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Tim Tebow scenario won't faze Patriots' Tom Brady, unlike fragi…

Tim Tebow scenario won't faze Patriots' Tom Brady, unlike fragile Mark Sanchez

Bill Belichick isn’t the only one growing tired of talking about Tim Tebow. The Patriots coach, who has had to deal with Tebowmania for just 36 hours or so, has already cut short questions about everyone’s favorite backup quarterback.
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  • Watch: A look at Patriots wide receivers at minicamp

    Watch: A look at Patriots wide receivers at minicamp

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Globe's Ben Volin and Zuri Berry review the Patriots second minicamp practice.
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  • Ryan Mallett: Patriots have three great quarterbacks

    Ryan Mallett: Patriots have three great quarterbacks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett says he feels good about having Tim Tebow as a teammate, even though Tebow’s presence means Mallett has new competition for the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Tom Brady. In fact, Mallett says he, Brady and Tebow a
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  • No Longer Top Dog: Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he…

    No Longer Top Dog: Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's ju…

    CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013
    Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's just another option for Peyton Manning. Welker's skills may not decline, but his role and stats will, Chris Burke writes.
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  • Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes present for mandatory practi…

    Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes present for mandatory practice

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots’ first mandatory practice of minicamp was an uneventful one for fourth-year linebacker Brandon Spikes, who participated in just a handful of drills after being the lone no-show for voluntary workouts.
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  • Tim Tebow arrives in Foxborough with media frenzy in tow

    Tim Tebow arrives in Foxborough with media frenzy in tow

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    Somewhere between 80-90 credentialed media were at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, the first day of Patriots’ mandatory minicamp, with reporters from CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, four of New York’s daily newspapers, and even NPR on hand, all to see
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  • Rob Gronkowski takes part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off”

    Rob Gronkowski takes part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off”

    patriotsgab.com Jun 12, 2013
    Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski took part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off” for a nonprofit organization One Mission. Gronkowski joined 867 men, women, and children as they buzzed their hair in solidarity and support for those courageously fighting pediatri
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  • Video - Will Tebow Be A Distraction? 02:47

    Will Tebow Be A Distraction?

    Jun 12
    Brian Dawkins assesses Tim Tebow's fit in New England.
  • Video - Steve Mariucci on Tim Tebow: 'I don't think he'll be a distraction' 02:36

    Steve Mariucci on Tim Tebow: 'I don't think he'll be a distraction'

    Jun 12
    Steve Mariucci joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss whether Tim Tebow can conform to the low-profile standards of the New England Patriots.
  • Video - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady not worried about Tim Tebow distraction 02:30

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady not worried about Tim Tebow distraction

    Jun 12
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he has no fears about Tim Tebow causing a distraction for his team.
  • Video - The Word: The value of Tim Tebow 04:28

    The Word: The value of Tim Tebow

    Jun 12
    Chris McKendry, Michele Steele and Prim Siripipat discuss Tebow's signing with the Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge

    Jun 12
    Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.