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Patriots re-sign DL Alan Branch and OL Cameron Fleming

Patriots re-sign DL Alan Branch and OL Cameron Fleming

The Patriots announced on Monday that they have re-signed defensive lineman Alan Branch and offensive lineman Cameron Fleming.

Branch, 32, has 96 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 39 games for the Patriots after signing with the team in 2014. During the 2016 season Branch played more snaps up front for the Patriots defense than any other player.

The Patriots did not disclose terms of Branch's contract, but CSN's Mike Giardi reported in March that the two sides were working on a two-year deal.

Fleming, 24, has played in 40 games since joining the Patriots in 2014. He was part of the  team’s Super Bowl XLIX and LI wins.

NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Panicking over the Patriots wide receivers; Red Sox continue to win

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: Panicking over the Patriots wide receivers; Red Sox continue to win

1:23 - Marc Bertrand and Phil Perry join Trenni Kusnierek on Early Edition to discuss Tom Brady’s comments after today’s practice, and they compare this year’s wide receivers to the receivers on the 2006 team.  

6:39 - Evan Drellich phones in to break down the Red Sox 2-1 win over the Phillies and how this team doesn’t seem to ever lose close games. 

10:24 - Tom Giles, Kevin Duffy, Hardy, and Phil Perry give their panic meter rankings for the numerous Patriots injuries sustained during training camp practices. 

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Quick Slants the Podcast: What does Tom Brady's contract adjustment say about his future with the Patriots?

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Quick Slants the Podcast: What does Tom Brady's contract adjustment say about his future with the Patriots?

2:20 - Tom Brady received a contract adjustment where he can earn up to $5 million in incentives. Are both sides justified in how his contract has been handled? What does the future hold for Brady?

5:45 - It's not just about the amount of money for Brady but the contract can be used as a measurement to other player's deals around the league.

11:55 - Could Tom Brady be franchise tagged after his contract is up?

15:00 - Patriots seemed to have dodged a bullet with the severity of Phillip Dorsett's injury, who had to leave practice on Tuesday.

17:20 - Why haven't the Patriots brought in Dez Bryant for a workout?

22:45 - Thoughts on Eric Decker and how he can fit in the Patriots offense.

24:45 - What are the things to watch for in the 2nd Patriots preseason game on Thursday night against the Eagles.

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