Patriots Rumors & News

  • Patriots’ sixth-round pick Conor McDermott faces uphill climb

    Providence Journal "Conor McDermott was on the radar of NFL teams almost instantly when he entered college. At 6-foot-8, 307 pounds, his size alone was enough to draw interest. It didn’t take long before he was linked to the Patriots, either. On May 5, 2016, almost a year before he would be drafted, ESPN analyst..." May 22

  • Packers could mirror Patriots' offense

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After the Green Bay Packers’ busiest offseason transaction period in more than a decade, their total remake of the tight end position still stands out as the most significant change. It was Martellus Bennett’s signing on free agency’s first full day that got the ball rolling. Bennett’s arrival..." May 22

  • Patriots add another receiver

    Pro Football Talk "The New England Patriots have cornered the market on skill-position players in 2017. They’ve now added another. Sort of. The team has announced signing of receiver DeAndrew White. But White isn’t a new arrival. After being cut by the 49ers last September, White spent most of the year on the New..." May 22

  • Aaron Hernandez requested new cellmates several times before suicide

    USA Today "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez requested new cellmates in prison several times before he committed suicide, including a request to be with one cellmate he described as “my heart,” according to letters he wrote to prison staff — first obtained by the Boston Globe and authenticated by..." May 22

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • Details on Aaron Hernandez Having Prison Guards Shook in Jail & Why Some Think That They Are Covering Up Murder

    Black Sports Online "Now that Aaron Hernandez is dead a lot of information is coming out about his time in jail. He can’t defend himself so you have to take it for what it’s worth and come to your own conclusion. Aaron Hernandez threatened to kill a guard and shoot his family and fought an inmate who spit in..." May 20

  • Deatrich Wise feels right at home with lots of familiar Razorback faces in Foxboro

    Boston Herald "In his first couple of weeks in New England, Deatrich Wise has likely looked around and experienced some deja vu. In some ways, it’s almost like he never even left Arkansas. Wise, the former Razorbacks defensive end drafted in the fourth round by the Patriots last month, is feeling right at..." May 19

  • Police dog named after Rob Gronkowski

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski may not seem like the first person you would want to call if you’re looking to solve a crime, but his namesake is another story. The Athol Police Department in the small town of Athol, Mass., has named its newest officer, a 1-year-old German shepherd, after Gronkowski. Police..." May 19

  • 9 NFL players who could be traded before the start of the 2017 season

    Fox Sports "We don't see too many trades in the NFL, and that's a shame — trading is one of the most interesting parts of sports. Ultimately, it's difficult for teams to pull the trigger on a deal — often a player that's being shopped in a trade is one that is also likely to be cut from the roster. Why give..." May 19

  • Tom Brady’s agent says QB was not diagnosed with concussion last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady may have experienced concussion-like symptoms at some point during the 2016 NFL season, but the agent for the New England Patriots star says the quarterback was not diagnosed with a concussion. Brady’s agent, Don Yee, delivered a statement to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. “Tom..." May 19

  • Aston Martin signs Tom Brady to multiyear endorsement deal

    ESPN "You can pay to work out like Tom Brady and eat like him, but if you're planning on driving the same car as the New England Patriots quarterback, it's time to check that bank account. British car manufacturer Aston Martin announced Friday that it had signed Brady to a multiyear endorsement deal...." May 19

  • Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount not worried about his age, not telling his weight "LeGarrette Blount is 30, an often unwelcome age in the NFL — especially for running backs. On the day Blount signed his one-year deal with the Eagles, Philadelphia’s new running back said his health is “great” and expressed optimism about his place with the Eagles after winning a Super Bowl with..." May 19

  • Conan O'Brien facing lawsuit over Tom Brady joke he allegedly stole

    CBS Sports "A U.S. District Court judge in Southern California has ruled that a lawsuit filed against Conan O'Brien can move forward. O'Brien is being sued by a man named Alex Kaseberg for allegedly stealing jokes. In the lawsuit, Kaseberg claims that the late night TV host and his staff of writers stole..." May 19

  • AFC coach wonders if this is Tom Brady’s last year with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "The Patriots could have gotten a king’s ransom for Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason if they traded the young quarterback, but Bill Belichick turned down every offer that came his way. Does that tell us anything about Tom Brady’s future in New England? At least one of Belichick’s fellow coaches..." May 18

  • Terry Bradshaw Says Gisele Burned Tom Brady, 'My Wife Would Never Say That'

    TMZ "Terry Bradshaw says Gisele hung Tom Brady out to dry by talking about his alleged concussions on national TV ... telling TMZ Sports, "My wife would never say that." In fact, Terry suspects Tom is really upset over the situation -- "I would imagine someone's having a talk with somebody." "I..." May 18

  • NFL has ‘no records’ of any Tom Brady concussion in 2016

    Larry Brown Sports "Either Gisele Bundchen is mistaken, or Tom Brady is about to be in a bit of trouble. In light of Bundchen’s claim that Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 season, the NFL said in a statement that it had no record of any head injury to Brady, and are seeking more information from the..." May 17

