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Patriots owner Robert Kraft responds to Josh McDaniels coaching rumors

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft responds to Josh McDaniels coaching rumors

Josh McDaniels is the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots right now, but he might not hold that position next season. 

The Green Bay Packers head coaching job will be among the most coveted in the offseason after Mike McCarthy was fired Sunday. McDaniels inevitably will be on the list of potential replacements in Green Bay, and one report said assistant coaches around the NFL have indicated their interest in joining a McDaniels coaching staff on the Packers. 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, as you'd imagine, is well aware of the reports linking McDaniels to different jobs, but he only has one thing on his mind with the playoffs on the horizon.

“I care about winning Sunday. That’s what really what I care about,” Kraft said, per Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “Whatever happens . . . you know, we have good people. I’m actually flattered that people are after our people.”

McDaniels likely will be a head coach at some point, whether it's succeeding Bill Belichick in New England or taking over another team. He's played a huge role in the Patriots playing in three of the last four Super Bowls, winning two.

McDaniels certainly is qualified to be a head coach, so it's up to him to find the right job at the right time.

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Colin Kaepernick's lawyer predicts Patriots or Panthers may sign QB

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Colin Kaepernick's lawyer predicts Patriots or Panthers may sign QB

Colin Kaepernick just reached a settlement with the NFL in his collusion case, but he's not giving up hope of playing in the league.

Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, said as much Saturday night during an interview on CNN. But here's the comment that may interest New England Patriots fans: Geragos named the Patriots and the Carolina Panthers as two teams he could see signing his client in the near future.

I think you're going to see within the next two weeks that somebody is going to step up and do the right thing, and you want me to predict who? Besides the Panthers, it would not surprise me if [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft makes a move. Yeah, that would not surprise me.

Geragos also made a cryptic reference to a third team that could sign Kaepernick.

"It would not surprise me if (Kraft's) former coach, I'll test your knowledge, also makes a move," he said.

That could be a reference to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who coached in New England before Bill Belichick arrived in 2000.

The Panthers would seem to be a fit for Kaepernick, who last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and filed a collusion grievance against the NFL in October 2017 claiming its owners conspired to keep him out of the league.

Carolina doesn't have a legitimate backup behind Cam Newton, whose own future remains somewhat uncertain after offseason shoulder surgery. Kaepernick also would reunited with former teammate Eric Reid, who jointly filed his collusion grievance with the ex-Niners QB.

The Patriots may be a stretch for Kaepernick, however. Quarterback Tom Brady has his sights set on playing until age 45 and has two backups in close friend Brian Hoyer and 2018 draft pick Danny Etling.

But Geragos reiterated his client wants to "compete at the highest level," so perhaps a team will end Kaepernick's two-year NFL absence this spring.

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Odell Beckham's comment on Tom Brady's Instagram may interest Patriots fans

Odell Beckham's comment on Tom Brady's Instagram may interest Patriots fans

Odell Beckham Jr.'s timing is impeccable.

Earlier this week, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer suggested the New York Giants may trade the superstar wide receiver this offseason.

Fast forward to Saturday night, when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a seemingly innocuous photo of his three children to Instagram.

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And guess who popped up in the comment section? Beckham, with the words, "Love u brother."

There's a chance this comment means nothing. There's also a chance Beckham knows exactly what he's doing by drumming up interest in his potential trade to the Patriots.

To be clear, New England hasn't been tied to Beckham in any substantial way. But the Patriots may have a need at the position with Chris Hogan, Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett all hitting free agency, and they're almost certainly not landing Antonio Brown.

This is far from the first time Beckham has showed love for Brady on the 'gram, as the 26-year-old wideout has a pretty long history of social media correspondence with TB12.

Beckham's latest display of affection happens to be conveniently-timed, though.

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