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Steve Gregory released by New England Patriots – NFL.com

NFL.comGregory started in 13 games last season. He showed promise before injuring his thumb in Week 9 of the 2013 season, after coming off a subpar first season with the Patriots. Rookie third-round pick Duron Harmon filled in during Gregory’s absence. The move …Patriots are releasing S Steve GregoryBoston.comPatriots release S Steve GregoryPatriots.comSafety Steve Gregory […]

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Aaron Hernandez and inmate clash in jail – Boston.com

Boston.comAaron Hernandez fought another inmate Tuesday at the North Dartmouth jail where the former New England Patriots player is being held as he awaits trial on murder and weapons charges, an official said. Bernie Sullivan, a spokesman for the Bristol County …Hernandez Reportedly Got Into Fight With Another InmateHartford CourantReport: Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez […]

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Fired Cleveland Browns GM Mike Lombardi reunited with Bill Belichick in New … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerSources told cleveland.com that the discord between the two contributed to the demise of both. Lombardi, who had been with the Browns for only 13 months, was replaced in Cleveland by Ray Farmer, who was promoted from assistant general manager.Patriots Hire Mike LomardiESPN (blog)New England Patriots announce hiring of former Cleveland Browns GM […]

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Draft Prospects with the Most to Gain in Indy – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFor players whose draft stocks are more in flux, the combine is a legitimate opportunity to improve one’s draft stock. Along with impressing in positional drills and in interviews with NFL teams, running fast, jumping high and/or dominating the bench …NFL Draft 2014: Jace Amaro, Rob Blanchflower among New England Patriots …MassLive.com (blog)2014 NFL […]

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VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff Game – People Magazine

VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff GamePeople MagazineThousands watched the Denver Broncos clinch a spot in Super Bowl XLVII by winning Saturday’s AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, and one group had a unique view of the field: the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm. The official … […]

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Super Bowl ‘picks’ not only about odds but play calls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER — John Lynch watched the AFC Championship Game live at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday and didn’t notice anything remarkable about Denver Broncos. receiver Wes Welker colliding with the New England Patriots’ Aqib Talib …Aqib Talib injury: Patriots CB has no structural damage in kneePhilly.comBelichick: Wes Welker’s hit a ‘deliberate’ […]

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CBS Sports Earns Second Highest Viewer Average for AFC Championship … – TVbytheNumbers

TVbytheNumbersCBS Sports’ coverage of the 2014 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game featuring the Denver Broncos defeating the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 19 (3:06-6:08 PM, ET) averaged 51.3 million viewers (Persons 2+), which is the second-highest viewer average …“THE NFL ON CBS” SCORES WITH SECOND HIGHEST RATING FOR AFC …The Futon CriticTakeaways from Thomas’ Performance in […]

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Report cards: Broncos’ air attack perfect vs. Patriots – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPeyton Manning will make his third Super Bowl appearance after his Denver Broncos defeated the New England Patriots 26-16 on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. Below are grades for each team. THE Q: Broncos’ toughest test still awaits.Peyton Manning, Broncos rip Patriots to reach Super BowlABC NewsBroncos 26, Patriots 16ReutersManning’s charity to get […]

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Live: Peyton Manning TD pass lifts Broncos to 10-0 lead – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldDenver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) is stopped by New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game in Denver, Md., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey).Travel site offers deal tied to Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ shoutFox NewsThe five best Brady-Manning matchupsBoston.comPeyton Manning […]

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Patriots’ Aaron Dobson (foot) active vs. Denver Broncos – NFL.com

NFL.comTom Brady and the Patriots overcame a 24-point halftime deficit against the Broncos to prevail in Week 12. Was it the best moment of 2013? VOTE NOW. The New England Patriots wide receiver is active for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.Live: Aaron Dobson returns, Kenbrell Thompkins inactiveBoston HeraldBroncos vs. Patriots inactives, 2014 playoffs: Aaron […]

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Hot Reads: AFC, NFC decide Super Bowl teams (watch) – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comGet ready for a tremendous football game to open Sunday’s NFL conference championship play. NFL analyst Troy Aikman expects nothing less when the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos. Aikman will do analysis on Sunday’s second game, …Brady, Manning face off with Super Bowl on the lineDelaware County Daily TimesKiszla: Patriots’ Tom Brady blocks […]

