Patriots Rumors & News

  • Rob Gronkowski hopes fellow TE Martellus Bennett “breaks the bank”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t weigh in on whether he’d like to see his team re-sign fellow tight end Martellus Bennett. But Gronkowski made it clear that he hopes Bennett cashes in when he becomes a free agent next month. “I’m hoping he breaks the bank,” Gronkowski..." February 26

  • NFL has no comment on Revis tampering investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The biggest headline from one of the last semi-slow weekends of the offseason came from a report regarding the extent to which the Jets tampered with cornerback Darelle Revis in 2015, while he was still under contract with the Patriots. The news from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, a far..." February 25

  • New England Patriots’ last punishment for Deflategate is finally official

    Fox Sports "The NFL released its list of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday, along with the final draft order for all seven rounds. Noted in that release is that the New England Patriots will forfeit a fourth-round pick, No. 132 overall — their final punishment for the Deflategate scandal...." February 25

  • Past trades net Patriots, Titans third-round compensatory picks

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns and Patriots agreed on a trade sending linebacker Jamie Collins from New England to Cleveland, the pick going back to the Patriots was unknown. If the Browns got a third-round compensatory pick, they would convey it to the Patriots. The Browns found out that they did get a..." February 24

  • Gronk shocks no one, says Roger Goodell would not be welcomed by Patriots fans

    CBS Sports "Rob Gronkowski didn’t get to play during the Patriots’ run to their Super Bowl LI victory. But he’s still enjoying the fact that he’s a Super Bowl champion yet again, and he couldn’t have been happier to see Roger Goodell hand the Lombardi Trophy over to his team. “It was great to see him hand..." February 24

  • Rob Gronkowski: 'I want to play as long as I can possibly play'

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who underwent season-ending back surgery in December, told ESPN's Cari Champion that he "no doubt" will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. Gronkowski, whose injury was traced to a big hit he absorbed from Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas..." February 24

  • Aaron Rodgers reveals his choice for the greatest quarterback ever

    CBS Sports "Add Aaron Rodgers’ name to the list of folks who consider Tom Brady to be the greatest quarterback of all time. Graham Bensinger caught up with the Packers quarterback at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am recently and got his thoughts on Super Bowl LI that included a frank assessment of Brady’s..." February 24

  • Aaron Hernandez might use weed as defense in double murder trial

    New York Post "Aaron Hernandez’s game plan to beat one of two first-degree murder raps might include a marijuana Hail Mary. That’s according to Boston Herald legal columnist and reporter Bob McGovern, who notes that included in a list of potential witnesses are two unidentified experts whom attorneys for the..." February 23

  • Martellus Bennett launches spicy response to report about free agency demands

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is like the rest of us. He reads what’s online. He checks Twitter for interesting tidbits of information, and sometimes he doesn’t like what he sees. That’s exactly what happened Wednesday. Bennett stumbled upon a report suggesting that the New England Patriots handed him..." February 23

  • Aaron Hernandez’s Jailhouse Calls to Mike Pouncey About Black People “Trying Him” in The Club

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez is on trial for a Boston double murder unrelated to the murder he has already been convicted of. Prosecutors are using his jailhouse calls to one of the Pouncey brothers as evidence. Officials say Hernandez feels the victims in the homicide case were “trying” him before he..." February 23

  • Bill Belichick could testify in murder trial of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

    USA Today "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick could be called to testify in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial, according to documents released Wednesday. Belichick is listed among the possible defense witnesses who could be called to the stand. Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, is..." February 22

  • Robert Kraft talks about his friendship with Donald Trump

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump is a man many Americans either love or hate. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has taken plenty of shots the past few months because he’s most definitely on the “love” side of the fence when it comes to President Trump. Even since his election, President Trump and..." February 22

  • NFL scout believes DeSean Jackson will end up with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent next month, and there has been little indication that Washington plans on keeping him. Could the New England Patriots quietly emerge as a suitor for the veteran wide receiver? One scout told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman that he believes Jackson..." February 22

  • Bill Belichick to coach at least five more years, stay on after Tom Brady

    Larry Brown Sports "Patriots owner Robert Kraft sparked some paranoia among New England fans before the Super Bowl when he said he knows when Bill Belichick is planning to retire, but those comments apparently were not meant to be interpreted as Belichick contemplating retirement. According to Mike Freeman of..." February 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo's mom keeps him up to speed on the latest trade rumors

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories of the 2017 offseason is the future of Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. With Tom Brady claiming he wants to play into his late-40s and showing no signs of slowing down , Garoppolo is a hot commodity on the trade market. Garoppolo himself isn’t on..." February 22

  • Martellus Bennett To Test Free Agency, “Real Possibility” He Moves On

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that Patriots impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free agent market. According to Rapoport, there is a “real possibility” Bennett could move on from the Patriots based on his asking price and offers this offseason. Bennett is set to become an..." February 22

  • Robert Kraft on not holding grudges: “I remember everything, but I move on”

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to #DeflateGate, Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn’t holding a grudge. But he isn’t forgetting about it, either. “I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft tells Andrea Kremer in a Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel profile that premieres Tuesday night. “I mean, I remember everything, but I..." February 21

  • Patriots' Garoppolo taking trade rumors 'in stride'

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told ESPN's Adam Schefter that he's trying not to think about speculation that he might be traded this offseason. Garoppolo talked to Schefter on his Know Them From Adam podcast and said his "head will start spinning" if he thinks about the..." February 21

  • Eddie Lacy a fit for Patriots?

