A Super Bowl preview? Maybe. The Saints have quickly rebounded after MUT 24 Coins the return of head coach Sean Payton from a season-long suspension, while the Patriots have recovered nicely in the absence of some of their star players. Which team boasts a bigger confidence boost to their conference after Sunday?
The 4-1 Patriots are coming off of their first loss of the season, falling 13-6 to the Cincinnati Bengals. The offense simply has not been the same this year in the absence of All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he is probable to make his season debut against New Orleans on Sunday.
Jimmy Graham has put up astounding numbers with Drew Brees this year, catching 37 passes for 593 yards during New Orleans 5-0 start to the season. If they can travel to New England and beat the Patriots, they’ll only further establish that at least the Saints could be considered a Super Bowl favorite.
The Cleveland Browns have plans to void the guarantees out of Davone Bess’ contract for 2014, according to Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk. Bess landed on the non-football injury list in December to deal with a “serious personal issue.” He has since ran into off-field trouble, and if he can’t play in 2014 as a result, the Browns may try to recoup some of the money owed to Bess.
For Bess, guaranteed base salary constitutes his entire 2014 paycheck with the Browns. The three-year extension he signed in 2013 did not include a signing bonus. Bess joined the Browns during the 2013 offseason in a trade from the Miami Dolphins. Whether the Browns can void the guarantees will depend on an interpretation of his current contract, which is set to Buy MUT Coins expire in 2017. Madden NFL 24 labor laws stipulate that players and teams negotiate the circumstances under which guarantees be voided.