Patriots open seventh round by taking QB Danny Etling

There was plenty of speculation about whether the Patriots would draft a quarterback to develop behind Tom Brady this year and we got out answer late in Saturday’s proceedings.

The Patriots steered clear of quarterbacks for six rounds before they turned their attention to the position to kick off the seventh round. New England took Danny Etling with the first pick of the seventh round and the 219th pick overall.

I think that not having to address that mentally and physically, not having to think about not only the interruption of the potential suspension and the suspension but just the physical interruption, the physical aspect of that, Jones said from the team’s sponsorship golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas.

But from the standpoint of mentally, there is no question — I’m 100 percent sure — to not have that on your mind, to not have the ambiguity of not knowing timelines, those kinds of things, there’s no doubt in my mind it will make a significant difference in how he can focus, how he can focus not only on the next practice but the next game and the entire season.

But the felony charges were dismissed, leaving Anderson facing only misdemeanor reckless driving. He and/or his attorney failed to show in court to address the charge, though, leaving him facing yet another arrest.

Anderson already is scheduled for trial in August for resisting arrest with violence and obstructing justice stemming from his arrest at a Miami music festival last year.

Anderson was the Jets’ leading receiver in 2017, catching 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.

Adrian Peterson ended last season on injured reserve due to a neck injury, but now, the veteran running back is healthy and ready to play.

Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Peterson has been cleared to return to the field by doctors. Pelissero noted that the former NFL MVP is ready to join a team that is willing to give him a chance, including the New Orleans Saints.broncos_096_112d5a864672b5c6-180x180

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