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ESPN.com Updated Feb 25, 2013
Rob Gronkowski is a lot of things: He's a great tight end for the New England Patriots, he’s colorful and also likes to party. But is Gronkowski also too injury-prone? That is the question the Patriots must consider after Gronkowski had his third arm suShare Tweet
By helping themselves create space under the salary cap, the Patriots also helped one of their most bitter rivals. A little. The new contract signed by quarterback Tom Brady will help make it cheaper for the Ravens to apply the exclusive level of the f…Share TweetNew England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery last week for an infection in the same forearm that he broke on multiple occasions this past season, league sources told ESPN.Share TweetTom Brady has taken one for the team. Sort of. Kind of. Not really. By taking ridiculously “less money” in the three new years that have been tacked onto the end of his existing contract, Brady has created the impression that, for the balance of hShare TweetEarlier Monday we wrote how Tom Brady’s cap-friendly contract extension helps the New England Patriots become bigger players in free agency. Brady’s three-year extension saves New England $8 million in cap room this offseason. In addition to Pro BowlShare TweetEvery team in the AFC East could use help at wide receiver. The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets lack dynamic players on the outside. The Buffalo Bills will lose depth with David Nelson and Donald Jones heading for free agency. And the New England Patri…Share Tweet
Should Patriots trade their first-round pick?The New England Patriots enter April's NFL draft tied for the fewest picks in the league with five. Three trades for veteran players Aqib Talib, Chad Johnson and Albert Haynesworth have all cost the Patriots selections in this year's draft. With that in…Share TweetThe quarterback-needy teams in the AFC East both have their eye on USC prospect Matt Barkley. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Barkley met with nine teams at the NFL combine -- and the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills were in that group. Ba…Share TweetTennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson could fit the Bills’ needs in the draft. If the Dolphins want to draft a receiver, they should have plenty of options. Where might the Patriots go if they want to add a safety? Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com thinks theShare TweetWith both slot receivers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman pending free agents, West Virginia’s Tavon Austin was a natural fit for the New England Patriots at No. 29 overall. The miniature Austin is the type of slot receiver New England likes in its offenseShare TweetCNNSI.com Feb 25, 2013Pop quiz: Can you name these men? They could be this year's top five, Peter King writes from Indy as he breaks down what we now know -- and still don't -- about the draft.Share TweetWhen the Jets opted not to cut the cord on receiver Santonio Holmes after an ugly ending to the 2011 season, the passage of time activated a provision in his contract that gave him $7.5 million guaranteed in 2013 - to go along with the $7.75 million thaShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Brady Patriot For LifeFeb 25Episode 276: The NFL32 crew discuss Tom Brady's contract extension with the Patriots. Adam Schefter breaks down the trade talks involving Alex Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss Tyrann Mathieu's performance at the NFL Combine.
Sources: Gronkowski Had Surgery For InfectionFeb 25Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery last week for an infection in the same foreman he broke this season.
The Patriot wayFeb 25Ian Rapoport has the latest on quarterback Tom Brady's contract extension with the New England Patriots and the future of wide receiver Wes Welker.
Tom Brady Signs 3-Year ExtensionFeb 25Adam Schefter, Brian Dawkins and Tim Hasselbeck discuss Tom Brady's extension with the Patriots.