    Larry Brown Sports "Eddie Lacy is likely going to have to sign a one-year deal if and when he hits free agency next month, and there is no guarantee he is going to get it from the Green Bay Packers. The former Alabama star will need to prove he can resurrect his career in the wake of injuries and weight concerns, and..." February 21

  • Blount hoping to stay with Patriots: 'I love it there' "LeGarrette Blount works in New England. He's productive there, he's seemingly at peace there, and he wins Super Bowls there. So naturally, the 30-year-old running back would prefer to remain with the Patriots should the free agency winds take him that way. "I just want to make sure that I..." February 21

  • Tom Brady Police Report ... Cops Value Missing Jersey at $500,000!

    TMZ "Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey is still missing and presumed stolen, so say Houston cops, and it's valued at at HALF A MILLION BUCKS ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports. The document lists the victim as 39-year-old Tom Brady -- a 6'4", 225 pound white male whose..." February 21

  • Jimmy Garoppolo: 5 things to know about the Browns trying to trade for him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will try to trade for Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but will Bill Belichick part with him? If so, why? And what will it take for the Browns to get him? Is he worth the No. 12 overall pick? More than that? And what will happen if the Patriots decide to hang onto him..." February 21

  • Few changes expected on what is strong offensive line for Patriots

    Providence Journal "With the 2016 season in the books, the Providence Journal will take a look at each position group on the Patriots, analyzing how the team performed in 2016 and where it might be heading in the future. Today we look at the offensive line. OFFENSIVE LINE Nate Solder, Marcus Cannon, Shaq Mason,..." February 21

  • Pats RB White greeted with 'MVP' chants at alma mater

    Yardbarker "James White received a hero’s welcome Sunday night during a visit to his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. The New England Patriots running back was recognized at halftime of a basketball game between Wisconsin and Maryland, with fans chanting “MVP, MVP” as he walked to center..." February 20

  • Devin McCourty: Skipping White House visit not the boycott statement it's made out to be

    Newark Star-Ledger "In his first extended comments about skipping a visit to the home of American politics, New England Patriots star Devin McCourty took the politically correct route. McCourty, who made national headlines earlier this month by telling TIME magazine that he will not go to the White House when the..." February 20

  • Patriots reportedly expected to make good effort to keep Martellus Bennett

    Providence Journal "For the first time in a while, the Patriots have some uncertainty with their tight end position. Even with another back surgery in the books, Gronkowski is one of the NFL's best bargains. The 27-year-old is under contract for the next three seasons and his 2017 cap hit comes in at $6.75..." February 19

  • Patriots will ask Danny Amendola to take a pay cut

    Pro Football Talk "New England receiver Danny Amendola has agreed to restructure his contract in each of the last two offseasons, and now the Patriots hope to make it three in a row. Amendola will not be back on his current contract, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. Under the restructured deal Amendola agreed to..." February 19

  • Cyrus Jones on Super Bowl victory: 'I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it'

    Baltimore Sun "Some day this summer, Cyrus Jones will receive a diamond-encrusted ring coveted by every player in the NFL. After one professional season, the Baltimore native turned New England Patriots cornerback will receive the same Super Bowl jewelry as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Whether Jones, 23,..." February 19

  • What Tom Brady’s contract negotiation tells us about Bill Belichick’s retirement

    Fox Sports "Tom Brady and the New England Patriots aren't resting on their laurels. Just weeks after winning Super Bowl LI, the Patriots and their star quarterback reportedly are negotiating a contract extension to modify the deal Brady previously signed this past offseason. And on Friday's episode of The..." February 18

  • Juror links Aaron Hernandez to Deflategate, dismissed from murder trial

    Boston Globe "Three people were selected Friday to serve on the jury for the upcoming double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, capping a bizarre day that included a Deflategate reference and some jurors possibly flouting a judge’s order barring any discussion of the case against the former New England Patriots..." February 18

  • Michael Floyd has begun serving his 24 days in jail

    ESPN "Former New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd began a 24-day jail sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to one charge of second-offense extreme DUI (.15-.19), according to the Scottsdale, Arizona, prosecutor. Floyd's sentence included 120 days in jail -- of which he..." February 18

  • Super Bowl Champ Leonard Myers Dead At 38 After Cancer Battle

    TMZ "Former Miami Hurricane and NFL player Leonard Myers is dead at 38 after losing a battle with cancer ... this according to the University of Miami. Myers was a standout at Miami before going on to win a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2001 ... Tom Brady's first year as the Pat's QB,..." February 17

  • Michael Floyd pleads guilty in DUI case

    Arizona Sports "Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty in his Scottsdale DUI case from late last year, court records showed. Floyd agreed to plead guilty to one count of extreme DUI — the other six charges against him were dropped. Documents showed Floyd would serve 24 days..." February 17

