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Woman suing Patriots for $10 million in damages over her husban…

Woman suing Patriots for $10 million in damages over her husband’s 2010 death at stadium

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 21, 2013
According to the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, the wife of a deceased Patriots fan is suing the team and NFL for at least $10 million in damages for the death of her husband during a 2010 game at Gillette Stadium.Kimberly Chartier, a native of nearby …
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  • W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    DETROIT -- The Patriots visit the Lions on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET) in the third preseason game for both teams, and the expectation is that most top players will be on the field into the third quarter. Here are some of the main things we will be watching…
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  • Watch: Ben Volin previews Patriots-Lions

    Watch: Ben Volin previews Patriots-Lions

    boston.com Aug 21, 2013
    Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin and CineSport's Brian Clark discuss which Patriots need to perform against the Lions and whether the team is concerned about Danny Amendola's injury.
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  • Tebow focused on 'improving,' not Pats' cuts

    Tebow focused on 'improving,' not Pats' cuts

    ESPN.com Aug 21, 2013
    As the No. 3 quarterback on the New England Patriots' depth chart, Tim Tebow's roster spot is far from guaranteed. On Tuesday, he deflected a question about whether he was worried about being out of a job with the NFL's cutdown days around the corner.
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 21, 2013
    The Bills are down to 81 players on their roster after waiving G Keith Williams. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says DE Olivier Vernon “had a very, very productive camp.” Said Patriots LB Dane Fletcher of spending last season on injured reserve, “I forgot h…
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  • Contenders Need Some Catching Up

    Contenders Need Some Catching Up

    CNNSI.com Aug 21, 2013
    Contenders Need Some Catching Up
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  • Video - Tebow Focused On Improving 02:40

    Tebow Focused On Improving

    Aug 21
    Billy Devaney reacts to Tim Tebow's statement that he is focused on improving but isn't worried about making the team.

Sports Columnists

  • Bring on the New

    Aug 21
    PETER KING: You face two read-option quarterbacks to start the season, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. Is the read-option the future of football? CLAY MATTHEWS: Certain quarterbacks possess a unique ability. Aaron Rodgers’ unique ability is to …
  • Don Banks: Vick smitten with Kelly's offense and more training camp notes

    Aug 21
    As the NFL preseason wanes, a collection of some notable tidbits from my two-week training camp tour. If you're scoring at home, it went Eagles, Redskins, Ravens, Steelers, Packers, Vikings, Saints, Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars ...
  • ‘Every Record Means Something’

    Aug 21
    1. I think 2,500 rushing yards is a goal. I’ll always try to push myself. I think it’s realistic, and it can happen without a team just focusing on the run. You just have to maximize your opportunities every Sunday—don’t let any week go to waste. But it…
  • Contenders Need Some Catching Up

    Aug 21
    Contenders Need Some Catching Up