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Seahawks add basketball player turned tight end

Seahawks add basketball player turned tight end

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
A former pro basketball player who never played college football has landed a job in the NFL. And he didn’t even have to pay $275 to get there. Darren Fells, the younger brother of Patriots tight end Daniel Fells, has signed a three-year deal with the S
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  • Eight former Patriots on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

    Eight former Patriots on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

    boston.com Mar 5, 2013
    The National Football Foundation released the names of 77 players up for consideration to be inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame, including eight former Patriots.
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  • Scouting the draft: South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger

    Scouting the draft: South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger

    boston.com Mar 5, 2013
    A look at South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger, a possible draft pick for the Patriots.
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  • Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Piol…

    Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; mail

    CNNSI.com Mar 5, 2013
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.
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  • Report: “A little paranoia” in Welker camp about Pats role

    Report: “A little paranoia” in Welker camp about Pats role

    The Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker are reportedly making progress toward a new contract, which helps explain why the Patriots opted not to use their franchise tag on Welker even as a way to buy time for a new contract. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013
    A look at the free agent tight end market through the eyes of the Bills. Profiling the potential for WR Mike Wallace landing with the Dolphins. The Patriots have several potential paths to follow in free agency. David Garrard thinks the Jets offer him a…
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  • Patriots opt Not to use their Franchise Tag

    Patriots opt Not to use their Franchise Tag

    The Patriots had 3 big players they could have tagged this year, but decided not too. The three players were, WR Wes Welker, CB Aqib Talib, and OL Sebastian Vollmer. The Patriots probably went this direction due to how rich the tags would be, they were …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Will Welker Remain A Patriot? 03:03

    NFL32OT: Will Welker Remain A Patriot?

    Mar 5
    Episode 282: Wendi Nix and Ed Werder discuss the contract negotiations with Wes Welker and the Patriots. Herm Edwards evaluates Dee Milliner heading into the NFL Draft. The NFL32 crew discuss the latest on Darrelle Revis.
  • Video - ESPNBoston.com Daily Download 03:01

    ESPNBoston.com Daily Download

    Mar 5
    Prim Siripipat recaps the day in Boston sports.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Hue Jackson left wondering what derailed a once promising fut…

    Mar 5
    This is not the Hue Jackson most football fans have come to know. He is seated on the edge of his king bed in a downtown Indianapolis hotel room, the smell of onions from room service heavy in the air. He is talking softly and slowly -- a strong contras…
  • Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; ma…

    Mar 5
    We interrupt the never-ending hype for NFL free agency (when, by the way, is the last time a great free agent class led a team deep into that season's playoffs?) to talk about 15 weeks that no one ever talks about. But people should.