Feb 7, 2012
Patriots Sign Seven Players, Including Underwood, to Future Contracts
Shortly after the conclusion of each season, NFL teams often sign players to "future contracts" for the upcoming season.
The New York Times
Patriots May Be Caught in a Tight Spot
If Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can't play in Super Bowl XLVI because of a high ankle sprain, there might not be anyone to fill his shoes.
Salt Lake Tribune
Super Bowl: They won't play, but Pats, Giants practice squad players still thrilled
Indianapolis a When Carson Butler ventured to a Target store last week, the 24-year-old free agent tight end wasn't shopping for a trip to the Super Bowl, but he returned home with just that.
Manning earns praise
Patriots defensive players know they're going to have their hands full with Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the Super Bowl, but even his counterpart, Tom Brady , heaped on the praise yesterday.
Albany Times Union
Gronkowski misses practice with ankle injury
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan.