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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been back with the team for a few months now, but spoke with the media for the first time Friday, at the opening of rookie camp. The Patriots offense was largely a well-oiled machine in 2011, but it did lack a deep threat. Currently, New England has

Ochocinco defends Roger Goodell

The NFL is getting hammered in terms of health and safety concerns, but they're getting support from an unlikely source.

Patriots’ Wes Welker says he will not hold out into the season

It was music to Patriots’ fans ears when franchise player Wes Welker announced today that he would not hold out into the regular season, saying he has “9.5 million reasons” why he won’t miss any regular season games. The 9.5 million refers to the franchise tender value that he is guaranteed this season. Welker has expressed the desire to get a long term deal and remain a...

Chad Ochocinco pens open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco hasn’t been relevant on the football field for a little while now. The jury is still out as to whether he can reignite his game on the football field but he’s always got a scheme for off field attention. Chad recently started a new blog, the OCNN a sports entertainment site, [...]

Wes Welker Signs Franchise Tender With Patriots, Two Sides Avoid Potential Holdout

Wes Welker said Monday that he's got 9.5 million reasons not to miss any games this season. He reaffirmed that in a big way on Tuesday. Welker has decided to sign his franchise tender with the Patriots, which means he'll earn $9.5 million this season after the Pats placed the franchise tag on him this offseason. The news was first reported by The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard...

Report: Wes Welker signs his franchise tag

Getty Images According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his franchise tag, which will pay him $9.5 million for the 2012 season. Welker was just on WEEI Radio in Boston yesterday and stated that he had 9.5 million reasons to play this year and ultimately not hold out.  He said that at he moment he wasn’t sure what he was...

Patriots WR Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender,...

Patriots WR Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender, according to a league source. — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) May 15, 2012

Wes Welker signs $9.4 million tender

New England Patriots four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his $9.4 million franchise tender. Welker made the announcement via his official Twitter account.

Ochocinco writes letter to support 'Dad' Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide. Ochocinco begins with, ''Dear Dad,'' in the note posted Friday on his site,, and tells Goodell he wanted to reach out to him because it has been '...

Ochocinco urges Roger Goodell to ‘lead us out of this mess’

Ballertainment Chad Ochocinco (perhaps soon to be Johnson, again) has penned an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Referring to Goodell as “dad,” which he has been doing for some time now, Ocho implores the commish to remove the layer of sugar and syrup off of the world of the NFL and give it to us straight — that being, the game of football is not for play. No...

Chad Ochocinco Expresses Belief in Roger Goodell to Fix 'Dirty and Violent' NFL

Chad Ochocinco is one of the more outspoken players in the NFL. The Patriots wide receiver recently took to his very own Ochocino News Network to express his feelings on player safety in football and to back his "good friend" and league commissioner Roger Goodell. In recent years and especially since the unfortunate death of All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, Goodell and the...

Wylie impresses Chiefs at rookie mini-camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. For the record, the guy everybody keeps comparing to Wes Welker didn't ask for the number 83. Honest. Some wise-apple gave it to him. "I requested a number in the teens," wideout Devon Wylie explained Friday afternoon, shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their first day of rookie mini-camp. "(It) wasn't necessarily my choice....

Ochocinco writes in support of Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide.
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