  • Former Patriots CB Leonard Myers dead at 38

    Sportsnaut "Leonard Myers, a member of the first New England Patriots Super Bowl team of the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick era, has died at the age of 38 after succumbing to cancer. Reports came trickling in of Myers’ death from friends and family on social media early Friday morning, at which point his..." February 17

  • Julian Edelman discusses the importance of team chemistry

    Sportsnaut "An interesting subject in sports has always been whether a team can benefit from “chemistry.” I’m not referring to the subject you ultimately failed at in high school, but the locker room kind. Recently, two-time Super Bowl Champion Julian Edelman was a guest on an installment of Players’ Only..." February 16

  • Bill Belichick to narrate World War II documentary "Bill Belichick's voice is coming to a television set near you. Fresh off coaching arguably the greatest comeback in football history, the New England Patriots coach is lending his gravely aura to a World War II film, documenting the greatest invasion in military history. An avid history..." February 16

  • Tom Brady, Patriots Reportedly In ‘Very Early Talks’ On New Contract

    NESN "Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have begun discussions on a new contract, according to a report from the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. A source told Howe on Thursday the sides “have expressed mutual interest” in a reworked deal. The negotiations were described as “very early..." February 16

  • Patriots not expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

    Larry Brown Sports "The trade market for Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be hotter than ever now that the NFL offseason has officially begun, but could the New England Patriots value the backup quarterback too much to deal him. After speaking with Patriots sources at the Super Bowl earlier this month, ESPN’s Ed Werder..." February 16

  • A Patriots fan got Tom Brady's face tattooed on his butt

    Boston "When choosing a tattoo, an old real estate adage comes to mind: Location, location, location. And for one Patriots fan, he had it all figured out. On the day of the team’s Super Bowl LI victory parade through the streets of Boston, the local tattoo industry enjoyed a surge in business. At..." February 16

  • Patriots could consider franchise tag for Martellus Bennett

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have a number of decisions to make regarding big-name free agents this offseason, and tight end Martellus Bennett is among them. Bennett, who will turn 30 in March, is likely looking at his last chance to sign a lucrative long-term extension. Will the Patriots force him to..." February 16

  • Hollywood reportedly turning Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI comeback into a movie

    CBS Sports "The ending of Super Bowl LI was so dramatic that two Hollywood writers are plan to turn it into a movie. According to, Oscar-nominated writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson are going to team up for a movie that will focus on Tom Brady’s role in the Patriots’ improbable 25-point..." February 16

  • Julian Edelman on Jimmy Garoppolo: He’s got Favre/Rodgers confidence

    Pro Football Talk "There’s no shortage of intrigue about whether the Patriots will be looking to trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason and one of the team’s players is doing his best to make sure that Garoppolo’s stock is as high as possible when and if discussions start on that front. Wide receiver..." February 15

  • Bill Belichick’s retirement plans will decide Jimmy Garoppolo’s future

    Fox Sports "Jimmy Garoppolo proved early in the 2016 season that he can be a viable starting quarterback for a playoff-caliber team in Tom Brady's absence, but with a 39-year-old Brady declaring that he doesn't plan to retire anytime soon, the Patriots have to decide whether to keep Garoppolo as Brady's..." February 15

  • Martellus Bennett hints staying with Patriots could be best for him long term

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is a fascinating man, both on and off the football field. He has many interests that have captivated him, including authoring and illustrating children’s books and building associated games to be played after reading (more on that here). A free agent this spring, Bennett could..." February 15

  • Malcolm Butler's life story to be subject of movie

    The Hollywood Reporter "Malcolm Butler's journey — from running the fryolator at Popeyes to becoming the team's star cornerback — will be heading to the big screen in 'The Secondary' with the help of Daniel Levin, whose Narrative Capital also secured rights for the Oscar-nominated 'Lion.' New England Patriots..." February 15

  • Tom Brady says 2017 will not be his last season

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Tom Brady has captured his fifth Super Bowl and was named the game’s MVP for a record fourth time, there are some who feel he has nothing left to accomplish. Brady is already widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time, so perhaps he should just retire. That’s not going to..." February 15

  • Tom Brady not holding a grudge over Deflategate

    SI "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he doesn't carry any grudge about Deflategate or animosity toward NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended for the first four games of last season for his alleged role in deflating footballs during their 2015 AFC championship game..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Patriots might be ready to use franchise tag on Hightower or Bennett

    Boston Herald "The franchise tag window opens today, and with it comes a whole host of possibilities for the Patriots. In the next two weeks, the Pats will choose whether to place a franchise tag on anyone. The last time they did it was in 2015, tagging kicker Stephen Gostkowski. As it stands now, the two..." February 15

  • No days off? Tom Brady says he’ll work out all offseason

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick chanted “No days off” at the Patriots’ victory celebration after Super Bowl LI, and quarterback Tom Brady considers that his lifestyle. Brady said this morning on PFT Live that he might occasionally take a day off from working out this offseason, but that will be..." February 14