Law: 'Gostkowski couldn't handle the pressure'

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Law: 'Gostkowski couldn't handle the pressure'

Ty Law knows a thing or two about playing with clutch kickers -- Adam Vinatieri anyone? So when Stephen Gostkowski missed what would have been a game-winning 42-yard field goal on Sunday, his mind went straight to that comparison.

He's probably not alone, as many Patriots fans did the same.

Gostkowski hasn't been in many high pressure situations since joining the team, but he failed to convert in one this time.

Do you think he can handle the pressure?

(And oh by the way, Vinatieri hit a game-winning field goal in Indianapolis Sunday)

Judges grants motion for Hernandez family to read suicide notes

Judges grants motion for Hernandez family to read suicide notes

Aaron Hernandez's family will be able to read the three suicide notes he left behind after a Bristol Superior Court judge in New Bedford on Monday granted the motion of the Hernandez family's attorney, George Leontire.

Leontire had filed the motion Monday morning, saying the family should be able to “know their loved one’s final thoughts". He told reporters finding out what was in the notes is a “necessary part of the grieving process.”

Report: Saints, Patriots trade involving Butler appears unlikely

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Report: Saints, Patriots trade involving Butler appears unlikely

Malcolm Butler did his part to help a trade along last week when he signed his $3.91 million tender with the Patriots. But there's some work ahead for both the Saints and the Patriots if they're going to agree to terms on a deal that will send the 27-year-old corner to New Orleans.

According to both Peter King of TheMMQB.com and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, a trade involving Butler and the Saints seems unlikely. 

Per King, the Saints are leaning toward keeping their first three picks in this year's draft: No. 11, 32 and 42. Because they believe this year's draft class is loaded with immediate contributors, trading one or more picks for Butler and then paying Butler "is less attractive than it once seemed."

Rapoport tweeted Monday that "at this point, [a] trade appears unlikely from all sides."

The Saints also own picks No. 76 and No. 103 in the first three rounds of this year's draft.