Report: Patriots save cap space with Brown, Hernandez grievance settlements
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The New England Patriots created significant salary cap space relief following settlements in compensation grievances with Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez, ESPN's Mike Reiss and Field Yates report.

New England will save $4 million against the 2020 cap on Brown's deal and $2.55 million for Hernandez's, per Reiss.

Bill Belichick's squad entered the week with less than $500,000 in cap space but now sit at just over $7.79 million with the pair of grievance settlements and a recent contract restructure for running back Rex Burkhead, Yates adds.

Brown filed his grievance against the Patriots last October in hopes of receiving his $9-million signing bonus. New England released the receiver after just two weeks following a series of off-field issues.

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