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2013 Draft Prep: 12-team draft

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Training camp is beautiful, isn't it? Football players report back to their teams and begin practicing. Coaches begin figuring out just who will play where and for how long. Fans start to foam at the mouth over every move their team makes. And Fantasy owners, both die-hard and chilled out, think forward about what to do in their drafts.

Of course, we've been mock drafting here and there for months, but this 12-team standard-scoring league is the first of four we'll do every single week. We'll pool our analysts together for a live video show and you can watch and listen to us think out loud as we go round by round and pick by pick.

Finally, some commentary joins our mocks instead of just the results being displayed. It's what we do this time every year.

So let's get to it. Here's the lineup:

1. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
2. Peter Madden,
Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
3. Dave Richard,
Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Michael Hurcomb, Editor,
Fantasy Sports
5. Jeff Tobin,
Associate Managing Editor
6. Scott White,
Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Chris Towers,
Fantasy Writer
8. Igor Mello,
Fantasy Writer
9. Will Brinson,
CBSSports.com Eye on Football Blogger
10. Larry Hartstein,
Fantasy Writer
11. Jamey Eisenberg,
Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Brian Westbrook,
Fantasy Football Today analyst

We went 15 rounds in this standard-scoring draft. That is to say, all touchdowns are worth six points with a point for every 10 yards rushing/receiving and a point for every 25 yards passing.

We'll start one QB, two RBs, two WRs, a TE, a FLEX (RB/WR/TE), a kicker and a DST. Every team will have six bench spots.

Remember, you can sound off on who did well and who whiffed in our draft by either writing us on Twitter (@CBSFantasyFB), posting on our Facebook page, posting on the message board underneath the draft results or opening up your window and yelling as loud as you can.

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Melchior Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Madden Arian Foster, RB, HOU
3 Richard Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 Hurcomb Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
5 Tobin Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
6 White C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
7 Towers Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
8 Mello LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
9 Brinson Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
10 Hartstein Ray Rice, RB, BAL
11 Eisenberg Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
12 Westbrook Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Westbrook Matt Forte, RB, CHI
14 Eisenberg Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
15 Hartstein Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Brinson Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
17 Mello A.J. Green, WR, CIN
18 Towers Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
19 White Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
20 Tobin Reggie Bush, RB, DET
21 Hurcomb DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
22 Richard Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
23 Madden Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
24 Melchior Julio Jones, WR, ATL
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Melchior Frank Gore, RB, SF
26 Madden Drew Brees, QB, NO
27 Richard Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
28 Hurcomb Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
29 Tobin Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 White Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
31 Towers Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
32 Mello Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
33 Brinson Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
34 Hartstein David Wilson, RB, NYG
35 Eisenberg Roddy White, WR, ATL
36 Westbrook Randall Cobb, WR, GB
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Westbrook Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
38 Eisenberg Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
39 Hartstein Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
40 Brinson Darren Sproles, RB, NO
41 Mello Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
42 Towers Jason Witten, TE, DAL
43 White Marques Colston, WR, NO
44 Tobin Wes Welker, WR, DEN
45 Hurcomb Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
46 Richard Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
47 Madden Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
48 Melchior Eric Decker, WR, DEN
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Melchior Montee Ball, RB, DEN
50 Madden Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
51 Richard Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
52 Hurcomb Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
53 Tobin Cam Newton, QB, CAR
54 White Shane Vereen, RB, NE
55 Towers Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
56 Mello Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
57 Brinson Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
58 Hartstein Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
59 Eisenberg Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
60 Westbrook Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Westbrook Tavon Austin, WR, STL
62 Eisenberg Tom Brady, QB, NE
63 Hartstein Vernon Davis, TE, SF
64 Brinson Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
65 Mello Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
66 Towers Danny Amendola, WR, NE
67 White Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
68 Tobin Andre Brown, RB, NYG
69 Hurcomb James Jones, WR, GB
70 Richard Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
71 Madden Mark Ingram, RB, NO
72 Melchior Andrew Luck, QB, IND
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Melchior Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
74 Madden Ben Tate, RB, HOU
75 Richard Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
76 Hurcomb Tony Romo, QB, DAL
77 Tobin Steve Smith, WR, CAR
78 White BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
79 Towers Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
80 Mello DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
81 Brinson Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
82 Hartstein Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
83 Eisenberg Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
84 Westbrook Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Westbrook Zac Stacy, RB, STL
86 Eisenberg Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
87 Hartstein Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
88 Brinson Mike Williams, WR, TB
89 Mello Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
90 Towers T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
91 White Eli Manning, QB, NYG
92 Tobin DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
93 Hurcomb Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
94 Richard Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
95 Madden Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
96 Melchior Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Melchior Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
98 Madden Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
99 Richard Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
100 Hurcomb Danario Alexander, WR, SD
101 Tobin Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
102 White Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
103 Towers Vick Ballard, RB, IND
104 Mello Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
105 Brinson Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
106 Hartstein Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
107 Eisenberg Lance Moore, WR, NO
108 Westbrook Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Westbrook DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
110 Eisenberg Jared Cook, TE, STL
111 Hartstein Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
112 Brinson Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
113 Mello Antonio Gates, TE, SD
114 Towers Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
115 White Miles Austin, WR, DAL
116 Tobin Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
117 Hurcomb Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
118 Richard Joique Bell, RB, DET
119 Madden Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
120 Melchior Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Melchior Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
122 Madden Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
123 Richard Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
124 Hurcomb Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
125 Tobin Knile Davis, RB, KC
126 White Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
127 Towers Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
128 Mello Michael Bush, RB, CHI
129 Brinson Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
130 Hartstein Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
131 Eisenberg Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
132 Westbrook Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Westbrook Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
134 Eisenberg Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
135 Hartstein Chris Givens, WR, STL
136 Brinson Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
137 Mello Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
138 Towers Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
139 White Golden Tate, WR, SEA
140 Tobin Vincent Brown, WR, SD
141 Hurcomb Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
142 Richard Seahawks DST
143 Madden Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
144 Melchior Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Melchior Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
146 Madden DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
147 Richard Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
148 Hurcomb 49ers DST
149 Tobin Bears DST
150 White Broncos DST
151 Towers Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
152 Mello Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
153 Brinson Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
154 Hartstein Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
155 Eisenberg Bengals DST
156 Westbrook Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Westbrook Dolphins DST
158 Eisenberg Christine Michael, RB, SEA
159 Hartstein Rams DST
160 Brinson Texans DST
161 Mello Falcons DST
162 Towers Packers DST
163 White Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
164 Tobin Greg Little, WR, CLE
165 Hurcomb Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC
166 Richard Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
167 Madden Buccaneers DST
168 Melchior Patriots DST
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Melchior Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
170 Madden Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
171 Richard Blair Walsh, K, MIN
172 Hurcomb Phil Dawson, K, SF
173 Tobin Matt Bryant, K, ATL
174 White Matt Prater, K, DEN
175 Towers Justin Tucker, K, BAL
176 Mello David Akers, K, DET
177 Brinson Kai Forbath, K, WAS
178 Hartstein Mason Crosby, K, GB
179 Eisenberg Garrett Hartley, K, NO
180 Westbrook Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
 
