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Solder Ready To Replace Light At Left Tackle

Nate Solder could take on a bigger role on New England's offensive line if Matt Light retires and he flips from the right side to the left.

Solder is coming off a rookie season in which he played in all 19 games (including the postseason), with 16 starts.

There are rumors that Light will retire, and if that happens, Solder could get his chance to be Tom Brady's blindside protector on a full-time basis.

Via Boston Globe

Patriots Re-Sign Deion Branch

The Patriots have re-signed Deion Branch.

Branch had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season.

He was drafted by the Patriots in 2002, traded to the Seahawks in 2006, and re-acquired in 2010.

Via Associated Press

Revis Calls Belichick A 'Jerk'

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis called Bill Belichick a “jerk” during an appearance on ESPN.

Revis was playing a word association game on “SportsCenter” on Wednesday with Rob Gronkowski when he was asked to say what he thinks when he hears Bill Belichick’s name.

“Jerk,” Revis said, before explaining, “Just some of the comments he says about the Jets.”

Via AP

Patriots Add Chris Simms To Coaching Staff

The Patriots have hired Chris Simms for an undisclosed role on their coaching staff.

Simms was a reserve quarterback with the Broncos when New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was Denver's head coach.

He is also the son of Phil Simms, who was the quarterback of the Giants when Bill Belichick was on New York's staff.

Via Boston Herald

Matt Light Expected To Retire

Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light is expected to retire.

Light enjoyed a very successful 2011 season, but Mike Reiss of ESPN.com writes that he wants to walk away when he still has the power to make the decision himself.

Via Mike Reiss/ESPN.com

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