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Pioli talks offset language in rookie deals
profootballtalk.com Updated Jul 22, 2013
It’s the only issue about which teams and top-10 first-round picks can haggle. And so they are. But why is the question of whether the contracts will contain so-called offset language an issue? Former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli and Patriots V.P. of player …Upvote Share Tweet
Hearing for Hernandez cohort pushed backA pre-trial hearing for a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been rescheduled.Upvote Share Tweet
Pats' Belichick to address media WednesdayNew England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is scheduled to speak to reporters on Wednesday -- his first availability since tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on murder charges.Upvote Share Tweet
New England Patriots agree to sign rookie John Drew, once kicked out of Duke for gun chargesyahoo.com Updated Jul 22, 2013When a NFL player gets in trouble, the team's punishment will not always fit the crime, but in most cases it will fit how much it needs that player on the roster. For the Patriots cutting Aaron Hernandez, it appears that was an exception, not a new rule…Upvote Share TweetMost NFL observers agree that the New England Patriots' Super Bowl window is closing fast. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady turns 36 in August and head coach Bill Belichick, 61, isn’t expected to stick around much longer once Brady is gone. Som…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jul 22, 2013The Bills have a lot of defensive jobs available for young players. DE Olivier Vernon got snaps with the first team defense at Dolphins practice. The offensive line is a stable spot for the Patriots offense. The Jets are looking for more from DT Kenrick…Upvote Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins are the only AFC East team to begin training camp. Yours truly will be live in Davie, Fla. for Day 2 to take in all the action. Practice starts at 8 a.m. ET. Miami, on paper, has the potential to challenge the New England Patriots for…Upvote Share Tweet
Should Patriots Release Dennard?Jul 22Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Patriots should release CB Alfonzo Dennard.
Best QB In 2013?Jul 22Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate Ron Jaworski's 2013 QB Rankings, which has Aaron Rodgers No. 1 overall.
AFC East Hot TopicsJul 22Damien Woody breaks down the top storylines in the AFC East, including the Patriots' off-field issues and the Jets' quarterback competition.
Broncos in Trouble?Jul 22Broncos in Trouble?
Jim Trotter: Players Union, NFL agree in principle on HGH population studyJul 22The NFL and the Players Association are closer to HGH testing than ever before. The sides have agreed in principle on a population study for HGH testing, according to an email the union has sent to its players. The study is a precursor to formal HGH tes…