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Darrelle Revis doesn't seem like a fit in New England (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 19, 2017 - 11:17 pm
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are always searching for value in free agency and a lot of times this occurs with veterans who want to compete for a championship and/or revitalize their careers. This happens because these players are willing to take below market deals and as everyone knows, the...
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Milan Lucic (far right) celebrates a goal with the Oilers last night. (Walter Tychnowicz/USA TODAY Sports)
Ty Anderson
March 17, 2017 - 7:34 am
If Milan Lucic had it his way, he would have worn a Bruins jersey for his entire NHL career and not the Edmonton crest he'll sport for six more years after this one comes to a close. But that decision was not up to him, and that hope was moved to Hollywood quicker than a ‘Fast and Furious’ sequel...
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Dont'a Hightower re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday. (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 15, 2017 - 10:18 pm
Everyone in the football world had this offseason circled for the Patriots as they were going to have Dont’a Hightower, Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins all become unrestricted free agents. There was no chance the team could re-sign all three of them, so would Bill Belichick extend one early before...
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The Patriots need LeGarrette Blount, or a similar running back for 2017. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 14, 2017 - 11:18 pm
The Patriots remained active in free agency on Tuesday by adding former Bengals running back Rex Burkhead. While Burkhead was a good signing, and is a player who will certainly help in 2017, this cannot be the only running back the Patriots sign. Last season proved just how vital a hard-nosed,...
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The Bruins are 11-3-0 under Bruce Cassidy. (Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA Today Sports)
Ty Anderson
March 14, 2017 - 10:39 pm
Let me finally say it: I was wrong. So very, incredibly wrong. As a multi-year Claude Julien apologist, I found every reason in the book for the Bruins not to fire Julien as the team’s coach. Even when the Bruins jumped out to a hot start under Cassidy, I had to wait and hold my breath. Maybe it...
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Bill Belichick and the Patriots have a unique free agent approach. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 13, 2017 - 11:18 pm
The Patriots aren't like any other team in the league when it comes to how they approach free agency, especially their own free agents. New England is one of the few teams in sports that simply doesn't care what the public perception of a decision is. Bill Belichick and the rest of the organization...
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Dont'a Hightower reportedly is meeting with the Jets. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 12, 2017 - 11:14 pm
There wasn't much buzz with Dont'a Hightower over the first few days of NFL free agency, but that changed on Sunday. According to multiple reports, the Jets are interested in the free agent linebacker, who celebrated his 27th birthday on Sunday. In fact, CBS' Jason La Canfora reports Hightower is...
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