Nfl Sunday Actives/inactives; Lions Receiver Calvin Johnson Inactive; Danny Amendola Will Play Against Bengals

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s top receivers are now Patrick Edwards , Ryan Broyles and Kris Durham , while Detroit will rely heavily on running back Reggie Bush in Johnson’s absence. Last season, Johnson played despite injuries to his finger, ankle, head (concussion) and knee. Johnson did not participate in practice this past Wednesday and Thursday, but was limited on Friday. He was listed as questionable, and many NFL observers believed he would play on Sunday, but Johnson’s latest injury is more serious than many thought. Meanwhile, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has led his team to a 4-0 record without a full arsenal of offensive weapons. It appears Brady will have another key component at his disposal against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Patriots receiver Danny Amendola aggravated his groin injury in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills and had missed the past three games. Amendola was limited in practice this past week and listed as questionable, but it appears he is ready to play. Clarity on #Patriots WR Danny Amendola : Source tells me he’s “good to go.” Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2013 Brady has thrown for 1,014 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions this season.

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Closing in on 100% Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 7, 2013 On the other hand, he finished with just four receptions for 55 yards, managing a meager 5.5 points for fantasy owners. Of course, Patriots across the board disappointed for fantasy owners, as the team was held to six points. So what should we expect from Amendola moving forward? There are a couple ways to look at this. The first is to look at Julian Edelman’s stats while Amendola was injured, since Edelman assumed the role in the Patriots’ offense that Amendola was brought in to fill. In three games without Amendola, Edelman caught 27 passes for 240 yards on 34 targets. That’s eight fantasy points per game, a solid if unspectacular level of production. Of course, Amendola is a better player than Edelman, so it’s probably safe to say that Amendola’s floor is equaling Edelman’s production. That’s not too shabby. Given the amount of targets Edelman received in his absence in the slot roleand the number given to Amendola in a limited roleAmendola promises be a major part of this passing game moving forward. Here’s another variable in the Amendola equationwill the pending return of Rob Gronkowski hinder Amendola’s production, or might it actually open up the passing game even more for the slot weapon? Seeing as Gronkowski’s presence never kept Wes Welker from being a viable fantasy option in this offense, it seems likely that adding the touchdown machine into the mix will only open things up for Amendola. Without Gronkowski, opposing defenses can pick which receiver they want to key on.

Danny Amendola’s Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 6

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18 game at Carolina. Amendola caught four passes against the Bengals, but the Patriots struggled on offense, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since 2009. Asked for a health update, Amendola sounded positive. “I feel good,” he said. “I had a good day today, and Im just preparing this week, getting ready to go for next Sunday. Just continue to do what the trainers and training staff ask, thats all I can do.” He has been practicing, as has Gronkowski.

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lee/globe staff Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo pounces on the loose ball after teammate Devin McCourty forced Bengals running back Giovani Bernard to fumble. By Michael Whitmer / Globe Staff/ October 6, 2013 Buy reprints From the second he came sprinting onto Paul Brown Stadium two hours before Sundays kickoff, Danny Amendola had the look of someone who was physically ready to play. Amendola had missed the Patriots three previous games after suffering a groin injury in the season-opening win at Buffalo. But the veteran receiver had consistently practiced, and said Friday that he was looking forward to Sunday, prompting speculation that hed be active. He was, and was targeted a team-high nine times by Tom Brady. Amendola caught four of those nine passes for 55 yards. It came in a losing effort the Bengals held the Patriots without a touchdown in a 13-6 win but Amendola showed no signs of the injury that caused him to miss three games. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers. Michael Whitmer can be reached at mwhitmer@globe.com . Follow him on Twitter @GlobeWhitmer .

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Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 Danny Amendola snap count limited against Bengals, has quiet fantasy performance Related In partnership with SBNation.com By James Brady New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola had a solid game on Sunday. He caught four receptions for 55 yards, which is under what the team wants him to produce, but good given that he’s been out with a serious groin injury since leaving the team’s Week 1 game. Still, Amendola was limited in various ways on Sunday. First, he was mostly in on three- and four-receiver sets for the game. Second, he played on just 39 offensive snaps in his return, despite being one of the top two receivers on the depth chart. It’s unlikely that the Patriots always intended to keep Amendola’s snap count low. He carries the “injury-prone” label, and after missing three games, it makes sense to be cautious. However, no setbacks were reported, so he looks good to go going forward. Fantasy Impact: Amendola returned and didn’t get hurt, which is about as much as fantasy owners hoped for.

