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Steelers GM on Hightower: 'It didn't work'
Kevin Colbert touched briefly on the Steelers' unsuccesful attempt at signing Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower in free agency.
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Tom Brady tees it up with Jordan Spieth at Augusta National
Tom Brady got a chance to walk Augusta National with Jordan Speith a couple of weeks before the Masters kicks off. 
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Gronk: 'Can't wait to compete again and play ball'
Rob Gronkowski sends out a Tweet Sunday night that makes it sound as if he can't wait for training camp to begin.
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3 and Out: Belichick scouting at Michigan's Pro Day
Mike Giardi discusses if Adrian Peterson could fit on the Patriots, Dont'a Hightower's contract, and Belichick scouting Taco Charlton at Michigan's Pro Day.
PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial
Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial.
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Belichick, Patricia observe huge draft-eligible crowd at Michigan pro day
There are enough players coming out of Michigan this year that it made sense for the Patriots to send two of their top football minds to take in the proceedings.
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Patriots represented at Stanford, Utah, Missouri pro days
The Patriots had a busy day of gathering intel on college prospects Thursday. They were at Ohio State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Missouri and Utah.
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Curran: Nothing cooking with Revis
The New England Patriots and Darrelle Revis have not discussed a deal that would bring the cornerback back, according to CSNNE's Tom Curran.
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Report: Steelers' offer for Hightower was bigger than Patriots'
Dont'a Hightower left money on the table in New York and in Pittsburgh and instead took less to return the New England Patriots.
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Patriots DC Patricia spotted at Notre Dame pro day
Matt Patricia traveled to South Bend on Thursday in order to take in the proceedings at Notre Dame's pro day. 
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Scal: Celtics starters are top-5 starting group
When the Celtics starting 5 players are fully healthy they have a record of 23-7.
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How would signing Revis impact Butler’s situation?
Albert Breer discusses how signing Darrelle Revis would impact Malcolm Butler's situation with the Patriots.
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Breer: Revis could ‘stick it to the Jets’ joining Patriots
Albert Breer discusses the rumors about Darrelle Revis possible joining the Patriots, and whether he think it would be a good move.
Kusnierek: Reviews on tablets for NFL would be unreliable
Trenni Kusnierek thinks that using tablets for review in the NFL would bring a problem with the tablets being too unreliable.
Strahan: 'You’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady'
The ex-Giant defensive lineman: '[You] sack . . . Brady. And you get up and you're, like, "Boy, I see what Gisele is feeling." '
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How would signing Revis impact Butler’s situation?
Albert Breer discusses how signing Darrelle Revis would impact Malcolm Butler's situation with the Patriots.
Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’
The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E.
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Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’
Reports have said the Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.
Belichick headlines big-name crowd in attendance at Ohio State pro day
Bill Belichick has counted both Urban Meyer and Greg Schiano among the list of coaches he trusts, and he was in attendance at Ohio State's pro day to watch players who've been coached by both. 
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FBI returns Brady Super Bowl jerseys to Gillette
The FBI returned Tom Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI jerseys to Gillete Stadium Thursday, with Robert Kraft releasing a statement. 
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Trump invites Patriots to White House to celebrate Super Bowl on April 19
The Patriots have been invited to celebrate their Super Bowl LI victory at the White House in mid-April.
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Reunion time?
Darrelle Revis wants to continue his NFL career, and, according to one report, a return to the Patriots 'looks increasingly likely'.
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Bennett goes after NFL for 'educational' video on celebrations
Martellus Bennett took offense to the league's decision to make an "educational" video for players on how they should celebrate, leading to a lengthy Twitter rant.
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Felger vs Howe: Should Patriots sign Adrian Peterson?
Mike Felger and Jeff Howe disagree on whether bringing in Adrian Peterson would deb a good move by the New England Patriots
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Felger vs Howe: Should Patriots sign Adrian Peterson?
Mike Felger and Jeff Howe disagree on whether bringing in Adrian Peterson would be a good move by the Patriots
Gronk helps WWE's Mojo Rawley get hyped for Wrestlemania
With Wrestlemania coming up on April 2nd, WWE's Mojo Rawley brought his good friend Rob Gronkowski to help him get hyped for the event.
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Perry: Reducing commercials breaks in NFL ’would be fascinating’
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, sent a letter to the fans assuring there would be a change of pace during NFL games. Phil Perry agrees with most fans that the fewer commercials the better.
