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  • • Former Patriot gives 4 reasons why current Pats will be okay without Tom Brady
    SportsPulse: Everyone wants to write off the New England Patriots after they lost Tom Brady. Mackenzie Salmon spoke with former Pats' TE Benjamin Watson who gave four reasons why the team will remain competitive without Brady.        ...2020
  • • Eli Manning: Patriots dynasty can continue without Tom Brady
    Former New York Giants star Eli Manning is only one of two quarterbacks to hand Tom Brady a loss in his nine Super Bowl appearances. These two have acted as major catalysts for what are changing times around the NFL. Manning announced his retirement from the league after 16 seasons. Meanwhile, Brady shockingly ended his two-decade run with the New England Patriots to sign in Tampa Bay. In talking ...2020
  • • Bruce Arians says he and Tom Brady will ‘meet in the middle’ with offense
    Tom Brady and Bruce Arians are two of the great offensive masterminds in football, and that understandably has Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans excited about what’s to come. But will it be Brady or Arians who has to learn a new system after doing things a certain way for many years? Perhaps both. Michael Silver of recently asked Arians about how he will incorporate Brady into his offense, and the...2020
  • • Eli Manning ‘surprised’ by Tom Brady leaving Pats, joining Bucs
    Eli Manning is settling nicely into retirement, even as the coronavirus pandemic impacts him and his family like everyone else. In a recent interview, the longtime New York Giants quarterback not only opened up about the effect the COVID-19 outbreak has had on his home life, but also weighed in on unquestionably the biggest story of the NFL offseason. Just like everyone else, Manning admitted to b...2020
  • • Joe Montana says Patriots made 'mistake' letting Tom Brady leave
    Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana talked about Tom Brady's exit from the New England Patriots....2020
  • • Tom Brady 'can make every throw,' Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says
    Bruce Arians addressed concerns about new Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, who left the New England Patriots after 20 seasons....2020
  • • Tom Brady leaving Patriots for Buccaneers: Tampa Bay officially introduces their new QB
    Tom Brady's career with the New England Patriots ends after 20 years...2020
  • • Montana: Pats 'made mistake' letting Brady go
    Joe Montana doesn't understand how the New England Patriots could have let Tom Brady get away....2020
  • • Tom Brady Sr. opens up about son leaving Patriots, signing with Bucs
    Tom Brady Sr. and mother Gaylyn have of course long been passionate supporters of their superstar son, and a major career change obviously had an impact on their lives as well. With Brady officially becoming a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a two-decade stint with the New England Patriots, the couple have opened up about their son embarking upon the next chapter of his Hall of Fame c...2020
  • • ESPN host turns on Tom Brady: ‘F*** you’
    It’s been over a week since Tom Brady announced his decision to leave the New England Patriots and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it’s still all anyone in the sports world is talking about....2020