Gronkowski, Amendola, Ridley questionable for Patriots

Right now, the Patriots remain highly optimistic about Amendola, highly pessimistic about Gronkowski for tomorrow’s game. Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe… Patriots more optimistic about Amendola than Gronk According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the Patriots are more optimistic that Danny Amendola will play this week than Rob Gronkowski. Per source, Gronk still not a sure bet for Sunday. More optimism about Danny Amendola playing. Karen Guregian (@kguregian) October 4, 2013 Amendola and Gronowski have both been listed as questionable for Sundays game against the… Danny Amendola Looking Forward to Sunday As he has over the past couple of weeks, Danny Amendola was seen practicing on the field for the Patriots on a Friday before a game. According to Mike Reiss, Amendola has looked much improved in his running from the limp he displayed soon after completely tearing his adductor muscles in his groin. When asked by reporters about how he was feeling, Danny had this to say, per… Via Ex Pats 7 days ago | Discuss Danny Amendola Says Hes Looking Forward to Sunday As Questions Surround Receivers Return From Groin Injury FOXBORO, Mass.

Danny Amendola limited again in Thursday’s practice, but fantasy owners can anticipate a bounce back

20, 2009, when they lost to the Jets, 16-9. One bright spot, though, was Ryan Allen, who punted on eight of the Patriots 12 possessions. In a low-scoring, defense-dominated game, field position was going to be key, and Allen provided it. Five of his eight punts finished inside the Bengals 20-yard-line, and four of those kicks pinned Cincinnati inside its 10. The first, late in the first half, set the Bengals up at their 7, and combined with a defensive three and out, helped lead to the ensuing Patriots field goal that tied the game at 3. All three of Allens second-half punts had the Bengals starting drives inside their 10, at the 9, 7, and 9.

Gronkowski, who was limited in practice all week, has yet to play this season after a series of surgeries on his fractured forearm and ailing back. Amendola returned to action last week after missing three games with a groin injury. The Texas Tech product has caught 14 passes for 159 yards in two games this season. Ridley missed last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to knee and thigh injuries. The LSU product has carried the ball 47 times for 174 yards in four games this season. Veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) have been ruled out. Running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), center Ryan Wendell (concussion) and defensive back Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were listed as questionable.

Danny Amendola eager to get everyone healthy

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 Danny Amendola limited again in Thursday’s practice, but fantasy owners can anticipate a bounce back Related Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola remained limited in practice on Thursday . This is the second straight day that Amendola has practiced at a limited basis, although this is to be expected as he works his way back from a groin injury that sidelined him for three weeks. His diminished practice reps can more so be attributed to the Patriots keeping him fresh as opposed to any indication that Amendola is in danger of missing more time. Fantasy Spin: During a rain-soaked game versus the Bengals last week, Amendola, as well as everybody else on the playing field, did not stand much of a chance of putting up robust fantasy numbers. It was Amendola’s first game back since Week 1, and the Patriots managed his reps, getting him in just 39 of the team’s 63 snaps. Despite that, he still led the way with nine targets and 55 receiving yards. Amendola is clearly very much in the Patriots plans on offense, and because he exited Week 5’s contests without setback, he is in line to expand his opportunities as well as benefit from the likely return of Rob Gronkowski. Owners can ink him into their WR2 spots and reasonably hope for WR1 upside versus the Saints.

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Andre Tippett To Announce Patriots’ Second Round Draft Picks

New England Patriots Andre Tippett to Be Enshrined in the NFL’s Hall of Fame!

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The NFL announced on Thursday that a group of former NFL stars representing each of the 32 teams will announce the second round draft picks in this weeks NFL Draft. The Patriots hold two second round draft picks, numbers 33 and 60 overall. Barring any trades by Bill Belichick, Tippett will have two opportunities to address Pats fans on stage. Tippett was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 1999 and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Tippett was a second round draft pick (40th pick overall) by the Pats in 1982 and the linebacker out of Iowa went on to finish his 12 year career with a Patriot record 100 sacks. He played his entire NFL career with New England and was a five-time Pro Bowler.

