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Report: Former Patriots DE Adrian Clayborn heading back to Atlanta Falcons

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Report: Former Patriots DE Adrian Clayborn heading back to Atlanta Falcons

After helping power the Patriots' pass rush to a Super Bowl win in 2018, former Pats defensive end Adrian Clayborn is apparently headed back to the Atlanta Falcons.

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Clayborn has agreed to terms with the Falcons, whom he played for from 2015-2017.

Clayborn, 30, was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing for the Bucs for four seasons before heading to Atlanta.

Now Clayborn is headed back.

Clayborn joins a mass exodus of Patriots coaches and players following the 2018 season.

Clayborn was released by the Patriots upon request in March.

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Patriots give perfect response to Falcons' Valentine's Day card

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Patriots give perfect response to Falcons' Valentine's Day card

The Atlanta Falcons sent a Valentine's Day tweet to every team in the NFL on Thursday, and the New England Patriots were ready with a witty response.

The Patriots, earlier in the day, sent out a Valentine's-themed tweet involving running back James White, and that's the one the Falcons responded to. Check out the exchange in the tweets below.

What are the chances the Falcons are free on 3/28? (Sorry, that was too easy).

The Patriots, of course, love the Falcons' home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, because that's where they won Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month.

We have to give the Falcons some credit for including the Patriots in their Valentine's Day trip around the NFL. They must have known some sort of Super Bowl joke was coming. Unfortunately for the Falcons, these jokes aren't likely to stop for a long, long time.

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Ravens' Lamar Jackson clears concussion protocol after being kicked in face

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Ravens' Lamar Jackson clears concussion protocol after being kicked in face

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had to leave Sunday's Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons and be placed in the concussion protocol after accidentally being kicked in the face by a teammate.

Here's an image of the cleat that Jackson took the face.

Ouch.

Jackson later returned in the second half, which is great news for the Ravens. The rookie quarterback is starting in place of veteran Joe Flacco, who has missed the last three games (including Sunday) because of a hip injury. 

Baltimore entered Week 13 with a 6-5 record and the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff race. The Ravens still have a chance to win the AFC North division. They are in second place behind the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1). 

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