While Bill Belichick made quite a few moves during the offseason to try and keep the championship ball rolling, the offense and defense, for the most part, are returning intact for the Patriots. So here’s the question: Are there any jobs up for grabs? The biggest battles aren’t in the major places, but it’ll still be fun to watch then play out. Here are a few of the camp battles we’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming weeks. Without question, the running back room is loaded and balanced.
After absorbing the latest round of evidence linking playing football to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), former Patriot linebacker Ted Johnson was pleased in a way, even if the news wasn’t particularly good. The more information for the players, the better, he said. With added knowledge on the subject, Johnson, who suffered multiple concussions during 10 seasons in the NFL, has already seen changes in football from some players retiring early to others changing how they play the game.
Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has announced the news of his decision to retire on @uninterupted. The 31-year-old former Brown, who was a speedy receiver signed by the Patriots during the offseason, made a few plays during the early camps, but was still going to have a tough time cracking the roster with Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola in front of him.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".