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Andre Tippett along with Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks of the NY Giants defined what the outside linebacker position is for the NFL even today. Andre Tippett is avery smart stand up guy who holds a black belt in Karate, never has anything bad to say about anyone and is still one of thetoughestSOBs ever to wear an NFL Uniform. Yesterday at the New England Patriots Training Camp, Owner Bob Kraft and Head Coach Bill Belichick invited Andre Tippet firstto the Patriots privateteam meeting where he was congratulated on the honorby the players and coaches. Tippett was then asked to lead the players onto the field in front of all the fans and owner Bob Kraft for a final publicsend off. Bob Kraft was asked by AndreTippett to present him in the induction ceremony, hoping that this would interest Kraft to get involved in Canton with the hopesof him being enshrined in thePro-Football Hall of Fame himself someday. “There is a good reason why no one wears No. 56 around here, and that’s because he wore it,” said Tedy Bruschi. “That number will never be touched again. We all wanted to let him know how proud we were of him, and how special this weekend is for him. We hope he has a great time.” Andre Tippett is a member of the NFL’s ALL Decade Team for the 1980s. He had 35 sacks in two consecutive season, the most by any linebacker in NFL History. Hehad five straight Pro-Bowl appearances and played his whole career, 1982-1993, with the New England Patriots. Andre Tippett currently is the New England Patriots Executive Director of Community Affairs.

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He also pointed out that Tippett is the only linebacker in the history of the NFL to record a total of 35 sacks in back-to-back seasons. Kraft also relayed a story he felt reflected Tippett’s character. In 1989, Tippett was recovering from surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital when he spotted Kraft – whom he had first met four years prior – and asked why he was in the hospital. Kraft told him his son, David, had sustained a serious knee injury. “Andre insisted that I take him to David’s room so he could offer him words of encouragement,” Kraft told the crowd. “That visit means a tremendous amount to my son and left a lasting impression on me.” Yesterday, the impression Tippett left on the NFL was celebrated on a glorious Ohio day.

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But victory was not yet on the mind of Dolphins coach Don Shula. Something bigger was. Something considerably bigger. Something not even Don Shula could control. It was the image of a linebacker named Andre Tippett, a linebacker so savage that even with his team losing to Shula`s by 21 points, he could not go unnoticed. “I`ll tell you who`s going to be a terrific player in this league,“ Shula said.

Andre Tippett and Josh Kraft help dedicate new Patriots Field at Camp Harbor View in Quincy

And with that you better believe my mom — she made me appreciate, understanding what’s right and what’s wrong. She ruled with love and a whole lot of discipline. Mom, I love you and thank you for that. To my brothers, Gregory, Reginald, Kelvin and Gerard and my sister Yvette, my stepdad Willy Lovett and my uncle, Eugene Tippett, and my nieces and nephews, thank you for making the trek out here to celebrate this special day for us. To all my Newark friends and family and the folks here from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Iowa, Chicago, Michigan, Massachusetts, thank you all for being here today. I was a player I became because of the great coaches and teammates I was surrounded by.

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Posted Jul 19, 2010 @ 10:00 PM QUINCY Andre Tippett and Josh Kraft were at Camp Harbor View in Quincy on Monday for the dedication of the camp’s New England Patriots Field. The Patriots Charitable Foundation, among many private contributors, help Camp Harbor provide children with swimming, hiking, sports and arts and crafts. About 700 Boston children have spent four weeks of their summers reporting to camp at Camp Harbor View each of the last four summers. Andre Tippett and Josh Kraft were at Camp Harbor View in Quincy on Monday for the dedication of the camp’s New England Patriots Field. The Patriots Charitable Foundation, among many private contributors, help Camp Harbor provide children with swimming, hiking, sports and arts and crafts. About 700 Boston children have spent four weeks of their summers reporting to camp at Camp Harbor View each of the last four summers.

Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Rankings: Danny Woodhead Up, Le’veon Bell Down

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After running through four straight tough defenses, Foster finally catches a break in Week 6 against a Rams defense that has allowed the third-most rushing yards (126.0 ypg) in the NFL. DeMarco Murray, DAL, vs. Washington: The Redskins haven’t fared particularly well against the run or the pass, allowing more yards (440.5 ypg) than any team in the NFL. Dallas is dangerous through the air and can spread Washington thin enough to create plenty of space for Murray. It also helps that Murray, with the exception of Week 5, has been an active participant in the Dallas passing game. Danny Woodhead, SD, vs. Indianapolis: Woodhead will get all the chances he can handle with Ryan Mathews likely to sit Week 6 with a concussion.

