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Michael Bennett rolls out Patriots-Star Wars comparisons on Twitter

Michael Bennett rolls out Patriots-Star Wars comparisons on Twitter

The New England Patriots are getting a pretty interesting cat in Michael Bennett.

The veteran defensive end reminded us of that Thursday in his first social media post since coming over in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles by going heavy on the "Star Wars" theme.

Bennett got the ball rolling on the Patriots/"Star Wars" connection this week by comparing head coach Bill Belichick to Yoda, the wise Jedi Master.

The legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi also is a solid choice for quarterback Tom Brady (who may have been a Han Solo in his younger years), while Devin and Jason McCourty both could pass as Lando Calrissian.

(Others may view Belichick and Brady as Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, but we digress.)

In any case, Bennett clearly respects the Patriots' organization -- he also retweeted a video of Belichick discussing how the Patriots handled Bennett in Super Bowl XLIX -- and seems excited to hit the ground (skies?) running.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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