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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal
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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal

Mar 12 2014, 11:58pm CDT | by

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year, $12 million contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency. The deal was...

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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal

Mar 12 2014, 11:58pm CDT | by

NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal Photo Credit: Getty Images

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year, $12 million contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency.

The deal was confirmed by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter: 

"Cornerback Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, according to league sources. 

"Revis still needs to pass his physical and sign his contract. Once he does, it will continue Revis' reign as the NFL's highest-paid cornerback and gives the Patriots the player they needed to replace cornerback Aqib Talib, who unexpectedly bolted for the Denver Broncos late Tuesday night.

"Once Tampa Bay released Revis, New England immediately stepped up its pursuit.

"The two sides quickly were able to come together to reach the one-year agreement that once again will give the cornerback the chance to hit the free-agent market after the 2014 season and become one of the biggest stories of next March."  

The Buccaneers released the 28-year-old Revis from the remaining $80 million and five years on his contract on Wednesday, per Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian of The Boson Herald. The move allowed Tampa Bay to send a fourth-round pick instead of a third-round selection to the New York Jets as part of the deal which sent Revis to the Buccaneers last year. 

Steve Silva of Boston.com notes the move also saved Tampa Bay a $1.5 million roster bonus, an amount it would have paid Revis had he still been on the Buccaneers roster by 4 p.m. ET on March 12.  

With these, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston weighs in on the Patriots' latest acquisition. 

"Revis was the only available player that was an upgrade on Talib, who was excellent in his 1.5 years with the Patriots. The Patriots just got better at the position in 2014. Just as Talib was used as a matchup cornerback on a variety of different players in 2013, the Patriots can use Revis the same way, which creates more flexibility with defensive game planning.

"A one-year deal worth $12 million is a big hit on the Patriots' salary cap, but it's obviously a hit worth taking given Revis' status as one of the NFL's premier defensive players.

"The team's generally sound management of the cap put itself in position to capitalize on this unexpected opportunity, and now the Patriots can get a feel for working with Revis in 2014 and see if a comfort level develops on both sides to strike a longer-term agreement.

"It's similar to what the Patriots did with Talib last year, just at more than double the price. For Revis, a one-year, $12 million deal is greater than what a franchise-tagged player would receive and reflects his standing as a franchise-caliber player."

Prior to locking up a contract with the Patriots, Revis was being coveted by both the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN. 

Revis suited up in just two games for the New York Jets in 2012 as he suffered a torn left knee ACL injury which required surgery and forced him to sit out the remainder of the season.

He inked a six-year, $96 million contract with the Buccaneers in 2013 and went on to play in all 16 games and record 50 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl in his only season in Tampa Bay.  

 
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Patriots vs. Vikings: Twitter Reaction and Full Postgame Quotes

Sep 14 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Minnesota Vikings have fallen to 1-1 after a sobering 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. For as promising as the Vikings’ play was in Week 1, it was equally disappointing today. Adrian Peterson and his deactivation is the elephant in the room. After being indicted, booked and released from jail on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, the Vikings deactivated him from today’s game, per ESPN.com. Not having their star p ...
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Patriots vs. Vikings 2014: Tom Brady trying to avoid first ever 0-2 start

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Tom Brady threw the ball far too much in Week 1, but he'll have to sling it early and often to help the Patriots avoid an 0-2 start against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. The New England Patriots haven't started a season with an 0-2 record since 2001, which means, of course, that they haven't done it since Tom Brady took over as the starting quarterback. After a shocking loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, the Patriots are in danger of that rare 0-2 start ...
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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal
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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal

Mar 12 2014, 11:58pm CDT | by

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year, $12 million contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency. The deal was...

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NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal

Mar 12 2014, 11:58pm CDT | by

NFL: NE Patriots Sign CB Darrelle Revis to 1-Year, $12 M Deal Photo Credit: Getty Images

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year, $12 million contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos.

The New England Patriots signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to a one-year contract one day after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency.

The deal was confirmed by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter: 

"Cornerback Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year, $12 million deal, according to league sources. 

"Revis still needs to pass his physical and sign his contract. Once he does, it will continue Revis' reign as the NFL's highest-paid cornerback and gives the Patriots the player they needed to replace cornerback Aqib Talib, who unexpectedly bolted for the Denver Broncos late Tuesday night.

"Once Tampa Bay released Revis, New England immediately stepped up its pursuit.

"The two sides quickly were able to come together to reach the one-year agreement that once again will give the cornerback the chance to hit the free-agent market after the 2014 season and become one of the biggest stories of next March."  

