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NFL Rumors: Patriots meet Texas A&M "Mr. Versatile" defensive lineman

NFL Rumors: Patriots meet Texas A&M "Mr. Versatile" defensive lineman

The New England Patriots need help at multiple defensive line positions, and Bill Belichick values versatility.

So, it makes sense the Patriots would schedule a visit with Texas A&M defensive tackle Kingsley Keke, as the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday.

Keke, listed at 6-foot-3, 288 pounds, played both tackle and end on the Aggies' defensive line in 2018, finishing second on the team with six sacks and 10 tackles for loss to earn the team's "Mr. Versatile" award for that season.

Keke posted decent numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.95-second 40-yard dash (ninth among defensive lineman) and a 7.55-second three-cone drill (11th). The 22-year-old is a bit of a "tweener," though, and likely will be a mid-round pick.

Still, the Patriots have utilized similar players before and need depth at both defensive tackle and end after the offseason departures of Malcom Brown, Trey Flowers and Adrian Clayborn.

Keke will be the second Texas A&M product to meet with New England, as the club reportedly will meet with Aggies tight end Jace Sternberger this Sunday.

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Goodell: No NFL discipline of Kraft until court case resolved

Goodell: No NFL discipline of Kraft until court case resolved

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters at the league's spring meetings on Wednesday that the NFL will take no disciplinary action against Robert Kraft until the Patriots owner's solicitation of prostitution case is resolved.

Also Wednesday, Judge Leonard Hanser indefinitely postponed Kraft's trial until the appeal by prosecutors of Hanser's decision to suppress the use of video evidence obtained at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Police say those videos show Kraft paying for sex when he the spa twice in a 24-hour period in January.

Kraft issued a public apology after the arrest and has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of solicitation.

The appeal over the videos won't be heard until at least Sept. 4. The Patriots open their season Sept. 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium, meaning Kraft will likely still be waiting for the resolution of his court case and any discipline from the NFL when the team's sixth Super Bowl championship banner is raised in a ceremony before that "Sunday Night Football" opener.

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Patriots treat fans to video of Julian Edelman's best mic'd up moments

Patriots treat fans to video of Julian Edelman's best mic'd up moments

The last few days have been fun for Julian Edelman.

The New England Patriots wide receiver agreed to a much-deserved two-year contract extension with the team Tuesday, and on Wednesday he celebrated his 33rd birthday.

The Patriots gave fans a treat Wednesday by posting a video to Twitter of Edelman's best mic'd up moments, including footage from multiple Super Bowl wins.

Check out the highlights and laughs in the video below:

Edelman has one of the best personalities on the Patriots, and with him signed through 2021 as a result of his extension, fans should expect many more great mic'd moments from the Super Bowl LIII MVP.

Brady, other NFL players react to Edelman's extension>>>

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