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Pete Carroll leads Seahawks with enthusiasm, toughness – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENTON, Wash. — Willie McGinest was one of the few true believers in his young New England Patriots coach Pete Carroll when many teammates rolled their eyes, scoffing at Carroll’s player-friendly, Joe College approach. The star linebacker who played 15 …Purdy: 49ers versus Seahawks will be violence unleashedSan Jose Mercury News49ers, Seahawks just belong […]

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Tom Brady returns to Patriots practice Thursday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is back at practice with the New England Patriots. New England’s quarterback returned after missing one day because of illness. The Patriots are scheduled to practice again on Friday before leaving for Denver where …AFC Championship: Tom Brady-Peyton Manning is no contest in stat that mattersWashington PostExplaining Peyton […]

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The Edge: Brady vs. Manning – ESPN

ESPNFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady downplayed missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness, saying it felt good to get back on the field with his teammates Thursday in anticipation of the AFC Championship Game.Peyton Manning ranks Bill Belichick as greatest coach in NFL historyLos Angeles TimesTom Brady on illness: ‘It was nothing, […]

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Patriots and Broncos to play for AFC Title – Patriots.com

Patriots.comDownload Game Release >> The New England Patriots advanced to their 10th AFC Championship Game, and third straight AFC title game, after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game last Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.2014 NFL playoffs: What to watch in AFC, NFC championship gamesCBSSports.comPatriots In The AFC Championship GameCBS LocalTale […]

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Sick Tom Brady misses New England Patriots practice, but Bill Belichick won’t … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFOXBOROUGH — Four days before the AFC Championship Game, they all but declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts: Tom Brady did not practice. Of course, New England has no chance to beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday if Bill …‘Omaha’ to benefit Peyton charityESPNExplaining Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call: How […]

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Wes Welker can’t pick between Peyton Manning, Tom Brady – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldDenver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) speaks at a news conference at the NFL Denver Broncos football training facility in Englewood, Colo., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots on Sunday for the …Here’s why NFL championship weekend is going to be awesomeFOXSports.com2014 NFL Conference championships, […]

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Brady sits Pats practice because of illness, shoulder – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are taking Tom Brady’s absence from practice in stride. Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness …QB Tom Brady not spotted at Patriots practiceMiamiHerald.comPeyton Manning says Bill Belichick will ‘go down as the […]

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LeGarrette Blount leads Pats to AFC title game vs. Broncos – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) works a running drill during a stretching and drills session before practice begins at the NFL football team’s facility in Foxborough, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The Patriots will play the Denver …Uffsides: Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Championship game previewSB NationFive reasons why AFC title game will […]

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Madden: In the cold, ‘you better be able to run it’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe running game wins championships, right? Maybe so. Expect the smash-mouth football trend of these NFL playoffs to continue come Sunday’s championship game showdowns between the power running New England Patriots and Denver Broncos in the …Fact Check: Not from the Northwest? Watch it on TV, bubFlorida Times-UnionTicket gripes, billboard bias, trash talk … […]

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Report cards: Colts can’t answer reinvented Patriots – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New England Patriots used a vicious ground game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Below are grades for each team. THE Q: Patriots’ new formula? GROSS:Andrew Luck slobbers everywhere.Preview: Colts at PatriotsReutersSorting the Saturday Pile: Patriots run by Colts 43-22CBSSports.comCharles Barkley embraces Patriots locker room like […]

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Live: Pats running away, lead Colts, 43-22 – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady congratulates running back LeGarrette Blount on his first quarter touchdown in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday January 11, 2014.Former Patriots WR Branch inactive for ColtsBoston.comPatriots run their way to 43-22 fourth-quarter leadThe Providence JournalNew England Patriots catch break on botched puntNFL.comFanSided –Daily Astorianall […]

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No lead safe with comeback kings – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady has been leading successful comebacks for more than a decade. Andrew Luck is just getting started. One of them should have a chance to do that again tonight. The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, who have …NFL playoffs: Elite kickers face offNorthJersey.comGostkowski, Vinatieri get kicks in […]

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Patriots set to face Colts in AFC divisional round – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can prepare his players to stop Andrew Luck now that they’re set to play the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round. The teams will meet Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.Patriots will host Colts in divisional roundBoston HeraldPatriots Need Some Good Luck Against ColtsPatsFans.comHilton a […]