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Tom Brady's Kentucky Derby boys' day out keeps growing

Tom Brady's Kentucky Derby boys' day out keeps growing

The Tom Brady Kentucky Derby posse - although the preferred TB12 term is apparently "wolf pack" - keeps growing.

After going casual at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, where Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined the group, he's busted out the sport jacket and Stetson, although the NFL Network's eagle-eyed Ian Rapoport was quick to point out a fashion faux pas by the Patriots quarterback. Zoom in and check it out. 

The original "wolf pack" of Brady and fellow (now former) Patriots backup QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are joined by current backup Brian Hoyer and more former backups in Matt Cassel and Kliff Kingsbury, now coach of the Arizona Cardinals. 

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, a former Pats linebacker, is somewhere back there, too, as well as ex-Pats Dan Koppen and Lonie Paxton 

And when the race is over, if he doesn't have any more windows to break, perhaps in honor of Star Wars Day, i.e., May the Fourth Be With You, TB12 and Jules can go to the Jedi robes and lightsabers as they did on their post-Super Bowl Disney visit.

Giddyup!

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Patriots 53-man roster projection entering training camp

Patriots 53-man roster projection entering training camp

The Patriots have already hit the field in Foxboro, but we'll have to wait until Monday to see them put the pads on for the first time.

It will be a training camp unlike any other; New England was supposed to open the preseason Thursday night against the Lions ‚ÄĒ and their 2020 season-opener against the Dolphins is just a month away.

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But Bill Belichick will have a lot of decisions to make over the next few weeks. Will Cam Newton seize the starting QB job as expected ‚ÄĒ and will the team carry both Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as well? How can the team make up for a league-high eight opt-outs including defensive stalwarts Dont'a Hightower and Patrick Chung along with starting right tackle Marcus Cannon? How many of the team's 10 draft picks from this spring will make the team?

Those questions will be answered over the coming weeks, but before practices begin in earnest, let's take an early look at how the team's roster will shake out.

Click here for the Patriots' 53-man roster projection entering training camp.

 

Lamar Miller, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirm RB's signing with Patriots

Lamar Miller, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirm RB's signing with Patriots

Lamar Miller officially is a member of the New England Patriots, it appears.

The Patriots still haven't announced Miller's signing after a report Monday that the free-agent running back had agreed to a one-year contract with the team.

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But Miller's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed his client put pen to paper Wednesday to join the Patriots.

Miller also confirmed the news by sharing Rosenhaus' announcement on his Instagram story.

 

Miller has topped 1,000 rushing yards in two of his eight NFL seasons and made the Pro Bowl with the Houston Texans in 2018. He missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn ACL, however, and his days as a workhorse running back might be behind him at age 29.

Still, the Patriots could use Miller's services with reports that Sony Michel may not be ready for Week 1 as he recovers from ankle surgery. Miller could fill Michel's role as an early-down rusher to complement James White, Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris.

Miller wasn't spotted at Patriots training camp Wednesday, but expect him to show up at Gillette Stadium soon now that his deal is official.