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NFL rumors: Antonio Brown filing grievance vs. Patriots to get $10M in guaranteed money

NFL rumors: Antonio Brown filing grievance vs. Patriots to get $10M in guaranteed money

An off-the-field battle between the New England Patriots and recently released wide receiver Antonio Brown appears to be brewing. 

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Sunday morning that Brown is filing a grievance against the Pats to get the $10 million in guaranteed money that was in his contract.

The Patriots released Brown on Friday.

The 31-year-old wideout is dealing with multiple off-the-field situations. 

A civil suit was filed last week in Florida accusing Brown of rape and sexual assault. The lawsuit was filed by Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor. Brown has denied the allegations through his lawyer. The NFL is investigating the allegations made in the civil suit, and the league reportedly met with Taylor on Monday. A report from Sports Illustrated was published late Thursday night alleging Brown sent intimidating texts to a woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct. The league reportedly is investigating this alleged event as well.

NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran provided further insight Sunday morning into Brown's contract and the money involved. 

Brown took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal he's not playing in the NFL anymore. He also took a shot at Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

The wide receiver's Twitter tirade isn't likely to sit well with Kraft.

The Patriots no longer employ Brown, but it doesn't sound like he will cease being a distraction for the team anytime soon.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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