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Could RB Rex Burkhead Be on the Chopping Block for the Patriots This Offseason?

Numberfire.com has out a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Pats the site has picked running back Rex Burkhead as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Burkhead getting cut.

New England Patriots – RB Rex Burkhead

Dead Cap Hit $1M, Cap Saving $3M

Running back Rex Burkhead actually set new highs for his time with the New England Patriots during this past season with his 302 rushing yards and 279 receiving yards. But the fact of the matter is that he is a part-time player on an offense that needs something approaching a full teardown.

Burkhead played on just 27.2% of the Patriots offensive snaps in 2019 and averaged 5 carries and 2.9 targets per game. His salary is too much for a limited jack of all trades.

Joe Montana Advises Tom Brady to Stay with the Patriots

Joe Montana is the poster child for it-doesn’t-end-well quarterback arguments, as the San Francisco 49ers legend spent his final two seasons as a Kansas City Chief.

Turns out, he wishes it had ended better.

In an NFL Network interview set to air on Super Bowl Sunday, Montana advises Tom Brady to stay put in New England, Christopher Mason of Masslive reports.

“It’s not easy to go to another team and get accepted, no matter how much success you’ve had and how many years you’ve played,” Montana told Mike Silver. “They still want to see you come in and be the same player and be that loyal to them as you were to the other team you just left. So, it’s not easy (for) guys looking at that change, especially at the quarterback position.

“Don’t (leave) — if you don’t have to. It’s a process to go through, and it takes time to get used to the team… I just can’t see how they would let him leave there, myself.”

Set to become a free agent for the first time in his 20-year career, Brady can test the market this March.

Report of the Patriots Taking on the Dolphins in Mexico City in 2020 is False

There was a report earlier on Tuesday that stated in 2020 the Patriots would take on the Dolphins in Mexico City. The report according to the NFL is false.

Here’s the story from Pro Football Talk:

The league office tells PFT that the report is incorrect. There has been no announcement of the times, places or teams for the NFL’s international games in 2020.

The Dolphins have agreed to give up a home game in 2020 to play an international game, but none of the international games have been scheduled. The Dolphins have previously given up home games to play in London in 2007, 2015 and 2017.

The Patriots have played twice in London and once in Mexico, always as the designated visiting team.

ESPN’s Schefter Says Patriots Want Answer From Tom Brady About Returning Before March 16

The Patriots biggest offseason in the last 20 years has started, and “Brady Watch 2020” has officially started.

This offseason is comparable to last year when the Patriots and their fans were patiently waiting to see if Rob Gronkowski would be back for the 2019 season. The tight end played coy following the Patriots Super Bowl win over Los Angeles.

Gronk then stayed quiet for all of January, February and the beginning of March. The problem, however, was that Gronkowski didn’t give the Patriots an answer until after the first two weeks of free agency went by. The Pats saw most of the top tight ends sign by the time Gronk announced his retirement on March 24.

That brings us to Brady. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pats hope to have answer from Brady before free agency beings. Schefter said the Patriots actually want to know if Brady will sign with the team prior to the legal tampering period, which starts on March 16.

“Here’s the situation: I don’t believe the New England Patriots are waiting until March 16 to get an answer from Tom Brady,” Schefter said on ESPN’s Get Up on Thursday. “Last year, Rob Gronkowski wound up retiring in late March. I don’t know the conversations they did and didn’t have before, but New England missed the window on free-agent tight ends. So, I don’t think they’re going to let Tom Brady go to free agency, all of a sudden, sign with Team X, and then on March 20, say ‘Well, what do we do at quarterback now?’ That’s not the way that organization operates.”

‘Brady Watch 2020’ has had some interesting moments already. Look no further than Tuesday when a TMZ Sports employee chased Robert Kraft in the streets of New York to ask if the Patriots are going to keep Tom Brady. As the Patriots owner stepped into the back of a black Cadillac SUV, he said, “We plan to.”

Patriots WR Julian Edelman Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman underwent surgery last week to repair the separated AC joint in his left shoulder, a source confirmed to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.

Edelman, who played with the injury over most of December, led the team with 100 catches for 1,117 yards. He should be ready for the team’s offseason program, which begins in April.

It was originally believed Edelman would also need a scope performed on his left knee, described as a “clean-out procedure” to take care of a loose flap. But there is no longer a need for that, according to a source.

Video: Patriots Toppled at Home by Titans in AFC Wild Card Game 20-13

The Patriots took on a more focused, motivated and prepared Titans team on Saturday night, and thanks to a huge performance by running back Derrick Henry the Titans are moving on, as they beat Tom Brady and New England 20-13.

Video: Patriots Set to Host the Titans in the AFC Wild Card Game Saturday

The Pats are in the rare position of being a wild card in 2019, and will start their defense of their Super Bowl title Saturday at home against the Titans in an AFC Title Game.

Video: Patriots End the Regular Season with a Week 17 Battle with Miami

The Pats are at home in week 17 as they will look for their 13th win of the year and the number two seed in the AFC as they host the Fins.

Here’s a preview: