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Cornerback market stays hot: Verner to Bucs, Davis re-signs with Indy

photo via BlacksportsonlineThe initial rush of free agency came and went without the Patriots making a move at corner. Aqib Talib is still unsigned, and Darrelle Revis still looks likely to join the free agent market.Being unsigned leaves Talib in the minority of this free agent group. An already busy cornerback market saw two more big dominos drop today, with Alterraun Verner going...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos favorites to land Demarcus Ware?

One of the best pass rushers in the league, Demarcus Ware, was released by the Dallas Cowboys today. It didn't take long for him to find a suitor. Filed to ESPN: Denver has emerged as the favorite to land former Dallas DE DeMarcus Ware, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2014The combination of Von Miller and Demarcus Ware should scare the living daylights...
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Baltimore Ravens "in the mix" for Julian Edelman

There was some optimism earlier today that the Patriots would get a deal done to keep Julian Edelman from hitting the free agent market, but the 4 pm deadline has passed and Edelman is free to sign with any team. Worst of all, it looks like he could be jumping ship to a hated rival.Julian Edelman is among the Ravens' potential free agent targets, according to sources— Aaron...
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Broncos sign Safety TJ Ward

The NFL year has started again. While there is no official news coming out of the New England Patriots, some of our rivals have already been busy improving.Broncos are signing former Browns S TJ Ward, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 This is pretty bad news for the Patriots for two reasons.Firstly, the Patriots could really use a Safety. After releasing...
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Free agent Dane Fletcher set to visit with Bucs

Steve Milne/ USA Today SportsWith Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins entrenched as the Patriots starting linebackers, Dane Fletcher wasn't likely to see many starts in New England. As a result, the free agent linebacker is looking for a team with an opportunity for a bigger role.Bucs remain very active, LB Dane Fletcher will start his visit with them tonight...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Cowboys plan to release Demarcus Ware

This isn't necessarily surprising, but still a big shake up to the free agent market.From me and Ed Werder: Cowboys are expected to release DeMarcus Ware, according to two sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014The Cowboys reportedly met with Ware, hoping to restructure his deal to reduce his massive $16 million cap hit. With the two sides unable to reach a compromise...
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BREAKING: Arthur Jones to sign with Colts

courtesy cbssports.comThat didn't take long.The Indianapolis Colts are signing former Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones, with a deal for roughly $6 million a year according to Adam Schefter.Colts are signing former Ravens DT Arthur Jones to a deal around $6 million per season, per sources— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014According to profootbaltalk.com, Colts...
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Brandon Spikes says goodbye to New England on twitter 1 minute into free agency, says it "hasn't been real fun"

Linebacker Brandon Spikes has always been a whole lot of fun with New England.From all his crazy tweets and pranks (one time he said he likes to write "I'm watching you" on the toilet paper at the team facility) to his hard hitting play on the field, it has been enjoyable to watch his career.We probably won't get that luxury anymore, as Spikes is expected to move...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens interested in signing Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman to an arch rival?It could be true, as the Ravens have emerged as a suitor for the soon-to-hit-the-market Edelman.Ravens do have interest in New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, according to sources. Nothing has heated up yet— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2014Edelman reportedly had an offer from the Patriots, but it was too low for his liking...
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Report: Julian Edelman will test market, doesn't reach deal with Patriots

Reports surfaced this morning that the Patriots had offered receiver Julian Edelman a three year deal to stay in New England. He was given a deadline of 4 pm today (the start of free agency).Apparently they could not reach a deal, per Adam Schefter, and will move on to test the free agent market.Patriots and WR Julian Edelman were unable to reach a deal today and he will test the...
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Welker fiasco should give Julian Edelman pause when considering offer from Pats

Remember Wes Welker.That's the one true piece of advice that anyone who wishes to remain with or come to play for the New England Patriots needs to keep in mind: Don't over-value yourself.  Welker, though a fine talent individually, is mostly a product of the Patriots' system that values smaller, shifty slot receivers more than most teams.Chances are Patriots move...
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Raiders, Browns amongst teams trying to trade for Revis

"Nooooooooooo, not Cleveland!"If the Tampa Bay Bucs can't agree to a trade before the 4pm start of the new league year, they'll reportedly release All Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, making him a free agent that the Patriots could be interested in.However, all of that speculation could become moot if Revis is traded before that deadline. It looks like two of the...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wesley Woodyard making his first free agent visit with New England

Ric Tapia/NFLMost of the media buzz leading up to free agency has been about the status of Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman. Judging by this news, the Pats have been thinking long and hard about their linebacking depth too.Despite interest from DAL, source close to Wesley Woodyard told me his 1st trip is to NE, with another team visit planned after— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports...
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Houston Texans release Owen Daniels, potential tight end target for Patriots

In a somewhat expected move, the Texans have reportedly released stud tight end Owen Daniels.Daniels would have carried a $6.25 million cap hit into 2014. At 31 years old with a long history of injuries, that was too much for the Texans to commit to.Texans released TE Owen Daniels.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 11, 2014Daniels made our list of 5 potential cap casualties...
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Patriots offer Julian Edelman a three year deal

The Pats seem to be working hard to retain wide receiver Julian Edelman before free agency starts today at 4 PM.The former seventh round pick is expected to draw a lot of interest in free agency, as he was a key to the Patriots offense last season and Brady's only reliable target. They have apparently put an offer on the table, and now it is in Edelman's hands.#Patriots offered...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free-agents the Patriots have been/or should be interested in

The rumors around the Patriots so far this off-season has been pretty dry. Until recently, the Patriots name hadn't come up in rumors about very many players. Arthur Jones, Darrelle Revis and Steve Smith have been the extent of it, and that was all yesterday. They're also reportedly working to re-sign both Julian Edelman and Aqib Talib. As for what they have done, they recently...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Dobson undergoes foot surgery

We learned last week that surgery was emerging as a possibility for receiver Aaron Dobson's fractured foot. The Patriots have decided they don't want to wait any more.Aaron Dobson had surgery today to repair the stress fracture in his foot, per source. Early recovery timetable estimated at 2-3 months.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 11, 2014Dobson's foot fracture submarined...
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Patriots have talked about signing Darrelle Revis internally

Many rumors have been flying after a recent report that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers intend to cut Darrelle Revis and his massive $16 million/year salary.The Pats have a need at cornerback, if they can't re-sign Aqib Talib, and that means they will certainly be in on Revis if he's made available.I can tell you Pats have had internal discussions about Revis. Where those discussions...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Roundup: Monday's biggest news

Ric Capia/ Icon SMIConsidering the sheer amount of player movement set to occur in the next few days, we'll be posting a daily recap summing up the previous day's noteworthy signings. Here is our recap of the Monday's activity, part of the "legal tampering" period which will continue until free agency officially opens at 4 pm today.The biggest news is this...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Edelman, Brady, workout in California

In a story first reported by ESPN Boston, Julian Edelman and Tom Brady worked out together in California just hours before the free agency period begins. Brady has been seen working out a lot this off-season, but this time he included his highest targeted receiver from last season. Hopefully this may bring good news for Edelman possibly coming back to New England.
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay expected to cut Revis - Game time

courtesy thejetpress.comDarrelle Revis is without a doubt one of the most watched players in the NFL right now. The reason for that is because he is expected to be released from the Buccaneers on Wednesday. That rumor was confirmed by NFL Central today on Twitter.The Bucs are expected to release CB Darrelle Revis by 4pm ET Wednesday.— NFL Central (@TheNFLCentral) March 11, 2014Accoridng...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith expected to be released in Carolina, could the Pats be a fit?

Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith had his famous "Ice Up Son!" bout with Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib this season. Of course, it wasn't the only heavyweight match Smith has had with Foxborough's finest, as he also went up against Bill Belichick's defense in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Now, could Smith be switching sides and joining the Patriots?It's a real possibility...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib, Patriots close to deal

Elsa/Getty ImagesAccording to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Sports (tweet below), the Patriots are close to a deal with cornerback Aqib Talib. She also reports that the Washington Redskins are in play, but the Patriots are offering a better deal (see below).Source: Aqib Talib is very close to a deal with Patriots. #NFLFreeagency— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 11, 2014Source...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New ESPN mock draft has the Patriots taking DT Ra'Shede Hageman

AP Photo/Michael ConroyI guess the Patriots won't be taking Jace Amaro after all. The latest mock draft from ESPN's Todd McShay has the Patriots take defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman from Minnesota with the 29th overall pick, according to MassLive. Most mock drafts before now had the Pats taking Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro. 9 of 10 to be exact. Popular opinion has...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola is owed 2 mill at 4 PM tomorrow. Unless...

Unless the New England Patriots decide to part ways with Danny Amendola by 4 PM tomorrow, the team will owe him $2 million of guaranteed money. His base salary is $3 million. Getty ImagesEven if the Patriots cut Amendola after 4 PM tomorrow with a post-June 1st designation, he would still be owed the guaranteed money. The situation is complicated, but PFT writer Mike Florio breaks...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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