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King: It was football, not family that kept McDaniels with Patriots

King: It was football, not family that kept McDaniels with Patriots

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. 



 

Dez Bryant shows Brady plenty of love on Instagram

Dez Bryant shows Brady plenty of love on Instagram

Um, no Dez Bryant hasn't been spotted at Logan Airport.

But the former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro receiver remains an unsigned free agent. He visited the Cleveland Browns last week but came away with no deal.  In an Instagram exchange with a Patriots fan - captured by @BostonAmbrose on Twitter - Bryant showed plenty of love for a certain Patriots quarterback in response to the Pats fan asking Bryant to "come to the Patriots and play with the GOAT."

"Tom Brady has always been my favorite player.. real fact," Bryant replied.

With the season opener nearly three weeks away, time is running out if the Patriots are in Bryant's plans. 

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