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  • • Patriots release two-time All-Pro kicker Stephen Gostkowski
    You can add a kicker to the list of needs for the New England Patriots this offseason. The Patriots are reportedly releasing longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe.  The 35-year-old has been New England's kicker since 2006 but played just four games in 2019 before having season-ending hip surgery. Gostkowski is the franchise's all-time leading scorer, maki...2020
  • • Julian Edelman ‘likes’ tweet suggesting he should go to Buccaneers
    Julian Edelman made it no secret all offseason that he would be crushed if Tom Brady left the New England Patriots in free agency. Now that it has happened, many have wondered if the receiver could try to follow his best buddy to Tampa Bay. Some of Edelman’s social media activity may indicate he would welcome the opportunity to do just that. When reports spread earlier in the week that Brady is go...2020
  • • Bears may not want to compete for Cam Newton if released by Panthers
    With the Carolina Panthers signing Teddy Bridgewater to replace Cam Newton, that leaves the 30-year-old former NFL MVP quarterback looking for a job. Newton will more than likely be released by the Panthers in the coming days, and one team that reportedly has interest in the NFL veteran may not want to compete in the market for him. The Chicago Bears, who currently have Mitch Trubisky under center...2020
  • • Report: Patriots expected to pursue Pro Bowl TE Eric Ebron
    The New England Patriots badly missed Rob Gronkowski’s presence during the 2019 season. Now that Gronk is headed to the WWE, the Patriots reportedly have their focus set on another Pro Bowl tight end to take his place. According to CLNS’s Evan Lazar, the Patriots are expected to make a run at former Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron this offseason. While the team isn’t allowed to contact his...2020
  • • Report: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick had phone call that was not very productive
    Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have not been completely ignoring each other this offseason, but it doesn’t sound like the contact they have had with one another has increased the chances of Brady re-signing with the New England Patriots. Brady and Belichick had a phone conversation on Tuesday, Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports. While the exact details of the discussion are unknown, a source...2020
  • • Bears have reportedly discussed Andy Dalton trade with Bengals
    One of the quarterbacks likely to be moved this offseason is Andy Dalton, but his ultimate destination is a mystery. Now, however, we might have an indication. According to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, the Chicago Bears have been in touch with the Cincinnati Bengals about a possible Dalton trade. Dalton would likely serve as insurance and competition for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who has ...2020
  • • Report: Patriots could trade for veteran QB if Tom Brady leaves
    The New England Patriots are better than anyone at preparing for every possible outcome. So, while the Patriots are willing to go to great lengths to re-sign Tom Brady, Bill Belichick is already working on contingency plans for the team. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Patriots are working through a variety of fallback plans, including trading for a veteran quarterback this offseason...2020
  • • Patriots' legendary OL coach Dante Scarnecchia retiring
    The New England Patriots already were at risk of losing legendary quarterback Tom Brady this offseason. It now appears that the Patriots are set to lose a legendary coach, with Dante Scarnecchia planning to retire. According to Christian Fauria, a former Patriots tight end and WEEI radio host, the Patriots’ 71-year-old offensive line coach is retiring. NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry has confirmed ...2020
  • • Julian Edelman has shoulder surgery, expected to be ready for offseason
    Julian Edelman dealt with multiple injuries down the stretch of the 2019 season, and the star receiver has already undergone surgery to address one of them. Edelman underwent a shoulder procedure last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The veteran is not expected to face a lengthy rehab and should be ready to participate in the New England Patriots’ offseason program. In addition to the shoulder ...2020
  • • Benjamin Watson says he played through torn Achilles in 2019
    Benjamin Watson did not make the type of impact with the New England Patriots in 2019 that fans were hoping for, and some of that may have had to do with the fact that the tight end was playing through a significant injury. Watson shared a somewhat shocking revelation on his Instagram story Friday when he said he tore his Achilles during the 2019 season. He credited his personal trainer from Tom B...2020



New England Patriots trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Patriots could try to trade for Deshaun Watson?
    The New England Patriots are searching for a franchise quarterback for the first time in two decades. As the organization prepares for its future at the position, Bill Belichick could potentially pull off a surprise and pursue Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman said on Wednesday that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Patriots made a huge move to acquire a quarterback...2020
  • • Patriots fans clamoring for Cam Newton after Panthers officially release former MVP
    The Carolina Panthers officially released QB Cam Newton on Tuesday, and New England Patriots fans everywhere started begging their team to sign the former No. 1 overall pick and NFL MVP. NFL Media’s Michael Fabiano fed the fire with this tweet after reports that Newton would be released came out earlier on Tuesday morning. Fans took up the anthem in short order, and this was especially true after ...2020
  • • Report: Seahawks sign former Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett
    The New England Patriots continue to lose contributors on both sides of the ball. It obviously starts with six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay. But that’s not the extent of it.  New England has now lost 27-year-old wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Dorsett was originally acquired by New England from the I...2020
  • • Tom Brady responds to Robert Kraft saying Brady wanted to leave Patriots
    Quarterback Tom Brady spoke with reporters on Tuesday for the first time since signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the six-time Super Bowl champion made it clear he has no intention of getting into a back-and-forth with the New England Patriots about who was responsible for their divorce. In a conference call, Brady was asked a number of questions about his decision to leave the Patriots. N...2020
  • • RB Dion Lewis to sign one-year deal with the New York Giants
    Dion Lewis has a somewhat surprising new home after his release from the Tennessee Titans. Lewis has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN. The Giants have a running back in Saquon Barkley, so this is a surprise. Lewis, however, can lighten the workload, offer an alternative on passing downs, and serve as a different option on third down plays. That ...2020
  • • Patriots release two-time All-Pro kicker Stephen Gostkowski
    You can add a kicker to the list of needs for the New England Patriots this offseason. The Patriots are reportedly releasing longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski, according to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe.  The 35-year-old has been New England's kicker since 2006 but played just four games in 2019 before having season-ending hip surgery. Gostkowski is the franchise's all-time leading scorer, maki...2020
  • • Patriots pursued Stefon Diggs trade before Bills deal
    The Buffalo Bills made a Stefon Diggs trade come together quickly, but their division rival was also in the mix to make a blockbuster deal. According to Albert Breer of The MMQB, the New England Patriots were interested in Diggs and pursued a trade when it became clear that the Minnesota Vikings might be willing to deal. However, their interest faded quickly after using the franchise tag on offens...2020
  • • Who has best odds to be Patriots quarterback for 2021 season?
    The New England Patriots offense may struggle in 2020 following Tom Brady's departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Bill Belichick is expected to rely on second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham come September (or whenever the season begins), New England is expected to be very active in the QB market after the 2020 season. According to BetOnline, here's who has the best odds to become New Engl...2020
  • • Patriots were interested Stefon Diggs before trade to Bills?
    For all the talk around the Patriots not giving Tom Brady enough weapons the past couple years, it sure sounds like New England was trying to make a move for a big-play wide receiver. The New England Patriots reportedly had interest in acquiring former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs before he was traded to their AFC East-rival Buffalo Bills, according to Sports Illustrated's Albert B...2020
  • • Patriots still favored to win AFC East despite losing Tom Brady
    Many New England Patriots fans are calming themselves down in the wake of Tom Brady’s departure by repeating one of their favorites mantras: “In Bill we trust.” Apparently Las Vegas oddsmakers share the same faith in the longtime head coach. Even after Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Caesar’s Sportsbook in Las Vegas still lists the Patriots as a comfortable favorite to win the AFC East...2020

