Stephon Gilmore and Patriots Extension Could Happen Soon


Stephon Gilmore

The New England Patriots and Stephon Gilmore have every reason to come to an agreement on a new contract, or a hefty raise for the 2021 season.

If you’re hoping to see Gilmore back with the Patriots in 2021, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler had some positive news on a recent SportsCenter entry (h/t Bleacher Report’s Tim Daniels).

The Patriots and Gilmore know they can intensify contract talks sometime in the next few weeks. And I’m told that Gilmore has largely not expected to be traded throughout this process because he knows the Patriots have made moves with Gilmore in mind. They haven’t gotten a cornerback to replace him. And as one source told me, ‘Do the Patriots really want to go into Week 4 against Tom Brady without their top cornerback?’ And so things are slow right now, but I expect those sides to ramp up negotiations

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What NFL Teams Think Will Happen With Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson warms up.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson warms up.

Because of all the recent chatter surrounding Aaron Rodgers, it’s easy to forget that there were rampant Deshaun Watson trade rumors earlier this offseason.

At the time, we kept hearing that Watson wanted out of Houston, but the Texans had no desire to trade the young quarterback. Now, they might be changing their tune.

On SportsCenter earlier today, ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler asserted that the feeling on Watson has shifted in league circles. Teams now figure Houston will eventually deal their 25-year-old signal caller.

“Teams I’ve talked to around the league are taking notice that the Houston Texans seem to be slowly moving on from Deshaun Watson, because they have their bridge quarterback in Tyrod Taylor and they have their developmental draft pick in Davis Mills — a quarterback I’m told that they’re very high on with his instincts, his smarts and his

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What needs to happen for Duke men’s basketball to make the NCAA tournament?

After losing at home to North Carolina 91-87, Duke’s record now stands at 7-7. A team that was ranked No. 9 in the AP’s preseason poll is on a trajectory to miss the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995.

Can Mike Krzyzewski’s squad change that trajectory, even at this late date? Put it this way: The Blue Devils are at the point where earning an at-large bid will require either running the table the rest of the way or something very close to it.

Coach K’s team has just three games remaining on its schedule against opponents that appear more likely than not to reach the NCAA tourney: Virginia, Louisville and a rematch against the Tar Heels in

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