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Saints add tight end Ben Watson with three-year deal

Mar 19, 2013

With budding superstar Jimmy Graham already on the roster, few would argue that the New Orleans Saints really needed to add to the tight end position in this year’s free agency. However, it didn’t stop them from doing so. According to NFL.com, the Saints and former Patriots and Browns tight end Benjamin Watson have agreed to a three-year free agent contract. Watson, who spent the last three seasons in Cleveland after six in New England, isn’t quite the explosive threat Graham is. However, he is an intelligent, dedicated veteran, who can create mismatches and provide a steady, reliable target, especially in the redzone….

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Patriots sign former Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson

Mar 16, 2013

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has added another versatile veteran chess piece to his defense — former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson. The 12-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowl safety agreed to a three-year with the Patriots, Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 reports. The 33-year-old hard-hitting safety will likely end his career in New England if everything goes well and he plays out the full length of his contract. Although Wilson’s play fell off last season in the desert, Belichick likely plans to use him in a role comparable to Rodney Harrison, who also spent the twilight…

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Patriots sign Danny Amendola to help offset loss of Wes Welker

Mar 13, 2013

It sure didn’t take the New England Patriots long to replace recently departed slot receiver Wes Welker. At least not on paper. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have agreed to terms with former St. Louis Rams wideout Danny Amendola on a five-year, $31 million contract. The news comes just hours after Welker signed a two-year $12 million deal with the Denver Broncos, where he will catch passes form longtime Patriots rival Peyton Manning. Welker reportedly turned down a two-year, $10 million offer to return to New England. [RELATED: Jared Cook reunited with former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher in St. Louis] Amendola,…

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Broncos ink Wes Welker to two-year, $12 million deal

Mar 13, 2013

When New England quarterback Tom Brady renegotiated his contract in order to allow the team to free up some salary cap space, most believed that the Patriots would use at least some of that money to retain star wideout Wes Welker for at least a few more seasons. They didn’t. Now Welker is a member of the Denver Broncos and will be catching passes from another future hall-of-fame quarterback–longtime rival Peyton Manning. According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, Welker and the Broncos have agreed on a two-year contract. The deal is expected to pay the slot receiver extraordinaire $12 million which is reportedly $2 million…

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Browns reportedly still interested in acquiring Patriots’ Ryan Mallett, but should they?

Mar 12, 2013

Ever since the Cleveland Browns announced the hiring of former NFL Network analyst Mike Lombardi as vice president of player personnel (now general manager), most expected the organization to bring in some sort of competition for incumbent quarterback Brandon Weeden. Considering Lombardi’s admiration for former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett (as an analysts, Lombardi touted Mallett as the best quarterback available in the 2011 draft), many assumed that the Browns may target the current New England Patriots’ backup. Such speculation has quieted in recent weeks, but with the 2013 league year now officially underway, it appears the rumored course of action may not quite be out…

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Patriots, 49ers among teams reportedly interested in Josh Cribbs

Mar 10, 2013

It appears that the Josh Cribbs era has come to an end in Cleveland. According to a report by NFL.com‘s Marc Sessler, as many as five teams–none of them the Browns–have shown interest in the dynamic kick returner/wide receiver since the “legal” tampering period got underway at 12 a.m. Saturday. Cribbs has spent his entire eight-year career with the Browns, but has been vocally disappointed about his lack of offensive snaps over the last two seasons. With the new regime of CEO Joe Banner and head coach Rob Chudzinski seemingly prepared to move on, he might finally have the opportunity to make an offensive…

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Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker appears intent on testing free agency

Mar 6, 2013

Apparently, the money that Patriots’ franchise quarterback Tom Brady sacrificed in his new three-year extension wasn’t put to good enough use, at least in the opinion of impending free agent wide receiver Wes Welker. Following negotiations that were reportedly going well between the Welker and Patriot camps on a long-term contract extension, the Pats’ could be in danger of losing Brady’s long-time security blanket after Welker declared his interest to test the open market once free agency begins March 12. Not to worry though, Patriots fans and Wes Welker fantasy owners. Odds are, your boy will ultimately end up back in…

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Tom Brady, Patriots agree to three-year contract extension

Feb 26, 2013

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has continued to express his desire to play in the NFL until at least his 40th birthday. Thanks to a freshly minted contract extension, Brady has made that scenario a virtual certainty, while ensuring the franchise with who he hopes to finish his career won’t have to break the bank to make it happen. The deal was announced on Monday, and is expected to pay the three-time Super Bowl winning quarterback $27 million through the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons. The deal is also believed to include a $3 million signing bonus, while effectively lowering…

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Patriots’ Tom Brady fined $10K for kick on Ravens safety Ed Reed

Jan 24, 2013

So much for favoritism. The NFL’s golden boy, Tom Brady has been fined $10,000 for his “kick” on Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. The incident occurred in the second quarter of New England”s loss to Baltimore in last week’s AFC championship game. On the play in question, Brady scrambled and then slid, sticking his right foot into the air, seemingly to protect himself from a charging Reed. Brady’s cleat struck Reed squarely in the thigh, immediately prompting observers to question whether or not the act was an intentional attempt to injure the Ravens’ star safety. While the league would have a difficult…

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Ravens get complete team effort in dominating win over Patriots in AFC Championship

Jan 20, 2013

In a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship, the Baltimore Ravens got their revenge against the New England Patriots. They will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVII, after dominating the New England Patriots on both sides of the ball. The first half proved to be as competitive as expected. The teams exchanged blows (and punts) like two prized title fighters, due in large part to the stellar play of their defenses. However, once the second half began, the floodgates opened, but only one team was lucky enough to have a raft — the Ravens. While the Patriots defense started…