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LG Logan Mankins Back at Practice; Gronkowski Sits Out

LG Logan Mankins Back at Practice; Gronkowski Sits Out

patriotsgab.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
Patriots left guard Logan Mankins returned to practice today after missing a week with a hip injury, and Dont’a Hightower practiced after injuring his hamstring Sunday. However, tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), safety S
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  • Kyle Williams fined $15,000 for low hit on Tom Brady

    Kyle Williams fined $15,000 for low hit on Tom Brady

    Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams expected to get a fine for a hit on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Sunday’s game. That doesn’t mean he was happy to find the letter informing him of the fine in his locker on Wednesday. Williams drew a flag for
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  • Wes Welker And Deion Branch Were The "Bitches" Who Ca…

    Wes Welker And Deion Branch Were The "Bitches" Who Caught Tom Brady's Ire Last Sunday

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    Tom Brady was involved in one of the best GIFs of Week 4 when he was caught on camera saying "Fuck you, bitches" after running for a four-yard touchdown. But no one was able to discern who the "bitches" were. The Buffalo Bills? The f…
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  • Patriots not doubting Manning's arm

    Patriots not doubting Manning's arm

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Is Peyton Manning over the hill? Is Manning’s arm strength not what it used to be? The New England Patriots aren't buying it. New England is hosting Manning and the Denver Broncos this weekend in a battle of high-profile, .500 teams. The Patriots are pr
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  • Dolphins sign vet WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    Dolphins sign vet WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday signed receiver Jabar Gaffney, who was cut by the Patriots in training camp before the season.
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  • The Shutdown Corner Interview: Wes Welker on snap counts, Tom B…

    The Shutdown Corner Interview: Wes Welker on snap counts, Tom Brady, and why the NFL wears pink

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    There are times when controversies aren't all they're cracked up to be. Consider the case of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, who was allegedly being forced out of his team's offense early in the 2012 season. Fast-forward a few weeks, and you h…
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  • Bobby Carpenter returning to New England

    Bobby Carpenter returning to New England

    Bobby Carpenter, a free agent linebacker who was released by the Patriots just before the start of the regular season, is heading back to New England. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that the Patriots will re-sign Carpenter. The Patriots’ decision to si
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Said Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski of his dropped pass and fumble early in Sunday’s game against the Bills, “I can’t be having that. It hurts the team a lot, I need to be protecting the ball better. No doubt about that. It’s awesome that Tom came bac
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  • Week 4 Film Review: Bumbling Bills

    Week 4 Film Review: Bumbling Bills

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    Buffalo had a sound game plan against the Patriots but was done in by its errors.
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots Preview 02:26

    NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots Preview

    Oct 3
    Tedy Bruschi, Jerry Rice, and Mark Schlereth look forward to Sunday's matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-NE 00:54

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-NE

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Broncos-Patriots
  • Video - Patriots Preparing For Peyton 02:08

    Patriots Preparing For Peyton

    Oct 3
    Mike Reiss reports from Foxborough as the Patriots prepare to face old rival Peyton Manning.

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton