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News Blitz 7/13: Tom Brady appeal denied

While recent days have produced very little in terms of Patriots activity, Wednesday morning featured some disappointing news in New England. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied Tom Brady's request for a rehearing, meaning his four-game suspension remains in place as of now.

Brady would still have one last possible recourse in taking his case to the Supreme Court, but that has yet to be determined.

On the field there remains very little action surrounding the team. One interesting piece on Wednesday involved the wide receiver. The Patriots have added some pieces to their receiving corps and at least one outlet believes those additions will pay dividends in 2016.

Pro Football Focus thinks the arrivals of Martellus Bennett, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell – not to mention the presence of Rob Gronkowski – vault New England corps of pass catchers to the top of the NFL list.

Bill Belichick told the

Around the AFC East, ESPN.com says Rex Ryan's seat in Buffalo is pretty hot and only a playoff berth will cool it. Also on ESPN.com, former Patriots wideout Wes Welker hasn't quite closed the door on a possible return. Welker also says there's no animosity between himself and Belichick.

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