm Butler.
Browner was not afraid to speak up and let his feelings on the Butler mystery be known.
He took to Instagram and posted four separate posts blasting the team, and most notably Bill Belichick
Browner states that the locker room was divided well before the Super Bowl, and the Patriots didn't start Butler out of spite. At least according to his opinion.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal pointed out that current and ex-Patriots liked one of the photos, most notably Alfonzo Dennard, Dont'a Hightower, and Jamie Collins.
There have been all kinds of theories of what ultimately kept Josh McDaniels from taking the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job.
NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran offered his here and here. Ex-Pats linebacker Willie McGinest said he was told it wasn't because McDaniels was promised to eventually succeed Bill Belichick.
Now comes Sports Illustrated's Peter King, who told NBCSports Network's "PFT Live" that you can cross off the theory that McDaniels' reversal was about not wanting to move his family to Indianapolis.
“This had nothing to do with his family,” King said. “It was about the Patriots giving him a better option than Indianapolis.”
More here from NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has hinted about walking away from football at 28 and apparently World Wrestling Entertainment is listening.
According to Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer newsletter, WWE is willing to offer Gronk a "similar style deal" that it offered UFC star Ronda Rousey, who made her WWE debut late last month, is scheduled to be part of its "Elimination Chamber" event Feb. 25 and is being advertised as being part of their WrestleMania signature event April 8.
Gronk was part of Wrestlemania last year (see video below) and his friend, wrestler Mojo Rawley, hinted earlier this week that Gronkowski might be looking to give up football for the ring. Gronk has also reportedly been considering retiring to pursue a movie career.