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Trump nominates Belichick to Sports and Fitness Council

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Trump nominates Belichick to Sports and Fitness Council

Apparently, President Donald Trump and Patriots coach Bill Belichick were talking about more than Tom Brady on the phone this week.

Trump has nominated his friend Bill Belichick to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.

Yankees future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, Olympic volleyball player Misty May Treanor and Pro Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker were nominated as co-chairs of the Council. Walker signed with the Trump-owned New Jersey Generals of the USFL back in 1983.

Among the other Trump nominees for two-year terms on the Council, which has among its goals encouraging kids to get involved in sports, are ex-Red Sox and Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon, TV's "Dr. Oz" - Dr. Mehmet Oz - and the "Incredible Hulk" - actor Lou Ferrigno, the former bodybuilder who played the Hulk in the late '70s TV series.  

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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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