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Patriots, Buccaneers swap running backs: Jeff Demps goes to Tam…

Patriots, Buccaneers swap running backs: Jeff Demps goes to Tampa Bay, LeGarrette Blount to New England

Running back and speedster Jeff Demps told the Patriots earlier this offseason that he wanted to focus on track now and return to football in the fall, which didn’t sit well with team brass. Running back LeGarrette Blount saw his carries decline with th
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  • Video - Bill Belichick evaluates New England Patriots' draft 04:52

    Bill Belichick evaluates New England Patriots' draft

    Apr 27
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks to NFL Network's Mike Mayock about trading the 29th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings, and the team's selections in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Mike Reiss: Receiver Redo: The Story Of Patriots Draft 01:04

    Mike Reiss: Receiver Redo: The Story Of Patriots Draft

    Apr 27
    ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss summarizes the Patriots draft haul, which included two receivers.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Barkley pick proof that Kelly's no one-trick pony; more Snaps

    Apr 27
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the eventful final day of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall finally brought a flurry of quarterback news...
  • 2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losers

    Apr 27
    The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL draft - The draft's five best and five worst matches

    Apr 27
    Which players landed in great situations, and which weren't as lucky?
  • Jim Trotter: New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick

    Apr 27
    SAN DIEGO -- Chargers owner Dean Spanos hates distractions, and though some might find this hard to believe, he does care about public perception. Like when his football people are considering a potentially controversial decision. In situations like tha…