Melvin Gordon wants James White to pass message on to Bill Belichick

Melvin Gordon wants James White to pass message on to Bill Belichick

James White isn't one of the New England Patriots' outspoken players. He typically lets his play do the talking.

As for his former Wisconsin Badgers teammate and current Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, he does a little bit of both.

White posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday with a caption that may or may not allude to his current contract situation. The 27-year-old is set to make $4 million with the Patriots in 2020, then he'll become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

"Don’t keep count, just keep gettin it 🤐," White wrote.

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Don’t keep count, just keep gettin it 🤐

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Gordon commented on White's post with a message to pass on to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

“Tell bill get that bread right 😂,” Gordon wrote.

Maybe Gordon simply wants to see his ex-teammate get paid. Or, maybe he's looking to get the Patriots to open the checkbook for him when he hits free agency along with White in 2020.

The latter is probably a reach. But it wouldn't be the offseason if we didn't speculate about every little detail.

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Report: 'League-wide' interest in signing Brady as free agent

Report: 'League-wide' interest in signing Brady as free agent

What's the market for a soon-to-be 43-year-old quarterback coming off a first-round playoff exit?

When it's THIS QB, there's plenty of interest, an AFC personnel director tells Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe.

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As The Tom Brady Watch wraps up its first week, with the Patriots legend and greatest to play the position is poised to become a free agent for the first time in his career, the anonymous AFC personnel director told Gasper, that, at 43 next season and despite a drop in his statistics the past two seasons, Brady would be "a better quarterback than most of the guys in the NFL."

“I think at this point a lot of teams would have interest,” he told Gasper “How could you not? Not just us, league-wide.

“Anybody with any kind of question mark at QB would have to look at him — they would be crazy not to — even though he’s 42. He’s a better quarterback than most of the guys in the NFL."

The personnel director suggested that the Miami Dolphins, with former Patriots defensive-signal caller Brian Flores as coach, and the Tennessee Titans, coached by ex-Pats linebacker Mike Vrabel, would be interested in Brady. 

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The Los Angeles Chargers, as they move to a new stadium they'll share with the Rams and likely part ways with QB Phillip Rivers, are also an oft-mentioned Brady destination.

Ex-Indianapolis Colts coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy said the Colts would be a good fit.

So, as the magic date of March 18, when Brady is officially a free agent, draws closer and if there's no movement in Brady's talks with the Patriots, expect to hear of plenty of possible landing spots. 

“He can still play. He’s not one of these guys where the wheels fell off and he can’t play anymore," the personnel director told Gasper. "I wouldn’t go there at all. He did not have a lot to work with, I’ll be honest.”

Chiefs vs. Chargers: Week 17 spread, live stream, playoff picture impact

Chiefs vs. Chargers: Week 17 spread, live stream, playoff picture impact

The New England Patriots are in a good spot entering Sunday's Week 17 regular season finale.

All the Patriots need is a win or tie versus the Miami Dolphins to secure the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. It's a simple enough task, especially given the Pats' recent dominance over the Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.

There is one other game Patriots fans will want to keep an eye on Sunday. It's the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, and the outcome of this AFC West matchup could have a tremendous impact on the Patriots' playoff seeding depending on what happens in Foxboro. 

Here's everything Patriots fans need to know about the Chiefs vs. Chargers Week 17 game.

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When: Sunday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: FuboTV

Odds (via Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas)
Spread: Chiefs -9
Over/under: 45

Playoff Picture Impact
The only team that can prevent the Patriots from earning a first-round playoff bye is the Chiefs.

The Patriots control their own destiny for the No. 2 seed. The defending Super Bowl champs would clinch a bye with a Week 17 win or tie against the Miami Dolphins at home, or a Chiefs loss/ tie to the Chargers. For the Chiefs to take the No. 2 seed, they must beat the Chargers and have the Patriots lose to the Dolphins. This scenario would result in Kansas City and New England ending the regular season with identical 12-4 records, and since the Chiefs own the head-to-head tiebreaker from their Week 14 win at Gillette Stadium, they would be the higher seed.

The chances of the Patriots losing to the Dolphins are slim, though. Oddsmakers have pegged the Pats as 15.5-point betting favorites, and Miami hasn't won in New England since 2008. The Dolphins are 4-11 and have nothing to play for. In fact, a loss could help their 2020 draft position.

So, there is hope for the Chiefs, but the likeliest scenario for them is hosting the No. 6 seed on Wild Card Weekend.

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