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Sean Payton re-establishes formula for high-end coaches who want to change teams

Rarely do coaches finish their contracts and become free agents. More frequently, but still not all that often, coaches walk away from a contract with remaining years and resurface elsewhere.The latest coach to leave one team and land elsewhere, Sean Payton, re-establishes the formula for high-end coaches who want to move on. For Payton, it [more]

Bidding for jar of sand from Tom Brady retirement location approaches six figures

There’s a sucker born every minute. And some of them end up with more than enough money to waste on stupid stuff.Case in point, someone has bid $99,800 for a jar of sand from the spot where Tom Brady shot his completely impromptu, totally unplanned, and absolutely spontaneous retirement video on Wednesday morning.I don’t know [more]

Report: Patriots hire Will Lawing to offensive staff

The Patriots are hiring Will Lawing for a position on their offensive staff, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.Lawing, 37, could work as the tight ends coach, a position he held his final two seasons in Houston.He has worked with new Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien in three different stops. Lawing was with O’Brien at Penn [more]

Former Patriots running backs coach Cleve Bryant dies at 75

Former Patriots running backs coach Cleve Bryant died Tuesday, the team announced. He was 75.Bryant spent nearly his entire 26-season coaching career in the college ranks, many of them under head coach Mack Brown. He was in New England from 1982-84.The Patriots finished second, fifth and 11 in rushing with Bryant as their running backs [more]

Will Tom Brady re-sign with the Buccaneers for cap purposes?

Tom Brady is gone from Tampa Bay. He leaves behind a championship legacy — along with a $35.1 million cap charge for 2023.That’s not money the Bucs owe Brady. It’s cash the Buccaneers previously have paid, using the available devices to kick the can into future years.As to Brady’s deal, the chickens are now coming [more]

Robert Kraft hopes to sign Tom Brady to a one-day retirement contract

There was some speculation during the 2022 season that Tom Brady could sign with the Patriots in 2023.That still might happen, but not in quite the same way.Appearing Thursday morning on CNN, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that he hopes to sign Brady to a ceremonial one-day retirement contract.“I’d do it tomorrow,” Kraft said, via [more]

Report: Texans interview Nick Caley for offensive coordinator job

The Texans interviewed Patriots tight ends coach Nick Caley for their offensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.Houston named DeMeco Ryans as its head coach earlier this week, and he has wasted no time in starting the process of putting together his staff.He also interviewed 49ers passing game coordinator Bobby Slowik for the [more]

Bill Belichick: I thank Tom Brady for the positive impact he had on me and the Patriots

For the second time in as many years, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick released a statement saluting Tom Brady in the wake of a retirement announcement.In his 2022 statement, Belichick called Brady “the best player in NFL history” and called his pursuit of excellence “inspirational” before thanking the quarterback for all he did for Belichick [more]

Glazer family: Tom Brady set an exceptional standard that elevated our organization to new heights

Tom Brady has once again issued a Feb. 1 retirement announcement. But this time, he actually used the word “retire” and said that this one is “for good.”After Brady played his last three seasons with the Buccaneers, the organization issued a few statements on the quarterback finally hanging it up.“Tom’s impact on our franchise these [more]

Report: Tom Brady decision came down to retiring or playing for Bucs

Tom Brady announced that he’s retiring on Wednesday morning and, unlike last year’s announcement, he says that his time his decision to end his days as a player is “for good.”Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers found out Brady’s plans shortly before the rest of us. Brady reportedly informed the team of his [more]

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