• Martellus Bennett goes off on Patriots fans asking him to take a pay cut to stay
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    Martellus Bennett goes off on Patriots fans asking him to take a pay cut to stay

    Martellus Bennett, the Patriots tight end who just won his first Super Bowl, should have the ability to cash in this offseason as a free agent. Unless, of course, he’s willing to take less money to remain in New England, which is exactly what Patriots fans are hoping for. But those fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up. Or, at the very least, they should keep those hopes to themselves, because on Wednesday, Bennett told fans to stop telling him to take a pay cut.  He did it in the most Bennett way. On Twitter, he wrote: “All I’m saying is cut your own grass don’t be all in my garden f------ with my fruit while weeds are growing all over yours.” Makes sense. He also posted this: He’s not

  • 4 potential veteran cap casualties that could pique the Patriots’ interest
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    4 potential veteran cap casualties that could pique the Patriots’ interest

    With the start of the league year quickly approaching (March 9th at 4:00pm ET), teams are moving quickly to position themselves for free agency, while others are merely looking to keep their heads above the rising waters of the salary cap. Here are four defensive veterans who, if handed their walking papers, could be worth a look for the Patriots. Current 2016 cap figure: $8.3 million Dead Money: $1.5 million Gross Cap Savings: $6.8 million — Net Cap Savings: $6,335,000 Buffalo’s current cap space: $19.8 million Current situation: The former First-Team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler is entering his 12th NFL season in 2017, and the final year of his contract. He’ll be 34 years old in May, and

  • Which owner will give NFL opportunity to Joe Mixon?
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    Which owner will give NFL opportunity to Joe Mixon?

    As Mike Mayock recently explained it, no team will draft former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon unless the owner approves it. Given the post-Ray Rice realities of the NFL, that’s hardly a surprise; more than 20 years ago, the Patriots renounced the rights to third-rounder Christian Peter after ownership became aware of his history of alleged and actual violence against women. So with the caveat that Mixon will be an owner’s pick, is there an owner who will pick Mixon? For some, it may be an issue of the round in which he’s available. As Mixon drops, the relative value increases. At some point, the benefit of having Mixon could outweigh the cost of picking him. But the cost will be much more than