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NFL Rumors: Details of Antonio Brown's settlement discussions with Britney Taylor emerge

NFL Rumors: Details of Antonio Brown's settlement discussions with Britney Taylor emerge

Antonio Brown is facing a civil lawsuit brought by his former trainer, and new details regarding his settlement negotiations with Britney Taylor have been reported by Jeff Darlington. 

According to Darlington, Brown entered settlement discussions with Taylor in April, resulting in a 10 p.m. deadline last Sunday to sign a monetary agreement that would have ended the sexual assault claims. Brown refused to sign it, so Taylor's attorney filed the lawsuit two days later. 

Taylor, who is accusing Brown of sexual assault and rape, is scheduled to meet with the NFL on Monday as the league ramps up its investigation of the claims. Brown was not placed on the commissioner's exempt list before Week 2 and is expected to play for the Patriots in Miami

The Patriots and the NFL had limited knowledge of the claims against Brown due to the settlement negotiations. According to Ian Rapoport, if the Patriots had known about the impending allegations against Brown, owner Robert Kraft would not have signed off on the signing. 

Brown has not been criminally charged as of now.

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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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