Found May 15, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
This deal makes a lot of sense. The Patriots top 2 backs are very inexperienced, while Addai is experienced, but might not have anything left in the tank. This deal is basically a “see what he has deal.” He’ll be brought into Training Camp and if the 29 year old back doesn’t have anything left in the tank, the Patriots can cut him and only owe him a 75K signing bonus and a 50K workout bonus. And if he does have something left, he’ll only cost them 725K over the season and provide them a decent back to an inexperienced backfield and a solid pass catcher. Grade: A [switch_ad_hub] [switch_ad_hub]

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Chad Ochocinco pens open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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Tom Brady: ” I’m going to play until they tell me they don’t want me anymore.”

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