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Smashing Windows - A Walk In The Weather To Ponder Brady's Fate

Lewiston, Maine, 3:04amThat weird misty drizzle that washes the grime off of the downtown buildings in this filthy little boom town has also effectively soaked down my shirt and matted my hair to it's restraining bandanna, saturating it to the point that there is a constant stream dripping into my eyes.But it had to be done. This walk was essential to clear my brain so it could digest...
Via Foxborough Free Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Brady Was Open To Accepting One-Game Suspension

As the DeflateGate scandal comes to a head later this week, reports say New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was open to accepting a one-game suspension on Monday, says NFL Reporter Ian Rapaport. For the first time, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was believed to be “open” to serving a one-game suspension for not cooperating with Ted Wells’ investigation as part of a...
Via Gamedayr
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Report: Tom Brady may have been ‘open’ to one-game suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been willing to compromise just a bit on his NFL mandated four-game suspension for his alleged role in “Deflategate.” According to reports, Brady may have been “open” to serving one game of suspension for not being cooperative in the Ted Wells investigation process, per Ian Rapoport NFL.com. This was something that had...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Tom Brady, RGIII, & Justin Blackmon

Tom Brady According to Albert Breer, Judge Berman wanted to bring in some “fresh blood” for Monday’s hearing regarding Tom Brady‘s suspension case, which explains why Giants’ owner John Mara was in attendance. Brady has reportedly told people involved in the case that he won’t sign anything he sees as untruthful or accept any amount of ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Report: Lawyers For Tom Brady, NFL Expect Judge’s Deflategate Ruling Tuesday

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman just needs a night to sleep on his Deflategate decision. At least that’s what the lawyers for Tom Brady and the NFL reportedly believe. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, himself a former lawyer, reported via a source that the New England Patriots quarterback’s representatives and the league’s attorneys expect Berman to rule Tuesday on...
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Cape Cod cookout at Robert Kraft’s home

http://www.patriots.com/video/2015/08/31/cape-cod-cookout-robert-krafts-home Posted from PatriotsExtra
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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Belichick postgame speech following the Patriots win over the Panthers

http://www.patriots.com/video/2015/08/31/exclusive-bill-belichick-postgame-speech-following-patriots-win-over-panthers Posted from PatriotsExtra
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Could Michael Hoomanawanui fill James Develins fullback role?

http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/77410/could-michael-hoomanawanui-fill-james-develins-fullback-role Posted from PatriotsExtra
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Legal Expert: ‘More Probable Than Not’ Tom Brady Will Play In Patriots’ Opener

http://nesn.com/2015/08/legal-expert-more-probable-than-not-tom-brady-will-play-in-opener/ Posted from PatriotsExtra
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Report: Tom Brady Might Have Taken One-Game Suspension For Failure To Cooperate

Tom Brady’s fate now rests in a judge’s hands after he and the NFL couldn’t settle their differences over his four-game Deflategate suspension. It appears Brady wanted to try, though. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport cited a source briefed on Brady’s thinking entering Monday’s hearing that the New England Patriots quarterback was believed to be open to a one-game ban for failure...
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LeGarrette Blount not thinking about missing season-opener vs. Steelers

http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/31/legarrette-blount-not-thinking-about-missing-season-opener-vs-steelers/ Posted from PatriotsExtra
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NFL Notes: Tom Brady, Cowboys, Dolphins, & Jaguars

Tom Brady Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Patriots QB Tom Brady was believed to be “open” to serving a one-game suspension for not cooperating with Ted Wells’ investigation as part of a potential settlement on Monday. However, talks between Brady and the NFL reportedly broke down when Judge Richard M. Berman visited the two ... The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. ''Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,'' tight end Rob Gronkowski said Monday. ''It's all what you can do as a player. You've got to do your job so the more you can...
Via AP on Fox
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Legal Expert: ‘More Probable Than Not’ Tom Brady Will Play In Opener

The Deflategate saga has reached a critical point. Tom Brady and the NFL couldn’t reach a settlement before Monday morning’s hearing with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, meaning Berman now will rule on the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension appeal. So, what does that mean for all involved? NESN.com caught up with Sports Illustrated legal analyst...
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Report: NFL offered to cut Tom Brady suspension to 3 games if he admitted guilt

Tom Brady and the NFL were never going to reach a settlement in the Deflategate case despite the urging of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, and the reasons why have become extremely clear in recent weeks. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports that the NFL never made a formal settlement offer to the NFL Players Association but indicated the league was willing to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots Cut 5 Players Including WR Josh Boyce

The New England Patriots began the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players on Monday by cutting five players. The list of players either released or placed on waivers includes:  WR Josh Boyce DL Joe Vellano LB Dekoda Watson WR Jonathan Krause TE Jimmay Mundine Boyce, 24, is a former foruth-round pick of the Patriots ... The post Patriots Cut 5...
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Michael Williams: ‘I Still Don’t Know’ What Position I’ll Play For Patriots via NESN

http://nesn.com/2015/08/patriots-michael-williams-i-still-dont-know-what-position-ill-play/ Posted from PatriotsExtra
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Patriots Release Five, Including Josh Boyce, Cutting Roster To 79 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots reduced their roster a day early. The Patriots released tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano and wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers. The five cuts bring the Patriots’ roster down to 79 players. They must get...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL willing to reduce Brady's ban to three games

Tom Brady and the NFL met in court once again on Monday, but no settlement was reached as the Deflategate saga drags on. It's clear that neither side is willing to back down in this battle, but the NFL did offer Brady a reduction of his suspension -- albeit not much of a reduction. According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, the NFL would have reduced Brady's suspension by...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots' Projected 53 - The Everybody Hates Dobson Edition

Everybody hates Aaron Dobson.The third-year pass catcher played his first snaps in nearly 10 months on Friday night and actually looked like a guy who hasn't played a lot of football lately. Imagine that.Even though he has some culpability to claim for the two interceptions thrown by Brady against the Panthers, it's important to remember that when it comes to pitch and catch, it...
Via Foxborough Free Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belichick: CB Butler has made 'huge jump from year one to year two'

Most people remember New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler for his incredible play to win the Super Bowl, but he's more than just a one-hit wonder. He's developed into a starting cornerback for the Patriots and is a big reason the Patriots were able to let both Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner go in free agency.To Bill Belichick, Butler has made big strides since last...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Tom Brady and the NFL ultimately did not reach a settlement Monday in the New England Patriots quarterback’s Deflategate suspension appeal, and according to reports, the league never even made an official offer. The NFL was willing to cut a deal with Brady, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, but its reported offer was … underwhelming, to say the least. ...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gronkowski says lack of preseason action won't change anything

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is one of the most dominant players in the NFL. He's also one of the most productive, so a lack of preparation prior to the regular season is no issue for Gronk.He hasn't seen the field in the preseason and isn't expected to, but he vows to be ready for Week 1."You have to be up on your playbook," Gronkowski said via Mike Reiss of ESPN...
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With help from Devin McCourty, Malcolm Butler embracing bigger role in Patriots secondary

http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/31/with-help-from-devin-mccourty-malcolm-butler-embracing-bigger-role-in-patriots-secondary/ Posted from PatriotsExtra
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Brady case reinforces need for independent arbitrator

http://www.csnne.com/new-england-patriots/jay-feely-tom-brady-case-reinforces-need-independent-arbitrator Posted from PatriotsExtra
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