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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 SShare Tweet
Eight former Patriots on College Football Hall of Fame ballotboston.com Mar 5, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
Scouting the draft: South Carolina safety D.J. Swearingerboston.com Mar 5, 2013A look at South Carolina safety D.J. Swearinger, a possible draft pick for the Patriots.Share Tweet
Peter King: Kuechly goes back to school; Chiefs break from Pioli's way; mailCNNSI.com Mar 5, 2013We 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.Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Mar 5, 2013A 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…Share TweetThe 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 …Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Will Welker Remain A Patriot?Mar 5Episode 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.
ESPNBoston.com Daily DownloadMar 5Prim Siripipat recaps the day in Boston sports.
Jim Trotter: Hue Jackson left wondering what derailed a once promising fut…Mar 5This 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 5We 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.