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Astros start off hot with big 1st inning (0:53)
Impact in a funk, held at home by Revs (1:15)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The structure and details of TE Benjamin Watson's 1-year, $3 million contract with the Patriots puts him at the No. 1 financial spot on the tight-end depth chart. The deal includes a $600,000 signing bonus, a $1.45 million base salary, $300,000 in roster bonuses, and $650,000 in incentives. This is significantly richer than the minimum deal signed by Austin Seferian-Jenkins.The rest of the depth chart is filled out by Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo, Matt LaCosse and Andrew Beck.

Pippen: Rozier 'great fit' for Bulls (1:59)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots and core special teams player Brandon King have agreed to a 2-year extension, a source confirms. The extension gets tacked on to this year, so King is now signed through 2021. The extension adds $3.5 million to the pact, while also giving King a chance to earn more in 2019 than just his $925,000 base salary.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamie Collins' deal with the Patriots is for one year, including a $150,000 signing bonus, $900,000 base salary and bonuses that bring his cap charge to $3 million for 2019, sources tell ESPN's Field Yates. This is a modest deal that reflects how Collins is fighting for a roster spot.

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Bruins expect Chara to be ready for Game 1

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Thursday that the undisclosed injury that sidelined captain Zdeno Chara for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals isn't believed to be serious and Chara is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

EXCLUSIVE: Arena eyes silverware in 'final chapter' with New England (1:59)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Duron Harmon says Jamie Collins' return is "great" for Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots left guard Joe Thuney answered questions from reporters Thursday, and said the first five weeks of the voluntary offseason program have been "going really well." Thuney relayed that he takes pride in being available for the team, and that he focuses on flexibility in the offseason. That approach helped him play every snap in 2018.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Contract note: WR Dontrelle Inman's 1-year deal includes a $200k signing bonus, $100k of his base salary guaranteed, $300k in roster bonuses, and a $100k reporting bonus, in addition to incentives up to $1m. This reflects how he had other suitors, and chose the Patriots over them in part because of the opportunity presented to him. This isn't a minimum-level deal.