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Perry: Shouldn’t read too much into Malcolm Butler’s Instagram post
Phil Perry says New England Patriots fans shouldn’t read too much into Malcolm Butler’s latest Instagram post, and that there’s no issue with Gronk being Gronk at a WWE event.
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Perry: Shouldn’t read too much into Butler’s post
Phil Perry says Patriots fans shouldn’t read too much into Malcolm Butler’s latest Instagram post, and that there’s no issue with Gronk being Gronk at a WWE event.
Tanguay and Felger disagree on what Butler's IG post means
Gary Tangauy and Marc Bertrand think that Malcolm Butler's Instagram post is a sign that he is moving on from the Patriots, while Felger isn't ready to give up the thought that Butler returns.
New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler's Instagram post.
Malcolm Butler on Instagram: 'Nothing changed but the change'
Could a change of teams be the message from Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler in his latest Instagram post?
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Goodell: NFL working on a way to reduce commercial breaks during games
Roger Goodell wrote a note to NFL fans explaining how the league intends to make the viewing experience better. 
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Belichick to Krzyzewski: Working with young people keeps me young
Two of the most successful coaches in the history of their respective sports got on the horn recently to discuss their jobs, the players they coach and more. Seems like it might be a worthwhile listen.
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Patriots spotted at UConn pro day where DB Melifonwu is main attraction
The Patriots were present at the University of Connecticut as one ridiculously athletic Husky went through drills as both a safety and a corner. 
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Wetzel: Hernandez 'sought this stuff out'
Dan Wetzel says convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez chose to live his life the way he did outside of football.  
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Wetzel: Hernandez ‘sought this stuff out'
Dan Wetzel says convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez chose to live his life the way he did outside of football
Patriots reportedly have private workout scheduled with speedy Cincinnati LB
The Patriots are constantly taking second and third looks at college prospects, but it's worth noting their perceived interest in linebackers before the draft.
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Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm on the trade value of Malcolm Butler
Mike Giardi interviews Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports’ Shutdown Corner
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Quick Slants the podcast
Curran: Tales from the NFL owners meetings
Tom E. Curran shares tales of NFL owners meetings past, and previews the upcoming session with Phil Perry. The two also discuss the Malcolm Butler situation, which has yet to find its resolution.
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Stork announces on Twitter that he's stepping away from football
Bryan Stork was out of the NFL last season. Now he's making his break from the game a little more permanent.
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Giardi: Kiki Alonzo gets what Malcolm Butler wants
Mike Giardi joins Sports Tonight from the Cumberland Farms lounge to discuss how the Dolphins gave Kiko Alonzo what Malcolm Butler wants from the Patriots.
Curran: Situation with Butler not personal between Patriots
Tom E. Curran believes the situation between Malcolm Butler and the possible Patriots-Saints trade is nothing personal, and wonders if Brady's jersey thief was an inside the job deal from the NFL.
Report: Browns could make final run at Garoppolo at league meetings
If the Browns are going to convince the Pats to part with Jimmy Garoppolo, the place to do it could be at the NFL owners meetings next week.
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Video of Brady jersey theft emerges
FOX Sports used its cameras to catch clear footage of Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos illegally entering the Patriots' locker room and leaving with Tom Brady's jersey.
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NFL Mock Draft Power Rankings 2.0
The Patriots may not have a first-round pick, but one-round mock drafts are for chumps. 
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NFL Mock Draft Power Rankings 2.0
The Patriots may not have a first-round pick, but one-round mock drafts are for chumps.
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Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney breaks away on a 44-yard TD run vs. the Saints.
Patriots release running back Tyler Gaffney
The Patriots have decided to part ways with one of the running backs who may have been in competition for the team's "big back" role in 2017.
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Giardi: Saints may want Butler, but Belichick is in control
Mike Giardi says Bill Belichick is taking a hard line in the Malcolm Butler situation, making a Pats-Saints trade a '50-50 proposition'.
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Jerod Mayo: Super Bowl 51 security lapse was inexcusable
Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo talk about Tom Brady's jersey being found and what that means about the Super Bowl  51 security.
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Giardi: Saints may want Butler, but Belichick is in control
Mike Giardi and Trenni Kusnierek discuss Malcolm Butler's contract situation.
Mayo: Super Bowl 51 security lapse was inexcusable
Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo talk about Tom Brady's jersey being found and what that means about the Super Bowl 51 security.
Curran’s Brady jersey deemed fraudulent
Despite a “certiffakit of othentissity,” Tom E. Curran’s purported Tom Brady jersey is deemed a fake
Brady thanks officers for recovering Super Bowl jerseys
Tom Brady is happy his stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been recovered and hopes to 'make something very positive come from this experience'.
