Found March 25, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
The New England Patriots had a couple small bits of news I’ve been holding onto waiting to for Bill Belichick to find more discount free agent coupons.  But like in my house someone else must have grabbed any new ones that have come in recently. The Patriots announced that back up quarterback Brian Hoyer will return in 2012 as the restricted free agent after signing his RFA Tender.  The second round tender is worth $1.92 million, not bad money for a second stringer.  If Hoyer had signed with another team and the Patriots decided not to match the contract offer to keep Hoyer they would have gotten a second round pick for him. Hoyer didn’t appear to receiver any interest, at least nothing any teams or his agent made public.  This was kind of surprising seeing as he is quite possibly the second best quarterback in the AFC East. It was expected that Hoyer would generate some interest but that was before Robert Griffin III upgraded his draft position, Peyton Manning got released by ...

Patriots Quarterback Brian Hoyer Knocks Out Harlem Globetrotter in Basketball Game in Boston

BOSTON -- Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer might have just one-upped his father on the basketball court. Hoyer won a game of P-I-G on Tuesday against Slick Willie Shaw of the Harlem Globetrotters while the two messed around at Basketball City to promote the Globetrotters' game Saturday at the TD Garden. After, the pair went to Children's Hospital Boston to visit with the...

Report: Ochocinco restructures pact, lowers base pay

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco restructured his contract after the worst season of his NFL career. Ochocinco lowered his base pay from $3 million to $1 million, a source told the Boston Herald. The 34-year-old Ochocinco struggled mightily in his first season with the Patriots, catching just 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown.

Pats might keep Ochocinco?

With all the players the Patriots brought in this offseason, many expected Chad Ochocinco to be left out, but that may not be the case.

Brian Hoyer Says He's Happy for One More Year to Learn From Tom Brady, Patriots

BOSTON -- Quarterback Brian Hoyer said Tuesday he's more than happy to return to the Patriots for at least one more season after signing his restricted free agent tender. Sources told earlier in March that Hoyer would explore his options to find a starting role in free agency, though the three-year veteran declined to get into that discussion. He just noted that he was...

Report: Chad Ochocinco Restructures Contract for Upcoming Season, Lowering Receiver's Base Salary

The Patriots have been busy bolstering their wide receiving corps this offseason, leading many to believe Chad Ochocinco could eventually be cut loose. Well, that might not necessarily end up being the case, as Ochocinco has restructured his contract for the upcoming season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 34-year-old wideout will reportedly have his base salary lowered...

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WR Chad Ochocinco takes a pay cut to remain with New England Patriots

Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter filed a report suggesting that WR Chad Ochocinco was going to remain with the New England Patriots in the 2012 season, today, perhaps we have learned why the veteran pass catcher might remain on the roster next season. Adam Schefter reports that Chad Ochocinco has agreed to a pay cut for 2012 in order to facilitate his retention by the...

Vote: Will Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett Have a Better NFL Career?

All of the talk these days is about the Jets' new backup quarterback, Tim Tebow. However, the true backup talent resides in New England. When Tom Brady is your starter, the thought of using your backup hardly ever crosses your mind. With that said, the Patriots have quite the duo when it comes to their backup signal callers, giving New England perhaps the best quarterback depth...

Programming Note

The folks on the radio are fired up that the Browns aren’t making a push for Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, a Cleveland native. The folks at the paper are working hard to assure us that the Tom Heckert & Co. are really trying out there, tirelessly funneling sweet nothings whispered from the front office. Paul Dolan shrugs, says, “we need a salary cap.” We’re...

Brady’s backup Brian Hoyer signs tender, back for another year

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...
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