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The great Belichick-Brady betting debate: Who is more valuable?

Twenty-to-one. Those were the New England Patriots' odds to win the Super Bowl entering last season's playoffs. They were the longest Super Bowl odds the Patriots had faced in a decade.Flash-forward three months: Tom Brady is in Tampa...

Kraft family thanks ‘GOAT’ Tom Brady in full-page ad

The Kraft family thanked Tom Brady in a full-page advertisement in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, punctuated with this message to Buccaneers fans: "Take care of him. You got a great one."The ad was published two days after the...

Ranking Tom Brady’s top 10 playoff performances: Can he add to list? – New...

Editor's note: This story originally published on Jan. 1, 2020. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET (CBS), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will play in his 41st career playoff game, which is one of...

Jets cut former starting CB Darryl Roberts, save $6M

In an expected salary-cap move, the New York Jets released cornerback Darryl Roberts on Saturday, saving $6 million.Roberts, one year removed from a three-year, $18 million contract extension, opened last season as a starter opposite Trumaine Johnson. On...

Philip Rivers considered retiring, ‘but I know I still can play at a high...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Quarterback Philip Rivers talked for the first time about retiring after it become official that his time with the Los Angeles Chargers was ending earlier this offseason.But Rivers, after discussing it with his family, believed he...

Eagles reach deals with S Will Parks, LB Jatavis Brown

PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos safety Will Parks and former Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown on one-year contracts, the team announced Saturday.Parks left other deals on the table to sign in...

Emmanuel Sanders agrees to 2-year deal with Saints

Veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson and Ed Werder.Sanders had appealing NFC options. Sanders spoke with the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay...

Source — Chiefs agree to deal with OL Mike Remmers

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers, a source told ESPN's Adam Teicher on Friday.The addition of Remmers gives the Chiefs some versatility for their offensive line....

Bucs WR Chris Godwin to defer to Tom Brady on No. 12

Now that Tom Brady has signed his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one question that remains is what uniform number the future Hall of Fame quarterback will wear next season.He spent his two decades with the New...

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reaches deal with Cowboys

Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has reached a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, his agency, SportsTrust Advisors, announced Friday morning.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the deal is for one year and worth $4 million with $2.5 million guaranteed.Clinton-Dix, who...

LB De’Vondre Campbell agrees to 1-year deal with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth up to $8.5 million.The signing comes a day...

Darius Slay says he ‘lost all respect’ for Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia in...

Two incidents between Lions coach Matt Patricia and cornerback Darius Slay early in Patricia's tenure in Detroit began a rift between the two that might have contributed to Slay being traded, the player told ESPN on Thursday.Slay, who...

Andrew Billings agrees to deal with Browns, agency says

Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Andrew Billings has agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns, SportsTrust Advisors, the agency that represents him, announced Thursday.Billings, 25, developed into one of the Bengals' most reliable interior linemen over the...

Patriots guard Joe Thuney signs franchise tender

New England Patriots guard Joe Thuney signed his franchise tender for the 2020 season that is worth a guaranteed $14,781,000, agent Mike McCartney announced.The Patriots and Thuney have until July 15 to continue to negotiate a long-term contract....

Eagles’ splashy trade for Darius Slay has some risk, big reward – Philadelphia Eagles...

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles took a big step toward solving their cornerback problem by acquiring Darius Slay from the Detroit Lions for third- and fifth-round picks, per ESPN's Adam Schefter, though the deal does come with some...

Ravens decline DB Brandon Carr’s contract option

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens declined the option on defensive back Brandon Carr's contract, making one of the most durable players in NFL history a free agent.Carr, 33, has started every game since entering the league...

Anthony Brown returns to Cowboys on 3-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back cornerback Anthony Brown on a three-year deal, a source told ESPN on Wednesday.Brown's 2019 season with the Cowboys was cut short because of a torn triceps. In nine games, he was credited...

Source — Pass-rushing LB Devon Kennard to sign 3-year deal with Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals agreed Wednesday to sign former Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard to a three-year contract, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.The deal comes one day after Detroit released Kennard with one year remaining on his contract....

Grading Tom Brady’s move to the Bucs

For two decades, Bill Belichick has put the New England Patriots ahead of any single player on the roster. Virtually every veteran who contributed to the greatest dynasty in modern sports has been shipped out or allowed to...

Saints keep LB Kiko Alonso, CB Patrick Robinson on reduced contracts

METAIRIE, La. -- Linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Patrick Robinson will remain with the New Orleans Saints after agreeing to reduced contracts, sources told ESPN.Alonso, who tore the ACL in his right knee in the Saints' playoff loss...

Bucs season-ticket demand surges on Brady news

TAMPA, Fla. -- Just how much of an impact will Tom Brady have on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' attendance, which has been at or near the bottom of the league for the past several years?Shortly after the news...

Giants land ex-Packers LB Blake Martinez on 3-year deal

The New York Giants and former Packers linebacker Blake Martinez agreed to a three-year deal worth $30 million late Monday night, a source told ESPN's Jordan Raanan.Martinez gives the Giants the middle linebacker they desperately need. The 2016...

Source — Bills acquire WR Stefon Diggs from Vikings for 4 draft picks

The Buffalo Bills have acquired wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings for multiple draft choices, including a first-round pick, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Buffalo is sending four picks to Minnesota -- a first, fifth and...

49ers retain safety Jimmie Ward on 3-year, $28.5M deal, source says

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After a pair of significant moves on their defensive front Monday, the San Francisco 49ers closed the day by taking another big step toward keeping their defense largely intact, as they agreed to terms...

Dak Prescott receives exclusive franchise tag from Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have placed the exclusive franchise tag on Dak Prescott, the team announced Monday, although the ultimate goal remains to have the quarterback signed to a long-term contract.With the move, the Cowboys have...

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