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What is biggest remaining position in need for Patriots?
Tom E. Curran and Jerod Mayo do a round of ‘Quick Picks’ where the fill in the blank on a variety of Patriots questions including what they think is the biggest remaining position of need for the Patriots.
Curran: ‘Jerseygate’ shows NFL just can’t get anything right
Tom E. Curran gives his slant on Tom Brady’s jersey being found and thinks the fact the jersey was stolen twice proves the NFL just can’t get anything right.
Quick Fire: Was Hightower most important Patriots signing?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry answer rapid fire questions from Jerod Mayo including whether they think Dont’a Hightower is the Patrios most important signing so far, and what to expect from Rex Burkhead.
FBI director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
FBI's Comey uses hating Patriots as analogy
FBI director James Comey compared his "hatred" of the Patriots to how much the Russians hated Hillary Clinton in the election against Donald Trump.
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Film review: Cooks gives Patriots versatile big-play threat
Brandin Cooks sounded like a player who felt he wasn't being used to his full potential. In New England, the coaching staff will have the opportunity to use him in a variety of ways.
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Report: NFL competition committee likely to propose ban of field-goal leaps
The NFL's competition committee, at the suggestion of the NFLPA, is considering a ban on players jumping over long-snappers to block field goals or extra points. 
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Giardi: Parameters 'mostly' in place for Saints' offer to Butler
The New Orleans Saints are 'enamored' with Malcolm Butler, and the two sides are close to reaching agreement on a contract.
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Brady's last two Super Bowl jerseys are recovered
According to a source, Tom Brady's last TWO Super Bowl jerseys were stolen . . . and both have now been recovered.
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CSN BAY AREA: 49ers legend Dwight Clark diagnosed with ALS
Dwight Clark, immortalized in NFL history by making 'The Catch' in the 1981 NFC Championship Game, announces on Twitter that he has ALS.
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Breer: Hightower’s deal says Patriots have concerns about his health
Albert Breer explains why Dont'a Hightower’s new deal with the New England Patriots speaks volumes about their own concerns with the linebacker’s health.
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Breer: Hightower’s deal says Patriots have health concerns
Albert Breer joins Sports Sunday to tell you why details in Dont'a Hightower’s deal signal the Patriots still have concerns about his health.
Lombardi: Saints will need to give up 11th overall pick for Butler
Malcolm Butler will come at a steep price if the New Orleans Saints want to acquire him.
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Long has hilarious tweet about viral Northwestern fan
Former New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long sniped a hilarious comment about the crying Northwestern Wildcats fan.
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Brady posts photo of son's adorable skiing report card
Benny Brady holds himself to high standards on the ski slopes.
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Rob Gronkowski in movie poster for "You Can't Have It'
Gronk gets big billing for just one line on big screen
Despite having just one line, Rob Gronkowski is front and center on the move poster for "You Can't Have It" - a thriller that opened Friday. 
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Dont'a Hightower on Twitter: Send gifts to Gillette
Dont'a Hightower has a message for Patriots fans relieved that the linebacker chose to remain in New England after testing the free agency waters. 
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Perry: Why are things taking so long with Malcolm Butler?
Phil Perry joins Sports Tonight to explain why there has been no decisions regarding Malcolm Butler, and when New England Patriots fans should expect a decision.
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Perry: Why are things taking so long with Malcolm Butler?
Phil Perry joins Sports Tonight to explain why there has been no decisions regarding Malcolm Butler, and when Patriots fans should expect a decision.
Jury hears from tattoo artist in Aaron Hernandez murder trial
A California tattoo artist detailed to jurors Friday the violent artwork he inked on Aaron Hernandez that prosecutors say memorialize the former New England Patriots star's killing of two men.
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Perry: Saints might be ‘ironing out details’ to get Butler
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton had some good things to say about CB Malcolm Butler which has got Phil Perry thinking that a deal for Butler from the Patriots to Saints is in the works.
Shaughnessy has already bought plane ticket to Super Bowl
Dan Shaughnessy has so much confidence in the Patriots making it to the Super Bowl that he has already purchased his non-refundable ticket to Super Bowl LII.
Harmon looking to become a more complete player, maybe add weight
Duron Harmon already plays in about half of New England's defensive snaps, but he's hoping to become a more complete player going forward. 
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Harmon on Butler: 'People have to do what's best for them'
Duron Harmon knows there's turnover every year on every NFL roster. If he had his choice, though, he'd like to see the Patriots hold on to Malcolm Butler. 
