March 2013 - New England Patriots Wiretap

Amendola, Brady To Begin Working Out

Mar 30, 2013 10:42 AM

Danny Amendola, who signed with the New England Patriots earlier this month, will soon begin catching balls from Tom Brady.

"I've talked with Tom a couple times, just trying to get some scheduling down, when we want to get together and throw here, starting probably next week, and go from there," Amendola said. "I'm ready to get working with him."

New England's offseason program doesn't begin until April 15 and voluntary organized team activities don't begin until May 20.

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Gronkowski Would Accept Gay Teammate

Mar 29, 2013 10:07 AM

Rob Gronkowski says he would be accepting if he had a gay teammate on the New England Patriots.

"I got this question before, about a year ago, and I basically will say the same answer that I did a year ago," the tight end said. "You've got to accept the player. Everyone has their own ways to live their life and as long as he's respecting me, keeping distance, respecting myself, I'll respect him back.

"If he's being a great teammate and he's a guy on the field doing a great job, well then you've got nothing to complain about. He's another teammate and another friend."

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Source: Patriots Sign Michael Jenkins

Mar 28, 2013 4:36 PM

The New England Patriots have signed Michael Jenkins, according to a league source.

Jenkins, 30, has played the last two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings after starting his career with the Atlanta Falcons.

He hauled in 40 catches for 449 yards and two touchdowns last season.

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Gronkowski Confirms Third Surgery On Forearm

Mar 27, 2013 4:46 PM

Rob Gronkowski has confirmed that he has undergone a third surgery on his broken left forearm to clear out an infection.

"I'm doing a lot better, definitely," the New England Patriots tight end said. "Feeling a lot better. My arm is feeling way better than it was during the playoffs and regular season when I broke it. 

"Right now, just rehabbing, getting the muscle stronger around it. You want to get everything activated, re-activated, because it shuts down for a little bit when it's healing. Just rehabbing, and when my trainers give me the 'good to go,' hopefully in the next couple weeks, hopefully as soon as possible ... I can get rolling again and get back in the weight room and get back on the field and do what I love doing -- running around and catching some balls."

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Sebastian Vollmer Agrees To $17M Deal With Patriots

Mar 25, 2013 6:58 PM

Sebastian Vollmer has agreed to a four-year deal with the New England Patriots.

Vollmer is considered one of the NFL's best right tackles when healthy.

USA Today reported that the contract is for $17 million, including a $7 million signing bonus and another $1.25 million in guaranteed money. 

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Patriots Hold Private Workout Of Earl Okine

Mar 24, 2013 9:37 PM

Bill Belichick and Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio were involved in a private workout with Florida defensive end Earl Okine on Sunday, a source confirmed. 

Okine, 6-foot-7 and 287 pounds, was a four-year player at Florida who finished with 27 career tackles and one sack. He was not invited to the NFL combine, but was named the MVP of the Texas vs. the Nation postseason all-star game after posting two sacks and returning a fumble for a touchdown. 

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Aqib Talib Re-Signs With Patriots

Mar 16, 2013 6:17 PM

The New England Patriots have re-signed cornerback Aqib Talib on a one-year deal.

Talib is one of the NFL's better cornerbacks. 

Talib was acquired at the trade deadline from the Buccaneers last season.

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Stallworth In Stable Condition Following Hot Air Balloon Accident

Mar 16, 2013 6:14 PM

Donte' Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines.

"He's going to be OK. He has some burns, but he's going to be fine," his agent Drew Rosenhaus said. "He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career."

Stallworth played in one game last season with the Patriots and then went on injured reserved with an ankle injury.

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Patriots Release Brandon Lloyd

Mar 16, 2013 6:05 PM

The New England Patriots have released Brandon Lloyd.

Lloyd had 74 catches for 911 yards and four touchdowns in his lone season with the Patriots.

Lloyd previously played for the Broncos and Rams in 2011.

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Patriots Sign Adrian Wilson

Mar 15, 2013 7:24 PM

The New England Patriots have signed safety Adrian Wilson.

Wilson was released this week by the Arizona Cardinals.

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Patriots Agree To Four-Year Deal With CB Kyle Arrington
Kyle Arringston is best suited as a slot corner.

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Leon Washington Agrees To Deal With Patriots
Leon Washington has agreed to sign with the Patriots.

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Patriots Reached Deal With Amendola Before Welker Signed With Broncos
The Patriots moved quickly on Danny Amendola knowing that they could not afford to lose both him and Wes Welker in free agency.

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Source Close To Brady: 'Hard Not To Feel Like Patriots Sold Him Out'
The departure of Wes Welker from the Patriots is surely shocking to Tom Brady considered his renegotiated contract.

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Danny Amendola Agrees To $31M Deal With Patriots
Danny Amendola will replace Wes Welker as the Patriots' slot receiver following his signing with the Broncos.

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Wes Welker Agrees To $12M Deal With Broncos
Wes Welker has agreed to sign with the Broncos on a two-year, $12 million deal.

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Welker Likely To Re-Sign With Patriots
Tom Brady restructured his contract this offseason, which should make re-signing Wes Welker more manageable for the Patriots.

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Welker Won't Re-Sign With Patriots Before Free Agency
Wes Welker had 1,354 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.

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Report: Patriots, Welker Working Toward Long-Term Deal
The Patriots and Wes Welker are reportedly getting close on a multi-year deal, according to sources.

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