What Julian Edelman’s departure means for the Patriots

With a knee injury having bothered him for most of the last two seasons, and now forcing him to miss a physical, Julian Edelman’s career with the New England Patriots is over. The club officially released the 34-year-old on Monday, ending an 11-year run that saw him grow from draft day afterthought to integral member of the Patriots’ offense.

A lot will be said and written about Edelman in the coming days and weeks — especially if he also announces his retirement, as certainly seems possible — but for now let’s do a quick-hit breakdown: What does Edelman’s release man

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Tom Brady reflects on Patriots departure, trophy toss

In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Wednesday, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reflected on his first season in Tampa Bay, his seven Super Bowl wins and his departure from the New England Patriots.

“When you’re in one place for 20 years, you think that’s the only way,” Brady said in the interview. “And I think when you go to a different place, you realize, ‘Wow, there’s another way that people do things.’ “

Brady had won six Super Bowls in his 20 seasons in New England and, alongside coach Bill Belichick, helped the team become the most

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Tom Brady’s departure from the Patriots may feel like an open wound. Rob Gronkowski’s is far less complicated

But if Brady’s departure remains a sort of open wound, a free agent exit that left fans alternately heartbroken and angry, Gronk’s exit, despite being engineered in an even more deliberate way than Brady’s, feels far less emotionally complicated.

The lovable lug didn’t do the Patriots any favors on his way out, not when he delayed his retirement announcement long enough to keep an unsure front office off the tight end market and not again when his post-retirement trade demand (Brady or bust) left them with little to no bargaining power.

With Gronk, however, shrewdness and savvy have never been

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Chiefs DL coach Brendan Daly talks difficult, but worth-it departure from Patriots

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Life as an NFL coach must be good when it involves five consecutive Super Bowl runs.

Brendan Daly, former New England Patriots defensive line coach, is on his second Super Bowl run with the Kansas City Chiefs — following three straight in New England. Daly joined the Patriots as a defensive assistant in 2014 and he’s now the Chiefs’ defensive line coach/run game coordinator.

Ahead of Super Bowl LV against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Daly spoke to

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