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Breer: Cooks has to react better when not the focal point of offense
Albert Breer discusses how Brandin Cooks had bad body language when he wasn't the focal point of the Saints offense, which is something he will need to improve with the Patriots.
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Breer: Butler to Saints 'makes all the sense in the world'
Albert Breer joins Fred Toucher and John Wallach to discuss why Malcolm Butler ending up in New Orleans makes complete sense.
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Belichick works closely with athletic linebacker at Vanderbilt pro day
Bill Belichick spent part of his Thursday at Vanderbilt working closely with linebacker Zach Cunningham. 
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Lombardi thinks Butler will end up playing for the Patriots in 2017
For all that has been said about Malcolm Butler in the last week -- where he will play, what he will be paid in 2017, and what he could be paid beyond 2017 -- one thing we don't know right now is exactly how
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Perry: 'Feels like point of no return' for Butler
Phil Perry talks with Fred Toucher about the awkward situation that Malcolm Butler and the Patriots are in, with cornerback discussing contracts with other teams.
Perry and Wallach get into heated discussion about Eric Rowe
Phil Perry and John Wallach get into a debate about whether Eric Rowe would be a formidable replacement if Malcolm Butler were to be traded.
Breer: Cooks has to react better when not the focal point
Albert Breer discusses how Brandin Cooks had bad body language when he wasn't the focal point of the Saints offense, which is something he will need to improve with the Patriots.
Normally private Payton openly talking Butler before and after Saints visit
NFL coaches never discuss a signing before it happens, but the Saints' Sean Payton is downright chatty about Malcolm Butler. What does it mean?
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Breer: Butler to Saints 'makes all the sense in the world'
Albert Breer joins Fred Toucher and John Wallach to discuss why Malcolm Butler ending up in New Orleans makes complete sense.
Patriots re-sign exclusive rights free agent CB Justin Coleman
While the Patriots wait to see when Malcolm Butler will sign his first-round tender, they've officially brought back another one of their corners. 
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Report: Hightower's injury issues diminished Jets' interest
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the Jets 'zeal' for Dont'a Hightower 'diminished' after injury concerns that popped up in a physical.
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Curran: My guess is Saints and Patriots work out trade for Butler
Tom E. Curran thinks the Malcolm Butler saga with the Patriots will play out thusly: 'Sign tender offer, work out trade, have a great life.'
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Curran: My guess is 'Saints-Patriots work out trade'
Tom E. Curran is in the @cumberlandfarms lounge to discuss the report that Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has visited the New Orleans Saints in regards of signing a deal.
QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Curran vs. Gasper on Butler situation
Tom E. Curran is joined by Chris Gasper to debate whether the Patriots are doing the right thing by playing hardball with Malcolm Butler over his contract.
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Going inside looming Butler deal and status
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down the options that Malcolm Butler has, and how we have gotten to where we are in the Patriots offseason landscape.
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Underhill: Saints, Butler have interest, but it's still 'a long, complicated process'
Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate shares his information on New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler's visit with the New Orleans Saints
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Underhill: Saints, Butler have interest, but a long process
Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate shares his information on Patriots CB Malcolm Butlers visit to the Saints and believes they wouldn't be willing to give up their 11th overall pick, but still want...
Report: Butler leaves Saints meeting without deal
Ian Rapoport reported following the Saints' meeting with Malcolm Butler that both sides are still motivated to get something done.
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Patriots heavily favored to win Super Bowl LII after one week of free agency
All those moves the Patriots have made in the last week? Bovada looks at them and says, "They look like they're about to go back-to-back."
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Report: Revis willing to play for veteran's minimum
The seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback said this week that he's lost 10 pounds.
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Bedard: Gilmore someone who eats, sleeps, breathes football
Greg Bedard joins Felger and Mazz and explains that he has been told the Stephon Gilmore is someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes football.
Amica Game Recap: Celtics beat the Timberwolves, 117-104
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn break down the Celtics win over the Timberwolves in the Amica Game Recap.
Malcolm Butler Patriots
Banks: Butler would be ‘shortsighted’ if feelings are hurt by Gilmore signing
Don Banks thinks that Malcolm Butler would be ‘shortsighted’ to have his feelings hurt by the New England Patriots signing Stephon Gilmore.
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Banks: Butler ‘shortsighted’ if acting on emotion
Don Banks thinks Malcolm Butler would be ‘shortsighted’ to leave the Pats because his feelings were hurt by the signing of Stephon Gilmore.
