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2019 NFL Draft: Patriots select Arizona State WR N'Keal Harry in first round

2019 NFL Draft: Patriots select Arizona State WR N'Keal Harry in first round

The New England Patriots have selected a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time in head coach Bill Belichick's tenure with the team.

The reigning Super Bowl champions selected Arizona State wideout N'Keal Harry with the No. 32 pick Thursday night, giving quarterback Tom Brady another talented target in the passing game.

Harry tallied 73 receptions for 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns for the Sun Devils last season. He's listed at 6-foot-2 and 228 pounds.

The Patriots have 11 more picks in the 2019 draft, including two in the second round and three in the third round. The second and third rounds will take place Friday night. 

Harry tweeted that he "can't wait to get to work" with the Pats.


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Patriots re-sign DT Danny Shelton, release center Jake Eldrenkamp

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Patriots re-sign DT Danny Shelton, release center Jake Eldrenkamp

The New England Patriots have bolstered their front seven by re-signing veteran defensive lineman Danny Shelton, the team announced Monday.

Financial details of Shelton's contract were not revealed by the team. The Pats also released center Jake Eldrenkamp to make room for Shelton on the roster.

Shelton tallied 21 total tackles with one QB hit and one tackle for a loss in 13 games (one start) for the Patriots in 2018. He played in two playoff games, including New England's 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

It was his first season with the Patriots after spending the first three years of his NFL career on the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is listed at 6-foot-2 and 345 pounds.

Here's how Shelton's return impacts the Patriots' defensive tackle depth chart.

Lawrence Guy
Mike Pennel
Adam Butler
Frank Herron
Ufomba Kamalu
David Parry
Byron Cowart
Danny Shelton

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Tom Brady has perfect reply to Julian Edelman's latest Instagram caption

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Tom Brady has perfect reply to Julian Edelman's latest Instagram caption

Julian Edelman knows a thing or two about getting a uniform dirty.

The New England Patriots wide receiver plays the type of gritty, hard-nosed football that doesn't exactly keep a jersey clean. That style was the subject of Edelman's latest Instagram post Monday, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a solid retort in the comment section.

It's hard to argue with Brady on that one.

The Patriots offensive line, to its credit, deserves a ton of praise for keeping the 41-year-old quarterback off the ground throughout the 2018 season. Pro Football Focus ranked the Pats' o-line as the fourth-best group in the NFL during the regular season, and in the playoffs New England allowed only one sack of Brady through three games.

Brady has been pretty active on social media this month, whether it's tweeting photos/videos, posting on Instagram or commenting on posts from other accounts.

It's providing a solid amount of offseason entertainment for Patriots fans who still have many more months to wait before the six-time Super Bowl champion gets back on the field for his first meaningful game action post-Super Bowl LIII.

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