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Patriots agree to a two year deal with DT Tommy Kelly

Patriots agree to a two year deal with DT Tommy Kelly

The long time Raider, Tommy Kelly, has come to terms with the New England Patriots. Tommy Kelly is a 6’6 massive stone wall on the defensive line, and he looks to add depth to that position, and play side by side Vince Wilfork as well. Kelly had 46 tack
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  • Former Patriot Eric Alexander tackles the Boston Marathon

    Former Patriot Eric Alexander tackles the Boston Marathon

    boston.com Apr 8, 2013
    Former Patriots linebacker and special teams fixture Eric Alexander is running the 117th Boston Marathon as part of the Patriots Charitable Foundation, using his name to help raise money for the Myra Kraft Community MVP awards. As a former professional …
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  • Patriots Fan Focus and Pet Focus

    Patriots Fan Focus and Pet Focus

    patriotsgab.com Apr 8, 2013
    The beautiful dog above owner is a life long Patriots fan from the great state of Pennsylvania. His dog(posted in pic above) is just as big of a Patriots fan as him. You can follow the fellow Patriots fan here:
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  • Can Kevin Kolb succeed in Buffalo?

    Can Kevin Kolb succeed in Buffalo?

    ESPN.com Apr 8, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills are usually a place where quarterback careers go to die. It happened to Drew Bledsoe, who went from a Super Bowl participant with the New England Patriots to a 23-25 record in three seasons as Buffalo’s starter. It happened to Rob John
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  • McCourty offers offseason update after entertaining young stude…

    McCourty offers offseason update after entertaining young students

    boston.com Apr 8, 2013
    The Patriots' captain and defensive back touched on a number of topics with reporters after meeting with students about the importance of reading and believing in yourself.
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  • In hindsight, Gronkowski made smart move

    In hindsight, Gronkowski made smart move

    Rarely is Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski called wise. In hindsight, he made a very shrewd move last year. With only two years of NFL service and still two years away from free agency (or, possibly, the franchise tag), Gronkowski accepted an offer fro…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 8, 2013
    Bills fan John Beilein will be trying to coach the Michigan basketball team to a championship on Monday night. How do the Dolphins’ moves shape up with those made elsewhere in the AFC East? Patriots QB Tom Brady is looking for a new home in New York Cit
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  • Scouting the draft: Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins

    Scouting the draft: Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins

    boston.com Apr 8, 2013
    A look at one of the top receivers from the ACC last season who could fit as the Patriots' X.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: RG III Set For Comeback? 02:14

    NFL32OT: RG III Set For Comeback?

    Apr 8
    Episode 301: Tim Hasselbeck breaks down Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's statement that Robert Griffin III can make a record comeback. The NFL32 crew discuss Rob Gronkowski's recent set back with his injured forearm.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Who's Behind Gronkowski? 06:34

    Blogger Blitz: Who's Behind Gronkowski?

    Apr 8
    AFC East blogger James Walker and ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss talk about the level of concern with Rob Gronkowski's injury, and the Patriots' depth at tight end
  • Video - Boston Daily Download 02:58

    Boston Daily Download

    Apr 8
    Michele Steele recaps a busy day in Boston sports, including the return of Kevin Garnett and Will Middlebrooks' big day against the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Surgery Likely For Gronkowski 00:56

    Surgery Likely For Gronkowski

    Apr 8
    Adam Schefter has the latest on the infection near the metal plate installed in Rob Gronkowski's repaired left forearm.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Led by shaky QBs, 2013 draft might not be kind to top-10 teams

    Apr 8
    Now this could be a lot of fun.