Giardi: Hightower ‘satisfied with result’ of Patriots contract
Dont'a Hightower re-signs with the New England Patriots for four more years, and Mike Giardi says the linebacker is satisfied with the result.
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Perry: Curious to see offers teams throwing Butler's way
Phil Perry and Mike Giardi discuss whether Malcolm Butler will get the type of contract he's seeking on the open market.
Giardi: Hightower ‘satisfied with result’ on Pats contract
Dont'a Hightower re-signs with the New England Patriots for 4 more years, and Mike Giardi says Hightower is satisfied with the results.
The Patriots who didn't get away in free agency
Often times when big-name Patriots hit free agency, they’re gone. Here’s a few who, like Dont'a Hightower, have bucked that trend. 
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Judge dismisses charges against Revis stemming from fight in Pittsburgh
The ex-Patriots CB had been charged with aggravated assault and other counts, but a witness testifies that he threw the knockout punches.
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Curran: Patriots' re-signing of Hightower most important offseason move
Tom E. Curran explains why re-signing linebacker Dont’a Hightower is the most important move the Patriots have executed in a busy offseason.
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Curran: Re-signing Hightower most important move
Tom E. Curran explains why re-signing Dont’a Hightower is the most important move the Patriots have executed in a busy offseason
Cooks insists he didn't ask for trade: 'No bad blood' with Saints
Brandin Cooks and the Saints seemingly parted on less-than-ideal terms, but he says all is good between him and the team that drafted him in the first round three years ago.
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Patriots offseason far simpler than we're making it out to be
We’ve spent years trying to figure out Bill Belichick, but his thinking this offseason might be a lot simpler than we’re making it out to be. 
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Staying put
Dont'a Hightower heard a couple of pitches during his time as a free agent, but he's opted to re-sign with the team that drafted him in 2012.
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Andrews, Butler top performance-based pay earners for Patriots
Malcolm Butler's looking for a much larger payday, but he'll take the performance-based pay he earned in 2016.
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Is Bill Belichick the only one capable of reviving career of Darrelle Revis?
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News talks with Toucher and Rich about Darrelle Revis, and how Bill Belichick and the Patriots might be the only ones that could help him get his career back on track.
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Manish Mehta: Why would Dont'a Hightower leave the Super Bowl Champs for the Jets?
NY Daily News columnist Manish Mehta wonders why Dont'a Hightower would even consider leaving the Super Bowl Champions for one of the worst teams in the league in the Jets.
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Giardi on Dont'a Hightower: Patriots don't fear losing him to Jets or Steelers
Mike Giardi talks with Toucher and Rich about the status of Dont'a Hightower, and what the Patriots will do if he were to sign elsewhere.
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Giardi: Patriots, Butler too far down the road towards parting ways
CSN reporter Mike Giardi talks with Toucher and Rich about the tenuous situation between Malcolm Butler and the Patriots, and the likelihood he's played his last game in New England.
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Belichick the only one capable of reviving career of Revis?
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News talks with Toucher and Rich about Darrelle Revis, and how Bill Belichick and the Patriots might be the only ones that could help him get his career back on track.
Mehta: Why would Hightower leave the Patriots for the Jets?
NY Daily News columnist Manish Mehta wonders why Dont'a Hightower would even consider leaving the Super Bowl Champions for one of the worst teams in the league in the Jets.
Report: Hightower expected to decide today; Pats still believed favored
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Dont'a Hightower is expected to return to the Patriots today.
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Giardi: Patriots and Butler too far down the road towards parting ways
CSN reporter Mike Giardi talks with Toucher and Rich about the tenuous situation between Malcolm Butler and the Patriots, and the likelihood he's played his last game in New England.
Giardi on Hightower: Pats don't fear losing him to NYJ/PIT
Mike Giardi talks with Toucher and Rich about the status of Dont'a Hightower, and what the Patriots will do if he were to sign elsewhere.
Butler's four-year payout with tender would exceed that of other Class of '14 stars
It appears as though Malcolm Butler has no plans of playing in New England for just under $4 million in 2017. But if he did, he'd be making more than many of his highly-drafted peers.
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Curran: Pats should hold the line with Butler
The Patriots haven't done nearly as badly by Malcolm Butler as some are saying, and they have every right to be well-compensated if he leaves.
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Patriots sign free-agent running back Rex Burkhead
The Patriots have added a new face to their stable of running backs.
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Report: Steelers will take their offer off the table if Hightower leaves town
Dont'a Hightower is on yet another free-agent visit, and it sounds as though the Steelers liked how things were going. Now they don't want him to leave. 
