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Pioli talks offset language in rookie deals

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 …
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  • Hearing for Hernandez cohort pushed back

    Hearing for Hernandez cohort pushed back

    ESPN.com Jul 22, 2013
    A 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.
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  • Pats' Belichick to address media Wednesday

    Pats' Belichick to address media Wednesday

    ESPN.com Jul 22, 2013
    New 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.
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  • New England Patriots agree to sign rookie John Drew, once kicke…

    New England Patriots agree to sign rookie John Drew, once kicked out of Duke for gun charges

    yahoo.com Jul 22, 2013
    When 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…
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  • Tom Brady admits missed title chances

    Tom Brady admits missed title chances

    ESPN.com boston.com Jul 22, 2013
    Most 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…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 22, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Live from Dolphins training camp

    Live from Dolphins training camp

    ESPN.com Jul 22, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Video - Should Patriots Release Dennard? 08:05

    Should Patriots Release Dennard?

    Jul 22
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Patriots should release CB Alfonzo Dennard.
  • Video - Best QB In 2013? 11:58

    Best QB In 2013?

    Jul 22
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate Ron Jaworski's 2013 QB Rankings, which has Aaron Rodgers No. 1 overall.
  • Video - AFC East Hot Topics 03:59

    AFC East Hot Topics

    Jul 22
    Damien Woody breaks down the top storylines in the AFC East, including the Patriots' off-field issues and the Jets' quarterback competition.

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    Jul 22
    The 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…