  • Aaron Hernandez fiancee opens up about his sexuality, mystery suicide note

    CBS Sports "Dr. Phil didn't hold anything back this week when he interviewed Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. In her first interview since her fiancé, Aaron Hernandez, committed suicide in a Massachusetts prison, Dr. Phil attempted to get an explanation for several questions that have remained unanswered since..." May 17

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Explains How Suicide Note Could Have Been Forged

    Black Sports Online "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez isn’t convinced that Aaron Hernandez committed suicide and frankly neither are a lot of people. She questions some things about the suicide note she received. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, who has said she does not believe the ex-NFL star committed suicide in his..." May 17

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Gisele: Tom Brady suffered a concussion last season "Tom Brady's quest to play football until he's at least 45 years old depends greatly on his health. We knew the 39-year-old quarterback went through ankle and knee issues at times last season. His wife, Gisele Bundchen, told CBS This Morning on Wednesday, that TB12 has also dealt with..." May 17

  • Conan O’Brien is going to trial for allegedly stealing Tom Brady joke

    WEEI Boston "Conan O’Brien is going to trial for allegedly stealing jokes for his late-night TBS show, including a barb about Tom Brady. The plaintiff in the case, a San Dieg-based comedy writer named Robert “Alex” Kaseberg, says O’Brien lifted five of his jokes from Twitter and altered them for his opening..." May 16

  • Shayanna Jenkins addresses reports about Aaron Hernandez being gay

    Larry Brown Sports "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez, says there is no truth to the rumors about Hernandez being gay. Jenkins-Hernandez, who took Aaron’s last name after he was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, opened up in a lengthy interview with “Dr. Phil” that aired this..." May 16

  • Former Pats OL Sebastian Vollmer Retires

    Pro Football Rumors "Sebastian Vollmer is not coming back to the NFL. The former Patriots offensive lineman told SiriusXM (Twitter links) that he is enjoying post-football life and he is not planning on a return. He is currently pursuing a career in broadcasting and he proudly stated that he is down 75 pounds from his..." May 16

  • Tom Brady targets playing until 45, for now

    Pro Football Talk "At at time when the question of Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo continues to loom for the Patriots in 2018, Brady has reiterated that he intends to play for half a decade beyond that. “I always said my mid-40s, and naturally that means around 45,” Brady told Ian O’Connor of There’s..." May 16

  • What can the Patriots expect to get from newcomer Kony Ealy?

    ESPN "Defensive end Kony Ealy is scheduled to answer questions from reporters around 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Gillette Stadium, so it’s timely to ask the question: What can the New England Patriots expect out of him in 2017? Let's break it down: Playing time. Spending the last three years in..." May 16

  • Tom Brady does not think he is the best quarterback ever

    Larry Brown Sports "The upcoming edition of Madden, covered by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, dubs him the G.O.A.T. Brady himself isn’t buying that. Brady downplayed talk of being the greatest quarterback of all time in an interview with ESPN’s Ian O’Connor. “I don’t agree with that, and I’ll tell..." May 15

  • Chargers drafted Dan Feeney at 71, Patriots wanted him at 72

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers got the man they wanted in the third round of the NFL draft, and not a pick too soon. Dan Feeney, a guard/center from Indiana, went to Los Angeles with the 71st overall pick in the draft. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, the Patriots were set to take Feeney with the 72nd overall..." May 14

  • Stephon Gilmore under pressure to deliver for Patriots

    Boston Herald "For Stephon Gilmore, being able to live up to the hefty $65 million contract he signed with the Patriots during free agency is going to be a key story line going forward. In the eyes of Pats fans, he’s now the superstar in the secondary. After all, Bill Belichick gave him the money, so he must..." May 14

  • Nathan Peterman tunes out any 'Tom Brady' talk

    Buffalo News "Nathan Peterman isn’t one for comparisons, which is probably a good thing, because there have been some doozies out there. Type “Nathan Peterman Tom Brady” into Google and one of the first videos that pops up is of ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. explaining how Peterman could have..." May 14

  • Tom Brady reveals he plays as Seahawks or Packers in 'Madden'

    ESPN "Three months after winning his fifth Super Bowl ring, Tom Brady just won an offseason title too. The New England Patriots quarterback was selected to be on the cover of "Madden NFL 18," becoming the oldest player to appear on the cover of the popular EA Sports game. Brady, who will turn 40 in..." May 13

  • Gillette Stadium upgrades FieldTurf playing surface

    Providence Journal "The Super Bowl champs will strut their stuff this fall on some brand new turf. Gillette Stadium has completed an upgrade to its synthetic turf surface. The new turf will make its debut when the New England Revolution host Real Salt Lake Saturday. The new surface features FieldTurf’s latest..." May 12

  • Patriots cut tight end Michael Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots collect tight ends like few other teams, but they let one go this afternoon. The team announced they had released blocker/spare lineman Michael Williams. Williams spent last year on injured reserve after tearing his ACL last June, but they re-signed him in March." May 12

  • Shayanna Jenkins does not believe Aaron Hernandez killed himself

    Larry Brown Sports "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, is still not convinced that the former NFL star took his own life in prison last month. In an interview with “Dr. Phil” that is set to air in full next week, Jenkins-Hernandez told host Phil McGraw that she has no reason to believe..." May 12

