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It was merely a formality Tuesday, but the Patriots tendered defensive tackle Kyle Love as an exclusive rights free agent. Love will earn a base salary worth $540,000 in 2012, which was a non-negotiable figure based from the collective bargaining agreement. Exclusive rights free agents had to be tendered by Tuesday's deadline at 4 p.m. Otherwise, Love would have been an unrestricted free agent. Now, the plan for Love and his team will be to orchestrate a longer contract, likely for two years. Love's agency, Klass Sports, did the same things with two other Patriots clients -- linebacker Gary Guyton...

Andre Carter, Deion Branch Among 17 Patriots to Hit Unrestricted Free Agency

Seventeen Patriots became unrestricted free agents at 4 p.m. Tuesday, when the NFL's new league year began. The Patriots had until that time to exclusively negotiate with their crop of free agents, but now they're open to sign anywhere else. The Patriots' list of free agents includes defensive end Mark Anderson, wide receiver Deion Branch, defensive end Andre Carter,...

Patriots Bring Back White, Koutouvides

The New England Patriots are bringing back their core special teams players from last season as they re-signed LB Tracy White and LB Niko Koutouvides of Plainville CT. White was second on the team last year in special teams tackles behind special teams captain Matthew Slater. White, who is 31 years old, has played with five teams and is entering his third season in New England. ...

Reports Indicate Slater to Stay a Patriot

According to several published reports this afternoon, the New England Patriots have signed WR Matthew Slater to a new contract.  Terms at this time are not available. Slater was the Patriots special teams captain and led the squad in tackles and earned his first Pro Bowl selection.  He also saw some time at wide receiver and is expected to compete for spot as New England...

Source: Tracy White Re-Signs With Patriots As They Continue to Solidify Special Teams

The Patriots have continued to load up on special teams in the opening 24 hours of free agency. Linebacker Tracy White re-signed with New England on Wednesday, according to a source. White has been an integral member of the Patriots' special teams units since 2010, and he was second on the Pats with 14 special teams tackles (11 solo) last season. Linebacker and special teamer...

Patriots’ Chad Ochocinco to Buy Dinner for 200 in New York

New England Patriots wide receiver and social media superstar Chad Ochocinco is at it again. Always dreaming of some new way to interact with his fans, Ochocinco wants to take out some of his social media fans for dinner in New York. Ochocinco, party of 200. “Just curious is anybody n NY available 4 dinner...Read the Rest...

Source: Brian Hoyer Will Explore Opportunities for Starting Quarterback Job As Restricted Free Agent

By extending a second-round tender to quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday, the Patriots appeared to be giving him an honest opportunity to find a starting job somewhere else this offseason. As it turns out, Hoyer will take them up on that offer. Hoyer, a restricted free agent, will explore his opportunities to become a starting quarterback around the league, according to a source...

Brandon Lloyd Could Highlight Patriots' Second Day of Free Agency After Quiet Opener

Whether it was planned or not, the Patriots got off to a slow start to free agency Tuesday, when desperate teams like the Redskins, Bills, Buccaneers and Rams doled out stole the headlines with high-profile courtships and over-the-top contracts. The thing is, this is how Patriots head coach Bill Belichick typically handles his business. The broad, cautious approach has always worked...

The New England Patriots and free agency: Linebacker

The Patriots have quietly collected a very solid linebacker corp led by Jerod Mayo. However, new kids on the block Brandon Spikes, Dane Fletcher and Rob Ninkovich have taken solid steps in revamping the once famous heart of the Belichick defense. What the Patriots lack is solid depth and that one dominating three down linebacker. The Patriots mix and match to play combinations and...
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