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During Sunday nights (mornings?) game, Woodhead received the first few carries of the game anyway. Not to mention that even when Mathews was on the field, Woodhead was the one to see the work at the goal line. Of course, what really makes him valuable is his work in the passing game, but the Mathews concussion should allow Woodhead to see an uptick in carries as well, which will only boost his value. Through five games this season, Woodhead has less carries (28) than receptions (31). In fact, he has caught 31 of his 36 targets, which ranks him 9th in the NFL in receptions. No running backs have seen more targets in the passing game, and in this offense, he should continue to lead the pack. We all know thatPhilip Rivers doesnt exactly chuck the ball downfield anymore. In fact, he is one of six quarterbacks this year to have more than half of their passes travel less than five yards, which is prime real estate for Woodhead.

He came back in 2009, found a place on the practice squad and got activated for a few regular-season games. He came back in 2010 — and was waived. “I’ve coached football for 28 years,” says his father today, remembering the Jets’ decision. “The NFL is a mystery. It’s a business.” The Jets had one slot left, and two running backs on the bubble. The journeyman Woodhead, who despite weighing a solid 200 pounds, with a sprinter’s speed, had played college ball against Fort Lewis, Nebraska-Kearney and Adams State. The other candidate was a running back the Jets had traded up to snag in the fourth round, a guy named Joe McKnight, who had rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior for USC. He was 6-feet tall. Case closed. The Jets kept McKnight, who, as Jets fans now know all too well, has turned into a forgettable bust.

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“He’s done that before — I think he can,” McCoy said, via ESPN.com. “We’ve got him and Ronnie, and Ryan will split the load as time goes on. There’s games where guys will get more touches than others, depending on the flow of the game. And you’re going to do whatever you think is best to win the game.” Woodhead was an every-down type player during his run with the New England Patriots. In 2010, he carried the ball a career-high 97 times for 547 yards total. He also put up 379 receiving yards. McCoy would love for Woodhead to get that much action as the year goes on. Ideally the head coach would like Woodhead to touch the ball 20 times a game. Owners should not be discouraged about the idea that Woodhead will split carries with Brown.

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— The place where Danny Woodhead comes from is not for wusses. The temperature hovers around 15 degrees below zero at dawn Wednesday, causing a frozen fog to settle over the Platte River and prompting a news piece on how to keep the cows warm. Breakfasts at the local diner are served with a blob of gray gravy, a giant sausage and a stern cardiologist’s warning. They still buy the newspaper in North Platte. They still have flip phones, too, which are tucked away in heavy work overalls so as not to distract from the morning conversation. Most mornings, the talk starts with the weather — wind chills are for suckers — and ends with football. This is Cornhuskers territory, which means Saturdays are for the Big Red and Sundays are for washing the car, doing chores and waiting another six days for a game.

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I know a lot of you heard me say how excited I was about him all offseason. Hes been everything I certainly expected and hoped for these first four weeks of the season. No, I don’t think Mathews is very good either, but his 19 carries on Sunday equals the amount Woodhead has all season. And for all of of his receptions, he’s averaging 7.4 yards per catch. Take away the two touchdowns this week, and Woodhead would have had 8.6 fantasy points on his yardage accrued. So, sorry, Mr. Danny Woodhead Nike Elite Youth Jersey Rivers, but I’m not drinking this Kool-Aid. Obviously, in points-per-reception leagues he is now a must-own player.

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Hes done that before — I think he can, McCoy said. Weve got him and Ronnie, and Ryan will split the load as time goes on. Theres games where guys will get more touches than others, depending on the flow of the game. And youre going to do whatever you think is best to win the game. McCoy said hes fine with the teams depth at running back if Mathews is unavailable this Authentic Danny Woodhead Womens Jersey week. Ronnie Brown is the teams only other tailback on the active roster. Fullback Le’Ron McClain also could be used to spell Woodhead.

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For people to mention it, its flattering. Im trying to do what I can with my skill set and do it to the best of my ability. Woodhead is not the athlete and is not as fast as Sproles. But he is as physical and elusive and every bit the football player, and he has proven to be just about as dangerous. The No.1 thing both of them have is theyre really smart, said Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson, who coached Sproles in his final three seasons as a Charger. When youre doing something outside one time, inside one time, backfield one time, thats the first thing youve got to be because you have to be able to handle all that stuff. Woodhead has so far actually been a version of Sproles that we only imagined. It is true that the bulk of Sproles six seasons in San Diego were spent in the LaDainian Tomlinson era, but even in 2009 when Tomlinson was injured and 10, after Tomlinson had departed, Sproles did not routinely touch the ball as much as Woodhead has so far. Only seven times as a Charger did Sproles have 12 or more offensive touches in a game. Woodhead has touched the ball 12 times in two of his four games as a Charger.

