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Marshall surprised at Pats fans' response to remarks

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Marshall surprised at Pats fans' response to remarks

DENVER -- A lot was made of the back-and-forth between the Patriots and Broncos earlier in the week. Was it overblown? Certainly seemed that way. But don’t tell that to Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall.

It was Marshall who fired the first salvo, saying the only way Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski got open was by pushing off. That comment was met with derision via social media. 

“I didn’t think that they would blow up like that,” said Marshall after practice Friday. “ I definitely wasn’t aware that all the Patriots fans would be in my Twitter mentions and calling me all kind of explicit names. I’m sorry, I’m . . . whatever, I don’t want to say the names. I didn’t think that would happen, but I mean I said what I said. I can’t take it back. I just have to be ready to cover him.”

Gronkowski responded a day earlier to Marshall’s comments, and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris saying the only way to tackle the big tight end was to go for his knees, by saying, “It’s just part of the game. They’re not doing anything illegal out there. It’s just part of the game. I’ve just got to be aware of it. [I’ve] maybe just got to step up my game a little bit. Maybe throw a juke, I mean I don’t know how many jukes I’ve got, but I’ve just got to be aware for it. It’s football and it’s just part of the game."

Patriots sign first-round pick draft pick Isaiah Wynn

Patriots sign first-round pick draft pick Isaiah Wynn

The Patriots signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, the team announced Friday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 

Wynn, selected as the 23rd overall pick out of Georgia, played both guard and tackle with the Bulldogs.

New England's second-round pick, running back Sony Michel, is now the only Patriots draft selection that remains unsigned.

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Report: Patriots agree to deal with top draft pick Isaiah Wynn

Report: Patriots agree to deal with top draft pick Isaiah Wynn

The Patriots have agreed to a deal with first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, the offensive lineman out of Georgia, ESPN’s Field Yates reports.

Wynn, the 23rd overall pick was a guard in college but may be used at left tackle by the Pats. The only New England draft pick who remains unsigned is Wynn’s Georgia teammate, running back Sony Michel, their other first-round selection, who went 31st. 

In the NFL rookie salary scale, each drafted player gets a four-year deal and first-round picks have a fifth-year option built in. 

According to sporttrac.com’s salary projections, Wynn’s deal is worth $11.5 million total and Michel’s will be $9.69 million.

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