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Texans reportedly interested in trading for Butler
After losing talented young corner AJ Bouye in free agency, the Texans are reportedly interested in trading for Malcolm Butler.
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Report: Malcolm Butler visiting the Saints on Thursday
Malcolm Butler may be a restricted free agent, but that doesn't mean he's not free to make visits to teams around the league.
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Volin: Most likely scenario is Butler returns to Patriots for one more year
Malcolm Butler has few options in his contract squabble because, as the Boston Globe's Ben Volin explains, teams won't give a first-round pick for him and then also sign him to a huge contract.
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Cooks on joining the Patriots: 'I can't wait to get started'
Brandin Cooks had an idea of what it was like to compete against the Patriots in practice before being traded to New England. 
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Volin: Patriots will not pay Malcolm Butler and Stephon Gilmore
Ben Volin thinks that the Patriots have already made up their mind with Malcolm Butler, and hopes of the New England Patriots giving him a long term contract are low.
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Curran: Here's an easy solution for Malcolm Butler. . .
Tom E. Curran gives his easy solution for what Malcolm Butler should do this offseason
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Volin: Hightower's fondness of Patriots will bring him back
Ben Volin explains why he ultimately thinks Dont’a Hightower will be back with the Patriots.
Benzan: Four-year, $46M would be 'fair deal' for Butler and Patriots
Miguel Benzan (@Patscap on Twitter) breaks down the numbers on what is realistically a fair deal for Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots
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Mayo: 'Don't count that man's money' is a Patriots locker room motto
Jerod Mayo and Tom E. Curran discuss free agency and the impact it may have on the New England Patriots locker room.
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Ben Volin: Patriots will not pay Butler and Gilmore
Ben Volin thinks that the Patriots have already made up their mind with Malcolm Butler, and hopes of the Patriots giving him a long term contract are low.
Miguel Benzan: Breaking down "fair deal" for Malcolm Butler
Miguel Benzan (@Patscap) breaks down the numbers on what is realistically a fair deal for Malcolm Butler.
Quick Fire: Is market for Hightower different than expected?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry answer rapid fire Patriots questions from Jerod Mayo including the market for Dont'a Hightower not being where everyone thought it would be.
Tom E. Curran: Here's an easy solution for Malcolm Butler
Tom E. Curran gives his easy solution for what Malcolm Butler should do.
Of course Tom E. Curran knew Patriots would be active
We take a look back at Tom E. Curran having to change his tune as the week went on and the Patriots changed their usual gameplan during free agency.
Curran: Teams don't know what to do with Dont'a Hightower
Phil Perry, Tom Curran and Mike Giardi try to figure out why teams haven't taken Hightower yet.
Mayo: "Don't count that man's money" is the lockerroom motto
Jerod Mayo and Tom E. Curran discuss free agency and the effect it has on the locker room.
Jets gave Hightower birthday cupcakes during free-agent visit
Dont'a Hightower happened to make his visit to the Jets on his 27th birthday, and the team did its best to celebrate the player they were trying to woo.
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Gilmore signed with Patriots on same day he welcomed baby daughter Gisele
It's been a big week for Stephon Gilmore, who welcomed a baby daughter the same day he signed his free-agent deal with the Patriots. 
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Cooks trade unprecedented in this era of rookie contracts
The 2011 CBA made a player like Brandin Cooks the exact type of commodity teams shouldn't -- and don't -- deal. 
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Ealy: Playing with Brady should help me learn how to sack more quarterbacks
Kony Ealy is hoping that Tom Brady can help him learn more about the intricacies of getting to quarterbacks.
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Stephon Gilmore on Malcolm Butler: 'I'd love to team up with him'
Though Malcolm Butler may be looking for a new home, there's still a chance he ends up in New England for 2017. Stephon Gilmore is hoping that's the case. 
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Dont'a Hightower
Curran: Hightower's market surprisingly hasn't materialized
Dont'a Hightower's free agent run reminds CSNNE Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran of Wes Welker's in 2013. So where is Hightower's market?
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Report: Former Bengals RB Rex Burkhead pays Patriots a free-agent visit
The Patriots could use some running back help for 2017. Might they find it in a former Bengal?
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Jason La Canfora: Will Patriots get creative in trading Malcolm Butler?
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora talks with Toucher and Rich about the developing situation of Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler.
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La Canfora: Will Pats be creative in trading Malcolm Butler?
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora talks with Toucher and Rich about the developing situation of Patriots corner back Malcolm Butler.
