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Patriots | Martellus Bennett will test free agency
New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free-agent market. Based on his asking price, he could be with a different team next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Patriots | Danny Amendola open to pay cut
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could get transition tag
New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower may be more likely to receive the transition tag than the franchise tag if the Patriots decide to use a tag on him, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Hightower would receive around $11 million if he receives the transition tag and the Patriots would have the first right of refusal if another team signed him. The franchise tag would be worth between $14.5 million and $15 million, which may be too rich for the Patriots.
Patriots | Brian Daboll leaving New England
Patriots | Michael Floyd gets jail sentence
New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd was sentenced Friday, Feb. 17, after pleading guilty to his extreme DUI charge. He will have to spend 120 days in jail, 24 of which to be served in Maricopa County Jail and the other 96 to be served under house arrest. In addition, Floyd must pay a $5,115 fine and complete 30 hours of community service. The other six charges against him were dismissed.
Patriots | Tom Brady extension possible
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has expressed mutual interest in a new contract with the team, according to source. Talks are in preliminary stages. Brady is signed through 2019. He will earn $1 million in 2017, but he has a $14 million salary cap number.
Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo draws praise
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was compared to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre by Patriots WR Julian Edelman during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, appearance on NFL Network. "The guy is a stud. He went out and played in the regular season and played very well. He has that kind of gunslinger-like confidence, that Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence," Edelman said. Garoppolo is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Patriots | Glenn Gronkowski back with Patriots
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower a candidate to be tagged
Patriots | Martellus Bennett may not re-sign
The New England Patriots are interested in re-signing impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett but may not be willing to get into a bidding war for him if other teams are interested, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.
Patriots | Malcolm Butler may receive high tender
Patriots | Malcolm Butler staying put
New England Patriots restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler "won't be going anywhere" this offseason as the team plans to place a first-round tender on him, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.
Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo to fetch Day 2 draft pick?
Patriots | Danny Amendola will need to take pay cut
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is due $6 million in base salary in 2017, but it is a "certainty" he will not be returning under the turn of his current contract, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.
Patriots | Julian Edelman productive on road
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught all three of his touchdowns on the road this season. He finished the season with 43 receptions and 522 yards at home while catching 55 receptions for 584 yards on the road.
Patriots | No INTs on road for Tom Brady
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower may test the market
New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower said he's been in contact with former teammate and current Cleveland Browns LB Jamie Collins and other players to better handle the free-agent process. When asked if Hightower would take less money to stay with the Patriots, Hightower only said "we'll see," and that he has a long process to go through.
Patriots | No surgery for Dont'a Hightower
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could receive tag
Patriots | Three players sign with Patriots
Patriots | Big disparity in Super Bowl plays run
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his offense ran 47 more plays (93 to 46) than the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. It was the biggest disparity in plays in postseason history, according to Elias Sports.
Patriots | More records for Tom Brady
Patriots | Tom Brady not done playing
Patriots | James White sets points record
Patriots | Dion Lewis hurt his hamstring
Patriots | James White breaks records
Patriots | NE would like to bring back Michael Floyd
Patriots | Martellus Bennett getting franchise tag?
Patriots | James White scores three times
New England Patriots RB James White had six carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 110 yards and a score in a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.
Patriots | Record night for Tom Brady
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set Super Bowl records for passing yards and completions in a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, completing 43 of his 62 attempts for 466 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Patriots | Dion Lewis goes down
Patriots | Unwanted record for Tom Brady
Patriots | Super Bowl inactives for Pats
Patriots | Michael Floyd expected to be inactive
Patriots | New England pursued DeAndre Hopkins
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was a primary trade target for the New England Patriots during the season. Prior to dealing LB Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round pick, the Patriots asked for Hopkins in a potential trade for Collins.
Patriots | Tom Brady expected to play 3-5 more years
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could play three to five more years as the team plans for the long-term, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It is that window that is allowing the Patriots to consider trading Jimmy Garoppolo.
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski wants a long career
Patriots | Dante Scarnecchia plans to return
Patriots | Alan Branch says he will play
Patriots | Nate Ebner expected to be cleared
Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots
New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) were limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.
Patriots | Martellus Bennett questionable
Patriots | Questionable tag for Malcolm Mitchell
Patriots | Chris Hogan listed as questionable
Patriots | Michael Floyd wants to re-up with Pats
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