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Gronkowski: Patriots newest ring is the 'biggest, baddest one'

Gronkowski: Patriots newest ring is the 'biggest, baddest one'

Rob Gronkowski rode off into the sunset and into his retirement after winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. But he has still been around the Patriots organization and was once again when he and the rest of his teammates received their rings on Thursday.

Gronkowski is evidently a big fan of the Patriots' new rings, and per Karen Kuregian of The Boston Herald, he called his ring the "biggest, baddest one."

You can make the judgment for yourself, as the Patriots official Twitter account did release images of the rings following the ring ceremony on Thursday night.

Safe to say, I think that Gronkowski may be right about this one.

Unfortunately, it does appear to be the last one that Gronk will take home as a player. Despite rumors that he may return to the team late in the season, he affirmed that he was going to stay retired at a recent charity event.

Perhaps Gronk will change his mind come football season, but for now, it seems that the Patriots will have to roll with Matt LaCosse as their No. 1 tight end until Ben Watson returns from his four-game suspension.

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Former Patriot and current Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown was sued by his ex-girlfriend for domestic violence, and he responded to the allegations with a statement via Twitter on Wednesday.

“I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me,” Brown tweeted. “I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear my name. I will not be making any further comment at this time.”

The disturbing acts Brown is being accused of allegedly took place over the spring and summer of this year. After helping the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title, the 26-year-old signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Raiders in March.

The NFL is expected to investigate the civil allegations just as it investigated Antonio Brown's, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

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49ers RB Matt Breida on possible Super Bowl vs. Patriots: 'I like our chances'

49ers RB Matt Breida on possible Super Bowl vs. Patriots: 'I like our chances'

The New England Patriots (6-0) and San Francisco 49ers (5-0) are the only two undefeated teams remaining, so predictably there's already talk of a potential Super Bowl matchup between the two squads.

One thing is for certain: the 49ers aren't lacking confidence as they cruise into Week 7 of the 2019 season. Niners running back Matt Breida made that clear Tuesday night on NFL Total Access when asked how he'd feel about lining up against the defending champion Patriots in Super Bowl 54.

"I feel like I like our chances," Breida told Scott Hanson. We have a great team, great special teams, offense, defense, and everyone's playing at high energy right now. So we'll just have to wait and see."

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Given how dominant the 49ers have looked up to this point, it's no surprise they feel they can go toe-to-toe with any team in the league. Like the Patriots, their defense has been spectacular ranking at or near the top in almost every major statistical category. Offensively, Breida and fellow RBs Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert have helped San Francisco establish one of the NFL's best rushing attacks.

Of course, with10 weeks of regular-season football left on the schedule, it's still far too early to be looking ahead to February. But we have to admit, a Tom Brady vs. Jimmy Garoppolo Super Bowl matchup sounds pretty exciting.

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