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Cam Newton: This is about respect, not money

The terms of the contract that quarterback Cam Newton agreed to with the Patriots include $500,000 in guaranteed money, a $1.05 million base salary and a collection of roster bonuses and incentives that could push the total value of the one-year deal to $7.5 million. 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman called it “just ridiculous” that a [more]

NFL needs to provide more details about latest Patriots penalties

The latest punishment of the New England Patriots came with no press release or other announcement from the NFL. Although the league confirmed reports regarding the price to be paid by the Patriots for the taping of the Cincinnati sideline a week before the Patriots were scheduled to play the Bengals, the league hasn’t done [more]

Patriots retained ability to apply franchise tag to Cam Newton in 2021

When seeing the initial details regarding Cam Newton‘s bargain-basement contract with the Patriots, some wondered whether the Patriots agreed not to apply the franchise tag in 2021 in order to get him to agree to a compensation package with a maximum upside of $7.5 million. They didn’t. According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the one-year [more]

Shaq Thompson: Cam Newton “still has it”

The Panthers have a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, but their former quarterback is the talk of the NFL. Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Sunday. At least one of Newton’s former teammates seems genuinely happy to see Newton get a shot to replace Tom Brady. Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson declared [more]

Antonio Brown working out with Russell Wilson

A report in May out of Seattle indicated Russell Wilson wants the Seahawks to sign Antonio Brown. Now, it appears the two are working out together, which should only intensify the Brown-to-Seattle talk. The receiver posted videos on his Instagram story Wednesday, and Ben Arthur of the Seattle Post Intelligencer made the connection. Brown is [more]

Randy Moss on Cam Newton: We’ll see how fun Patriots offense can be

Cam Newton isn’t the first big-name player to join the Patriots during Bill Belichick’s run with the organization and one of the other names on that list is looking forward to seeing the quarterback hit the field with his new team. Randy Moss spent three-plus seasons playing in New England and he posted 50 touchdowns [more]

Yes, Cam Newton will still celebrate like Cam Newton in New England

Playing for the Patriots typically means leaving a significant chunk of a person’s individuality at the door. Which has raised the question of whether Cam Newton will still be Cam Newton while playing for Bill Belichick. There surely will be an adjustment, like there is for anyone who previously didn’t play for the Patriots and [more]

Giants Super Bowl ring heist masterminded by Patriots fan

In June of 2008, a jewelry store in Attleboro, Massachusetts, was burglarized, and millions of dollars worth of jewelry was stolen — including Super Bowl rings for the Giants, who had beaten the Patriots four months earlier and chose a Massachusetts jeweler to make their rings. It was a professional operation that involved destroying the [more]

Bobby Bonilla Day has specific relevance to the NFL this year

After Cam Newton signed a contract with the Patriots that pays him a base salary of the veteran minimum, some pointed out that veteran journeyman Chase Daniel will make more this year than Newton and Saints quarterback Jameis Winston combined. There’s another intriguing sports-world comparison that arises today, July 1, commonly known as Bobby Bonilla [more]

Two weeks left for tagged players to sign long-term deals

Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones suggested this week that he could sit out the 2020 season if he doesn’t come to an agreement with the team on a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline to do so and he has plenty of company when it comes to looking for such a contract. With two [more]

Cam Newton already working out with Mohamed Sanu

The newest quarterback of the Patriots isn’t wasting any time in getting together with one of his future pass targets in New England. In an instagram video from The Sideline Hustle, Newton was shown working out at a field on the campus of UCLA with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on Tuesday. Newton and Sanu were [more]

Report: Bucs remain uninterested in Antonio Brown

The NFL will complete its investigation into Antonio Brown at some point, and chances are, the receiver finds a job somewhere. That somewhere won’t be Tampa. Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com reports that “nothing has changed with Bucs and their lack of interest in signing Antonio Brown. As Bruce Arians made clear in March, just not [more]

Ron Rivera: Circumstances didn’t allow for team to go after Cam Newton

Washington could have signed Cam Newton. It didn’t. Instead, Ron Rivera, who spent nine years with Newton in Carolina, traded a fifth-round choice to the Panthers for Kyle Allen to back up Dwayne Haskins. So Newton signed with the Patriots on Sunday, giving him a chance to win the starting job. “If the circumstances had [more]

Tom Brady tells Julian Edelman: I will always be your #1

Tom Brady and the Patriots went through an amicable divorce this offseason. The quarterback left for the Buccaneers. The Patriots have had a resolve to prove they can win without Brady, and they now have Cam Newton as their quarterback. While Brady is gone, he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Patriots receiver Julian Edelman expressed [more]

Small financial investment doesn’t mean Cam Newton addition isn’t a gamble

Last night, we explained that the signing of quarterback Cam Newton could end up being the best of Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s many gambles. Some argue that it’s not a gamble at all, because Newton enters with a veteran minimum contract, allowing him to be released with minimal financial consequences. While that’s correct, as it [more]

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