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Eagles keep the signings coming with Chung, Phillips

Eagles keep the signings coming with Chung, Phillips

profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 12, 2013
The Eagles might not catch the Dolphins today in terms of dollars spent, but they are signing in bulk. The team announced the signing of former Patriots safety Patrick Chung, reuniting him with his college coach from Oregon, new Eagles boss Chip Kelly. …
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  • Patriots-related oops on NFL Network

    Patriots-related oops on NFL Network

    boston.com Mar 12, 2013
    Someone doesn't like Bill Belichick draft talk very much.
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  • Watch: Bedard on Patriots' needs

    Watch: Bedard on Patriots' needs

    boston.com Mar 12, 2013
    With only one viable CB on the roster, the Patriots must add depth to the position. CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Boston Globe's Greg Bedard discuss this and how the new CBA impacts free agency.
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  • Browns and Bucs make a call on Ryan Mallett

    Browns and Bucs make a call on Ryan Mallett

    profootballtalk.com Mar 12, 2013
    The Browns and Buccaneers are among the league leaders in cap space, but they’re also checking out some smaller deals today. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, those two teams have inquired about the availability of Patriots backup quarterback
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  • Running NFL free agency thread

    Running NFL free agency thread

    boston.com Mar 12, 2013
    Keeping an eye on the big news as free agency starts in the NFL
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  • AFC East free-agency chat

    AFC East free-agency chat

    ESPN.com Mar 12, 2013
    ESPN.com is having a free-agency chat extravaganza Tuesday! Join me at 1:30 p.m. ET to discuss all the latest happenings in the AFC East. This should be one of the most exciting weekends of the offseason. The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Buffal…
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  • Patriots needs-based depth chart

    Patriots needs-based depth chart

    boston.com Mar 12, 2013
    A look at how the Patriots stack up and where their needs are.
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  • Robert Kraft: I want Wes Welker to be a Patriot for life

    Robert Kraft: I want Wes Welker to be a Patriot for life

    In another sign that Wes Welker seems likely to stay with the Patriots, owner Robert Kraft said he’s eager to get a deal done with the team’s leading receiver. Speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, Kraft stressed the importance of keeping Welke
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  • Video - Is the Welker era over in New England? 01:49

    Is the Welker era over in New England?

    Mar 12
    Talks have ended between the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker. Can the team afford losing the star receiver?
  • Video - Best fit for Wes Welker 03:18

    Best fit for Wes Welker

    Mar 12
    Former New England Patriots general manager Scott Pioli looks at some possible teams that wide receiver Wes Welker could sign with as a free agent.
  • Video - Boston Daily Download 03:49

    Boston Daily Download

    Mar 12
    Michele Steele recaps the day in Boston sports including the Bruins shootout win and Bob Kraft's hope to keep Wes Welker a 'Patriot for Life.'

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Despite losses, sky isn't falling on Vikings, Ravens; more Snap…

    Mar 12
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest Tuesday's dizzying comings and goings in the NFL as free agency cranks to life...
  • Peter King: Wallace makes sense in Miami no matter the cost; mail

    Mar 12
    I hate Mike Wallace in Miami at $13 million a year.
  • St. Louis Rams keep DE William Hayes with 3-year deal -- source

    Mar 12
    The St. Louis Rams re-signed defensive end William Hayes to a three-year, $10.5 million deal that includes $5.75 million in guarantees, a source told ESPN.com's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL Free Agency -- Desperate for wide receivers

    Mar 12
    After the Niners and Seahawks shook up the NFC West, wide receivers could go fast in free agency, writes John Clayton.