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Bill Belichick and the Patriots take a very patient approach to free agency. (Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 06, 2017 - 11:20 pm
This is the week for NFL teams to make the big improvements necessary for the following season. This is the week for teams to make sure their top free agents re-sign and don't leave town. This is the week where teams give their fans excitement for the upcoming season with new, big-name players...
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With such a strong tight end class, it may be time to add Rob Gronkowski's replacement to the team. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 05, 2017 - 10:30 pm
Even though Rob Gronkowski will be just 28 years old next season, it's time to draft his replacement. The tight end will be coming back from his third back surgery in 2017 and nothing is certain with him for the future given his injury history. Gronkowski is signed through 2019, but it still...
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John Tomase
March 03, 2017 - 10:54 pm
David Price reached the gates of St. Peter on Friday, only to find his invitation momentarily misplaced. In the ensuring confusion, he darted back to Fort Myers. Disaster averted, at least for now. What the last two days have reinforced, however, is just how mismatched the Red Sox and Price were...
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Tom Brady could be extra-motivated in 2017 with Jimmy Garoppolo on the roster. (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 01, 2017 - 11:27 pm
If the Patriots do indeed keep Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and go into 2017 with three quarterbacks for a second straight year, who does that impact more than Garoppolo himself? Tom Brady . Such a move would indicate to some degree the Patriots have some doubt when it comes to Brady moving...
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Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi suffered another spring training loss Wednesday. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
Rob Bradford
March 01, 2017 - 11:23 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When I was a kid I actually stressed about spring training standings. I confess. Sure, there was some understanding that this was all make believe. Semi-daily pictures of George Scott in a rubber suit on an exercise bike hinted at that. But, nonetheless, when you started seeing...
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Drew Stafford was the perfect gamble for B's GM Don Sweeney. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
Ty Anderson
March 01, 2017 - 9:01 pm
Deadline day is officially over for the Bruins, so let me be the rain for your parade and let you know right now that you’re probably not going to fall in love with last-minute pickup Drew Stafford. The numbers scream depth move in every sense of the word, from the price paid by the Bruins to the...
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The Bruins seem unlikely to make a move by today's deadline. (Stan Szeto/USA Today Sports)
Ty Anderson
March 01, 2017 - 6:52 am
Anticipation has a habit to set you up for disappointment in evening entertainment. That line, the first words belted out by Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner on their (straight-up incredible) debut album a little more than a decade ago, are probably a fitting warning for your potential...
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