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The *Boston Globe *reports QB Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss were named to the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team. During the last decade, Brady led the Patriots to three Super Bowl wins and was the MVP of two of them. He's also a 5-time Pro Bowl selection was the NFL's MVP in 2007. Moss was selected for five Pro Bowl's this decade including being the MVP of the 2000 game. Bill Belichick also was honored as the head coach of the decade, along with Tony Dungy.

Former Patriots named to the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team: CB Ty Law, DL Richard Seymour, and K Adam Vinatieri.

NT Vince Wilforkand S Brandon Meriweather could not be happier to be back in Miami. Both defenders went to college at the University of Miami before being selected by the Patriots in the NFL Draft. "To play in front of family and friends, guys that you grew up with, playing with guys that I followed at UM [the University of Miami] and played with at UM. It's a blessing for me. It's an honor to be on the same field as these guys. I love it. UM just keeps putting out guys, and hopefully we can keep that going," said Wilfork according to ESPN Boston. Meriweather said he enjoyed being on the field with teammates from college and wanted to embrace the experience. Ten former Miami players made the Pro Bowl and seven played in Sunday's game.

The *Boston Globe *reports DE Julius Peppers, who received the franchise tag last season by the Carolina Panthers, is now a free agent and could be on the radar. The Patriots reportedly neared a trade for Peppers last season but did not reach a deal. "I think anywhere is a potential landing spot," Peppers said. "Honestly, I don't have a preference. I think anywhere is a good situation. I'm just trying to get on a team right now. I just want to get a contract."

G Logan Mankinson the Pro Bowl from *ESPN Boston. *

A story in the Providence Journal suggests that even if the Colts win the Super Bowl Sunday, the Patriots are still the Team of the Decade. Since the Patriots won three championships and compiled a perfect regular season in 2007, that's enough to stay on top of their archrival. The story adds that the Patriots "are to this decade what the Cowboys were to the 1990s, the 49ers were to the '80s, the Steelers to the '70s, the Packers to the '60s, the Browns to the '50s."

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