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Pats activate Jermaine Cunningham, waive Ron Brace

Pats activate Jermaine Cunningham, waive Ron Brace

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 29, 2012
The Patriots added some depth to several thin areas with a series of roster moves. According to Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com, the Pats activated defensive end Jermaine Cunningham Saturday, after he served a four-game suspension for violating the league…
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  • Seven Patriots voted into the Pro Bowl

    Seven Patriots voted into the Pro Bowl

    patriotsgab.com Dec 29, 2012
    New England Patriots have seven of their players voted into the Pro Bowl and deservedly so. The seven voted in were: 1. QB. Tom Brady. 2. NT. Vince Wilfork. 3. WR. Wes Welker. 4. TE. Rob Gronkowski. 5. LB. Jerod Mayo. 6. OL. Logan Mankins. 7. Special Te…
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  • 33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

    33 Bowl Games Ranked As If They Were Dishes

    deadspin.com Dec 29, 2012
    The custom of calling post-season collegiate contests "bowl" games stems from the granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, so-called for the eponymous bowl-shaped stadium. But our first association with the word "bowl" of course is as …
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  • NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin responsible for team's second-half…

    NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin responsible for team's second-half collapse

    nydailynews.com Dec 29, 2012
    Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning were the best coach-quarterback combination in the NFL coming into the 2012 season. They had won two Super Bowls together the previous five years, twice beating Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who have been the gold standard o…
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  • Report: Gronkowski will return against Dolphins

    Report: Gronkowski will return against Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return from his fractured left forearm in Week Seventeen against the Dolphins. Per Curran, Gronkowski will be “suited up” and available for “at
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  • Four immediate offseason storylines

    Four immediate offseason storylines

    ESPN.com Dec 29, 2012
    There is still one game left to play in the regular season. But as soon as the games end Sunday, the offseason begins and things could move fast and furious for the Buffalo Bills (5-10), Miami Dolphins (7-8) and New York Jets (6-9). While the New Englan…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 29, 2012
    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) has increased his practice reps to a normal level. Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby has never made it to the Pro Bowl, and he says he doesn’t care; “I’m about breaking records and reaching milestones. I’m about being
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