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Mayo: 'Jones will probably be most improved this year'
Jerod Mayo thinks New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones will be most improved in his second season.
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Tanguay: Malcolm Butler is not going anywhere
Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay follow up on the Malcolm Butler signing saga.
Felger: I think Butler signs the tender and comes back
Mike Felger explains why he thinks its more and more likely that Malcolm Butler stays with the Patriots and plays under the tender.
Rivera: Ealy 'a gifted young man,' can reascend 'if he listens'
The Patriots picked up Kony Ealy simply by exchanging a second-round pick for a third-rounder. Why was he available? He apparently had some trouble listening in Carolina.
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Payton: I know we're not signing Butler to an offer sheet, giving up No. 11 overall
Sean Payton was pretty clear on Wednesday: The Saints won't be relinquishing their No. 11 overall selection for Malcolm Butler. 
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Payton says Cooks wasn't dealt to Patriots because he was disgruntled
Sean Payton told Brandin Cooks the Saints weren't looking to trade him. Then when the Patriots offered what they did, New Orleans had a change of heart.
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Chris Long of the New England Patriots forces a fumble against the New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Ex-Patriots DE Chris Long signs two-year deal with Eagles
After getting the championship he coveted in New England, Chris Long now heads to Philly in search of a starting job.
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Report: Patriots won't draft controversial running back Mixon
Patriots owner Robert Kraft tells the Herald the team won't select Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who pled guilty in a domestic-assault case.
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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis with fans in Las Vegas.
Florio on issues NFL may face with Raiders in Las Vegas
Mike Florio joins Quick Slants to discuss the problems of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, and the latest NFL rule changes.
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Daopoulos: Full time NFL officials 'will make zero difference'
Former NFL Official Jim Daopoulos discusses the newest NFL rule changes and if officials will ever become full time and of that'll even make a difference.
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Curran: Tom Brady's been preparing for football in his 40s
Tom Brady has made it clear he wants to play football well into his 40's, and with the way he prepares his body year after year Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo think it's likely.
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Curran: Goodell ‘tearing the scab off’ and coming to Foxboro
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for the New England Patriots regular-season opener and banner ceremony, and Tom Curran thinks it is a good thing for him to g
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Curran: Goodell ‘tearing the scab off’ and coming to Foxboro
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for the Patriots regular-season opener and banner ceremony, and Tom Curran thinks it is a good thing for him to go.
What will it be like when Goodell shows up in Foxboro?
Tom E. Curran in the Cumberland Farms lounge joins Sports Tonight to discuss what he thinks it will be like when Roger Goodell attends the Patriots home opener on September 7.
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Burkhead's former running backs coach: 'He's going to flourish' with Patriots
Rex Burkhead was buried on a deep running back depth chart in Cincinnati, but in New England he may have a chance to finally grab some of the spotlight. 
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Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson.
Jackson: Browns willing to do anything for next QB. . . except trade No. 1 pick
The Browns are willing to do anything for a quarterback. But they won't do that. Oh no. No, they won't do that. 
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Roger Goodell says he'll be present for Patriots opener at Gillette Stadium
Roger Goodell hasn't been to a game at Gillette Stadium since the AFC title game in January of 2015. That will change in September, it seems.
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Quick Fire: Are Patriots overloaded at Wide Receiver?
The 'Quick Slants' crew have thier Quick Fire takes on all things Patriots; The latest on Malcolm Butler, is Brandin Cooks the next Randy Moss, and the possible return of Darrelle Revis.
Gasper: Butler-to-Saints 'makes the most sense for everybody'
Chris Gasper talks with Gary Tanguay about why he thinks Malcolm Butler going to the New Orleans Saints ultimately happens because it makes sense for both sides.
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Perry: Belichick not present, but on top of coaches minds
Phil Perry says although Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not attend the NFL coaches meeting, every coach still seemed to be talking about him, and he discusses more on Malcolm Butler's situation.
Florio on issues NFL may face with Raiders in Las Vegas
Mike Florio joins Quick Slants to discuss the problems of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, and the latest NFL rule changes.
Curran: Tom Brady's been preparing for football in his 40s
Tom Brady has made it clear he wants to play football well into his 40's, and with the way he prepares his body year after year Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo think it's likely. But will he remain with the...
Gasper: Butler to Saints make 'most sense for everybody'
Chris Gasper talks with Gary Tanguay about why he thinks Malcolm Butler going to the New Orleans Saints ultimately happens because it makes sense for both sides.
Gasper: Butler to Saints makes 'most sense for everybody'
Chris Gasper talks with Gary Tanguay about why he thinks Malcolm Butler going to the New Orlean Saints ultimately happens because it makes sense for both sides.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis with fans in Las Vegas.
Felger: 'The Oakland Raiders are garbage, and they always have been'
Michael Felger is shedding no tears for the Raiders leaving Oakland: 'The team, the fans and the city are a bunch of dirtbags.'
