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Jake Ballard announces retirement from NFL
Jake Ballard, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2012 and suffered a career-altering knee injury in the same game, has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Patriots claim running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers
New England Patriots claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers on Monday. The sixth-round pick out of Stanford was placed on waivers by the Carolina Panthers.
Will New York Giants opt for 'tight end by committee'?
The New York Giants didn't make a big move this offseason to address the tight end position. General manager Jerry Reese says the team has options with the potential to be "dynamic" in 2014.
Roster Reset: NFC West
The Cardinals made strides in free agency, but will the moves affect the NFC West standings? Around The League ranked the teams in the division based on their margin of offseason improvement.
Tyrann Mathieu ahead of schedule, Cardinals GM says
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim says Tyrann Mathieu is "really ahead of schedule" in his recovery from knee surgery. When will Mathieu be back to full health?
Fantasy free agency primer: Top tight ends
The tight end position has vexed fantasy owners over the past few seasons. The list of fantasy tight end options in free agency is likely to cause an equal amount of consternation.
Tom Brady is NFL's best QB, Ben Roethlisberger says
Tom Brady is having one of the worst statistical seasons of his career, but Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger still calls the New England Patriots' star the game's best quarterback.
Chris Clemons, Ed Reed among stars who avoid PUP list
Chris Clemons and Ed Reed are two of several notable injured players who avoided the PUP list, meaning they will be eligible for NFL action when healthy. See who else made the list.
Daniel Fells, Jake Ballard cut by New England Patriots
Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard were cut by the New England Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport, leaving the tight end depth chart limited to Rob Gronkowski, Zach Sudfeld and Michael Hoomanawanui.
Rob Gronkowski 'doubtful' for Patriots' season opener
It's not a major revelation that Rob Gronkowski is doubtful to play in Week 1. It's which of the New England Patriots tight end's injured body parts is holding him back that's the surprise.
What we learned Tuesday: Receiver carnage continues
NFL wide receivers, including the San Diego Chargers' star-crossed Danario Alexander, continued to drop like flies Tuesday. Chris Wesseling has updates from around the league.
Tom Brady, Patriots' offense clicking despite turnover
The New England Patriots have started training camp without a lot of familiar faces from last season. But they still have Tom Brady, and that alone might be enough.
Top 25 AFC position battles: Who's winning?
With the first full slate of preseason games upon us, Gregg Rosenthal updates the hottest position battles in the AFC, such as the Buffalo Bills' signal-caller derby between EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb.
Jake Ballard might be on Patriots' roster bubble
Jake Ballard once looked like a perfect security blanket for a New England Patriots team beset by drama around its tight end position. Now, it's no lock that Ballard will even make the final roster.
Camp Buzz: Danny Amendola 'very dependable'
On the heels of Sunday's Hall of Fame Game, teams league-wide are prepping for their first taste of action. In New England, Danny Amendola has been called a bright spot for the Patriots.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots still catching up on offense
A tumultuous offseason has Tom Brady and the New England Patriots still looking for the right mix on offense -- at a time when most teams already have their depth charts set. Albert Breer has the latest.
Bill Belichick vague on Patriots' plans for Tim Tebow
Where will Tim Tebow play? That's the question asked by fans of the New England Patriots. In true Bill Belichick style, the coach didn't tip his hand.
Rob Gronkowski placed on New England Patriots' PUP list
The New England Patriots officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp.
Top 25 AFC position battles during training camp
Training camp is all about battling for snaps. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the top 25 position battles in the AFC, such as the Oakland Raiders' starting signal-caller derby led by Matt Flynn.