Patriots defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick underwent surgery Thursday.

Adam Cohen, the director of football operations for Perennial Sports Entertainment, Tweeted on Thursday afternoon: "Best wishes to PSE Client and Patriots' DL Brandon Deaderick who is having surgery today. Get well soon, my man!"

A Twitter war has developed between Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

 

Earlier in the week Cromartie made comments that were critical of the NFL Players Union, telling the New York Daily News that the "head union rep is acting like an [expletive]." 

 

Talking to WEEI.com's Christopher Price, former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown suggested that Bengals' wideout Chad Ochocinco would be a good fit with the Pats, because of both quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.

 

“The first two things that he looks for in a wide receiver are, ‘Can he get open?’ and ‘Can he catch the ball?’ Those are the first two things you need if you’re going to be a successful wide receiver with Tom Brady,” Brown said.

 

Speaking at the Pro Bowl, Patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins said Wednesday there "were 32 teams in play" for his services next season. In an interview with the Boston Herald, Mankins, who is a free agent, said there's "always a possibility" he could return to the Patriots, but at this point, hadn't given much thought to it, pointing to the looming labor uncertainty. "If there was a [Collective Bargaining Agreement], I'm sure I'd be thinking about it a lot more," he said.

No one knows what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick want in a wide receiver more than Troy Brown.



Wes Welker told the Boston Herald on Wednesday that he feels that he does not deserve a contract extension. The wide receiver -- who is eligible for free agency after the 2011 season -- said his performance in 2010 did not justify a new deal from the Patriots.

 

"I think everybody wants a new deal, but I wouldn't say anything I did this past year would warrant one or anything like that," Welker told the Herald. 

 

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Speaking to the Boston Herald, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said that he did regret executing a press conference leading up his team's game against the Jets in which he made numerous references to feet in a perceived attempt to mock New York head coach Rex Ryan. The interview session resulted in Welker being benched for the first series of the teams' playoff game in Foxboro.

 

Learning from losses. It’s something the Patriots have done each season since Bill Belichick has been in charge down in Foxboro. For a championship-driven franchise, falling short of a Super Bowl title is a bitter pill.



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