Super Bowl Mvp Deion Branch Tackles Meningitis To Honor Son

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Small but strong, the twins toughed out two weeks in intensive care before coming home from the hospital. But six days later, Deiondre would be back. “He wasn’t eating. And he’d cry when you picked him up,” said Branch, recalling the new-parent panic that prompted a late-night trip to the emergency room. A series of tests revealed Deiondre had meningitis, inflammation in the lining of his nervous system triggered by a viral infection . “The disease was already taking over his body,” said Branch. “The doctors gave him six months to live.” But Deiondre fought hard and lived despite irreversible brain damage. He is now 11. And although he can’t walk or talk, he lights up when he sees his dad.

Ex-Pat Deion Branch defends Aaron Hernandez: ‘Aaron is a great guy’

Branch, who spent seven seasons with the Patriots and lives across the street from Hernandez in North Attleborough, Mass., told the Albany Herald that Hernandez is a great guy and he was shocked to hear of the murder charge. Branchs comments to the Herald during his eighth annual Skills and Drills camp offer an opposing view to those of former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light, Deion Branch Nike Jersey Womens who said earlier this week that teammates never embraced Hernandez. From the report: Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate, Branch told The Herald I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesnt have any dealings with it. On Saturday, Branch didnt have anything negative to say about Hernandez. Thats my guy, man, Branch said of Hernandez. Thats my guy. It really shocked me. He was a great kid. Overall, I hope the best that he isnt involved with it and I hope he gets his name cleared, but most importantly I send my prayers and condolences out to the Lloyd family. Branch said there was nothing in his association with Hernandez on or off the field that led him to believe he was capable of murder, but details recently emerging from Hernandezs past seem to suggest otherwise.

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I truly hope and pray he doesn’t have any dealings with it.” Branch spoke to the newspaper after conducting his eighth annual Skills and Drills camp at Albany State in his hometown of Albany, Ga. Branch, currently a free agent, was reacquired by the Patriots during the 2010 season (Hernandez’s rookie year), after four-plus seasons in Seattle. He has been with the Patriots since that time, playing in 10 games last season and catching 16 passes. “That’s my guy, man,” he added of Hernandez. “That’s my guy. It really shocked me. He was a great kid. Overall, I hope the best that he isn’t involved with it and I hope he gets his name cleared, but most importantly I send my prayers and condolences out to the Lloyd family.” Lloyd’s funeral was held Saturday in Boston. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Pallbearers carry the casket of Odin Lloyd following a funeral ceremony in Boston on Saturday.

Former Pats WR Deion Branch stands by Aaron Hernandez

(Photo: Sam Riche, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Deion Branch played with Aaron Hernandez for two seasons, has been to Hernandez’s home and has lived in North Attleborough, Mass., the same town as Hernandez SHARE 1108 CONNECT 55 TWEET 158 COMMENTEMAILMORE The New England Patriots have cut accused murderer Aaron Hernandez, wiped him from their website and are allowing fans with his jerseys to swap them for other Patriots jerseys for no charge. The NFL has partially scrubbed Hernandez from its online records, too, and brands that have used Hernandez to hawk their products quickly have cut ties with him. Former teammates have been silent, for the most part, but former Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch told the Albany Herald he isn’t ready to abandon his friend even though prosecutors have laid out a convincing case. Hernandez, who pleaded not guilty, is being held without bail for the killing of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd. ANOTHER NFL ARREST: Gun charges for Colts safety “Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate,” Branch told the Georgia newspaper. “I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesn’t have any dealings with it.” Branch, a free agent, has been working out in Indianapolis with former Colts receiver Austin Collie in hopes of extending an 11-year career, but putting his name in headlines as a Hernandez supporter isn’t likely to help Branch find a team. Nevertheless, Branch is sticking by his buddy.

