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Patriots Hall of Fame finalists 2019: Harrison, Seymour, Vrabel make cut

Patriots Hall of Fame finalists 2019: Harrison, Seymour, Vrabel make cut

And then there were three.

The New England Patriots announced Tuesday that safety Rodney Harrison, defensive lineman Richard Seymour and linebacker Mike Vrabel are the three finalists for this year's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame.

The trio was chosen by a 23-person selection committee -- which includes our own Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry -- that narrowed down a list of 13 nominees.

Harrison, Seymour and Vrabel all were teammates on a dominant early-2000s Patriots defense that won back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 2003 and 2004. Seymour and Vrabel won a third Super Bowl together in 2001, while Harrison joined the Patriots in 2003.

Patriots fans have until May 3 to vote for their top choice, with the winner being announced the following week. It may be a difficult choice; Vrabel and Seymour are in their fourth and third years of Patriots Hall of Fame eligibility, respectively, and all three players played central roles in the team's early 2000s dynasty.

This year's winner will join former Patriots tackle Leon Gray, who was selected to the team's Hall of Fame by a 10-person senior committee earlier this month.

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NFL Rumors: DE Derek Wolfe signs with Ravens after Patriots showed interest

NFL Rumors: DE Derek Wolfe signs with Ravens after Patriots showed interest

The Patriots reportedly pursued free-agent defensive end Derek Wolfe, but he won't be coming to New England.

Instead, the former Denver Bronco is headed to the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year, $6 million deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


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It was reported last week the Patriots had discussions with Wolfe, who tallied a career-high seven sacks with Denver in 2019. The 30-year-old was selected by the Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and has been a rock-solid contributor on their defensive line the past eight seasons.

New England could use a boost to its pass rush after losing several key defensive players to free agency. Notable departures include Kyle Van Noy (Miami Dolphins), Jamie Collins (Detroit Lions) and defensive tackle Danny Shelton (Lions).

Happy 3-28, Patriots fans! That could mean only one thing

Happy 3-28, Patriots fans! That could mean only one thing

While this quarantined life most of us have been living has some of us losing track of dates and even days of the week, here's a reminder that it is indeed March 28.

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That would be 3-28.

And in New England, 3-28 brings to mind one thing.

Super Bowl LI.

The Patriots, of course, were on the 3 end, and the Atlanta Falcons 28, when late in the third quarter, New England's comeback began. The rest is happy history for Patriots fans. 

So, on 3-28, guess what's trending on Twitter? It's Saturday, by the way. 

New Orleans Saints fans like to remind their NFC South rivals what day it is, too:

To get a good look at the comeback, you can tune into FOX Sunday at 3 when the Patriots' 34-28 victory is re-aired.