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News Blitz 4/6: Patriots fans file Deflategate lawsuit

While the Patriots have seemingly done their best to move on from Deflategate, even with the NFL's appeal pending in the court system, a group of New England fans has not given up its fight.

The Boston Globe says a group of fans "filed a federal complaint Tuesday seeking to block enforcement of the penalty" against the Patriots for the scandal, which included the loss of a first-round pick in this month's NFL Draft. The complaint accuses Roger Goodell and the NFL "of common law fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and racketeering, among other claims."

The Boston Herald's series of prospect profiles looks at injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith. The paper also has a breakdown of the contract tight end Clay Harbor signed with New England. has a closer look at the contract signed by defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, which is far less than the original reports of a $4.5-million deal. The site also has a look at the lawsuit filed by Patriots fans. The first step in the process toward the possible selection of a new member of the Patriots hall of fame begins on Wednesday, and will be there for the meeting in Foxborough. offers up a slideshow NFL mock draft that goes 63 picks deep if you have the desire to click through that far. The final slide is all that matter to Patriots fans, with the site slotting Indiana running back Jordan Howard and Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones to New England. has Mike Mayock's update top five (-ish) at each position for draft prospects, of course he lists more than five players at a number of different spots. 

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