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NFL rumors: Patriots among teams 'very interested' in Josh Rosen trade

NFL rumors: Patriots among teams 'very interested' in Josh Rosen trade

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen could be on the move before the 2019 NFL season, and one of the teams reportedly "very interested" in acquiring him via trade is the New England Patriots.

FOX Sports 1's Joel Klatt dropped this news during Wednesday's episode of "Undisputed." Check out what he had to say in the video below.

Rosen was selected by the Cardinals with the 10th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The former UCLA star had a decent but not great rookie campaign. He completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games last season. It also didn't help that he was sacked 45 times, the seventh-highest total for any one QB in 2018. 

The Patriots need a quarterback of the future, one who could someday replace 41-year-old Tom Brady as the starter.

Why would the Cardinals give up on Rosen? Well, they have a new head coach in Kliff Kingsbury, who might want to select his own franchise quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the top QB prospects in this year's class.

The Patriots do have the draft capital to swing a trade for Rosen. They have 12 picks in next month's draft, including six in the first three rounds (one first-rounder, two second-rounders and three third-rounders). New England has more pressing needs than a backup QB, however, most notably at wide receiver and tight end following Rob Gronkowski's retirement.

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Patriots legend Richard Seymour opens up about poker career

Patriots legend Richard Seymour opens up about poker career

When athletes retire from the sport they've played their whole lives, it's natural for them to miss the competition. That feeling is no different for former Patriots defensive end Richard Seymour.

The Hall-of-Fame hopeful, though, has chosen a unique way to get the competitive juices flowing. On July 11, he finished an impressive 131st at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, taking home $59,295. 

"Once you’re done playing football you still have a competitive drive,” Seymour told Yahoo! Sports. “Poker is an outlet for me where I have a competitive drive, you have to be very cerebral. It requires a lot like it did for me in football – I have to be patient, I have to know how to pick my spots, pay attention to guys’ tendencies. It was just a natural progression after leaving sports at a high level.”

Seymour, according to Yahoo! Sports, learned how to play poker from his father and picked it up at a competitive level shortly after he retired from the NFL in 2012. In last week's WSOP, he peaked at $3.6 million. Seymour said he's used his Super Bowl ring as a chip holder to intimidate competitors at the poker table. He also said he takes advantage of his status as a football legend, often bluffing when opponents assume he'll be an aggressive player. 

“Some guys play me differently because they say, ‘If I knock Richard Seymour out it’s a cool story to tell my buddies’,” he said. “Which I don’t mind that, it just depends on how I’m feeling that day...“My temperament fits poker well; I’m naturally kind of reserved, I’m not super emotional one way or another, so if bad things happen, which they’re going to in poker, it’s about how do you respond?”

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Patriots involved in 3 of top-10 most-watched sporting events of 2019

Patriots involved in 3 of top-10 most-watched sporting events of 2019

Hate them or love them, America has watched the Patriots more than any other team — in any sport — in 2019.

According to sportsmediawatch.com, all 10 of the most-watched sporting events of 2019 were NFL games. No World Series, Stanley Cup Final or NBA Finals games made the list. Of the 10 highest-rated events, three of them included the Patriots. 

Unsurprisingly, the Super Bowl matchup between the Pats and Los Angeles Rams topped the list with more than 100 million viewers including online streams (in parentheses). Both New England's AFC Championship game against the Chiefs and its Division Round contest with the Chargers also cracked the top-10. 

The television ratings suggest that the NFL is still head-and-shoulders above other leagues in popularity, and the Patriots are leading the charge. 

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