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Felger: 'Oakland Raiders are garbage, always have been'
Felger sounds off on his hatred for the Oakland Raiders on Felger & Mazz.
Rules changes are in: Field-goal leap, crackback blocks banned
The NFL has announced which rules, bylaw and resolution proposals passed following Tuesday's vote at the Arizona Biltmore.
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Bowles on if Revis can still compete physically: 'I don't know for sure'
Todd Bowles wasn't asked if he thinks Darrelle Revis can be a All-Pro level player. He wasn't asked if Revis has it in him to be a No. 1 corner again. The bar was much lower. 
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Kraft: Super Bowl comeback 'vindication' for Patriots
In a quote that will almost certainly get taken out of context, Robert Kraft used the word “vindication” Tuesday. Our work is done here.
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Harbaugh: Proposal to ban field-goal leap seems like it will have league support
One of the plays that the Patriots have helped bring to the forefront in recent seasons appears as though it could very well be banned.
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Ex-Baltimore Ravens DL Lawrence Guy is joining the New England Patriots as a free agent.
Harbaugh: 'Very Patriot-like' to recognize Lawrence Guy's value
With Bill Belichick abstaining from the AFC coaches breakfast, it provided us an opportunity to seek out others in the conference to provide some perspective on the moves the Patriots have made this offseaso
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Belichick skips AFC coaches breakfast, still the talk of the town
Bill Belichick skipped out on the league meetings and the annual AFC coaches breakfast Tuesday morning, but he still somehow ended up being the talk of the town.
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Another burner for Brady: Kraft compares Cooks to Moss
Robert Kraft sets the bar high for Brandin Cooks by comparing his acquisition to the Patriots' trade for Randy Moss in 2007.
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The history of QB's 40 or older isn't favorable to Brady
On Sports Tonight, 98.5 The Sports Hub's Marc Bertrand says he thinks it would be tough for Bill Belichick to believe Brady can play that long.
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The history of QB's 40 or older isn't favorable to Brady
Marc Bertrand and Michael Hurley discuss Robert Kraft’s comments about Brady wanting to play another 6-7 years, and why he thinks it would be tough for Belichick to believe that Brady can realistically play...
Curran: The main concern with new NFL replay rules is. . .
Tom E. Curran sounds off on the NFL and the proposed changes coming from the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.
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Curran: Not a big stretch for Tom Brady to play past age of 43
Tom E. Curran joins Early Edition to discuss Robert Kraft saying Tom Brady plans to play 6-7 more years, and explain why it is not outlandish.
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Curran: Not a big stretch for Tom Brady to play 7 more years
Tom E. Curran joins Early Edition to discuss Robert Kraft saying Tom Brady plans to play 6-7 more years, and explain why it is not outlandish.
Curran: The main concern with new NFL replay rules is. . .
Tom E. Curran sounds off on the NFL and the proposed changes coming from the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.
Kraft: Tom Brady "willing to play 6-7 more years"
Robert Kraft talks Tom Brady, Brandin Cooks and Malcolm Butler.
Perry: Kraft clearly wants Butler back but can't say much
Mike Giardi and Phil Perry talk about Malcolm Butler's status
Kraft on possible Patriots reunion with Revis: 'I would love it'
Talking with the New York Daily News, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he’d be open to a reunion with Darrelle Revis
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Kraft says intention is not to trade Butler: 'We hope he's with us'
Robert Kraft is hoping that Malcolm Butler signs his first-round tender and plays in the Patriots' defensive backfield in 2017.
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Kraft on Belichick: 'I hope he coaches until his 80s'
Robert Kraft is hoping the Belichick-Brady Era will last forever. Or close to it. 
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Kraft on Brady: He wants to play 'six, seven more years'
Robert Kraft on Brady: 'I'm not sure avocado ice cream is right for me, but if I could look like him and perform half as well . . . I'd do it.'
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Patriots top ESPN's post-free agency power rankings
The Dolphins are the only other AFC East team in the top 15. 
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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis with fans in Las Vegas.
NFL owners OK Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas
NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas.
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WR Brandon Marshall provides player's perspective to owners on Day 2 of meetings
Brandon Marshally, newly-acquired receiver of the Giants, addresses NFL owners as their meetings in Phoenix.  
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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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NFL owners more open to rules changes when Patriots aren't proposing?
The Patriots haven't proposed any new rules changes in two years. Why? Maybe because they feel as though their proposals are doomed from the get-go. 
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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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Five things to look for from NFL annual meetings
What's next for the Pats? Will they trade Jimmy G. and/or Malcolm Butler? Sign lower-level free agents? We may start to get answers this week.
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Film review: Burkhead provides Patriots combination of power, quickness
If the 2016 regular-season finale was any indication, the Patriots locked up a versatile runner in Rex Burkhead
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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.
Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'
Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan admitted he was a little bit intimidated before his chat with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
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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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