Patriots Rumors: Grievances Settled With Antonio Brown, Aaron Hernandez

The New England Patriots apparently have created a good chunk of cap space.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Field Yates, the Patriots have settled grievances with receiver Antonio Brown and late tight end Aaron Hernandez, creating more cap space along the way.

Brown’s settlement brought $4 million to the team, while Hernandez’ brought $2.55 million, according to the report.┬áThe Pats’ current cap space reportedly sits at $7.79 million.

This certainly is good news for New England, which, as Yates noted, was down to less than $500,000 in cap space. This change gives the team increased flexibility for “in-season roster management,” which could prove critical for the Pats after the departure of veteran quarterback Tom Brady in April.

The Patriots are scheduled to kick off their regular-season slate Sept. 13 against the Miami Dolphins.

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