We can confirm the outcome of those appeals. The fines of Dunta Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons and Brandon Meriwether of the New England Patriots for flagrant hits against defenseless receivers have been reduced on appeal. The appeals officer, Ted Cottrell, reduced Robinson's fine from $50,000 to $25,000 and Meriweather's fine from $50,000 to $40,000. Following these decisions, Cottrell took the additional step of reviewing the appeal of James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison was fined $75,000 earlier this season for a similar flagrant hit. Cottrell consulted with Commissioner Goodell about reducing Harrison's fine to $50,000 and the commissioner fully supported the decision. Cottrell said he reduced the fines because the players said they understood the rules and have made efforts to adjust their techniques to play within the rules that protect player safety.
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Patriots sign offensive lineman Arlington Hambright to a future contract
The New England Patriots announced that they have signed OL Arlington Hambright to a future contract.
Patriots sign six players to future contracts
The New England Patriots announced that they have signed six players to future contracts.
Key dates on the 2022 NFL / Patriots Calendar
A calendar of important upcoming dates for the NFL and the New England Patriots.
Mac Jones Nominated for 2021 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year
The National Football League today announced the six finalists for the 2021 Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year award. Winner will be elected by fan vote on NFL.com/voting/rookies/rookie-of-the-year.
Wild Card Weekend Schedule Announced
The NFL announced tonight the schedule of sites, dates, and times for Wild Card Weekend on January 15-17.
Patriots Sign LB LaRoy Reynolds to the Practice Squad
The Patriots announced today that they have signed LB LaRoy Reynolds to the practice squad.
NFL Announces Week 18 Schedule Changes; New England to Face Miami at 4:25 PM on Sunday
The New England Patriots NFL Week 18 game against the Miami Dolphins has been flexed to a 4:25 PM start.
Patriots Offer First Commemorative NFT for Jaguars Game
The New England Patriots will offer a free, virtual commemorative ticket in the form of an NFT (non-fungible token) to eligible fans attending our January 2 home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Matthew Slater announced as a finalist for the 2021 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
The eight finalists for the 2021 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award have been named, the NFL announced today. The award is presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.
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Do Your Job: Patriots Team Plane
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New England Patriots Awarded Germany as an International Home Marketing Area Effective January 1, 2022
As part of the National Football League's International Home Marketing Area (HMA) initiative, the New England Patriots submitted a proposal and were awarded Germany as their international home market.