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NFL Rumors: Antonio Brown confirmed to play for Patriots against Dolphins

NFL Rumors: Antonio Brown confirmed to play for Patriots against Dolphins

After practicing all week with the Patriots, Antonio Brown is confirmed to make his debut with the team Sunday against the Dolphins. 

Brown signed a one-year contract with the Patriots on the Saturday before New England's Week 1 win over the Steelers, so any concerns of him suiting up after just three practices have been dispelled. 

Not only will Brown play, but based on a report from Ian Rapoport, the Patriots plan to "feed" their new superstar wide receiver against the worst team in the NFL.

Given the Dolphins are already bad and have no film on how the Patriots plan to use Brown in the passing game, he could be in line for an explosive debut catching passes from Tom Brady. 

There is still much to play out for Brown off the field. His former trainer, who filed a civil lawsuit against him for rape and sexual assault, will meet with the NFL on Monday as the league ramps up its investigation. So while Brown's future with the Patriots is still in question, Patriots fans will at least get to see him suit up for one game in a New England uniform. 

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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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