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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The defending champion Patriots have reached the Big Game the last three years, but there may be more parity in the AFC this fall.
Steelers still have Ben Roethlisberger, but his superstar receiver and running back moved on. Antonio Brown was traded to the Raiders and, after a year off, Le'Veon Bell opted to join the Jets. Four-year deal with a max value of 61 million dollars, including 35 mil guaranteed.
Giants traded perennial thousand-yard receiver Odell Beckham Jr to the Browns. He'll team with former Chiefs star Kareem Hunt.
Former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles got paid by the Jaguars.
Golden Tate's still available, but Cole Beasley and John Brown picked the Bills.
All the while, Patriots coach Bill Belichick's been vacationing.
Trey Flowers joined the Lions. Cordarrelle Patterson—Bears. Trent Brown—Raiders. Eric Rowe—Dolphins.
Pats were reportedly interested in reuniting with Danny Amendola, but he landed in Detroit. There were Adam Humphries pursuits, but the receiver picked the Titans.
Pats did place a second-round tender on corner Jonathan Jones and an original-round tender on Josh Gordon - in the event he's reinstated.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports