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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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Winter Storm Rex Prepares to Lash Northeast; Boston, New York City Under … – Wunderground.com (blog)

Wunderground.com (blog)… Winter Storm Rex is about to move into the Northeast and New England, bringing another shot of snow to New York City and Boston. “This system is going to energize as it gets up into New England this afternoon,” said Tom Niziol, winter weather …NYC: Snow to Hit Tuesday, Before a Warmup WednesdayAccuWeather.comWeather […]

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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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Report: Larry Fitzgerald Trade Talks Between Patriots, Cardinals Never Happened – NESN.com

NESN.comActually, he could wind up in New England somewhere down the road, but there has yet to be trade talks between the Patriots and Arizona Cardinals, according to one report. CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran reported Tuesday that the Patriots “sent out feelers to …Athlon Sports: 2008 Cardinals fourth-worst team to ever play in a Super […]

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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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Miami Dolphins lose another GM candidate as Nick Caserio passes on job – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe Dolphins thought they had their man again, and he turned them down. Nick Caserio, the Patriots’ director of player personnel, was offered the Dolphins’ general manager job Saturday but ultimately decided to stay in New England, the Miami Herald has …Nick Caserio among three interviewed by Miami on SaturdayNBCSports.comBuccaneers executive Hickey hired as Dolphins’ […]

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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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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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Unheralded players help Pats – Boston.com

Unheralded players help PatsBoston.comFOXBOROUGH — On paper, this New England team doesn’t measure up to others Bill Belichick has taken to AFC championship games. On the field, though, unheralded players replacing missing stars filled major roles to get the Patriots to where they are … and more …read more Source: NFL – AFC Game News […]

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Denver brewery offers Patriots players free beer during AFC Championship game – USA TODAY

Denver brewery offers Patriots players free beer during AFC Championship gameUSA TODAYThe brewery will be unveiling its newest beer ““Omaha! Omaha! Brett,” an ale which is described as “a winning, gloriously golden wonder deep with unstoppable flavors” and doesn’t pair well with New England clam chowder according to the Boston Globe. and more …read more […]

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Capsule for AFC championship game – Boston.com

Boston.comSTREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New England overcame 24-0 halftime deficit on Nov. 24. … Patriots coach Bill Belichick 7-10 vs. Broncos. … Game marks 15th meeting between Brady and Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Brady leads 10-4, including 2-1 in …NFL: Patriots’ Brady returns to practiceSan Jose Mercury NewsBroncos’ John Elway expects Peyton Manning back […]

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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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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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Brady-Manning, 49ers-Seahawks spice up title games – Boston.com

Boston.comDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before playing against the San Diego Chargers in an The Associated Press Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before playing against the San Diego Chargers in an NFL AFC …Beast quake: Seahawks fans rock stadium againBoston HeraldNFL playoffs: Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers to play New […]

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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 […]