BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Boston native Tannenbaum wheeling and dealing for the Dolphins

Mike Tannenbaum with the New York Jets in 2012.

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP/File

Tannenbaum made his signature move in Ndamukong Suh, $59.955 million guaranteed, a record for a defensive player.

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Michael Sam says there are

Michael Sam says there are a lot of gay players in NFL

Sam said some of the players have reached out to him and “there’s some famous people.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/931e1cfa0a6a4706b18e509b3f4feeae-931e1cfa0a6a4706b18e509b3f4feeae-0-7100--90x90.jpg Dont’a Hightower out 6-7 months after shoulder surgery

The linebacker played with a torn labrum and is one of several Patriots who had offseason surgery.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/eb9649d20b02468ba318693457ac6ff1-a67914088fac4e71acce2dffe34b28da-0-7103.jpg There’s no timetable for ‘Deflategate’ report, Goodell says

If deemed guilty by investigator Ted Wells, the Patriots could lose a draft pick.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels before the NFL football AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NFL passes rule aimed at Patriots’ ineligible receiver tactic

The rule makes what the Patriots did against the Ravens in the AFC playoffs a 5-yard penalty.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke to reporters Tuesday at the NFL meetings on Tuesday.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Answers aren’t on Bill Belichick’s breakfast menu

At a league-mandated media session Tuesday, the Patriots coach rebuffed his inquisitors.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/edelman150-7238.jpg NFL passes ‘Julian Edelman rule’ for player safety

The new player safety rule would allow concussion spotters at each game to contact officials on the field and call for a medical timeout.

nfl notebook

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Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said the running back’s return to Minnesota is not in the "best interest" of his client.

Defenses will not be allowed to push their teammates into the opposing offensive linemen on field goals, extra points or punts.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff File

A look at new rules adopted at NFL meetings

Several rules were added or amended at this week’s NFL meetings. Here’s a recap.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/2121212mattpats23.jpg Jets file tampering charges against Patriots

The Jets’ charge is based on Robert Kraft’s comments to reporters on Monday about losing Darrelle Revis to the Jets.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper1-7269.jpg Chris Borland’s decision to retire from NFL at age 24 admirable

Chris Borland is part of the first generation of NFL players with enough information to decide whether the risk of playing is worth it.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says no ‘smoking gun’ in Deflategate

The Patriots owner also addressed the Patriots’ losses of Vince Wilfork and Darrelle Revis in free agency.

At the NFL’s owners meetings Monday, the league clarified the rule by which Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s apparent catch was nullified in a January playoff game against the Packers. (Matt Ludtke/Associated Press

NFL owners meetings

NFL eyes multiple teams in Los Angeles for 2016

Patriots owner Robert Kraft expressed extreme optimism that the NFL will have multiple teams in Los Angeles by the 2016 season.

Success motivates new Patriots Scott Chandler, Jabaal Sheard

Chandler and Sheard come from teams that haven’t won a lot recently and are hungry for success.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/138327411--150x150.jpg Giants break Patriots’ hearts again

Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_neden5_spts-10061-13863--90x90.jpg An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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