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  • • How the 49ers can avoid a Super Bowl hangover in 2020
    The San Francisco 49ers were six minutes away from hoisting their sixth Lombardi Trophy in early February. That’s when things went horribly wrong for Kyle Shanahan’s squad in Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs. San Francisco was up 10 with just over six minutes remaining, only to lose the game by two scores. It was one of the biggest meltdowns in Super Bowl history. And while the 49ers ...2020
  • • Drew Brees has the perfect quote about Eli Manning and his legacy
    Eli Manning has retired after 16 years playing in the NFL, all with the New York Giants, and his legacy has been debated all over social media. On Thursday, future Hall of Famer Drew Brees chimed in with the perfect quote. That’s sublime. Manning certainly did not put up the kind of stats normally associated with Hall of Fame play in the modern era. He was largely an average quarterback for much o...2020

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  • • Eli Manning ‘surprised’ by Tom Brady leaving Pats, joining Bucs
  • • Tom Brady Sr. opens up about son leaving Patriots, signing with Bucs
  • • Jarrett Stidham gets big endorsement from Patriots teammate
    Can Jarrett Stidham be successful as the man who follows Tom Brady as the quarterback of the New England Patriots? One of his teammates thinks so. Patriots safety Devin McCourty said on his “Double Coverage” podcast that he expects Stidham to be a long-term success in New England after going against him in practices last season. “To me, the best thing for Stiddy was that he had to go against our d...2020
  • • Patriots owner Robert Kraft thanks Tom Brady in full-page newspaper ad
    Robert Kraft praised former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as "the GOAT and forever part of our family" following move to Tampa Bay Bucs.        ...2020
  • • Patriots owner Robert Kraft has loaded, cryptic quote about Tom Brady divorce
    As if it’s not weird enough that Tom Brady is moving on from the New England Patriots after 20 years, owner Robert Kraft has a very awkward take on the divorce. Brady officially signed on the dotted line with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday morning. Afterward, Michael Giardi of NFL Network shared a quote from Kraft that, quite frankly, hints that it’s not all about Brady wanting to leave. Here’...2020
  • • Robert Kraft, Patriots thank Tom Brady with billboard near Gillette Stadium
    The dynastic era of the New England Patriots with Tom Brady at the helm is at an end, but the organization is making sure the six-time Super Bowl champion is leaving town on a wave of gratitude over his immeasurable contributions. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family are behind a digital billboard located near Gillette Stadium on which Brady is thanked and hailed as the G.O.A.T. “Thank you T...2020
  • • Chargers believe they are out of the running for Tom Brady?
    Tom Brady ruled out a return to the New England Patriots on Tuesday, making it a two-team race between the Los Angeles Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to land the future Hall of Famer. Now with the start of the new league year approaching, the Chargers reportedly believe they are out of the running to land Brady. According to’s Jim Trotter, Brady’s camp is leading the Chargers to believe...2020
  • • Julian Edelman reacts to Tom Brady leaving Patriots
    Julian Edelman has been openly campaigning throughout the offseason for Tom Brady to re-sign with the New England Patriots, but the wide receiver was officially forced to give up the fight on Tuesday. If Edelman is angry over Brady’s decision, he is not showing it publicly. Not long after Brady announced that he will not return to the Patriots, Edelman shared a photo of himself and Brady on Twitte...2020
  • • Report: Tom Brady still has not made decision, has offers from Chargers and Bucs
    Tom Brady announced on Tuesday that he will not be returning to the New England Patriots next season, but the 42-year-old quarterback still does not know where he will be playing. Shortly after Brady issued his shocking statement, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brady has not chosen a new team yet and is still weighing his options. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Tampa Bay Buccaneer...2020
  • • Report: Market for Tom Brady down to Chargers, Patriots, Buccaneers
    The NFL’s legal tampering window has opened and with Tom Brady set to hit free agency, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers are all after him. According to’s Ian Rapoport, the Chargers and Buccaneers are expected to inquire about Brady with the league’s tampering window now open. Meanwhile, the Patriots remain in contact with him and want to bring him bac...2020

