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O'Connor: Brady sacked like never before

Tom Brady has taken plenty of hits over the years, but none has been as damaging to the all-time great QB as the Wells report findings about his role in Deflategate, Ian O'Connor writes.

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Collins' paternity test results negative

Reps for OT La'el Collins told ESPN's Josina Anderson that his paternity test results were negative for the child of ex-girlfriend Brittney Mills, who was murdered. Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday and passed a polygraph test in connection with Mills' case, reps told Anderson.

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Jets GM: Trading Wilkerson not in plans

GM Mike Maccagnan said the Jets do not plan to put a "For Sale" sign on DE Muhammad Wilkerson. "We're not actively shopping Mo. It's not part of our plans," Maccagnan said. But Wilkerson isn't untouchable

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Tom Brady Sr.: This is 'Framegate'

Said the Patriots QB's dad to USA Today Sports after the Wells report's release: "I don't have any doubt about my son's integrity -- not one bit. ... The reality is if you can't prove he did it, then he's innocent, and lay off him. That's the bottom line." More on Wells report

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49ers 'disappointed' to learn of Brooks suit

The 49ers will "continue to monitor" the situation after LB Ahmad Brooks was sued for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress in Santa Clara, Calif. The woman making the accusation was the same woman who accused ex-49ers DL Ray McDonald of rape. 49ers: 'Aware' of reports

Cards claim ex-Pat CB off waivers

The Cardinals have claimed CB Alfonzo Dennard off of waivers, a league source tells ESPN's Field Yates. Dennard was waived by the Patriots on Tuesday.

Brian Dawkins: CB Dennard a fit for Cards

"Because that system is such an aggressive man-to-man scheme that needs corners to be able to bump and run, I think it's a great place for [Alfonzo Dennard] to go and let's see if he can handle that."


Rex on McCoy remarks: Won't muzzle Bills

Bills coach Rex Ryan said that he's going to let his players say what's on their minds in light of LeSean McCoy telling ESPN The Magazine that "there's a reason [Chip Kelly] got rid of all the black players" in Philadelphia. "I'm not going to put a muzzle on any of our players," Ryan said.

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NFL considering Wells Report discipline

Insider Adam Schefter told SportsCenter that discipline is coming for the Patriots. "There are 31 other teams that believed the Patriots gained an advantage."


Patriots scandal timeline

It was 108 days ago that the Patriots crushed the Colts 45-7 in the AFC Championship game.

Robert Kraft statement

"As compelling a case as the Wells Report may try to make, I am going to rely on the factual evidence of numerous scientists and engineers rather than inferences from circumstantial evidence."

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Kraft 'disappointed' with Wells report

Said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in response to the Wells' report finding: "To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship Game, would be a gross understatement." Full statement

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A chance Tom Brady speaks on Thursday

The Pats QB is scheduled to speak at a sold-out event at 7:30 p.m. ET at Salem State University in Salem, Mass.

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Deflategate won't affect Brady's legacy

Said ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Bill Polian: "I don't think ["Deflategate"] changes anything about the quality of his play, and the kind of quarterback he's been. He's been one of the two, three greatest of all-time. There's no argument about that."


Cowboys' plans at running back

After losing DeMarco Murray in free agency and not selecting a RB in the draft, Adam Caplan says Dallas' plans now involve Joseph Randle.