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The PED fairy visited the New England Patriots again for the second time this season (not three, Albert Breer), as Jermaine Cunningham serves his 4 game suspension starting this week. Head coach Bill Belichick addressed the situation today, mostly in his usual manner.His reaction to the suspension: It's a league matter. Next. As far as the plan going forward, Belichick said  "We’ll have to take a look at our options here. Basically there are two options: we can bring somebody in from outside and sign them to the roster or we can do something with a player on the practice squad. We’ll see. [We’ll] take a look at our options, talk to Nick Caserio, get his thoughts and input on it relative to the personnel that’s available, like we usually do. [We’ll] handle it the same as we usually handle those type of situations and then try to make the best decision for the team that we can for this week and the remaining five games." He did say a little bit when asked about address...
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