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Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn to compete for Seahawks backup jo…

Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn to compete for Seahawks backup job

profootballtalk.com Updated Jun 13, 2013
When Tarvaris Jackson was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this week it didn’t take long to connect the dots and think that the Seattle Seahawks could likely be a landing-place for Jackson. Jackson — the Seahawks starting quarterback in 2011 —
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  • Coach Bill Belichick gives Patriots early start to summer break

    Coach Bill Belichick gives Patriots early start to summer break

    boston.com Jun 13, 2013
    Summer break got started a little early for Patriots players and staff, when the team announced Thursday morning that the planned final minicamp practice and media access had been canceled.
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  • AFC East minicamp: Four things we learned

    AFC East minicamp: Four things we learned

    ESPN.com Jun 13, 2013
    The 2013 mandatory minicamps are in the books in the AFC East. The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets all wrapped up their three-day sessions on Thursday. The Patriots, in fact, cancelled their third and final practice…
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  • Austin Collie visits 49ers

    Austin Collie visits 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    Former Colts wide receiver Austin Collie has visited with another team as he tries to continue a career that’s been interrupted by injuries over the last three years. Collie visited with the Patriots in New England earlier this week and Mike Garafolo of
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  • Jags release two, including Austen Lane

    Jags release two, including Austen Lane

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    Maybe they heard the Patriots were about to cut some players, and they’re just making room. The Jaguars announced that they had released defensive end Austen Lane and cornerback Trey Wilson Thursday. Lane, a former fifth-round pick, started 17 games in
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  • Robert Kraft endorses Tim Tebow

    Robert Kraft endorses Tim Tebow

    The New England Patriots made a controversial decision to sign popular quarterback Tim Tebow to a two-year contract earlier this week. It’s the kind of move that doesn’t happen unless everyone in the organization is on the same page. Patriots head coa
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  • Patriots cancel final day of minicamp

    Patriots cancel final day of minicamp

    By Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff Summer break is starting a little early for Patriots players and staff – the team has announced that Thursday's final minicamp practice and media access have been canceled. It's safe to assume that Bill...
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  • NFL teams are allowed to designate two "stars" who on…

    NFL teams are allowed to designate two "stars" who only have to face the media once per week.

    deadspin.com Jun 13, 2013
    NFL teams are allowed to designate two "stars" who only have to face the media once per week. The Patriots' stars? Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. [NY Post] Read more...
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  • Jags G.M.: Kafka has a chance to win starting job

    Jags G.M.: Kafka has a chance to win starting job

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    In case you were wondering how the league’s feeblest quarterback competition was going, consider this. Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell was asked to assess the chances of Mike Kafka, who was claimed off waivers this week from the Patriots, and has
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jun 13, 2013
    Bills LB Marcus Dowtin has an experience edge, even though he’s played just three NFL games (all under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine). The Dolphins are aggressive in their pursuit of FB Vonta Leach. Patriots S Adrian Wilson says the on-field in
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  • Tom Brady, Patriots stuck in neutral until key receivers can re…

    Tom Brady, Patriots stuck in neutral until key receivers can return to practice

    boston.com Jun 13, 2013
    During the Patriots’ minicamp, Tom Brady has mostly been throwing with the JV team. And the offense isn’t getting much out of this minicamp, except a look at which players might be able to grab the last few spots on the 53-man roster.
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  • Belichick mum on Tebow's progress in minicamp

    Belichick mum on Tebow's progress in minicamp

    CNNSI.com Jun 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
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  • Video - 'Top 100 Players of 2013':  Rob Gronkowski 02:13

    'Top 100 Players of 2013': Rob Gronkowski

    Jun 13
    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is voted the 25th best player in the NFL according to his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2013."
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    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Jun 13
    Tedy Bruschi on the Patriots' Super Bowl window, Matt Schaub's 2013 season and the Bengals' chances for the AFC North title.

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  • Seattle Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson agree to one-year deal, according to so…

    Jun 13
    The Seattle Seahawks have reached a one-year deal with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton. Jackson passed his physical Thursday and then accepted the Seahawks' offer.