Camp a balancing act as Patriots prepare to be without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) In many ways, the New England Patriots enter their 2016 training camp as close as they've been in 19 months to ridding themselves of the cloud that has trailed them since the ''Deflategate'' saga began. They got a respite last season after Tom Brady was allowed to play when his appeal of a four-game suspension handed down by the league for his involvement...
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Watch Patriots WR Julian Edelman hit a HR over the Green Monster

Julian Edelman is still recovering from his second foot surgery in the past year, undergoing the procedure most recently in May. He remains on track to return for the start of the season and is expected to participate in training camp, but a broken foot can be a tricky injury to create a timetable for. He seems to be doing just fine, though. Edelman was at Fenway Park on Wednesday...
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First Take is trying to force a Tom Brady-Jimmy Garoppolo controversy upon us, in July

Skip Bayless may have left First Take, but ESPN2’s pioneer in mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, logic-defying forced sports debate is still going strong. We are in the middle of July, which is traditionally a dead zone for juicy sports debates since the NFL and NBA are in the middle of their offseasons and that’s about 97% of what First Take has covered in the past. So what better...
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Matt Ryan: Deflategate will not affect Brady's legacy

Whether he deserves it or not, Tom Brady is going to have a four-game suspension on his resume when his playing career comes to an end. Will that negatively impact his legacy? Matt Ryan doesn’t think so. TMZ recently caught up with Ryan to get his opinion on Deflategate. When asked specifically if it puts a stain on what Brady has accomplished, Ryan defended the Patriots quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Does ESPN’s ‘First Take’ Think Jimmy Garoppolo Will Steal Tom Brady’s Job?

It will be weird seeing Tom Brady sidelined for the first four weeks of the NFL season, but order will be restored when he returns to the field in Week 5. Or will it? The New England Patriots quarterback officially is suspended for Weeks 1 through 4, meaning backup Jimmy Garoppolo likely will take the reins for the first quarter of the season. That Brady will replace Garoppolo once...
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Tom Brady announces he will accept Deflategate suspension

Tom Brady has decided to accept his four-game suspension and move on. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Brady announced that he will give up his legal battle against the NFL. “I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Trump VP-pick Pence made unoriginal Deflategate joke

Donald Trump on Friday ended all the mystery and speculation by naming Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Now, we’re not going to dig in and break this down from a political standpoint. But there is a slight sports connection, a New England sports connection to this pretty big news. As Indiana governor, Pence of course supported one of the state’s most prominent...
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Simmons: ESPN had Stephen A. Smith leak info to smear Brady

Stephen A. Smith was one of the first people in line to blast Tom Brady on Wednesday after the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest suspension appeal was denied. Guess which of Smith’s former coworkers has come to Brady’s defense? Bill Simmons, of course. Here’s what Smith had to say about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denying Brady’s request for a rehearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Brady likely to appeal suspension to Supreme Court

After having his petition to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wednesday, Tom Brady’s only remaining option is to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it sounds like that’s exactly what the New England Patriots quarterback intends to do. Brady is expected to appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the nation’s highest court, NFL Media’s Ian...
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Brady's latest Deflategate appeal denied by Second Circuit Court

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a petition by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to have his four-game Deflategate suspension reheard en banc. An image of the Second Circuit's denial of Tom Brady's petition is very brief but very to the point: — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) July 13, 2016 Brady’s only recourse...
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