In the never-ending Deflategate saga, we have a new development this morning. Roger Goodell told CBS News that Ted Wells is nearly finished with the report.
“[Wells] has not been given a time frame, I expect it will not be long,” Goodell told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning Tuesday.
The investigation began in late January after the Patriots were alleged to have played the first half of the AFC Championship game with 11 under-inflated footballs.
Goodell said Wells is trying to do a thorough job and hinted that they may be looking at one game — “The question is, one of the things that [Wells] would be asked to look for – was it just one game?” — before backtracking and saying that there’s no suspicion the under-inflated footballs were used in more than one game.
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The New York Jets were fined $100,000 by the NFL on Tuesday for tampering with former Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, who they later signed to a long-term deal.
The tampering is specifically in reference to Jets team owner Woody Johnson’s comments toward the end of the season, when he said he would like to bring Revis back to New York, despite the fact Revis was still under contract with New England. Continue reading Jets Fined $100,000 For Darrelle Revis Tampering; No Draft Pick Loss »
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- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB (FLORIDA STATE)
The Buccaneers need a franchise quarterback and it appears as though Winston will be the choice for them. Although I personally believe Marcus Mariota will be the better quarterback of the two, Winston seems to be the favorite Tampa Bay. He is talented and led Florida State to a National Championship in 2013. He has some serious off the field questions and his on the field play was lacking in some areas in 2014 (see first halves vs BC, Georgia Tech, and Miami) but if the Bucaneers can work with these issues, Winston could end up being a franchise player.
- Tennessee Titans- Marcus Mariota, QB (OREGON)
This pick could change if the Titans pull off the much talked about trade for San Diego’s Phillip Rivers, but unless that scenario occurs Mariota will likely be the pick here. There is some skepticism about his NFL ability due to the offense he played in at Oregon, but he has shown an ability to make every NFL throw and has an impeccable off the field record. Continue reading 2015 NFL Mock Draft »
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We’re learning more about Tom Brady’s whereabouts while his teammates were at the White House celebrating their Super Bowl championship with President Obama.
According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Brady was at Gillette Stadium for a period of time Thursday while his team was in Washington. Continue reading Tom Brady was at Gillette Stadium while Patriots were at White House »
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Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd in June 2013. He is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
The jury took 7 days to come to a decision in Bristol Superior Court. The jury’s guilty verdict and sentencing were based on their belief that the crime was one “of extreme atrocity or cruelty.”
Continue reading Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Death of Odin Lloyd »
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Current Personnel: Stephen Gostkowski (Kicker), Ryan Allen (Punter), Tyler Ott (Long Snapper)
Need Level: Low-minimal
The Patriots boast one of the better special teams units in the NFL and that is largely helped by having one of the league’s best kickers in Gostkowski and a top-flight punter in Allen. When he came into the league in 2006, Gostkowski had the difficult task of replacing Patriots’ legend Adam Vinatieri. Gostkowski quickly established himself as a top kicker and earned the team’s franchise player designation this offseason. It will be in both Gostkowski’s and the Patriots’ best interest to work out a long term deal for the kicker, hopefully prior to next season. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Specialists »
Tags: Ryan Allen, Stephen Gostkowski, Tyler Ott