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Julian Edelman talks about how his "dog" Tom Brady wanted him to stay in New England

Edelman on Brady "It would be very tough to leave him because he's my dawgggggg." #PatriotsTalk— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) March 20, 2014Or as Mike Reiss would put itJulian Edelman on Tom Brady: "I couldn't [leave my] guy. He's [my] dog."— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 20, 2014Julian Edelman was Tom Brady's favorite wide receiver last year...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Jared Allen working on deal with Seahawks

courtesy espn.comEd Werder is reporting that Jared Allen is close to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks pending any unforeseen circumstances.Jared Allen is working on final details of a contract with the SB champion Seattle Seahawks. Barring unforeseen issues, he could sign today— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 20, 2014This is Allen's second visit to Seattle this week, after...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell chose New England Patriots because of Brady

Bob Donnan/USA Today SportsAccording to ESPN, Brandon LaFell told reporters in a conference call that he chose to sign in New England because of the chance to win. Oh, and being able to play with a Hall of Fame quarterback helped as well, per ESPN.“One day Cam [Newton] will be there, probably, but he’s not there now,” LaFell said of Hall of Fame status. “I feel like it was...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib says Patriots gave him a "shaky contract"

Photo via denver.cbslocal.comMore chatter from Talib. This time, in an interview with Peter King on MMQB, Talib was asked if the Patriots gave him a contract offer. Here's his response:"I definitely had an offer from the Patriots. But there was language in there that definitely was a little shaky compared to Denver’s offer."Yes, Talib then went on to say he loves...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Talib will tell his kids of Belichick and Brady

courtesy CBSSports.comWere getting to the point now with Aqib Talib when it becomes a "he said, she said" battle. To be quite honest he is bi-polar if I have ever known one.But in the latest revelation, Talib disclosed to Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he intact loved playing for Belichick and being Brady's teammate:The Patriots are a great organization. I loved...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen makes second visit with Seattle

The Seahawks lost defensive end Chris Clemons this offseason, who followed former teammate Red Bryant to Jacksonville. They may be replacing him with Jared Allen.Sources: Jared Allen making second visit to SB champion Seahawks and could decide whether to join them in next few days.— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) March 20, 2014It's been a rough forray into free agency for Allen...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Armond Armstead will be ready for offseason programs

The mysterious entity known as "Armond Armstead," who hails from the CFL via USC, is reportedly on pace to be ready for the beginning of offseason workouts on April 21st, this according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.David Silverman/Patriots.comLittle is known about Armstead, aside from that he is a 6'5", 305 pound defensive lineman who showed talent during...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick proposes 4 wacky rule changes that make sense, including the Adam Carrola rule

Every year the competition committee gets together and votes on proposals for brand new rules for the National Football League. Every team submits proposals, but normally the Patriots aren't too active.Not this year!Head coach Bill Belichick has talked about a lot of things he didn't like about the NFL the past couple years, now he's made those complaints into official...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk and Edelman, looking brotastic on the Entourage movie set

#entouragemovie set, with the big @RobGronkowski #welpseeyalater pic.twitter.com/bXEnR6tmnZ— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) March 19, 2014Cool story, brah. Brady was there yesterday.Tom Brady on the Set of the 'Entourage' Movie. Early front runner for the 2015 Oscars. pic.twitter.com/ydfX7Z0r3v— Tom Brady's Ego (@TomBradysEgo) March 17, 2014
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Pats will and should refrain from Desean Jackson trade

Before I start this column, let me clarify that when I heard the news that the Patriots had inquired about a trade for Desean Jackson, I did fantasize briefly about the prospects of Tom Brady throwing wide open bombs down the sideline to him. I thought about the hell trying to defend both Jackson and (eventually) Gronk would inflict on opposing defenses, particularly for the safeties...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Edelman contract numbers leave Pats with little cap space

The numbers are in on Julian Edelman's new deal. Per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, lets take a look:Term: Four years Signing bonus: $5 million Maximum value: $19 million 2014Base: $1 million (guaranteed) Roster bonus: $500,000 ($31,250 per game on 46-man roster) Incentives: Up to $500,000 Cap: $2.75 million 2015Base: $2.25 million ($2 million guaranteed for injury only, converts...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Recap: Tuesday- Brady to Desean Jackson?

As always, here's your recap of all the previous day's action in the wacky world of NFL free agency.The Patriots actually didn't make any moves yesterday, but they still managed to stay in the news thanks to a report out of Philly that the Patriots were one of two teams to inquire about a trade for Eagles Pro Bowl WR Desean Jackson. It's unclear how serious the talks...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, 49ers have inquired about Philly WR Desean Jackson

AP PhotoThis report caught me a little off guard, but the Patriots always have a way of surprising us in the offseason.Source tells @TheRealDGunnCSN that 49ers, Patriots have called about DeSean Jackson. Here's more: http://t.co/haNZ18pqC9— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 18, 2014According to CSNPhilly, the Eagles are asking for at least a third round pick and possibly...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes blasts Patriots, talks about his IR tag

Ex-Patriot linebacker Brandon Spikes was always full of personality.We saw it a lot on twitter during his tenure with the Patriots (drafted in 2010) but but often did he express himself or speak his mind to the media.Of course, that's the Patriot Way. Spikes isn't a Patriot anymore, he's a Buffalo Bill. So, all of the things that Spikes kept his mouth shut about before...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis here to win

Darrelle Revis officially signed with the Patriots yesterday and received a tour of the facilities at Gillette Stadium. According to NFL.com, there were about 26 teams interested in Revis, but Revis chose the Patriots because he wanted to win.Per NFL.com:"I weighed my options and I wanted to win, and I felt like this was the right place," Revis said."My thing is all...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reloading the Musket: 2014 Mock Draft, Volume 2 - Shazier still the pick for Pats at 29

Mock drafts are a waste of time and effort.But contrary to what the late, great actor James Gammon quipped so eloquently in the iconic baseball cinema epic Major League, "I'm for wasting sportswriters' time", sportswriters put out mock drafts to waste your time...Shazier remains our projection for the Patriots at 29....and if they piss you off while they're...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Update: Brandon LeFell contract breakdown.

AP PhotoThe numbers are in on Brandon LeFell's three year contract. Per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, let's take a look.The only guaranteed money in LeFell's deal is a $3 million signing bonus, which is split into $1 million increments for each year of the deal. It's a low number that should help the Patriots easily escape from the deal should they choose to after...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Browner not a safety, here to man up

This was stupid to begin with. Brandon Browner has never had success playing safety in his career. All of his NFL success has come strictly playing corner in a press-man scheme, a role that makes logical sense across from Darrelle Revis in the Patriots secondary.Yet, thanks largely to some of the uninformed members of the media (looking at you, Tony Massarotti), some in Pats Nation...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman officially resigns with Patriots

Julian Edelman is officially back with the Patriots. All of Patriots nation can take a sigh of relief now.Here's the image Edelman posted to his instagram account commemorating the resigning:He's back and ready to work! For all the contact details, check out Mike Saver's article.Basically, don't sell those #11 jerseys for the next four years.- Pete Rogers@ftcsports@petahrahgas
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diving into the details of Julian Edelman's four year contract

Julian Edelman will be a Patriot for many years to come. It was reported over the weekend that he had signed a contract to bring him back to the New England Patriots.What we didn't know was, how much was the deal?After Edelman hinted that it was for four years in an interview on WAAF radio this morning, we've finally gotten the exact numbers. Meanwhile, here are the numbers...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Recap: DRC chooses Giants over Jets

Jack Dempsey/AP PhotoAs promised, here's our daily recap of yesterday's free agent activity.The biggest story of the day was CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picking the Giants over the Jets. Rodgers-Cromartie was one of the best players left on the free agent market, and would've been a perfect fit for Rex Ryan's preferred press-man scheme. Instead, he'll join...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reloading the Musket - Patriots not going "all in", merely making deft usage of cap

Despite opinions to the contrary, the Patriots are not going all in to win another championship before Tom Brady's time is done - they are simply posturing themselves to take advantage of the incremental increases due on the salary cap for the next three years......because for the first time in the Bob Kraft / Bill Belichick era the Patriots have been able to splurge on...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Allen visits Seattle over weekend, Dallas tomorrow

Getty ImagesAs if the Seahawks title-winning death trap of a defense wasn't scary enough as is, they have reportedly had veteran sack-artist and free agent Jared Allen in for a visit. Allen, who has had double digit sacks for six straight seasons, including 11.5 last year in Minnesota, is the best free agent left on the market at any position. He has also reportedly has a visit...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Moore visited with Patriots

According to reports, former Saints wideout Lance Moore "recently visited" with the New England Patriots, and is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers today.Getty ImagesIt is unclear exactly when Moore visited New England. The fact that the free-agent receiver is visiting with the Steelers today, paired with the Patriots' acquisition of Brandon LaFell and re...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner contact details

ESPN Boston Patriots beat writers Mike Reiss and Field Yates today reported on the specific terms of newly acquired cornerback Brandon Browner. (Getty Images)The contract is unique and also reflects that the Patriots made sure to protect themselves financially with Browner, who will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the league's substance...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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