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Watch: Patriots start preparation for Carolina Panthers, hope t…

Watch: Patriots start preparation for Carolina Panthers, hope to get back Shane Vereen and Aqib Talib

boston.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 12, 2013
In the latest Patriots midweek report, New England is coming off the bye week with the red-hot Carolina Panthers to prepare for.
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  • Tom Brady says there are no shortcuts with this Carolina Panthe…

    Tom Brady says there are no shortcuts with this Carolina Panthers defense

    boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    It’s almost dizzying what the Panthers have been able to do on defense. They’re the second-best unit in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing only 12.8 points per game.
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  • Video shows Gronkowski mocking Asian fan

    Video shows Gronkowski mocking Asian fan

    ESPN.com boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was videotaped mocking a man of Asian heritage at a Foxborough, Mass., bar last week, the latest NFL player whose racially charged comments have made their way into the public eye.
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  • Celts' Sullinger has MRI on sore right knee

    Celts' Sullinger has MRI on sore right knee

    ESPN.com boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger underwent a precautionary MRI on his right knee at New England Baptist Hospital on Tuesday and the results revealed a bone bruise, according to the team. Sullinger is listed as day to day.
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  • Patriots-Texans game flexed to 1 p.m.

    Patriots-Texans game flexed to 1 p.m.

    boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Patriots Week 13 matchup with the Houston Texans has been flexed from its originally scheduled time to 1 p.m. Eastern.
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  • Week 11: Tuesday practice peek

    Week 11: Tuesday practice peek

    boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    S Steve Gregory (thumb) was the only player not spotted.
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  • Rob Gronkowski turns women’s football clinic into insane danceo…

    Rob Gronkowski turns women’s football clinic into insane danceoff (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2013
    Rob Gronkowski, national treasure.What happens when you mix football, women, drinks and Gronk? This:The New England Patriots tight end was a host for the inaugural 2013 Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic on Tuesday, which, for $99, promised its …
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  • Pondering Ed Reed & Patriots fit

    Pondering Ed Reed & Patriots fit

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    With news that the Texans will release safety Ed Reed today, the question naturally comes to mind: Might the Patriots be interested? We know all about the mutual admiration between Reed and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. It's something that has come up …
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  • Boston’s Ben Cherington named executive of the year by Sporting…

    Boston’s Ben Cherington named executive of the year by Sporting News

    yahoo.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox went from disgraced in last place to World Series champion in one season, and general manager Ben Cherington is being recognized as a result. Cherington was named Major League Baseball executive of the year Monday night by the Sportin…
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  • Red Sox well represented with 11 GIBBY nominations

    Red Sox well represented with 11 GIBBY nominations

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The awards have been pouring in steadily since the Red Sox captured the 2013 World Series title. More could be on the way. Nine Red Sox players, as well as manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington, were nominated for Greatness in Baseball…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Bills need more production from WR T.J. Graham. WR Rishard Matthews was a bright spot for the Dolphins offense on Monday night. DL Armond Armstead is unlikely to play for the Patriots this season. Jets WR David Nelson still has a bad taste in his mo…
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  • Tom Brady’s glad to be off bye week, back to work

    Tom Brady’s glad to be off bye week, back to work

    profootballtalk.com Nov 12, 2013
    With six days off for his bye week, Tom Brady spent some time on a beach with his family, as evidenced by the pictures his wife posted on Instagram. But the Patriots quarterback said he was never far from the game while away, either. “I was talking to m…
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  • In early playoff picture, Patriots are in good shape

    In early playoff picture, Patriots are in good shape

    boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    As his players enjoyed one final day off to close out their bye-week break, Bill Belichick and the coaching staff were back at Gillette Stadium getting ready for their game in Charlotte against the Panthers next Monday night.
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  • For Patriots coach Bill Belichick, evaluation never stops

    For Patriots coach Bill Belichick, evaluation never stops

    boston.com Nov 12, 2013
    Though Patriots players were enjoying a sixth day of rest and relaxation on their bye week — possibly the longest midseason break Bill Belichick ever has given a team — the coaching staff was back at Gillette Stadium Monday, starting preparations for th…
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  • Former Patriots Player Chad Brown talks Richie Incognito

    Former Patriots Player Chad Brown talks Richie Incognito

    patriotsgab.com Nov 12, 2013
    Former Patriots LB Chad Brown (98) Former Patriots linebacker Chad Brown joined Full Scale Sports to talk about Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito. Brown gives an in – depth take on the situation and what fans should be watching this NFL season…
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