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League sources have confirmed that QB Brian Hoyer has signed his tender and will be back with the team, signing a 1-year deal worth a guaranteed $1.92 million. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent in 2013. New England placed a 2nd round tender on Hoyer, meaning that if another team signed him to an offer sheet, and if the Patriots did not match the offer, that team gives up a 2nd round pick to the Patriots. As far as we know, no teams were willing to depart with the pick.

Patriots Tackle Matt Light to retire, according to reports.

FOXBOROUGH-According to Boston.Com, there’s a good chance that New England Patriots tackle Matt Light is about to hang up his cleats. The report quotes team owner Robert Kraft as being somewhat evasive when asked about the possibility of Light’s retirement. To read the rest of this story and watch locker room footage of Matt Light, please click the link below.

Schefter: Ochocinco will ‘absolutely’ be back with Pats

After a forgettable first season with the Patriots and an influx of talent — both new and old — at the position, the writing is on the wall for Chad Ochocinco. Right? He’s definitely a goner. Right? Wrong and wrong, says ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Appearing on SportsCenter, Schefter says he thinks the receiver formerly known as Johnson will “absolutely” be back with...

Pats re-sign WR Branch, add 2 fullbacks

The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Deion Branch and signed free agent fullbacks Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen. Branch had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2002, traded to Seattle in 2006 and re-acquired in 2010. He is part of a wide receiver corps that includes recently signed free agents Brandon Lloyd...

Patriots Mailbag: Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley Expected to Step Up With Departure of BenJarvus Green-Ellis

It's only Friday, and the NFL has already had one of its craziest weeks in the history of crazy week. And in reality, you could have probably said that by midday Wednesday. As such, this is one of the most jam-packed mailbags I've ever had, and we'll hit on most of those issues. Yeah, it centers around the Patriots, but the Saints' scandal kicks it off. Can you talk...

Spencer Larsen signs with the Patriots

The Broncos versatile fullback, Spencer Larsen, has signed with the New England Patriots. Larsen is now reunited with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. This report is per Greg A. Bedard. Was close, now the Patriots and FB/LB Spencer Larsen have agreed on a two-year deal, a league source said. — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) March 22, 2012 Larsen has been a...

Rob Gronkowski says he and his brothers have turned down a reality show

Between being pictured dancing shirtless after the Super Bowl, and funneling a drink this week, Rob Gronkowski comes across as a young athlete who likes to have some fun and party. But the Patriots tight end knows when to set limits on his off-field involvements. Appearing on the SI Hot Clicks podcast, Gronk was asked if he and his brothers (two are professional football players...

Tom Brady restructures $72 million contract

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Lewis & Brady Among Veteran One-Team Players

Two NFL veterans, both of whom entered the league in 1998, came to different conclusions recently about the future of their careers.   Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward decided to retire, rather than attempt to latch on with another team.  After 14 seasons with the Steelers, Ward didn’t want to play with any other team. So even though he felt he could still perform on the field, he...

Patriots restructure Chad Ochocinco’s contract

The New England Patriots and Chad Ochocinco agreed to redo the final year of his deal to a more cap friendly number. In lowering his cap number Ochocinco guarantees that he’ll have the opportunity to make the team next training camp. By lowering Ochocinco’s base salary to $ 1 Million; down from $ 3 million the Patriots gain $ 2 million in cap space. Ochocinco will face stiff...

Rush to nowhere: Mark Anderson’s exit leaves hole in the pass rush department

Mark Anderson and Andre Carter changed the dynamic of the New England Patriots defense in 2011. In previous years, the Patriots defense had lacked pass rushing in the deepest way possible. Fans screamed after draft, ‘”they didn’t get one again!”. However, in 2011 they had two. Carter is a free agent and could still sign, but Mark Anderson is gone, receiving a 4-year, $27...
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