Film review: Allen provides Patriots multi-faceted threat at tight end
During a conference call with reporters last week, tight end Dwayne Allen certainly sounded like a perfect match for the Patriots.  
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Perry: Think Jets interest in Dont'a Hightower is real
Phil Perry talks about the Jets interest in Dont'a Hightower and how the Patriots would fill the void if they were to lose the linebacker.
Giardi: Butler courting offers elsewhere, wants new home
If Malcolm Butler wants to get paid beyond the Patriots' $3.91 million tender, he'll have to find a club willing to sign him to an offer sheet.
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Shaughnessy on Butler: 'Patriots don't care about fairness'
Albert Breer and Dan Shaughnessy discusses Malcolm Butler not getting a new contract with the New England Patriots while Stephon Gilmore got paid.
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Curran: Cooks shouldn't expect star treatment with Patriots
If Brandin Cooks didn't like sharing in New Orleans, he'll need to get over that with the Patriots
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Breer: If I'm Garoppolo, I'm asking Belichick for a trade
Albert Breer says that if he was Jimmy Garoppolo, he would have quietly gone into Bill Belichick's office to ask for a trade.
Shaughnessy on Butler: Patriots don't care about fairness
Albert Breer and Dan Shaughnessy discuss Malcolm Butler not getting a new contract with the Patriots while Stephon Gilmore got paid.
Allen: Colts players taught to hate Patriots, 'but I always admired them'
Dwayne Allen was taught to think of the Patriots as the enemy during his time in Indy. But he couldn't help but admire them. 
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Stephon Gilmore on joining the Patriots: 'A lot of respect for this organization'
Stephon Gilmore knows all too well what it's like to compete against Tom Brady and the Patriots. 
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Dont'a Hightower
Report: Jets and Patriots leading suitors for Hightower
According to a report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the New York Jets and New England Patriots are the leading suitors for free agent linebacker Dont'a Hightower.
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Report: Browns unwilling to give up two first-rounders or No. 1 overall for Garoppolo
The Browns have an absolute haul of draft picks over the next two seasons, but there's only so much they'd be willing to pay for Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Report: One suitor believes Hightower's returning to Pats
According to Albert Breer of MMQB.com, one team pursuing free agent linebacker Dont'a Hightower is convinced he'll be returning to New England
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Ex-Baltimore Ravens DL Lawrence Guy is joining the New England Patriots as a free agent.
Report: Patriots add ex-Ravens DL Lawrence Guy with 4-year, $20M deal
The Patriots continued their free agency shopping spree with the signing of former Ravens defensive lineman Lawrence Guy, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. 
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Patriots to lose fourth-round pick they receive in Cooks deal
The Deflategate stories aren't quite over just yet, it seems. The trade the Patriots executed for Brandin Cooks means the there's some moving and shaking with their fourth-round picks. 
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Underhill: Why were Saints willing to give up Brandin Cooks?
New Orleans Saints beat writer Nick Underhill joins Sports Tonight to give a Saints perspective on why New Orleans were willing to part ways with Brandin Cooks.
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Nick Underhill: Why were Saints willing to give up Cooks?
New Orlean Saints beat writer, Nick Underhill, joins Sports Tonight to give a Saints perspective on why the Saints were willing to part ways with Brandin Cooks.
Are there enough targets for everyone on Patriots?
Rich Keefe joins Sports Tonight to discuss the addition of Brandin Cooks and whether there is enough targets to go around for everybody.
Curran: Surprising Patriots able to pull of deal for Cooks
Tom E. Curran in the Cumberland Farms lounge is surprised the Patriots were able to pull off a trade WR Brandin Cooks without giving up a whole lot in exchange.
What would be a fair offer for Patriots to give Malcolm Butler?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss what a fair offer would be to Malcolm Butler from either the New England Patriots or any other team in the NFL.
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Curran and Perry: What’s next move for Patriots after Cooks trade?
The Patriots have made a flurry of moves the last couple days. But what's next for Belichick and Co. after making a big splash with Brandin Cooks?
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Curran and Perry: Breaking down what Cooks brings to Patriots offense
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss all the needs the New England Patriots have addressed in the first two days of free agency, and what moves they could see them making next.
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What would be a fair offer to give Malcolm Butler?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss what a fair offer would be to Malcolm Butler from either the Patriots or any other team in the NFL.
Breaking down what Brandin Cooks brings to Patriots offense
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss all the needs the Patriots have addressed in the first two days of free agency, and what moves they could see them making next.
