• 2017 NFL free agency: Targets, must-keep players for every AFC team
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    2017 NFL free agency: Targets, must-keep players for every AFC team

    As the New England Patriots gloat about another title, and being the greatest dynasty in the history of the NFL, the rest of the teams in the league can only sit back and wonder what they can do to get there. That doing starts in a few weeks with the open of free agency, followed by the draft in late April. The work is being done now as teams clear out dead weight on rosters and figure out what players they will try and land in free agency. You don’t win titles in March and April, but you sure as hell can make it a lot easier to do so. As a free-agency primer, here’s a look at the where the 16 AFC teams stand heading into the all-important offseason. The Ravens were a late-season loss at Pittsburgh

  • Report: Danny Amendola open to restructuring deal to stay with Patriots
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    Report: Danny Amendola open to restructuring deal to stay with Patriots

    With Danny Amendola set to make $7.7 million dollars in 2017 (Julian Edelman is supposed to make $5.7 million this upcoming season), it seemed inevitable that the New England Patriots were going to ask him to take a pay cut, and he is reportedly open to the idea. It hasn’t always been great since Amendola signed with the Patriots in 2013, who was supposed to be a replacement for Wes Welker. Amendola couldn’t stay healthy that season which thrust Edelman into the No. 1 receiver role. Despite struggling with different injuries during his time with the Patriots, Amendola has developed great chemistry with Tom Brady, and has come up huge in the postseason. During this season, Amendola missed four

  • How Victor Cruz spends his money
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    How Victor Cruz spends his money

    Victor Cruz doesn't want to end up being a statistic. Cruz was released by the New York Giants on Monday. The good news is that he's been careful about his money since the start of his career. He may not be heading into retirement any time soon, but the wide receiver has been planning for it so that he won't end up broke, the way other players do. It all started with his first NFL paycheck in 2010. "Oh man. I remember holding it up into the light and making sure it was real. Kind of hiding it like is everybody else seeing this?" Cruz said. "It was definitely a moment where I knew things were different and where I had to take care of this and make sure I make this forever and ever and ever and