Team by Team
Will Brinson
Rd.Pk
1.9 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
2.4 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.9 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
4.4 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
5.9 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
6.4 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
7.9 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
8.4 Mike Williams, WR, TB
9.9 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.4 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
11.9 Denard Robinson, RB, JAC
12.4 Ryan Williams, RB, ARI
13.9 Jay Cutler, QB, CHI
14.4 Texans DST
15.9 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk
1.11 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.2 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.11 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.2 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
5.11 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
6.2 Tom Brady, QB, NE
7.11 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.2 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.11 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.2 Jared Cook, TE, STL
11.11 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
12.2 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.11 Bengals DST
14.2 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
15.11 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk
1.10 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.10 David Wilson, RB, NYG
4.3 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
5.10 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
6.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
7.10 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.3 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.10 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
10.3 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
11.10 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
12.3 Chris Givens, WR, STL
13.10 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
14.3 Rams DST
15.10 Mason Crosby, K, GB
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk
1.4 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.9 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.4 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
4.9 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
5.4 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
6.9 James Jones, WR, GB
7.4 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
8.9 Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
9.4 Danario Alexander, WR, SD
10.9 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
11.4 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
12.9 Joseph Randle, RB, DAL
13.4 49ers DST
14.9 Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC
15.4 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk
1.2 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.11 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
3.2 Drew Brees, QB, NO
4.11 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
5.2 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.11 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
7.2 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
8.11 Johnathan Franklin, RB, GB
9.2 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
10.11 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
11.2 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
12.11 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.2 DuJuan Harris, RB, GB
14.11 Buccaneers DST
15.2 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
3.1 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.12 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
5.1 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
6.12 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
7.1 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.12 Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR
9.1 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
10.12 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
11.1 Brandon LaFell, WR, CAR
12.12 Mike Tolbert, RB, CAR
13.1 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
14.12 Patriots DST
15.1 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk
1.8 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.5 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.8 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.5 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
5.8 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
6.5 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
7.8 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
8.5 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
9.8 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.5 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
11.8 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
12.5 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
13.8 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
14.5 Falcons DST
15.8 David Akers, K, DET
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.10 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.3 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
4.10 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
5.3 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6.10 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
7.3 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
8.10 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
9.3 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
10.10 Joique Bell, RB, DET
11.3 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
12.10 Seahawks DST
13.3 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
14.10 Latavius Murray, RB, OAK
15.3 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk
1.5 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.8 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
5.5 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
6.8 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
7.5 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
8.8 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
9.5 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
10.8 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
11.5 Knile Davis, RB, KC
12.8 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
13.5 Bears DST
14.8 Greg Little, WR, CLE
15.5 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk
1.7 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.6 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
3.7 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.6 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
5.7 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
6.6 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
7.7 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
8.6 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
9.7 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
10.6 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
11.7 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
12.6 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
13.7 Robert Turbin, RB, SEA
14.6 Packers DST
15.7 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Brian Westbrook
Rd.Pk
1.12 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
2.1 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
3.12 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.1 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
5.12 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
6.1 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
7.12 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
8.1 Zac Stacy, RB, STL
9.12 Mikel Leshoure, RB, DET
10.1 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.12 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
12.1 Mike Gillislee, RB, MIA
13.12 Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
14.1 Dolphins DST
15.12 Adam Vinatieri, K, IND
Scott White
Rd.Pk
1.6 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.7 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.6 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.7 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.6 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
6.7 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
7.6 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
8.7 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
9.6 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
10.7 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
11.6 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
12.7 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
13.6 Broncos DST
14.7 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
15.6 Matt Prater, K, DEN

