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Would Tom Brady getting divorced affect the Patriots?

Courtesy of NESN.comThere are rumors going around that Tom and Giselle might split up. I don't think there's any validity to those rumors. However, if they are indeed true. Where does that leave the Patriots? Would it hurt our chances at making a run this year? Given the fact that this is a pivotal year for the Patriots and the Belichick/Brady Era. It is at least somewhat...
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For Easley, recovery is still top priority

Before he tore his ACL last September, Patriots rookie Dominique Easley seemed to be on a fast-track to locking up a spot early in the first round of the NFL Draft. Because of the injury he of course fell a bit, chosen with the 29th pick by New England. The DT is reportedly on track to make a full recovery from his knee surgery performed by the now famous Dr. James Andrews, but...
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Rob Gronkowski working towards "smashing and bashing"

AP PhotoRob Gronkowski talked to the media today after training camp and gave a lot of insight into a boring Summer of Gronk, his attitude entering the year, and how this injury is being handled as opposed to last season.As far as the summer being boring, Gronkowski cited rehab as the soul memory. He also gave us all a little reminder of what he has been though, and how trying that...
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Kyle Arrington on the All-Bad Contracts Team

Kyle Arrington photo by John Wilcox/Boston HeraldBeginning with the institution of a salary cap, a player’s contract status has become almost as important as his ability on the field. As Patriot's fans, we don’t tend to think of the Patriots as giving out bad contracts very often or, well, ever. The Patriots always seem to have an “out," be it a cheap buyout or a cheap...
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Brandon Bolden, Jimmy Garappolo struggle, tweets from Training Camp Day 2

Jimmy Garoppolo carrying Brady's pads, via Mark DanielsTraining camp continued today, with plenty of news coming out of practice! Unfortunate news first of all, wide receiver Greg Orton - who was just signed a couple days ago - had to be carted off the field. There were plenty of highights and lowlights though, here's the best from the Patriots media:Here's the bad news...
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Judge rejects motion to dismiss murder charges against Aaron Hernandez

Associated PressA Bristol Superior Court judge has rejected a motion to dismiss the murder charges that Aaron Hernandez is facing. Hernandez is accused of the murder of Odin Loyd in June of 2013.Hernandez's lawyers argued that prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge against Hernandez and that they hadn't presented any evidence or motive for...
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Bill Belichick with high praise for Jerod Mayo, says team revolves around him

Photo by Katie Shannon, nePatriotsLife.comThe Patriots went most of the season without their captain, Jerod Mayo last season, and apparently they missed more than just what he brings on the field.Bill Belichick had high praise for Mayo this morning, putting him on the level of the Tedy Bruschis of the world. The coach said that Mayo isn't only important to the defense, but to...
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Jerod Mayo Q&A "I’m excited about being back"

Via Patriots.comThe Patriots training camp started yesterday and no one was more excited to return than veteran linebacker Jerod Mayo. Mayo who led the Patriots in tackles for 5 years straight , was one half of the Patriots defensive injury implosion in the 2013 season. Jerod Mayo went out last year in the week 6 victory over the New Orleans Saints.Jerod Mayo via Patriots.com It...
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Live from Day one at Camp

Today marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 season for the New England Patriots, and that means that it is the first day of training camp! Patriots Life was live from camp all day today and has plenty to share for you all.To start, lets look at Bill Belichick's press conference. Below is what Bill had to say today when he approached the media, and by the sound of it, he is ready...
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The 2014 Season will define the Belichick/Brady Era

In 2004, there was no doubt that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were on a fast track to becoming the greatest coach/QB tandem in the history of the league. Three rings had been won in four years, and both men were in the prime of their respective careers. Things were only looking up in New England.Few would have predicted ten years later, the two would have added exactly zero rings...
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Danny Woodhead, Chargers agree on 2-year extension

Howard Smith - USA TodayThe San Diego Chargers and running back Danny Woodhead have come to terms on a new two-year extension, keeping him with the Bolts through 2016. Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that the deal is worth $7.25 million overall. Woodhead was paid $3 million at the time the contract was signed, and his base salary shakes out like this: 2014 - $750,0002015 -...
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Brady on Kenbrell Thompkins and return of the Gronk

Training camp just started so obviously all of the East coast is giddy with thoughts of football and lazy sundays. We had our first look at the 2014 Patriots and they look good. Particularly Kenbrell Thompkins who made a few wicked nice plays and also earned himself some loving words from his quarterback:Tom Brady on WR Kenbrell Thompkins: "I have a lot of confidence in him...
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Vince Wilfork Q&A - he's ready

Photo from NESNTraining camp opened today, which means football season is almost here. I know, I'm excited too. The first day of training camps means teams together and it also means plenty of quotes coming from players, whether interesting or not.Vince Wilfork sat down with Patriots.com to discuss, among other things, his achilles injury and him being a mentor to some of the...
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Video: Patriots training camp kicks off today! Get pumped up with the 2013-14 highlights!

Football is back!! And thanks to PatriotsLife videographer, Hector Valdovinos, we've got a great highlight mix set to get you pumped about the dawn of a new football season.We've got 2013-14 highlights as well as a tease for the new additions!It has been too long, great to finally see our players back on the field, even if its another month or so until we get to the actual...
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Jadeveon Clowney has no clue who Roger Goodell or Bill Belichick are

Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsJadeveon Clowney sat down with Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report to play a little trivia and pop culture game. You know, the one where you have name on a card that you can't see and someone describes that person to you and you have to guess who it is. Sounds simple enough.In the full video that you can watch here. Clowney nails all the pop culture names...
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Terrell Suggs wants more attitude out of Joe Flacco

Mike Coppinger NFL.com:Terrell Suggs: Joe Flacco needs to 'cuss somebody out'Joe Flacco's nickname is "Cool Joe," but one teammate wants him to separate himself from the moniker, at least on occasion.On the heels of a disappointing 8-8 season, Terrell Suggs would love to see a more animated Flacco in the Baltimore Ravens huddle."He's not the most vocal...
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Rob Ninkovich: 'we are going to be a better defense'

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesPatriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich spoke at the opening of training camp yesterday about how he expects the defense to be much improved this year, and his excitement about the return of star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Per tweets by Andy Hart (@JumboHart) Ninkovich said about the defense improving and the return of a few key players: "Definitely as a defense...
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All 90 in attendance: holdouts becoming a thing of the past

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesWelcome to the most exciting time of the year for football fans. While expectations are high for our New England Patriots, every team is filled with the hope they'll take home a shiny new Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season. Per Bill Belichick's interview this morning, there's a full house down in Foxboro:"I don't know, we...
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NFL slaps Ray Rice with two game suspension for knocking out his wife

According to Adam Schefter, Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the upcoming NFL regular season after an incident this off-season in which he was accused of punching his wife and then dragging her through the hallway of an Atlantic City casino. Rice was indicted in March by a grand jury on charges of third degree aggravated assault, and faces a jail sentence of...
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J-E-T-S bonus points for good behavior

Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New JerseyAuburnPub.com:The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.The high-end rewards include Super Bowl tickets and a trip to a road game on the team plane. That begins with a simpler way to enter MetLife Stadium. Season...
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On the Bubble: Ryan Mallett's fate tied directly to Jimmy Garappolo's development

We've built up to training camp by taking a look at players who might be in danger of getting cut this year with our "On the Bubble" series, including some notable veterans like Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Kenbrell Thompkins and Brandon Bolden. Today we close out the series with Tom Brady's backup of two years: quarterback Ryan MallettTypically, the "On the...
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On the Bubble: Could Dan Connolly be a cap casualty?

There are many questions swirling regarding Dan Connolly's future status as a member of the New England Patriots. The biggest thing he has going against him is his cap hit this year. If the Patriots are to cut him before the start of the regular season they will save themselves $3 million dollars in base salary. A price that may be too high in the eyes of the Patriots front office...
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On the Bubble: Ryan Wendell center of attention

Tom Brady is back to pass. He is well protected in the passing game by 6’2” 300 lb. center, Ryan Wendell. The sixth year starter from Fresno State, has the ability to play guard as well. This is very helpful to Offensive Coordinator, Josh McDaniels. Ryan played at Fresno State under the watchful eye of offensive line guru, Pat Hill. The Patriots used a first round pick in 2005...
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Wes Welker takes a casual ride in an F-16

As some players soak up their last few days of 'freedom' before beginning the long grind of an NFL season, former Patriot and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker decided to do something different. Family vacation? Nahhh. Vegas? Johnny Football already burned it down. Quiet day at the beach? BORING.CBS ImagesWelker decided to take a joy ride in an F-16 with...
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