Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to teams they trust

No, the Patriots didn’t have a deal in place for tight end Rob Gronkowski that was kiboshed by owner Robert Kraft after quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire. Yes, they were calling teams about a potential trade as recently as three days before the draft.

So who were they calling? Albert Breer of SI.com recently said on FS1 that the Patriots talked not to the entire league, but to some teams they trust.

In fact, he’s now using that case as a recruitment tool — as in, sign with him and it won’t happen to you.

[CAA] should be going through [clients’] social media, line-by-line, the minute they become a client, he said. This is no different than representing a politician. You have to know everything that could potentially come out.

Darnold will get a chance to compete for the job.

We’ll see what happens at the end of training camp, Bowles said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.

Vacchiano quotes a team source saying Darnold as a real chance to open the season under center. Darnold has taken first-team reps, impressing the Jets with how he’s handled everything so far.

We threw the whole playbook at him, Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said. Just like the same with Josh and Teddy. If you treat them like a rookie, they will become a rookie. We threw the whole book at him to see what he can handle, what he needs to work on.

Wilkins noted that the squad does have a local hair-salon sponsor, but the women are required to tip for whatever the service would’ve cost: For me, it was probably close to $150 a month. She also paid $10 to $15 out of pocket for spray tans once or twice a month, year-round.

The ladies also have to wash their own uniforms, unlike the players.

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