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Patriots’ Ben Watson faces four-game suspension after failed drug test

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Not something the New England Patriots needed with Rob Gronkowski retired.

38-year old veteran tight end Benjamin Watson has disclosed to the public that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs a few months back.

“As a professional athlete for the last 15 years I know very well the limitations on what can be prescribed for my overall health…After my contract expired last March I told my doctors I was finished playing, went through a series of medical tests and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to assist in healing my body and mind.” explained Watson on his official Facebook page

“On March 29, nine days after I started therapy, I was randomly tested under our substance policies. I complied out of habit, never thinking in that moment I’d want to come back. In late April, some clubs expressed interest in me playing and after much deliberation and prayer, I decided I wanted to return. Considering myself previously retired, I had forgotten all about my test in March until I got a letter on May 3rd saying my results were positive.”

Watson came out of retirement after just five months and signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, a team he played for from 2004-2009, on May 10th.

The punishment for a failed drug test of his calibre is usually four games.

He is set to enter his 16th NFL season.

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Dolphins actively shopping running back Kenyan Drake, in trade discussions with multiple teams

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Get your bags packed Kenyan Drake.

If the rumours are true, it appears likely he will shipped off to a new city in the near future.

According to reports, the lowly Miami Dolphins are looking to trade Kenyan Drake, and are in active trade discussions surrounding the running back with multiple yet-to-be named teams.

Drake hasn’t publicly addressed with feelings about the Dolphins and their 0-6 start to the season, but sources close to him say he would welcome a trade to another team, assuming it’s the right fit for his career.

The 25-year old, who was selected 73rd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has amassed 1511 rushing yards, 899 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns over a span of 53 games and three-plus seasons.

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Rams acquire star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars

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The Los Angeles Rams have made a big addition to their defensive core as they aim to reach the Super Bowl for a second straight year.

The team announced that they have acquired star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a 2020 and 2021 first round draft picks, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

The 24-year old, who was selected fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has compiled 210 combined tackles, 45 passes defended, nine interceptions and one touchdown over a span of 51 games and three-plus seasons with the franchise.

He is also a two-time Pro Bowler, and was selected to the first All-Pro Team in 2017.

He hasn’t played since the Jaguars’ week 3 win over the Tennessee Titans due to lingering issues with his back.

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Tom Brady passes Peyton Manning to move into second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list

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Tom Brady has reached another milestone in his illustrious NFL career.

After throwing for 334 yards in the New England Patriots’ 35-14 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night, he surpassed the legendaryPeyton Manning to move into second all-time in NFL passing yards.

The 42-year old, who is currently playing in his 20th NFL season, has accumulated 72,257 passing yards to go along with 6618 pass completions and 579 touchdowns over a span of 275 career games.

He now needs 2,589 passing to move past Saints quarterback Drew Brees for most of all-time. Brees is currently out with a thumb injury, but is expected to return to action within the next few weeks.

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