  • Willie McGinest 'Robert Kraft Will Pay Out Aaron Hernandez Contract'

    TMZ "Now that Aaron Hernandez is no longer a convicted murderer, Robert Kraft WILL fork over a check for the $6 million he reportedly owes the ex-NFL star ... so says Willie McGinest. As we previously reported, Aaron's legal team has been in contact with NFL agents to determine if the New England..." May 12

  • Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Says Former TE Thought He'd Be Freed

    Bleacher Report "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez said her fiance, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, believed he was going to be freed from prison. Per the Associated Press, Jenkins-Hernandez said during an upcoming appearance on Dr. Phil that Hernandez said "daddy's going to be home ... I can't..." May 12

  • Tom Brady lands on cover of Madden 18

    Pro Football Talk "The greatest video game of all time (but for NFL2K5) has landed the greatest quarterback of all time. Tom Brady will appear on the cover of Madden 18, dubbed the G.O.A.T. edition. The cover image has Brady emitting a primal scream, which in recent years has become one of his trademark..." May 12

  • Patriots, David Andrews Agree To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots and center David Andrews have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2020 season, tweets Mike Reiss of Andrews had been slated to become a restricted free agent next offseason." May 11

  • Free Agent Center Mangold: Belichick Isn't 'All that fond of me"

    CSN New England "When the idea of playing for the Patriots was posed to Nick Mangold, the former Jets center had a hard time wrapping his head around the whole deal. "That would be awfully difficult," he told SiriusXM NFL radio. "I've got to assume that after years of all the battles that I’ve had with New..." May 11

  • Patriots made savvy tender offer to LeGarrette Blount

    Pro Football Talk "With the passing of May 9 came the expiration of the impact of free-agency contracts upon the compensatory draft-pick formula. With one important exception. For any teams that made a tender offer to any of its unrestricted free agents before May 9, the team secures two key rights, per a league..." May 10

  • Will Bill Belichick eventually force Brady to step aside for Jimmy Garoppolo?

    CSN New England "I’m not here to light the fire. I’m just here to acknowledge the pyre has been built. Today, on the three-year anniversary of the Patriots drafting Jimmy Garoppolo, the Jimmy over Tommy possibility remains real. More probable than not? Not quite. But with the draft passing and Garoppolo..." May 10

  • Hernandez's fiancee thought suicide was a 'hoax'

    Yardbarker "Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of Aaron Hernandez, was completely blindsided to learn that the former NFL star took his own life last month. In a two-part interview with “Dr. Phil” that is set to air next week, host Phil McGraw spoke with Jenkins-Hernandez about Aaron’s seemingly..." May 10

  • Aaron Hernandez's first days in prison trouble-filled as he vowed to 'run this place'

    USA Today "Aaron Hernandez fought, served as a lookout, received a neck tattoo and stole an inmate’s calling card shortly after his arrival in the maximum security Massachusetts prison in April 2015. The disciplinary records obtained by USA TODAY Sports from the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, the..." May 10

  • Christine Michael visited Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots signed a pair of running backs as free agents to join Dion Lewis and James White in their backfield, but they are reportedly still looking at other options on the open market. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team had Christine Michael in for a visit on Tuesday. Michael was..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Aaron Hernandez ruling may let family press Patriots for millions

    Boston Herald "With Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction now erased, it could open the door for his attorneys to go after the Patriots for the unpaid portions of the $39.8 million contract Hernandez signed in August 2012. Hernandez’s attorney, Jose Baez, told TMZ yesterday his legal team was in talks with the..." May 10

  • Bill Polian: ‘[Patriots] are not as great as people think they are. They’re not invincible’

    WEEI Boston "Former Colts vice chairman Bill Polian has never shied away from taking jabs at the Patriots, and he was at it again Tuesday night. On his show on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Polian was asked by a caller how the Bills can ever compete with the Patriots in the AFC East? “Tom Brady was a quarter away..." May 10

  • Patriots new cornerback Stephon Gilmore will wear No. 24

    Boston Herald "The Patriots posted the jersey numbers for their 90-man roster, providing those numerals for new players who are expected to figure prominently in the 2017 season. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who signed a five-year, $65 million contract, will wear No. 24. It’s significant given it’s the number..." May 09

  • Lawyer asks judge to throw out conviction of Aaron Hernandez

    ESPN "A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to erase the former NFL player's conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month while serving a life sentence in the killing of semi-professional football player Odin..." May 09

  • Brandin Cooks: “It’s amazing” to work with Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks got his career started by catching passes from future Hall of Famer Drew Brees. Cooks will now catch passes from future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. And Cooks has a simple impression of his early days of working with Brady. “It’s amazing,” Cooks told reporters on..." May 09

  • Aaron Hernandez Lawyers Talking to NFL Agents About Contract Situation

    TMZ "Aaron Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, says his legal team is in talks with the NFL player's former agents to see how the abatement of his murder conviction will affect his contract with the Patriots. There are theories that with the murder conviction erased, the New England Patriots will be..." May 09

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