Patriots sign Anderson, release Favorite

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Patriots sign Anderson, release Favorite

The New England Patriots have signed veteran free agent defensive end Mark Anderson and released first-year defensive tackle Marlon Favorite on Friday, according to a press release from the team.

Anderson is a five-year NFL veteran who played with the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans. Throughout his career, he has recorded 154 tackles, 25.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

In his rookie year, Anderson was named to the All-Rookie Team, was named NFL Defensive Rookie for the Month of October after recording six sacks and finished second in NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

Favorite joined the Patriots practice squad in January 2011. He has spent the last two years on practice squads in St. Louis, Kansas City, Seattle, and New Orleans.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.