Well, it didn’t take long for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots to replace wide receiver Wes Welker.
Within hours of Welker’s departure to the Denver Broncos on a two year, $12 million contract, the Patriots have reached a five year agreement with former St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal is for a reported $31 million, of which $10 million is guaranteed. Continue reading Pats Pass on Welker, Sign Amendola for Five Years, $31M Instead »
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UPDATE: Deal is worth $12 million
The Denver Broncos have successfully accomplished what the New England Patriots could not manage to do, and that is come to an agreement with WR Wes Welker. Welker agreed to a two-year deal today, successfully taking Tom Brady’s favorite target out of New England.
After Tom Brady signed an extension well below his market value in order to free up cap space, many assumed this would be the final variable in place for the Patriots to re-sign Welker. As it turns out, Welker wasn’t moved at all by Brady’s generosity and felt disrespected after far too many failed contract negotiations. As we can see now, it has come back to bite the organization.
In his six seasons in New England, Welker amassed 672 receptions for 7,459 yds and 37 TD. He now joins former rival Peyton Manning in a high-powered passing attack in Denver.
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Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was convicted Wednesday of third degree assault of a police officer stemming from an incident outside a Nebraska bar before the 2012 NFL Draft.
Dennard was accused of punching an officer in the jaw. Besides the assault charge, Dennard was also found guilty of resisting arrest. He was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting another person. Continue reading Alfonzo Dennard Convicted of Assaulting Nebraska Police Officer »
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The Super Bowl is over, and the Ravens are new world champions. Tough luck for fans in New England, Denver and San Francisco, among others. The rest of the league had better hope Ray Lewis doesn’t pull a Brett Favre and come out of retirement, but that’s for next September. For now, it’s time to present the results of the 2013 NFL Playoffs Pick ‘Em.
The Ravens disappointed the remaining panelists, who all thought San Francisco would reign supreme (or maybe some of that had to do with wanting revenge for the AFC title game). In any case, not much headway was made, save for some having to do with scoring and passing yardage. So where does that leave the final standings? Without further ado, the winner of the 2013 NFL Playoffs Pick ‘em is… Continue reading 2013 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl Results »
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Now that the Super Bowl is here, it’s time to present the final set of picks for the Super Bowl in the 2013 NFL Playoffs Pick ‘Em. It’s looking to be a thrilling contest between the Harbaugh brothers, so let’s get right to it.
Scoring will remain the same as the Pro Bowl round, but with one special difference; all point values are doubled!!! And in the event any of us finish tied in the standings, we’ll also be selecting the length that the longest drive of the game will take up (length in time, that is).
- Picking the game’s winner correctly is worth four points.
- Picking the combined touchdown total of both teams in a game is worth two points if guessed to within one, or four points if guessed exactly right instead.
- Picking the passing yardage for the game’s top passer is worth two points if guessed to within 50, or four points if guessed to within 10 instead, or a whopping ten points instead if guessed exactly right.
- Picking the MVP of the game is worth four points.
- Picking the length of time taken up by the game’s lengthiest drive is for tiebreaking purposes only.
So now that everything’s been set out, be sure to check below for everyone’s selections. And also be sure to check back later after the Super Bowl is complete for the final results and standings. Continue reading 2013 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl »
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Rob Gronkowski barely played this season while nursing two separate forearm breaks, but the large ugly cast on his arm isn’t stopping him from returning to the party scene.
This week, Gronk went from New Orleans (the site of this year’s Super Bowl) to Baton Rouge to party with some LSU coeds. Here’s what it looked like:
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