Top New England Patriots news

  • • Sources: Giants to hire Judge, eye Garrett as OC
    The New York Giants are finalizing a deal to make New England Patriots wide receivers coach Joe Judge their next head coach, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday....2020
  • • Tom Brady leaving Patriots for Buccaneers: Tampa Bay officially introduces their new QB
  • • Sources: Pats cut K Gostkowski after 14 seasons
    The New England Patriots have released longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski, sources confirmed to ESPN....2020
  • • Tom Brady leaving Patriots for Buccaneers: "Excited, humble and hungry" to join Tampa Bay
  • • Belichick was furious after Mike Vrabel used the penalty trick against him
    Mike Vrabel used the penalty trick against the New England Patriots on Saturday night and left Bill Belichick furious. Vrabel’s Tennessee Titans were up 14-13 on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium with 6:39 left and had the ball at New England’s 36. Many thought Vrabel should have gone for it, but he didn’t and instead decided to use his wits. Vrabel had his team take a delay-of-game penalty to run ...2020
  • • Tom Brady announces he's leaving the New England Patriots — everything you need to know
    Tom Brady has announced he's leaving the New England Patriots. Here's everything you need to know, including the betting odds on his new team....2020
  • • Tom Brady posts cryptic message to Twitter
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a cryptic message to his Twitter account on Thursday night in the form of a grainy black-and-white photograph. The photo showed a silhouette of Brady walking in the tunnel of a stadium with the football field in the distance. It’s tough to tell if he’s is walking toward [more]...2020
  • • 2020 NFL Draft: New England Patriots team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch
    With their 2019 season over, it's time for Patriots fans to turn their attention to the draft...2020
  • • New England’s offer to Tom Brady remains Bill Belichick’s call
    As quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots move closer toward the moment at which it will be time to poo or get off the loo, it’s becoming more clear that the decisions to be made by Patriots coach Bill Belichick will be final. Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that owner Robert [more]...2020
  • • Montana: Pats 'made mistake' letting Brady go

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  • • Ndamukong Suh to join Tom Brady, re-sign with Buccaneers on one-year deal
    It looks like new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will get some more help for the 2020 season. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Buccaneers on a one-year, $8 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. In his first season with the Bucs, Suh recovered four fumbles and returned two for touchdowns. The 33-year-old also had 2.5 sacks, 22 solo tackles...2020
  • • Patriots could try to trade for Deshaun Watson?
  • • Report: Seahawks sign former Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett
  • • Patriots still favored to win AFC East despite losing Tom Brady
  • • Brian Hoyer promised chance to compete for Patriots QB job
    Brian Hoyer landed quickly with the New England Patriots after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, and it’s not just because of his familiarity with the organization. Hoyer’s agent Joe Linta told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Hoyer preferred the Patriots because they are going to give him the opportunity to compete for the starting quarterback job. The Patriots are not pursuing other vetera...2020
  • • Is Deshaun Watson really a possibility for the Patriots in 2021?
    The New England Patriots might not be able to afford a star quarterback heading into next season, but their salary-cap situation should be a lot more manageable in 2021. At that point, Bill Belichick will likely have the flexibility needed to pursue a top free agent. If the coach and GM decides to go that route, Deshaun Watson will be a name to watch. Odds are offered for just about everything the...2020
  • • Brian Hoyer reportedly signs with Patriots in free agency
    Brian Hoyer is, as many expected, returning to the New England Patriots. Hoyer has signed with the Patriots a day after being released by the Indianapolis Colts. It will be his third stint with New England. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Hoyer is getting a one-year deal. Bringing back Hoyer makes perfect sense for the Patriots. He’s deeply familiar with the system, having spent parts of fi...2020
  • • Patriots reportedly bring back Brian Hoyer for QB's third stint with New England
    The New England Patriots have landed their veteran quarterback, as they’ve reportedly agreed with Brian Hoyer on a contract for 2020. Jim McBride of the Boston Globe shared the news, noting the Patriots have also agreed with former Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland. Hoyer played for the Indianapolis Colts last season, appearing in four games while starting one in place of Jacoby Brissett. He comple...2020
  • • Report: Patriots unlikely to pursue Jameis Winston
    Now that teams more or less have their starting quarterbacks settled, a handful of guys are left looking for new homes and struggling to find them. One of them is Jameis Winston, who won’t be back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after they signed Tom Brady. Winston doesn’t really have any prospects as a starter right now. The one team that is still being linked to potential starters is the New Engla...2020
  • • Market for Jameis Winston dwindling with Patriots reportedly out on QB
    Now that Tom Brady is officially the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Jameis Winston without a starting gig in the NFL? With no clear path on where he'll end up in 2020, the list of teams possibly needing his services continues to dwindle. Add the New England Patriots to the list of teams ready to pass on the 26-year-old, according to NFL Media's Mike Girardi. With the Patriots seemingl...2020

