The New England Patriots offensive line played their first game in the post-Mankins era on Thursday.
With the trade of Logan Mankins to the Bucs, Michael Felger is recalling previous big deals that went down just before the season began that shook up the Patriots.
The Patriots have a number of second-year players that they'd like to see become more consistent contributors this season. Foremost among them might be wide receiver Aaron Dobson.
The Dallas Cowboys are worth $3.2 billion, according to Forbes. The Patriots $2.6 billion. The NFL is thinking of charging acts to perform on its Super Bowl halftime show.