Found October 19, 2011 on
FOXBORO, Mass. -- It might not be spring break, but the Patriots are more than happy to get five days off during their bye week. After practicing Wednesday, the Patriots ran through their final steps at Gillette Stadium before departing for a few days. The new collective bargaining agreement mandates all teams to have four consecutive days off during the bye week, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has given his team five days off, presumably for good behavior (an AFC East-leading 5-1 record) and an extra chance to rest up before a string of physical games against the Steelers,...
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