Rob Gronkowski implores NFL, other pro sports leagues to allow CBD use

Rob Gronkowski has hung up the cleats on his larger-than-life on-field persona and is taking on a new role in retirement: Mr. Recovery.

The former New England Patriots tight end has spent the five months since announcing his retirement focused on recovering from his injury-riddled NFL career. 

He says CBD is the product that has helped him most, and now he’s asking the NFL and other professional sports leagues to update their stances on the substance.

“It’s just time,” he said. “It would have made a huge difference for me, I believe, during my playing career. I want the same opportunity for my friends and teammates out there.”

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Misprint lists Tom Brady among youngest players on Patriots roster

Brady, Tom. Six feet, four inches tall. 225 pounds. 22 years old with 20 years of NFL experience. 

Wait, what?

A hysterical misprint in the New England Patriots official roster earlier this week listed the 42-year-old superstar quarterback as a full two decades younger than he actually is. 

Brady noticed the error and posted a photo to his Instagram with his incorrect age circled and a message thanking the team for “finally” getting his age right.

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Tom Brady reveals what he eats on his ‘cheat days’

You don’t become the winningest quarterback in NFL history by eating pizza – or at least, not bad pizza. 

Tom Brady’s bulked-up physique at New England Patriots training camp last week had some fans wondering if he had ditched his famous TB12 method. Now the star quarterback is admitting that he does, in fact, occasionally cheat on his diet. 

“You should never restrict what you really want,” the 42-year-old told Men’s Health

Brady has famously avoided popular foods like tomatoes and strawberries — healthy foods to mere mortals — in favor of avocado ice cream and veggies. So it comes as a bit of a shock to find out that the six-time Super Bowl champion and seemingly ageless wonder does partake in the pleasures of bacon, pizza and chocolate every now and then.

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Julian Edelman explains what he’ll miss most about ‘big ol’ teddy bear’ Rob Gronkowski

The Rob Gronkowski era in the National Football League is over, and seemingly no one is taking it harder than former teammate Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP explained exactly what it is that he’ll miss most about Gronk – and there may be some inappropriate stories involved. 

Edelman called the former tight end a “big ol’ teddy bear” and noted that he was one of the most refreshing faces to see when the grind of the NFL season got to be too much. 

“Sometimes it’s not easy to have a great attitude,” Edelman said. “And Gronk’s over there in his locker room, naked, smiling, like, ‘Hey, what’s up, dude?'”

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Tom Brady posts selfie with longtime rival Peyton Manning: ‘We were friends this whole time’

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning may have been bitter rivals on the gridiron, but off of it, they’re just a couple of buddies taking selfies.

Manning, drafted in 1998 by the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady, drafted in 2000 by the New England Patriots, have been constantly compared and often found themselves fighting it out on the biggest of stages. From 2001 to 2015, the two quarterbacks played each other a total of 17 times before Manning announced his retirement in 2016. 

The two faced off in high-stakes games so often, in fact, that their rivalry has its own Wikipedia page

Brady and Manning’s friendship had been documented previously, but the Patriots quarterback decided to put any and all rumors of bad blood to rest on Wednesday with a post on Instagram.

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Tom Brady strikes fear into hearts of fans with minicamp tweet

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a spry 42 years of age at the start of the 2019 NFL season this September. 

Talk of his retirement has been constant over the past several years, though Brady himself has said he wants to play until he’s 45 — or, more candidly, until he starts to suck

However, a tweet sent by the quarterback from Patriots minicamp on Tuesday that seemed to reference an impending retirement decision sent fans spiraling. 

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N’Keal Harry: ‘My phone wasn’t even working’ when Patriots called during draft

The mountains in Scottsdale, Ariz. weren’t doing N’Keal Harry any favors during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday. 

Harry, a wide receiver out of Arizona State, was selected 32nd overall by the New England Patriots – but when the time came to speak with Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft, his phone stopped working. 

“We couldn’t get them on the line,” Harry said. “One of my agents actually had to reach out.”

Cell service aside, it was a life-changing evening for Harry, who finally did get in touch with the powers that be up in New England. 

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Patriots deemed NFL team with the most favorable schedule in 2019

Shield your eyes, football fans, because it looks like the New England Patriots will sail smoothly into the playoffs once again this year. 

The experts at NFL Network have determined that New England has the “most favorable” schedule this upcoming season after each team’s 2019 opponents were revealed on Wednesday night. 

A major factor in the Patriots’ schedule being deemed so favorable is that their most difficult games, including an AFC Championship game rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs, will be held at home at Gillette Stadium. New England’s most difficult road game, according to Maurice Jones-Drew, will come Week 11 in Philadelphia. 

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Latest NFL mock draft has New England drafting Tom Brady’s possible replacement

The 2019 NFL draft is fast approaching. With names like Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Josh Allen available, it seems likely we already know how the first few selections of the first round will go on April 25. 

But what about the rest of the picks?

A top-heavy draft class doesn’t mean some diamonds in the rough won’t be found further down in the draft. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, selected No. 199 overall in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft, is evidence of that — and this year, the Patriots may draft his heir apparent. 

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Ranking every NFL team’s strength of schedule for 2019

The NFL regular season is only 16 games long, so it’s important to make them all count. 

Of course, some teams will always get luckier than others. A weak division or the ability to face stronger opponents at home are obvious advantages that not every team receives each season. 

NFL.com graded each team’s strength of schedule for the upcoming season and ranked the Washington Redskins’ 2019 opponents as the easiest group to face.

Other teams that got pretty lucky with their schedules include the New York Giants (who will “visit” the Jets this season), the Cincinnati Bengals (who will host three of 2018’s last-place teams), and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (who will play the Chiefs in Foxborough yet again). 

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