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Nick Folk celebrates 50-yard game-winning field goal vs. Arizona
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TEAM TALK

  • Patriots assistant running backs and kick returners coach Troy Brown and defensive line coach Demarcus Covington will take part as coaches in the 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl.
  • Angelique Fiske talks about Matthew Slater and Bill Belichick sharing the importance of the team’s ‘Monday meetings’ on racism and social justice.

LOCAL LINKS

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: The Saints have a major salary cap crunch this offseason.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) How the Conference Title matchups reveal what matters most in today’s NFL: Five key lessons about what separated the class of the league this season fro everyone else.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The winners and losers of the NFL Divisional Round.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Patrick Mahomes in concussion protocol: What needs to happen for him to play against Bills.
  • Ben Pickman (SI) Report: NFL informs teams of major changes to Scouting Combine.
  • Mike Chappell (CBS4Indy) NFL Scouting Combine won’t be held in Indianapolis in February. “...there will be no in-person workouts at the Combine. All workouts will be held at players’ Pro Days on college campuses.”
  • Clark Judge (SI) Who belongs in the Hall’s Class of 2021? Historians weigh in with their five choices.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) 2021 Free Agency: Ranking the NFL’s top 100 free agents.
  • Jenna West (SI) NFL Rumors: Teams calling Texans about Deshaun Watson despite QB not asking for trade.
  • Kaelen Jones (The Ringer) What would a trade for Deshaun Watson even look like?
  • Rich Cimini (ESPN) Jets should be all-in on Texans’ Deshaun Watson, but reality could stand in way.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Sports betting winners and losers: Preseason hype for Tom Brady and Buccaneers was real, after all