New England Patriots rumors, scandals

  • • Eli Manning: Patriots dynasty can continue without Tom Brady
  • • Bill Belichick pays tribute to kicker Stephen Gostkowski after release
    The New England Patriots lost their quarterback of the past two decades, Tom Brady, last week. Just a few days later, New England released 14-year veteran kicker Stephen Gostkowski in what has to be described as a shocking move. More than three decades of combined experience between the two. Needless to say, things are changing big time in New England right now. Shortly after his release from the ...2020
  • • Patriots still favored to win AFC East despite losing Tom Brady
  • • Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer released by Colts
    The Indianapolis Colts have put an interesting name on the quarterback market. As first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Colts released veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer after officially signing Philip Rivers. This means the Colts are likely going to keep Jacoby Brissett as Rivers’ backup. The Colts like Brissett but wanted an upgrade, so he’ll be a quality second option for them should an...2020
  • • Report: NFL still investigating Patriots for videotaping scandal
    Nearly four months after the NFL launched its investigation into the New England Patriots’ videotaping scandal, the league’s probe is reportedly still ongoing, and it has requested cell phones and emails from Patriots personnel. According to The Athletic’s Jay Glazer, the NFL’s investigation into the Patriots illegally recording the Cincinnati Bengals sideline remains ongoing. Investigators for th...2020
  • • Deshaun Watson betting favorite to be Patriots QB in 2021
    Following Tom Brady’s shocking decision to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we have absolutely no idea what the future is going to hold for his former New England Patriots team. I focused on some short-term possibilities as it relates to who might replace Brady in New England. However, head coach Bill Belichick and Co. are going to need a long-term solution. According to Sports Betting, that co...2020
  • • Antonio Brown probably is not joining Tom Brady on Buccaneers
    Antonio Brown and Tom Brady seem to have remained on a friendly basis since their brief pairing early last season on the New England Patriots. Brady reportedly even expressed that he wanted to team with AB in 2020. Their seemingly positive relationship, coupled with Bruce Arians’ history coaching Brown, has led to some speculation that AB could also sign in Tampa Bay. But we’re not so convinced ye...2020
  • • Former Texans WR backs Michael Irvin, blasts Bill O’Brien
    Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has found himself in the midst of a major controversy following the shocking trade of star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. NFL Media’s Michael Irvin noted recently that O’Brien compared Hopkins to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. It was a stunning comparison, one that drew widespread reactions around the NFL. Hopkins has never been in tro...2020
  • • Best, worst NFL moves from tumultuous Tuesday
    While Tuesday’s offseason action in the NFL might not have delivered as many big moves as Monday, there was no shortage of headlines and shakeups across the NFL. As the league’s tampering period nears its end with the new league year set to begin Wednesday, it’s clear this NFL offseason will be one to remember. It started early on Tuesday when Tom Brady announced he is leaving the New England Patr...2020
  • • Robert Kraft releases statement after Tom Brady announces he's leaving the Patriots
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shocked the entire Boston community and the sports world Tuesday morning, announcing that he is leaving the team after a two decade marriage. This came after months of speculation that a divorce could be in the cards following New England’s premature departure from the AFC Playoffs back in January. Even then, it was a stunning announcement from Brady. He’...2020

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