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Patriots' James White to miss Week 3 vs. Jets to be with wife for birth of child

Patriots' James White to miss Week 3 vs. Jets to be with wife for birth of child

New England Patriots running back James White will miss Sunday's Week 3 game against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium so he can be with his wife as they prepare for the birth of their first child.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported White's status Sunday morning.

The Patriots likely will devote a larger part of the game plan to Rex Burkhead in White's absence. Burkhead has seven receptions for a team-leading (among running backs) 88 yards this season, and he should continue to play a meaningful role in the passing game with White out.

Sony Michel will continue to start at running back and receive the bulk of the carries. Michel tallied 183 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Jets last season.

Oddsmakers have pegged the Patriots as 22.5-point favorites Sunday.

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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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