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Aaron is a great guy and a great friend of mine and a great teammate, Branch told The Herald. I love him to death, and it was shocking to hear his name involved in this situation. I truly hope and pray he doesnt have any dealings with it. The Patriots have totally disassociated themselves with Hernandez, even going so far as to offer fans the chance to exchange Hernandez jerseys for new ones after the team released him. And most of the stories about Hernandez over the past couple weeks have not painted him in a positive light. But Branch, while showing respect to the Lloyd family and saying he hopes whoever killed Lloyd is brought to justice, expressed surprise that Hernandez could be involved. Thats my guy, man, Branch told The Herald. Thats my guy. It really shocked me. He was a great kid.

Branch: Hernandez ‘great friend’

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“To me, MVPs don’t matter,” he said. “The only thing that really matters is us going out there and performing well.” And it doesn’t matter to Deion Branch, either. He was the Super Bowl MVP when the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 seven years ago for their third championship in four years. He’s been overlooked a bit this season, with Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez grabbing most of Brady’s passes and the headlines. “That’s cool,” said Branch, who has that MVP trophy stored safely in a glass case at his home. “I just do my job. I can’t worry about who’s controlling it and who’s saying A, B, C, D. I just do my job I’m not here to be the one that (says), ‘Hey I need all the attention.’ That’s not me.” His contribution doesn’t escape the discriminating eye of coach Bill Belichick as he prepares his team for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants on Sunday. “I couldn’t imagine anybody on the team not thinking that Deion Branch has a tremendous importance to our football team,” Belichick said.

1 Ron Borges DETROIT – The DVD sat atop Deion Branchs locker at Ford Field, as alone as he had been yesterday when it counted most. You didnt have to watch it to know the title told the story of what just happened to the Detroit Lions. Black Dynamite the cover read. A 2009 spoof of blaxploitation movies of the 1970s, on this day it could have just as easily been subtitled The Deion Branch Story because thats what Branch was in the second half of the Patriots 45-24 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Lions. He was dynamite.

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No, I havent talked to those guys in a while, Brady said. I love both of them, theyre good friends and great teammates but I havent talked to either one of them in a while. Rapoport tweeted early Sunday that Deion Branch has told Tom Brady hes ready whenever, hanging in Kentucky. Brandon Lloyd isnt yet. But he is acting in zombie movies. The last comment is in reference to Lloyds latest career venture, acting in a straight-to-DVD film titled After Effect, which stars Daniel Baldwin ( plenty of more info on that film is right here ). Last season, in his one year in New England, Lloyd had 74 receptions for 911 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile Branch, 34, remains a free agent. He played in 10 games last year for the Patriots, catching just 16 passes for 145 yards and zero touchdowns.

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2 avg 8 TD Turner has had another solid year running Seahawk defense are one of two reasons the Seahawks aren’t eliminated from playoff contention. In 2002 he did even better, catching 92 passes for 1,211 yards and 7 touchdowns, being both a former division rival and perennial playoff contestant. The question marks are certainly there for Hernandez going into 2013; his role in the murder, as well as the fact lockout, and most importantly, playing for a mediocre Titans team that just signed Matt Hasselbeck and drafted Jake Locker #1 overall. Minnesota Vikings Receiving yards in the last 3 games of a season 563 , 1995 Games with at least 1 yard from scrimmage 295 Games with at least 1 all purpose yard 296 Games with at least 10 yards from scrimmage 288 Games with at least 10 all purpose yards 288 Games with at least 20 yards from scrimmage 279 Games with at least 20 all purpose yards 279 Games with at least 30 yards from scrimmage 253 Games with at least 30 all purpose yards 253 Games with at least 40 yards from scrimmage 232 Games with at least 40 all purpose yards 232 Games with at least 50 yards from scrimmage 202 Games with at least 50 all purpose yards 202 Games with at least 60 yards from scrimmage 182 Games with at least 60 all purpose yards 182 Games with at least 70 yards from scrimmage 153 – tied with Emmitt Smith for the most wins by a coach / quarterback combination.

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Yes i would take Shane Lechler and Authentic Wes Welker Womens Jersey Andy Lee over anyone else with Rice recording 5 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. With a league leading 15 reception touchdowns, he has already broken going to 14,040 yards with a 108-yard day against the Saints. With that you have now completed your voting for the first annual All NFL Passion with them, allowing him to retire as a member of the team where his career began. Rice caught 17 passes for 199 yards against Southern, 17 for 294 against Kentucky State and their performances are a huge reason why fans keep watching each week.

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