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Brandon Spikes is ready to back up his trash talk

Brandon Spikes is ready to back up his trash talk

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 23 hours ago
New Bills linebacker wasn’t backing down from his inflammatory comments about the Patriots, and he backed up his words by doing something he didn’t do last year. Spikes showed up for the first day of the Bills’ voluntary workouts, proud to back up his b…
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  • Matthew Slater: 'A lot to be excited about'

    Matthew Slater: 'A lot to be excited about'

    ESPN.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater likes what he sees at this early stage of the 2014 league year, while at the same time acknowledging this is just the start of a long journey. “There’s a lot to be excited ab…
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  • Patriots Staff, Alumni Finish Strong in Boston Marathon

    Patriots Staff, Alumni Finish Strong in Boston Marathon

    boston.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    The Patriots Charitable Foundation, the charity arm of the New England Patriots, had 52 runners in Monday's 118th running of the Boston Marathon, including 15 staffers.
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  • Darrelle Revis Joins Patriots to Pick Things Up And Put Them Do…

    Darrelle Revis Joins Patriots to Pick Things Up And Put Them Down

    boston.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Newly-signed Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was spotted in Foxborough Tuesday as Patriots players reported for voluntary workouts.
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Former Bills QB Doug Flutie ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill started working with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Monday. CB Darrelle Revis had his first official Patriots workout on Monday. Jets DL Sheldon Richardson pr…
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  • Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman Show Boston Marathon …

    Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman Show Boston Marathon Support

    boston.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, and Rob Gronkowski all took to Facebook to post messages for the runners and the city.
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  • Here Comes The Pizza...Forever

    Here Comes The Pizza...Forever

    deadspin.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    April 16, 2007, the greatest moment that has ever—or could ever—grace the Red Sox's annual Patriots' Day morning game. If you haven't seen the entire Pizza Affair before, rectify that now. And if you have, let's give thanks for this perfect moment of ba…
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  • Report: Patriots Will Host Florida DT Dominique Easley For Pre-…

    Report: Patriots Will Host Florida DT Dominique Easley For Pre-Draft Visit

    boston.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    The New England Patriots are examining options to fortify their defensive line.
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  • Patriots offseason roundtable, Part 1

    Patriots offseason roundtable, Part 1

    ESPN.com Apr 21 (2 days ago)
    With the Patriots beginning their voluntary offseason program Monday, Mike Reiss and Field Yates got together for a roundtable to cover some questions surrounding the team (part 1 of 2): Which signing, or re-signing, has perhaps flown under the radar th…
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  • Bill Belichick Reportedly Running Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon

    Bill Belichick Reportedly Running Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon

    boston.com Apr 21 (2 days ago)
    Bill Belichick, the Patriots head coach with a known affinity for Jersey rockers, will reportedly take his love of rock and roll to Nashville on Saturday for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series.
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  • Josh Kline made impression on teammates

    Josh Kline made impression on teammates

    ESPN.com Apr 21 (2 days ago)
    When the Patriots were forced to shuffle their offensive line in a critical late December game against the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, unheralded rookie Josh Kline was inserted into the mix at left guard for his first career NFL start. That vote of confid…
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  • Offseason workout guidelines

    Offseason workout guidelines

    ESPN.com Apr 20 (3 days ago)
    The Patriots open their offseason workout program, and there are several guidelines and restrictions related to these workouts, highlighted below: General " Workouts are strictly voluntary " A maximum of four workouts per week (no weekends) &q…
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  • Patriots Worked Out Cornerback Anders Battle

    Patriots Worked Out Cornerback Anders Battle

    boston.com Apr 20 (3 days ago)
    In addition to a large tally of quarterbacks, the Patriots have also been associated with an equally impressive number of defensive backs.
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  • Patriots continue showing interest in quarterback prospects

    Patriots continue showing interest in quarterback prospects

    profootballtalk.com boston.com Apr 19 (4 days ago)
    The Patriots don’t have an immediate need at quarterback, but they’re continuing to show interest in drafting one. Our list of pre-draft visits shows that the Patriots have spent time with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Texas A&M quarterb…
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  • Patriots Have Also Talked to Northern Colorado’s Seth Lobato

    Patriots Have Also Talked to Northern Colorado’s Seth Lobato

    boston.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    In addition to the 10 other quarterbacks the Patriots have been associated with, New England has also had talks with Northern Colorado’s Seth Lobato.
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18 (5 days ago)
    Bills WR Brandon Kaufman hinted at a move to tight end. Everything you ever needed to know about Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey. Patriots G Logan Mankins hopes he has a few years left in his career. Is taking a safety a possibility for the Jets in the firs…
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  • Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds

    Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.
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  • PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, PFT Planet calls and t…

    PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    We’re inching ever closer to the draft, which kicks off three weeks from today with the first round from New York City. The Patriots won’t be selecting until late in the first round, assuming, of course, that they don’t trade out of the 29th spot. Tom C…
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  • Report: Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Colts, Browns and Jets are h…

    Report: Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Colts, Browns and Jets are heavily interested in Michael Sam

    yahoo.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Michael Sam is not expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. He may not be selected in the middle rounds. In fact, there is a chance Sam is not drafted at all. However, there are plenty of NFL teams very interested in him. The Baltimo…
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  • Twitter reaction: Concern with CJ2K?

    Twitter reaction: Concern with CJ2K?

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets continued their intense, AFC East rivalry last season. Both teams split two meetings and finished with identical 8-8 records. These are the two teams most project will compete to push the dominant New England Patriot…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Former Bills QB Kim Kelly is hoping to spend Easter weekend at home in Buffalo. An anti-bullying bill in the Florida Legislature which is supported by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is expected to fail. Former CB Ty Law is humbled to be nominated for the P…
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  • Video - Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested 02:15

    Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested

    Apr 17
    ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson discusses the significance of the arrest of Oscar Hernandez Jr. on the Aaron Hernandez case.
  • Video - How The Patriots Approach Free Agency 12:57

    How The Patriots Approach Free Agency

    Apr 17
    Our panel of experts talks about how the Patriots choose to approach the business of free agency.
  • Video - Patriots Offensive Line Issues 06:57

    Patriots Offensive Line Issues

    Apr 17
    Our panel of experts talks about how the Patriots offensive line will look in 2014.
  • Video - Patriots Draft Options: Wide Receiver 04:44

    Patriots Draft Options: Wide Receiver

    Apr 17
    Our panel of experts talk about which wide receivers in this year's draft would be a good fit for the Patriots.

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