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New England Patriots Team Roster Update

New England Patriots Team Roster UpdateAfter losing to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, The New England Patriots are looking to strengthen their team roster. The rumor mill amongst sports handicappers and sportsbooks is whether or not they will be able to build a strong enough team to get the next Super Bowl Title.

In fact, sports betting software companies are wondering whether Tom Brady will be back with the Patriots for the 2018-19 NFL Season. Some reports state that Brady has not yet committed to come back for one more season with the Patriots.”

Other reports say that he is currently seeking a new contract for this season and  plans on returning to the team. According to Ian Rappaport and Mike Garafolo from the NFL Network, "Tom Brady is going to play in 2018,".

 Rapoport said "He said it. Everyone close to him has said it. Everyone I've spoken to has said it. The Patriots are going forward with the very strict and stern belief that he will be playing for 2018."

For the moment, Tom Brady's current deal will be over after the 2018-19 season.  Historically, the Patriots have extended his contract with two years remaining. His annual salary of $14 million with a $22-million cap hit the next two seasons.

Of course, the issue is not under pressure at the moment since there is still plenty of time before the season starts.  Some speculate that he is trying to lock in a contract before his age starts to show on the field this season.

Hitting the 2018 NFL Draft

Head Coach Belichick acquired an additional first-round pick from the LA Rams in exchange for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.  This move clearly shows that the Patriots are looking on building their team roster this year before Brady retires.

 In terms of new blood, the Patriots have expressed that they are interested in drafting Josh Rosen the Quarterback from UCLA. Even though they have expressed their interest, whether they put a bid on him will depend on how Rosen ends up overal.

In addition, several sportsbook pay per head review websites have been showing interest in how this will affect future NFL bets for the 2018-19 season.

 

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