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'Day to day' Amendola absent again

'Day to day' Amendola absent again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was absent from practice for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. A source indicated to ESPNBoston.com that the absence isn't cause for major concern. More specifically, Amendola is dealing wi…
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  • Pats WR Edelman will let play do the talking

    Pats WR Edelman will let play do the talking

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Julian Edelman is going to let his play do the talking. For the second time over the past six days, he declined an interview request on Tuesday. With Danny Amendola missing practice for the second consecutive day, making him unlikel…
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  • NFLPA expected to file grievance against Patriots over Hernande…

    NFLPA expected to file grievance against Patriots over Hernandez’s unpaid money

    patriotsgab.com Aug 20, 2013
    Aaron Hernandez was scheduled to receive an $82,000 workout bonus, which was included as part of his rookie contract, on Aug. 1. The Patriots have not paid that to Aaron Hernandez, who is in jail on charges of murder. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox S…
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  • Cannon, Dowling remain limited

    Cannon, Dowling remain limited

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and defensive end Justin Francis were among those Patriots limited at practice on Tuesday, as they worked with a member of the team's strength and conditioning staff on a sid…
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  • Halftime experience good for Patriots

    Halftime experience good for Patriots

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick answered questions from reporters before Tuesday’s practice, saying today would be a day to focus on situations as the team focuses on Thursday’s preseason game at Detroit. One aspect that s…
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  • Rodgers absent from Packers practice

    Rodgers absent from Packers practice

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    A week ago, a mild panic ensued when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went down holding his knee in practice. So in the interest of equal time, we have to inform you that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is absent from today’s Packers practice, according to Jaso…
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  • Versatility, value on Patriots O-line

    Versatility, value on Patriots O-line

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    If there is a silver lining for dealing with an injury to a player, it's that his absence creates an opportunity for one of his teammates. In the case of Patriots right guard Dan Connolly, who is currently recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, it …
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  • Report:  Police find gun used in July 2012 double murder

    Report: Police find gun used in July 2012 double murder

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    Authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill Odin Lloyd, allegedly by or at the behest of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. But they’ve reportedly found the weapon used in a separate double murder linked to Hernandez. According to CBS…
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  • Leftovers from Patriots practice

    Leftovers from Patriots practice

    ESPN.com Aug 20, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some leftovers from Patriots practice: 1. Fletcher appreciates football more than ever. Fourth-year linebacker Dane Fletcher, who projects to No. 5 on the depth chart and is a core special teamer, had missed all of 2012 with a torn …
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  • Bucs add Trevor Scott for line reinforcement

    Bucs add Trevor Scott for line reinforcement

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    The effort to light a fire under Da’Quan Bowers continues. The Buccaneers announced this morning they had signed veteran defensive end Trevor Scott, adding an option to a thin pass-rush group. Scott had 3.0 sacks for the Patriots last year and has 16.5 …
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    WR Da’Rick Rogers doesn’t make the Bills in this projection of their 53-man roster. Penalties have been an issue for the Dolphins in the preseason. LB Brandon Spikes and S Adrian Wilson look forward to setting the tone in the middle of the Patriots defe…
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  • Kraft wants Brady to wear a knee brace in practices and games

    Kraft wants Brady to wear a knee brace in practices and games

    profootballtalk.com Aug 20, 2013
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft has paid tens of millions of dollars to Tom Brady and will pay tens of millions more. And he wants to protect his investment. So Kraft has strongly urged Brady to wear a protective brace on his knee at all times, both in prac…
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  • Patriots QB Tom Brady puts last week’ knee injury behind him

    Patriots QB Tom Brady puts last week’ knee injury behind him

    boston.com Aug 20, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — Though he understands why it happened, Tom Brady didn’t want all of the fuss surrounding the left knee injury he suffered in practice last Wednesday, downplaying the incident and saying he and his teammates have endured worse.
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    Aug 20
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    Aug 20
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