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Report: Contract details for Patriots' Maurice Harris, Terrence Brooks

Report: Contract details for Patriots' Maurice Harris, Terrence Brooks

Surprise, surprise: The New England Patriots are spending carefully in free agency.

Rather than dole out significant cash to one or two players, the Patriots' strategy to date has been to sign a handful of depth pieces at relatively low cost. On Tuesday morning, we got a look at the contract details of two such players.

First up: wide receiver Maurice Harris, who can earn up to $1 million this season, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

According to Spotrac, Harris' $720,000 base salary in 2019 makes him the second-lowest-paid Patriots wide receiver, ahead of Damoun Patterson and just behind fellow newcomer Bruce Ellington, who carries a $895,000 base salary.

That contract suggests the 26-year-old Harris may have to compete for a roster spot during the preseason, especially if New England trades for a receiver of higher value.

New Patriots safety and expected special teams contributor Terrence Brooks, meanwhile, has the chance to earn a maximum of $4 million total a two-year contract, per The Boston Globe's Ben Volin.

Head coach Bill Belichick clearly values special teams, so it's not surprising the Patriots are willing to shell out north of $1 million guaranteed to two potential core special teamers in Brooks and running back Brandon Bolden.

New England's work isn't done on the special teams front, as it currently doesn't have a kicker or punter with Stephen Gostkowski and Ryan Allen still unsigned in free agency.

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Attorneys accuse Florida police of leaking Robert Kraft spa video

Attorneys accuse Florida police of leaking Robert Kraft spa video

As lawyers and lawmakers battle over video evidence in the Robert Kraft solicitation case, it appears some of that evidence has already gotten out.

Attorneys representing two women who allegedly worked at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla., filed a court motion Thursday accusing Florida prosecutors and police of leaking video evidence of Kraft and others at the spa.

The court motion cited a report published Thursday on The Blast, a celebrity news site that claimed it was contacted by an unknown person who claimed to have video of Kraft visiting the spa, where he was accused of exchanging money for sexual favors.

The Blast claims it has seen the footage and described it as such:

"In the video, the 77-year-old is already undressed and laying on the massage table with his hands placed behind his head. The camera angle is an overhead shot, and it’s believed the camera was placed in the ceiling."

While The Blast didn't reveal who contacted them, attorneys concluded in their motion that it must have been either the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office and/or the Jupiter Police Department, since they are the only parties that have possession of surveillance footage.

The court motion demanded police and prosecutors be held in contempt of court for a "direct violation of this Court's Order," per CNN.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they were obligated to release video evidence to the public, but a judge ruled in a court order later that day to block the release of evidence until there's a hearing.

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Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule

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Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule

1:24 - Tom E. Curran is joined by General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons Thomas Dimitroff, who talks about his impressions of Bill Belichick following the NFL meetings in March.

9:55 - Before letting him go, Tom gets Dimitroff's thoughts on the batch of receivers in the upcoming draft.

13:58 - Tom breaks down each and every matchup of the Patriots 2019 schedule, from their Week 1 opener vs. the Steelers, to their tough Week 5-through-9 stretch  (18:31), to an interesting December with games against the Texans and Chiefs (23:55).

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