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Patriots’ Josh McDaniels is reportedly now

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    May 8, 2019 3:52 PM HKT

     by far the highest-paid coordinator in the NFL The New England Patriots saw plenty of their 2017 key contributors leave the team over the course of the offseason. Among the group of high-profile exits is defensive coordinator Matt Patricia Youth Devin McCourty Jerseys , who is now the head coach of the Detroit Lions. Patricia was nearly joined by a second Patriots’ coordinator: offensive play caller Josh McDaniels was nearly hired as the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.However, a last-second turnaround guaranteed that the Patriots’ offensive coordinator of the last six years remained in New England. Earlier today, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared details of how the organization made sure to keep McDaniels around:The length of the contract is an intriguing detail: with head coach Bill Belichick 66 years old, McDaniels’ deal could very much make him the Hall of Famer’s heir. Together with director of player personnel Nick Caserio Devin McCourty Jerseys Stitched , the team would then be set on top for the foreseeable future. Of course, a lot can still happen until Belichick really decides to call it a career – but at least as things stand right now, the Patriots appear to be at least somewhat prepared for life after the greatest head coach in pro football history. A look at their final injury report of the week shows that the New England Patriots are slowly getting healthier — good news for a team that is heading into its bye week after today’s game against the Tennessee Titans. However, today’s contest in Nashville might still see the team play without some of its most valuable players: while running back Sony Michel is on track to play , two fellow starters are not.As was already reported yesterday, tight end Rob Gronkowski has made the trip to Tennessee but is not expected to be active. Meanwhile, the Patriots have officially shut down their first player ahead of the contest: guard Shaq Mason will miss his second straight game due to a calf injury. While the 25-year old returned to practice this week in a limited capacity, the team is playing it safe by giving him additional rest ahead of the bye.In Mason’s absence White Julian Edelman Jerseys , backup Ted Karras will again start at the right guard spot — familiar territory for the 25-year old: he already started last week against the Green Bay Packers and performed well. While the Titans feature a more talented defensive front headed by defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, Karras is a formidable player in his own right. Despite missing one of the best interior linemen in football, the Patriots offense should therefore be fine.