Giardi: No news is good news for Hightower and Patriots
Mike Giardi thinks that the lack of news on Dont’a Hightower in the first two days in a good sign for the New England Patriots
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Curran & Perry: What’s next move for Patriots?
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss all the needs the Patriots have addressed in the first two days of free agency, and what moves they could see them making next.
Giardi: No news is good news for Hightower and Patriots
Mike Giardi thinks that the lack of news on Dont’a Hightower in the first two days in a good sign for the New England Patriots
Patriots trade top pick to Saints for receiver Brandin Cooks
The Patriots had their sights set on Brandin Cooks, and two days into the new league year they've landed him.
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Martellus Bennett signs free-agent deal on 30th birthday
Martellus Bennett is taking his talents to Green Bay after one Super Bowl-winning season in New England.
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Ryan, now a teammate of a different McCourty, changes his loyalties
Logan Ryan jokingly says he prefers new teammate Jason McCourty over ex-Patriot secondary mate Devin McCourty 'and I hope Devin hears that'. He did.
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Report: Sheard leaves Pats to sign with Colts
The deal, reported by ESPN’s Field Yates and Adam Schefter, ends Sheard’s tenure in New England after two seasons.
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Felger: Patriots gave up very little for Kony Ealy
For the cost of a pick at the bottom of the second round, the Patriots acquire edge rusher Kony Ealy and a third-round pick from Carolina . . . and Felger approves.
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Patriots trade for Panthers DE Kony Ealy
The Patriots bolster their defense, sending a second-round draft pick to Carolina for defensive end Kony Ealy and a third-round pick.
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Felger: Patriots gave up very little for Ealy
The Patriots acquire edge player Kony Ealy for a move down of eight slots in the upcoming NFL Draft
Titans GM Robinson on Logan Ryan: 'I have a history with him'
The shared history between Logan Ryan and Titans GM Jon Robinson is what helped push a new deal forward between the two sides soon after free agency opened.
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick (left) and cornerback Malcolm Butler at Super Bowl 49 Media Day.
Curran: Arc of Butler's career made this moment inevitable
The Patriots-Malcolm Butler impasse was bound to happen. It's an all-too-familiar, not-so-simple scenario we've seen play out before.
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Howe: Best case is another team does Butler negotiations for Pats
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald talks to Toucher and Rich about the situation with Malcolm Butler after the Patriots reached an agreement with free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore. 
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Albert Breer: If I'm Jimmy Garoppolo, I'm quietly asking for a trade
Albert Breer tells Toucher and Rich he can't imagine Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo doesn't want to go somewhere he can start. 
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Lombardi: Saints-Patriots trade involving Brandin Cooks still in play
If anything is going to happen with Brandin Cooks, it sounds like it will happen soon.
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Patriots reportedly hosting Ravens free-agent DL Lawrence Guy
The Patriots were able to retain free-agent defensive tackle Alan Branch by signing him to a two-year deal on Thursday, but that doesn't mean they'll stop looking for help along their defensive line.
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Report: Ex-Bills wideout Justin Hunter makes free-agent visit to Pats
The Patriots appear to be in the market for a vertical threat. They're hosting Justin Hunter at Gillette Stadium on Friday.
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Howe's best case for Patriots regarding Butler
Jeff Howe on the situation with Malcolm Butler after the Patriots reached an agreement with free agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore
Breer: If I'm Garoppolo, I'm quietly asking for a trade
Albert Breer says he can't imagine Jimmy Garoppolo doesn't want to go somewhere he can start
Instagram hoax has people thinking Garoppolo was traded for a few hours
An Instagram hoax sets the sports world on fire, as -- for about an hour-and-a-half -- it was believed the Patriots had traded Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Curran: Not surprised by Ryan signing with Titans
CB Logan Ryan, who helped the Patriots win two Super Bowls, is signing with the Titans and Tom Curran is not surprised.
Curran: Not surprised by Logan Ryan signing with Titans
CB Logan Ryan, who helped the Patriots win 2 Super Bowls, is signing with the Titans and Tom Curran is not surprised. Also, Malcolm Butler says he hasn't talked to team about contracts since last year.
Patriots get aggressive with Gilmore, Branch, Harmon on Day 1 of free agency
Just. When you thought. You had them all figured out . . . That's when the Patriots make a move like the one they made early Thursday. 
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Logan Ryan signs with Titans
Former New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan has signed with the Tennessee Titans, his agent announced Thursday.
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Cabot: Browns could flip Osweiler for Jimmy G
Do the Browns really want Brock Osweiler or are they starting to try and trade for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo?
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