Team Notebook: New England Patriots
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Patriots | Trade down in fifth round
Patriots | Malcom Brown pick applauded
Patriots | Malcom Brown selected 32nd overall
Patriots | New England keeps 32nd pick
Patriots | New England trading out of first round
Patriots | Chandler Jones' option picked up
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower's option exercised
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower had his option for 2016 exercised Wednesday, April 29. The option is worth $7.751 million, guaranteed for injury currently, but it will become fully guaranteed at the start of the 2016 league year. Hightower's 2015 cap hit is $2,457,637 so a deal is expected between the two sides in order to knock down the cap hit for 2016.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo's deal restructured
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo's contract was restructured to three years with $4.5 million guaranteed, a $3 million bonus, $1.5 million guaranteed base pay in 2015 and a $1.8 million Pro Bowl incentive.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo a rarity for New England
New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo was drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft in 2008, making him one of just two players drafted in the top 10 in head coach Bill Belichick's 15 seasons with the team.
Patriots | Jerod Mayo contract update
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo agreed to a restructured one-year deal that will guarantee him $4.5 million in 2015 and could be worth as much as $6 million, according to a source. The deal also includes two option years.
Patriots | Working on reworked deal with Jerod Mayo
Patriots | Nate Solder had testicular cancer
New England Patriots OT Nate Solder was diagnosed in April 2014 with testicular cancer. He was treated and played in every game during the 2014 season. "I was completely healthy, I'm a professional athlete. It can happen to anybody," Solder said. "Make sure you get yourself checked out, especially young men, because that's who it's really targeted toward."
Patriots | Bryan McBryde works out
Patriots | Cameron Fleming may work at OG
New England Patriots OT Cameron Fleming has been working on improving his play at guard this offseason and could see time at the position next season. Fleming said one start at guard in 2014 but injured his hand and did not return to the position.
Patriots | Todd Gurley will visit
Patriots | NE to work out Nelson Agholor
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower rehab going well
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is doing well in his rehab from surgery in early February on his shoulder, but he's likely to miss training camp this summer with a timetable for recovery around six to seven months. Hightower is hoping that he can be ready for the start of the regular season. "Right now, I'm doing well. The doc likes everything he's seen. I just had my checkup. I'm right on track, if not better," Hightower said. "I'm not sure what I'm going to be able to do as far as OTAs and training camp and all that other stuff goes. But I'm looking forward to being back."
Patriots | Likely will pick up two fifth-year options
Patriots | Malcolm Butler expected to make impact
New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is expected to be one of the impact players on defense next season, according to DE Chandler Jones. Jones said Butler made plays during practice even though he did not see a lot of playing time.
Patriots | LeGarrette Blount suspended
Patriots | Malcolm Butler could start
Patriots | James White may receive bigger role
Patriots | Geremy Davis in for workout
Patriots | Sealver Siliga retained
Patriots | Stefon Diggs visits
Patriots | Stefen Wisniewski visited
Patriots | Bobby McClain works out
Patriots | Rolando McClain leaves without contract
Patriots | Rolando McClain visiting
Patriots | Chandler Jones had surgery
Patriots | Jonathan Freeny contract update
New England Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny signed a one-year, $850,000 deal, which includes a $150,000 signing bonus. He'll come with a salary cap charge of $1 million in 2015. Freeny projects as a core special teams player in New England.
Patriots | Sealver Siliga had surgery
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower to miss several months
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) will miss six to seven months after undergoing surgery on a torn right labrum a month ago. Hightower's availability for the beginning of the regular season could now be in jeopardy.
Patriots | Jamison Crowder to meet Patriots
Patriots | Accused of tampering by NYJ
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he would have liked for the Patriots to have re-signed New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis, which led the Jets to file tampering charges against the Patriots about his Revis comments, according to sources.
Patriots | Receive compensatory picks
Patriots | Pats owner dismisses Deflategate
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that "I know that there is no smoking gun" that could prove that the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts in January. Kraft directed all other questions to the league office, but he wants the investigation to run its course. The NFL is still investigating how the Patriots used underinflated footballs against the Colts, but there is no timetable for resolving the cheating allegations.
Patriots | Ryan Wendell recovering from surgery
Patriots | Chris Jones undergoes surgery
Patriots | Chimdi Chekwa contract update
Patriots | Travaris Cadet contract update
Patriots | Robert McClain financials
New England Patriots CB Robert McClain has a one-year deal worth $1.24 million, with a $150,000 signing bonus and a $240,000 roster bonus. McClain can also earn up to $760,000 in playing-time incentives.
Patriots | Rob Ninkovich to make more money in 2015
New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is now scheduled to make $5 million in 2015 after his contract was adjusted, according to a source. Ninkovich was originally scheduled to make $2.45 million next season.
Patriots | Robert McClain signing
Patriots | Bradley Fletcher agrees with Pats
Updating an earlier report, free-agent CB Bradley Fletcher (Eagles) agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 18. The deal is worth a maximum of $2.5 million, according to a source.
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