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UPDATED: Pats' offer to Solder wasn't similar to Giants'

UPDATED: Pats' offer to Solder wasn't similar to Giants'

UPDATED: The offer Nate Solder received from the Giants was not, as reported, similar to the offer he received from the Patriots:

An earlier Tweet by a New York reporter indicated that the Pats' offer was in the same neighborhood as the four-year, $62 million deal he got from the Giants that made him the NFL's highest-paid offensive lineman:

But Solder actually meant he had received similar offers from Houston and Denver, the other two teams pursuing him.

Curran had earlier reported that a week before Solder took the Giants offer, the Patriots had made a "solid" offer to Solder, the left tackle who turns 30 in April. 

"It was a tough decision," Solder told the assembled media, including NJ.com. "There were three really good teams that were in the running [the Giants, Texans and Broncos]. It came down to a couple things. The money was all somewhat equal. It came down to where my family was most comfortable. My wife's family lives here. This organization is incredible . . . About 2 a.m., we kind of worked out a deal, took our time figuring out what we were going to do, and we are fortunate to be where we are at."

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Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

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Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

Though Tom Brady has skipped the Patriots' offseason workout program, he hasn't missed a beat on Instagram. 

On Friday, it was the news of Nick Foles restructuring his contract with the Eagles that got Brady's attention in the form of a like and a comment applauding the move. Foles, who beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, got a $2 million signing bonus and will now have a mutual option for the 2019 season. 
 

'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

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'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

FOXBORO – Social media sensation Ryan McKenna, who goes by the alias “Ryan the Selfie Kid,” made his presence in Foxboro known today.

This selfie features Marcus Cannon (left) and Lawrence Guy (right).

This isn’t the first time McKenna has been associated with the Patriots.  

The Hingham, Mass., resident took a selfie with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl 52 between the Patriots and the Eagles.

The selfie taken with Justin Timberlake propelled him into the limelight.

He currently has 248,000 Instagram followers.

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