Here’s how much cap space the Patriots should have in 2023

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The NFL would raise the cap to an all-time high.

Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft chatting before the Patriots-Bills game on January 8, 2023. AP Photo/Adrian Kraus

Today, legalized sports betting officially begins in Massachusetts at 10 a.m. The starting option for placing a bet is to do so at one of the state’s three casinos. Mobile sports betting will start in March.

The Bruins and Celtics will be back in action tomorrow. The Celtics host the Nets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., while the Bruins will face the Maple Leafs in Toronto also at 7:30 p.m.

The latest NFL salary cap update: On Monday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport announced that the league’s salary cap will rise to a club-record $224.8 million per team in 2023.

What exactly that would mean for the Patriots was explained by salary cap expert Miguel Benzan:

According to Benzan, New England should have more than $34 million to spend in the upcoming offseason.

Two of the top priorities could be to focus on re-signing wide receiver Jakobi Meyers or cornerback Jonathan Jones.

In addition to retaining current players, New England may also be looking to make some additions when free agency begins on March 15.

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On this day: In 1997, Rick Fox scored 33 points and recorded six steals as the Celtics erased an 18-point deficit and eventually earned a 10th win of the season in a 111-105 victory over the Trail Blazers.

Of course, this news — coming from a Celtics team heading for a franchise-worst 15-67 season — was relegated well below the fold.

The headline that day was that Bill Parcells wrapped up his eventful four-year tenure in New England — less than a week away from a Super Bowl XXXI run — with a memorable press conference.

“They want you to cook dinner, at least they should let you run some errands,” Parcells lamented, an apparent reference to his lack of full front office control in addition to head coaching responsibilities.

It was a typically descriptive quote from one of the NFL’s most entertaining coaches, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft – who watched Parcells’ press conference from the side of the room – had a drastic response. news.

“I think our races are pretty good,” Kraft replied. “They are fresh. I like groceries. I wish I was inundated with groceries like this next year.

Eventually, this particularly contentious episode of the ongoing ‘border wars’ period between the two AFC East rivals ended in a trade. The Jets got Parcells (as well as Bill Belichick, indirectly) in exchange for third- and fourth-round picks in 1997, a second-round pick in 1998, and a first-round pick in 1999.

The Patriots replaced Parcells with another consistent football figure: Pete Carroll.

1997 Bill Parcells leaves the Boston Globe Patriots

daily highlight: Brent Davis, who transferred from the Citadel to Chicago State before this season, hit the game-winner against his former team on Monday in a 76-75 win.


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