1. Tom Brady Restructures Contract: What Does It Mean for New England Patriots?

    The Boston Globe passed along a tidbit from Mac's Football Blog regarding New England Patriots QB Tom Brady : He agreed to a restructuring of his contract. Brady was originally scheduled to earn a salary of $5...

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  2. Did Roger Goodell Hammer the New Orleans Saints Too Hard for "Bountygate"?

    The long-expected punishment for the New Orleans Saints organization's use of illegal bounties has finally been announced by the NFL . In many ways, it was harsher than expected...

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  3. New England Patriots: Projecting the 2012 Roster at Wide Receiver

    In the past, the Patriots have traditionally carried six receivers on their roster. At the moment, the Patriots have eight under contract, not including free agents Deion Branch and Wes Welker , who has yet to sign his franchise tender...

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  4. New England Patriots: Could Pats Be a Landing Spot for Tim Tebow?

    With reports out that Peyton Manning has decided to sign with the Denver Broncos , it appears that John Elway will finally be able to divorce himself from Tim Tebow , with whom he has had a complicated relationship...

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  5. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Which Team Got the Best Value at Wide Receiver?

    One of the most surprising developments in the 2012 NFL free agency market has been the large contracts that have been handed out to wide receivers. But which teams got value for their money, and which ones may have overspent? On ProFootballTalk...

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  6. New England Patriots: Which Games Will Be in Prime Time in 2012?

    Right now, the NFL is busy trying to figure out how to schedule the 256 games of the 2012 regular season...

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  7. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Grading Jets', Redskins' Exits of Peyton Manning Chase

    Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning may be in high demand, but it appears he lost two suitors today, as the New York Jets and Washington Redskins in notable and different ways...

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  8. 2012 NFL Free Agents: Econ 101, or Why Mike Wallace Likely Won't Be a Patriot

    The Pittsburgh Steelers declined to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace is not, however, likely to become a true free agent next week. Wallace, who was drafted in 2009, was signed to a three-year deal...

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  9. 2012 NFL Free Agents: New England Patriots Should Show Kyle Love Some Love

    Look at the picture above, showing two Patriots defensive linemen bringing down San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers . The Patriot on the left is Mark Anderson...

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  10. 2012 NFL Draft: Do New England Patriots Need a Third Tight End?

    If you asked 100 New England Patriots fans what positions the Patriots need to address in the draft, no more than 10 of them would say "tight end...

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  11. 2012 NFL Free Agents: What's a Fair Contract for Patriots WR Wes Welker?

    Barring a last-minute deal, the New England Patriots are expected to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker ...

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  12. 2012 NFL Free Agency: What Will the Patriots Do with QB Brian Hoyer?

    No, the Patriots aren't planning on trading Tom Brady anytime soon. They do have a key decision to make, though, regarding the other two quarterbacks on their roster. Undrafted free agent Brian Hoyer has spent three years as Tom Brady's backup...

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  13. NFL: What Should the Penalty Be For the New Orleans Saints' Bounty Program?

    The biggest fine handed out in NFL history was given to the New England Patriots in 2007, as a result of the Spygate scandal...

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  14. 2012 NFL Free Agency: How Franchise Tags Really Work

    One of the least understood aspects of NFL free agency is the use of franchise tags, which strike fear in the hearts of many NFL players. Here's a look at some of the details...

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  15. NFL: Is the New England Patriots' Biggest Strength Also Their Hidden Flaw?

    The last few years have not been as kind to fans of the New England Patriots as the glory years from 2001 to 2004, when the Patriots won three Super Bowls in five season...

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  16. Randy Moss Waived: Bill Belichick Fools Brad Childress Again

    On Monday, less than 24 hours after the New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 28-18 at Gillette Stadium, the Vikings and coach Brad Childress unexpectedly waived wide receiver Randy Moss ...

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  17. New England Patriots' Nine Winning Seasons, Eight Unsung Heroes

    Although the last few years have brought much disappointment to fans of the New England Patriots, they are still riding a league-high nine-year streak of winning seasons...

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  18. NFL Teams and Players Will Suffer in an Uncapped 2010

    Unless the NFL and the NFL Players Association miraculously come to an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in the next two months, 2010, the last year of the collective bargaining agreement, will be uncapped...

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  19. Patriots Kicker Stephen Gostkowski: Worth His Weight in Gold

    At $1,100 an ounce, 210 pounds of gold is worth about $3.7 million. Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski, whose rookie contract expires this year, could get that much or more as a signing bonus next year...

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  20. What Should the Penalty Be for Tampering with Michael Crabtree?

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco 49ers filed charges against the New York Jets, claiming they had tampered with the Niners' ability to sign rookie holdout Michael Crabtree...

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  21. Standing Pat: Will New England's Quarterback Roster Gamble Pay Off?

    The New England Patriots are no strangers to quarterback controversies. They had to weather one in 2001 when Drew Bledsoe returned from the chest injury that had sidelined him; in his absence, ...

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  22. New England Patriots Trade Richard Seymour to Oakland Raiders

    A week ago, the New England Patriots shocked many in the NFL when they abruptly cut ties with quarterback Kevin O'Connell, a third-round pick from 2008...

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  23. Farewell, 54: Patriots Linebacker Tedy Bruschi to Retire

    The average NFL career is less than five years. Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi defied the odds more than once in his 13-year career...

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  24. New England Patriots Cut 2008 Third-Round Pick Kevin O'Connell

    A year ago, many Patriots fans were clamoring to send Matt Cassel packing, and to make Kevin O'Connell, a rookie from San Diego State University, Tom Brady's backup...

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  25. An Uncapped 2010 in the NFL Could Hurt Teams and Players

    A few months ago, I wrote an article here at B/R on the impending poison pills added to spur both owners and players to negotiate a new Collective Bargaining Agreement before the salary cap expires at the end of the 2009 league year...

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