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Clayton's mailbag: Why owners stick together

On issues from Deflategate to Los Angeles relocation, NFL owners are showing how unity keeps them powerful, John Clayton writes. Plus: blocking extra points, the NFLPA's angle and more.

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Pierce: The significance of Kraft's surrender

The great Patriots soap opera rolls on -- but what on earth is their owner doing surrendering to Roger Goodell? And what does it mean for Tom Brady?

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Adam Dedeaux, one of the Jaguars' instructors at 3DQB, a motion analysis specialist company, said, "Blake really worked smart this offseason. He now has a process that's going to work for him to be successful, which is the main goal. His attention to detail, wanting to get better, his expectations of himself, are right there with the best. ... The dude got after it."

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Flacco playoff #s hard to ignore. Best TD-to-INT ratio (2.5) among 4 active QBs w/ at least 15 p.o. starts (Flacco, Brady, Peyton, Big Ben)

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Key part of Sunday's story IMO is that Peterson-Zimmer still have open line of communication, even if only to inform of non-participation.

Clayton: Tom Brady will not be freed

News item: 150 Patriots fans stage a "Free Tom Brady" rally outside Gillette Stadium. John Clayton: "It's not going to change [the NFL's] position whatsoever."


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Chuck Horne, owner of the Eagle Brook Saloon in Norfolk, Mass., debuted the Free Brady Blonde IPA in support of suspended Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and defiance of the NFL's penalty. Going fast

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Peterson's workout bonus pays him $250K to attend 90% of OTAs and minicamp. He'll miss out on that, it would appear.

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Disgruntled Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been unhappy with the organization since his suspension, and he won't be at organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Story

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Fans rally in Foxborough

Patriots fans took to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to voice their displeasure with the four-game suspension handed to quarterback Tom Brady over the "Deflategate" scandal.


NFL owners speak with same voice

On issues from Deflategate to Los Angeles relocation, NFL owners are showing how unity keeps them powerful, John Clayton writes. Why owners stick together

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