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Player News
Report: Patriots hoping to sign Darrelle Revis to long-term extension
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) The Patriots are reportedly looking to sign cornerback Darrelle Revis to a long-term extension, according Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

However, New England has not ruled out paying Revis the $20 million team option in 2015, Rapoport reports. The decision needs to be made by April 1, when a $12 million roster bonus kicks in for Revis.

Revis totaled 47 tackles in 16 games for the Patriots, grabbing two interceptions and forcing one fumble.


C.J. Spiller expecting 'March Madness' style free agency
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Bills running back C.J. Spiller is getting healthy again. Spiller, who has fully recovered from a shoulder injury, just ended the final season of his contract and is looking at his options for next season.

"Physically, I’m back to 100 percent, back to doing normal activities," Spiller told The Post and Courier on Friday. "As far as football, free agency will start in March, and I’ll get with my people next week and get a game plan together."

Spiller has played five seasons for the Bills, only playing two full years. He ran for 1,244 yards in 2012 with six touchdowns.

"I guess you could say it’ll be March Madness," Spiller said with a smile. "It’ll be a fun March."


Report: Rams among teams interested in trade for Eagles' Foles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Teams are beginning to show interest in Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, as reports are surfacing Philadelphia is unsure of what to do with the third-year quarterback, per NJ.com. A source said the Rams have interest in Foles should the Eagles choose to trade him this offseason. 

The Titans and Texans have also been mentioned as teams that would have interest in Foles, if he hits the trade market.

It's still unclear if the Eagles would be willing to move Foles. NJ.com reported last week the Eagles, who have the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, are considering making a run at Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the draft. 

"From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy,'' a source said. "It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved.

"Can it happen? I don't know. But they're going to try."

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly recruited Mariota to Oregon and coached him for two years.

"Obviously, [with] my relationship with coach Kelly, it'd be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team," Mariota said when asked about a potential reunion with Kelly.

Foles is 15-9 as a starter in the NFL, but he has yet to play a full season. He has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 6,753 yards, 46 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.


Colts' Luck on new contract: 'There's nothing there right now'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) An ESPN report surfaced last week stating the Colts were working on making quarterback Andrew Luck the highest-paid player in the NFL. When asked about the subject at the Pro Bowl, Luck seemed surprise when he heard the news.

"There's nothing there right now," Luck said, per The Indianapolis Star. "I didn't think about it all during the season and it's only been a few days since it ended. I haven't thought about it. I will have conversations with my agent just because you have to prepare, but I'm not sure where that report came from."

Luck has two years remaining on the $22 million deal he signed as a rookie in 2012. It includes a team option for 2016, which must be exercised later this year.

Luck just completed his third season in the NFL. He has been to the Pro Bowl every year he's been in the NFL. He's gone 11-5 in every season as an NFL starter. He threw for a career-best 40 touchdowns in 2014 and led Indianapolis to the AFC title game this season.


Seahawks' Sherman disappointed he won't receive gifts from Pro Bowl
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) In case you missed Sunday's Pro Bowl, Team Irvin knocked off Team Carter, 32-28, thanks to a second-half rally, which included touchdown catches by Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham.

