NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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The first few days of NFL free-agency have seen the Patriots lose key players and sit on the sidelines, and Tom E. Curran and Phil discuss all the moves, plus reading into Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski weighing-in on social media on their teammates going elsewhere.
(1:25) Left tackle Nate Solder is headed to the New York Giants...could the Patriots have handled this key situation better? Tom says the Patriots weren't aggressive enough with their offer in recent weeks. (7:20) To no one's surprise, Malcolm Butler is also moving on, leaving a hole in the defensive backfield. (15:00) Curran and Perry get into a great discussion about how the Patriots winning Super Bowl 51, and Tom Brady getting his 5th Lombardi Trophy might have been the start of a new philosophy on "Brady The Brand" off the field. (20:30) Do Gotham Chopra's comments to Peter King signal this could be the last year for TB12?
(27:40) The Patriots were able to add to the defensive line by trading for Danny Shelton. (29:40) Is Eric Rowe capable of securing Butler's spot? Also, a trip around the AFC (32:00), how likely is it that Ndamukong Suh signs with the Patriots, and Rob Gronkowski might need to be in-line for a pay bump...or else (36:25).