Patriots schedule will be unveiled Tuesday

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Patriots schedule will be unveiled Tuesday

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com
(Watch carefully as we completely ignore the fact the NFL lockout may ultimately, in a far-less-than-perfect world, wipe out a portion of the 2011 schedule.) And this is why the NFL is king. They can tell you in April how you'll be spending your Sundays in September, October, November, December and the start of January and we all get excited about it. Tuesday night, the league will release the 2011 slate with the NFL Total Access: 2011 Schedule Release Show. Yay. We already know the Patriots' opponents. Home and away games with the Bills, Dolphins and Jets. Road games at Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Philly and Washington. Home games with the Chiefs, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys and Giants. We'll see if the Pats-Colts game gets the Week 9, first week of November treatment as it normally does. And when we get to see all those awesome costumes in the Hole Noir out in Oakland. And whether I'll be able to unleash 310-yard drives on a Sunday afternoon on a Denver golf course if there's a Monday night game out there. That's what fun is all about. Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Pro Football Talk: Ex-Patriot Jamie Collins close to re-signing with Browns

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Pro Football Talk: Ex-Patriot Jamie Collins close to re-signing with Browns

The Browns are close to finalizing a multi-year contract with former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, CBS Sports reported Thursday.

The report said “significant progress” has been made between the sides and that the deal will be done by the weekend.

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Trump wishes Kraft good luck, says Brady called to congratulate him

Trump wishes Kraft good luck, says Brady called to congratulate him

President-elect Donald Trump made sure to thank a few of his supporters from New England -- particularly those at 1 Patriot Place -- during a speech on the eve of his inauguration to the nation's highest office. 

Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all earned shout-outs from Trump. Kraft was one of many Trump donors present for a dinner at Washington, DC's Union Station, where he was singled out by the soon-to-be-president. 

"In the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever because he's got a great quarterback named Tom Brady and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft," Trump said. "Good luck, Bob.

"Your friend Tom Brady just called. He feels good. He called to congratulate us. He feels good. Good luck. You're going to do great."

Trump gave one extra nod to Belichick, who he says taught him to out-work his competition. 

"I out-worked everybody," Trump said. "I think I out-worked anyone who ever ran for office. I learned that from Belichick."