While many Pro Bowl players that made the original roster were absent from the game due to injuries, Pro Bowl players from the Patriots and Seahawks also did not play due to preparations for next Sunday's Super Bowl.

One player who seemed upset about missing the Pro Bowl was Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. However, it was for a reason you probably wouldn't suspect.

“Only thing I’m disappointed in is they won’t give us our gifts from the Pro Bowl, which is kind of dumb,” Sherman said, per The Boston Globe. “The NFL is the only league that punishes the players who actually make the All-Star game by not giving them their gifts. It’s supposed to be watches and some other stuff, but we don’t get them so I couldn’t tell you.”


Patriots' Tom Brady on Deflategate: 'My feelings got hurt'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) If you have been out of the loop for the last week, then you might be unaware the Patriots have been under a lot of scrutiny since the AFC title game due to improperly inflated footballs used against the Colts. The media hoopla has transformed the controversy into what we know as Deflategate.

If you haven't been out of the loop, then you are well aware of the nonstop coverage it has received the last week and despite the Patriots pleas for it to go away, it just won't.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had to deal with the backlash from Deflategate, and he found himself talking about the subject again Monday morning during an interview with WEEI.

“It’s all speculation,” Brady said. “I’ve tried to wrap my head around it, too. I’ve done that and I’m trying to move past that, because I continue to try to rehash things. I personalized a lot of things and thought this was all about me, and my feelings got hurt. Then I moved past it, because it’s not serving me. What’s serving me is try to prepare for the game ahead. I’ll deal with whatever happens later. I’ll have my opportunity to try to figure out what happened and figure out a theory like everyone else is trying to do. But this isn’t the time for that. Honestly, I’m not interested in trying to find out right now, because we have the biggest game of our season ahead.”

One topic Brady didn't have a problem addressing was the speculation coach Bill Belichick threw him under the bus during a press conference on Thursday. But Brady came to the defense of Belichick, who has won three Super Bowls as the Patriots coach.

“I’ve never once felt that we’re not on the same page,” Brady said. “He’s a great coach. He’s the only coach I’ve ever played for; he’s the only coach I’d ever want to play for. There’s a lot of people over the years that have criticized him, but I’d say there’s not one player who’s ever played for him who’s not had an unbelievable amount of respect for him and how he prepares and his diligence and his preparation."


Giants' Odell Beckham says he played with hamstring tears
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham said he played all season with two tears in his hamstrings, according to the New York Daily News.

Beckham took part in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, but admitted he's still not fully healed. Beckham said the injuries prevented him from getting to that "last gear that I wanted to have." He added that the injuries really bothered him against the Eagles and Colts. Beckham said he was "stumbling" and falling over during those games. He added that he's not sure whether he'll ever be 100 percent again.

The rookie had a tremendous season, hauling in 91 balls for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. 


Patriots' Tom Brady meeting with NFL after Super Bowl 49
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn't expect to meet with the NFL until after Super Bowl XLIX, according to NFL.com.

The Patriots have been in the headlines all week due to Deflategate, and it appears the situation won't be resolved until after the season. "I believe they're going to do [a meeting] after the season," Brady said. "So we'll deal with it after this game. I think everybody is locked in, ready to go for the Super Bowl." Both Brady and coach Bill Belichick have held separate press conferences during the week to deny the team's involvement in deflating their footballs. 

The Patriots are subject to punishment from the NFL if the league finds any wrongdoing during the investigation. 


Earl Thomas on bad shoulder: 'I'll still play fearless'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who dislocated his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game, could remain limited in practice this week ahead of the Super Bowl, reports the Seattle Times. But he said he won't be thinking about the injury against the Patriots.

"When I come alive nothing is limited,’’ he said. “I’ll still play fearless, throw my body around, and let whatever happens, happens.’’

Thomas did allow that he might have to rely more on his teammates.

“My mindset is I have an opportunity to really trust my teammates,’’ he said. “This is the first game I’m going to have to trust them because of my injury. So I really, really, really trust my teammates, and that’s what I’m banking on, my teammates doing what they need to do and I need to come through myself.’’

It's unclear if Thomas will need offseason surgery.

The Seahawks are 1-point underdogs after opening as 2.5-point favorites.


Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck pondering retirement
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck told ESPN.com he's not sure if he'll retire or return for a 17th season. Hasselbeck, 39, appeared in four games this season and played well, posting a 102.6 passer rating.

He's set to hit unrestricted free agency.


 
 
 
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