The Buccaneers released the 28-year-old Revis from the remaining $80 million and five years on his contract on Wednesday, per Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian of The Boson Herald. The move allowed Tampa Bay to send a fourth-round pick instead of a third-round selection to the New York Jets as part of the deal which sent Revis to the Buccaneers last year. 

Steve Silva of Boston.com notes the move also saved Tampa Bay a $1.5 million roster bonus, an amount it would have paid Revis had he still been on the Buccaneers roster by 4 p.m. ET on March 12.  

With these, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston weighs in on the Patriots' latest acquisition. 

"Revis was the only available player that was an upgrade on Talib, who was excellent in his 1.5 years with the Patriots. The Patriots just got better at the position in 2014. Just as Talib was used as a matchup cornerback on a variety of different players in 2013, the Patriots can use Revis the same way, which creates more flexibility with defensive game planning.

"A one-year deal worth $12 million is a big hit on the Patriots' salary cap, but it's obviously a hit worth taking given Revis' status as one of the NFL's premier defensive players.

"The team's generally sound management of the cap put itself in position to capitalize on this unexpected opportunity, and now the Patriots can get a feel for working with Revis in 2014 and see if a comfort level develops on both sides to strike a longer-term agreement.

"It's similar to what the Patriots did with Talib last year, just at more than double the price. For Revis, a one-year, $12 million deal is greater than what a franchise-tagged player would receive and reflects his standing as a franchise-caliber player."

Prior to locking up a contract with the Patriots, Revis was being coveted by both the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN. 

Revis suited up in just two games for the New York Jets in 2012 as he suffered a torn left knee ACL injury which required surgery and forced him to sit out the remainder of the season.

He inked a six-year, $96 million contract with the Buccaneers in 2013 and went on to play in all 16 games and record 50 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl in his only season in Tampa Bay.  

 
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Patriots vs. Vikings: Twitter Reaction and Full Postgame Quotes

Sep 14 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Minnesota Vikings have fallen to 1-1 after a sobering 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. For as promising as the Vikings’ play was in Week 1, it was equally disappointing today. Adrian Peterson and his deactivation is the elephant in the room. After being indicted, booked and released from jail on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child, the Vikings deactivated him from today’s game, per ESPN.com. Not having their star player changed the dynamic of this ...
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Patriots vs. Vikings 2014: Tom Brady trying to avoid first ever 0-2 start

Sep 14 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

Tom Brady threw the ball far too much in Week 1, but he'll have to sling it early and often to help the Patriots avoid an 0-2 start against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. The New England Patriots haven't started a season with an 0-2 record since 2001, which means, of course, that they haven't done it since Tom Brady took over as the starting quarterback. After a shocking loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, the Patriots are in danger of that ...
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Now that the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have gotten the season off to an explosive start with their 36-16 rout of the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, the rest of the NFL will try to keep pace on Sunday and Monday night. The NFL season will kick into high gear on Sunday with a full slate of games and a Monday night doubleheader will follow. Here's a look at the entire schedule as well as odds information for each matchup.   Teams Mos ...
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Panthers vs. Buccaneers 2014: Picks and predictions for Week 1

Sep 5 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

The NFC South's reigning division champ and bottom feeder meet up to kick off the NFL regular season. Last year after a 1-3 start, the Carolina Panthers rallied behind quarterback Cam Newton and head coach "Riverboat" Ron Rivera to end the season 12-4. That record proved the best in the NFC South, a division including the always dangerous New Orleans Saints. The year was less rewarding for the Tampa Bay B ...
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Even in Limited Participation, Rob Gronkowski Can Make Huge Impact in Week 1

Sep 2 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Eight months after reconstructive surgery to repair his right ACL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. His role will be limited, but his impact on the field could be tremendous. There is no question that Gronkowski's presence tips the scales not only for the plays he can make, but the plays he can open up for his teammates. The greater question is, what do we expect from Gronkowski in Week 1?  Based on what took place ...
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This Is Totally Your Year: The 2014-15 New England Patriots Season Preview

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3 weeks ago

Why Kelvin Benjamin Is Worth at Least a Bench Spot on Your Fantasy Team

Aug 26 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Times are tough for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Broken ribs and a patchwork group of wide receivers have last year's NFC Cinderella story looking like less of a competitive team and more of a fantasy liability. Ron Rivera announced Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in ribs. Newton won't play in preseason finale but team hopes he's ready for opener. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014 Yet there's a bright spot on Carolina's offense that may have ...
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Aug 25 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet is breaking down everything you need to know about each of the 32 teams—including why you should or shouldn’t be rooting for them this season—in the month leading up to NFL kickoff on Sept. 4. Today, the New York Jets. Last year’s record: 8-8 Coach: Rex Ryan 2014 is about… Offence. With Rex Ryan at the helm, the Jets have had no problem putting a quality defence on the field season after seaso ...
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