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Don’t Expect the Patriots to Bring Back WR Antonio Brown

If you were hoping that the Patriots would change their mind and bring back troubled wide out Antonio Brown, you can pretty much forget it.

NBC Sports Boston reports that the Pats have no interest in bringing back Brown, despite the fact they could use a play maker at the receiver spot.

Two sources with knowledge of the Patriots thinking scoffed at the idea Antonio Brown would rejoin the Patriots this season.

When one source was asked if there was a chance the wide out – who was with the Patriots for less than two tumultuous weeks in September – might have a chance at rejoining the team, this was the two-word response.

“What’s changed?”

Brown tried to mend fences with the Pats going on social media earlier in the week and saying ‘sorry’ to Pats owner Robert Kraft.

The sentiment seems a little hollow after Brown’s tirade against not only the Pats but the entire NFL, a league who said he wouldn’t play for again shortly after his release.

For now, Brown remains open to any team that wants to sign him, and for the Pats they don’t seem to care that he wants to return to a 9-1 team that needs to be more focused on the Cowboys than off the field drama.

Video: Patriots Look to Slow Down the Cowboys in Week 12 Battle

The Patriots will look to get to 10-1 Sunday as they play host to the Cowboys in a game that could be a Super Bowl preview.

Here’s the preview from the NFL.

Patriots Activate Tackle Isaiah Wynn Off Injured Reserve

The Patriots have been needing help on their offensive line, and finally it sounds like they are going to get it.

The team has activated offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn off injured reserve according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

With Wynn coming off the injured list, the team placed wide out Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve.

Wynn was the first round pick of the Pats in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the team has been anxious to get him on the field. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a torn Achilles suffered in the preseason.

The team is hopeful that Wynn can round out to being a force on the line, as the team lost Trent Brown this past spring via free agency.

Wynn was able to play in two games before injuring his toe. With the team needing help on the line, his arrival off the list is a welcome sight for the team.

Video: Patriots Outlast Wentz and the Eagles 17-10 to Improve to 9-1

The Patriots defense was back to form on Sunday, as they held the Eagles scoreless over their last 10 possessions, topping Philadelphia on the road 17-10.

Video: NFL Week 11 Preview – Pats Travel to Philly to Take on the Eagles

The Pats were upset by the Eagles two years ago in the Super Bowl, and this Sunday they will look for a little revenge as they travel to Philly to take on the Eagles.

Here’s a preview from the NFL:

Computer Program Has the Patriots Playoff Run Coming to a Quick End

The Patriots are heading easily towards the #1 seed in the AFC even after they fell to the Ravens two weeks ago, and today NFL.com came out with an article about how technology has the Pats getting knocked out early in the playoffs.

TOMORROW-BOT has put out the teams for the playoffs, with the Pats going 13-3, but losing in the divisional round to of all teams – the Raiders.

Here’s what the program and site has to say:

Oakland Raiders 16, New England Patriots 13 (OT): Amid a blustery blizzard in Foxborough, the upstart Raiders flip the switch on hearts everywhere as they improbably unplug Tom Brady and the Patriots in a Mother Nature-dominated tilt capped by TB12’s killer strip-sack with less than a minute to go in overtime. Clelin Ferrell’s titanic blast of Brady looks and feels like a carbon copy of the hotly contested Charles Woodson takedown that morphed into Tuck Rule legend nearly 18 years ago to the day. A frostbitten, tearstained Gruden is carried off the field by his players, while Brady — asked if he’ll be back in 2020 — scowls at reporters and utters: “I haven’t decided a thing.”

Patriots Releasing Wide Out Josh Gordon

The Josh Gordon era in New England is over.

The wide receiver is being released by the undefeated Patriots according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, this after being taken off injured reserve.

The receiver will head to waivers where he could be claimed by a new team as early as Friday.

Gordon has been on the shelf with a knee injury. He was pulled from the Pats week six Thursday night affair against the Giants, and was put on IR last Wednesday.

This season Gordon has pulled in 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown in six games.

Patriots Sign Kicker Nick Folk; Release Kicker Mike Nugent

The Patriots kicking issues continued on Sunday against the Browns with kicker Mike Nugent, and today the team took a step to shore up the position.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is signing kicker Nick Folk, the team has made room for him by releasing Nugent.

Folk has been around for 11 seasons, hitting 80.3 percent of his field goals.

Most of his NFL career has been spent in the Big Apple with the Jets, where he connected on 82.2 percent of his field-goal tries.