Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

ESPN NFL Nation reporter covering the New England Patriots. Reporter/analyst for https://t.co/jEdvlsHjcf.

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@BrianCeltics1  Hi Brian. Bill Belichick seems as motivated to coach as ever, from my view. So I don’t think this situation would appeal to him at this time.

@Matt Knight41 Hi Knight. There isn't much happening right now, as I understand it. Time-frame is tightening. March 16 open negotiating period is a couple weeks away. No substantial talks between the sides, but I think part (but not all) of it is CBA-based. Still time ... but clock is ticking.

@steved1227  Hi Steve. In a piece from last month, I projected 40% chance of return for Collins, and 20% for Van Noy. Here is the link:

Patriots TEs ranked last in the NFL in receptions and targets in 2019, which highlights how the position is a top off-season priority. @JimNagy_SB  breaks down this year’s Senior Bowl class that Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels saw first-hand in Mobile.

Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the Patriots and NFL (Benjamin Watson on his executive committee role/view in CBA talks; how a new CBA could be a factor in Patriots-Brady negotiation; Brady and team culture; Day 1 notable for Patriots at combine etc.)

“Getting traded for a sixth-round pick, I will forever have a chip on my shoulder.” Checking in with Patriots LB @KVN_03  as he prepares for unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career.


Video: On ESPN's NFL Countdown, Randy Moss has a message for the Patriots -- "When you're looking at Tom Brady possibly coming back to be the Patriots quarterback and finish out his career, man, get him some help!"

Video: From coaches film (courtesy NFL), watch Vontaze Burfict (55) deliberately step on Blount's leg after TD.

Julian Edelman explains his hat and why he is wearing it: To show support to Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community.

Question: Do you mind playing in severe cold? Bill Belichick: “I love to play in a championship game. Schedule it wherever you want. We’ll be there.”

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From the lip-reading department: Adam Thielen (yelling in referee's direction, close to Bill Belichick, after Belichick threw challenge flag but had extra time ase Patrick Chung was injured): "That's bull---" Bill Belichick (looking in Thielen's direction): "Shut the f--- up."

Video: Captain Matthew Slater shares some of what he told his teammates after tonight’s loss.