Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: pic.twitter.com/QhJOHpj9sn
Boston Herald "Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was the target of a prank yesterday at Gillette Stadium. Someone changed his locker nameplate to read “Prince Aladdin,” which is apparently an inside joke with his teammates. Our astute deductive reasoning skills suggest Garoppolo’s teammates make fun..." October 19
Providence Journal "The Jets’ Geno Smith is never going to be confused with Tom Brady, but the quarterback’s final passing line — 20-for-34 for 226 yards and a touchdown — from Thursday’s game hardly constitutes a bad day. The second-year quarterback did his most damage when targeting the Patriots cornerbacks...." October 19
Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were left with two open roster spots this week when running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo were lost for the season because of knee injuries, but they have reportedly filled them ahead of Thursday night’s game with the Jets. Per multiple reports, the team has promoted..." October 16
Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s win over the Patriots, all that was known about the knee injury suffered by linebacker Jerod Mayo is that it wasn’t good. No one beyond the organization knew how not good it was. According to Tom Curran of CSN New England, Mayo suffered a torn patellar tendon against the Bills...." October 16
Newark Star-Ledger "If the idea of Darrelle Revis in a Patriots uniform made Jets head coach Rex Ryan sick to his stomach, wait until he hears about this one. An anonymous source who was in the Jets' draft room in 2000 told The Daily News' Gary Myers that scout Jesse Kaye "made it clear" with then-GM Bill Parcells..." October 16
Yahoo! Sports "Since relocating to a new jail, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been a "model citizen," the Boston Herald reported. He's been so good at Nashua Street Jail in Boston that he can even watch Patriots games on television if he wants. The Herald checked in on Hernandez,..." October 16
New York Post "If you thought Darrelle Revis coming up with an interception against the Jets was the worst-case scenario, think again. The Boston Herald presented an even more unthinkable situation for the Jets — Revis the receiver. According to the Herald, there was talk when Revis signed with the..." October 16
ESPN Boston "Rex Ryan said it was "really weird" seeing Darrelle Revis last season in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform. On Thursday night, the New York Jets' coach will get an up-close look at his former cornerback wearing the colors of his No. 1 rival, the New England Patriots. And that will be beyond..." October 15
Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15
ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots on Monday ruled out linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of knee injuries, and sources said both players are out for the rest of the season. The Patriots have not commented on the extent of the..." October 14
Pro Football Talk "Cue the alarms — again — Tom Brady was limited in practice today. Except, of course, the Patriots didn’t practice today. The league mandates that teams playing in Thursday games submit an injury report on Mondays, even if they didn’t practice. Thus, Brady was limited in the practice the..." October 13
Bill Belichick, on @WEEI, on Jerod Mayo & Stevan Ridley: "Unfortunately I don't think it looks too good. ... I don't think it's minor."
Pro Football Talk "The Patriots didn’t want to let Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins beat them on Sunday afternoon, so they put cornerback Darrelle Revis on him for the majority of the game. The strategy worked out pretty well. Watkins caught two passes for 27 yards in the game, although the second catch was on..." October 13
Boston Herald "Rob Ninkovich walked into Ralph Wilson Stadium yesterday with one sack this season. By the time he left, the Patriots defensive end had four. Ninkovich’s three sacks led a Pats defense that brought down Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton a total of five times in a 37-22 victory to move..." October 13
Boston "After the offense finally got on track last week against the Bengals, the prevailing theme was along the lines of, "That's nice. Now do it again so we know it wasn't a fluke." It wasn't a fluke. The Pats exploded for 37 more points against the Bills, giving them a cool 80 in two weeks. 24..." October 13
Patriots RB Stevan Ridley will have an MRI tomorrow. It's a knee injury. Fear is that he tore his ACL.
Darrelle Revis told the media the injury to LB Jerod Mayo is "tragic" based on what he means to the team. Obv indicates it's very serious.
NFL.com "The New England Patriots will be without one of their defensive leaders for the rest of Sunday in Buffalo. Linebacker Jerod Mayo was carted off the field Sunday with a knee injury and will not return. Mayo, who has led the Patriots in tackles in five of the last six seasons, immediately knew he..." October 12
Despite being listed as questionable for today's game vs, Buffalo with an ankle injury, Patriots QB Tom Brady will start.
Patriots rookie C Brian Stork didn't make the trip to Buffalo. Makes blocking Bills front a little tougher.
Patriots announce that CB Brandon Browner, DL Dominique Easley and C Bryan Stork have been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. Bills.
ESPN.com "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury, will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Brady injured his ankle during Friday's practice, when he rolled it on the foot of one of New..." October 12
Patriots announce that CB Brandon Browner, DL Dominique Easley and C Bryan Stork have been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. Bills.
Boston Globe "Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot charged with killing three people, suffered a legal setback Friday when a Bristol Superior Court judge denied his motion to toss key evidence from the athlete’s cellphone. In a 22-page ruling, Judge E. Susan Garsh wrote that Hernandez’s lawyers..." October 11
Pro Football Talk "Start the panic now. A week after proving to everyone he wasn’t yet too old to play quarterback, Tom Brady has now injured his ankle. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Brady was limited in practice today, and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. " October 10
CSN New England "Learning is not Brandon Browner's issue, according to Bill Belichick. Asked how he would characterize Browner's ability to pick up the Patriots playbook, Belichick said "good." It was reported by the Boston Herald on Thursday that the 6-foot-4 Patriots corner, acquired in the offseason as a..." October 10
CSN New England "Spitballing about Tom Brady’s future in New England quieted down just a little bit this week. Makes sense. Pretty wins – like Sunday’s over Cincy – distract. Ugly losses – like the one in Kansas City – have kneejerks calling for a franchise enema. The last thing that happened captures all..." October 10
Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10
Pats Pulpit "The Patriots first round pick defensive lineman Dominique Easley is suffering from an AC Joint Separation, per the Herald's Jeff Howe. Before anyone overreacts, this is considered a minor injury, but one that forced Easley out of the game. Easley had started and played every snap prior to the..." October 09
ESPN Boston "Visitors to the New England Patriots locker room might notice that one row of lockers has Rob Gronkowski on the far left, Tim Wright on the far right, with quarterback Tom Brady in the middle. The setup is especially topical to pass along this week because the two-tight end offense was a big..." October 09
Pats Pulpit "What would you give for a 31 year old receiver who hasn't reached 1000 yards since 2011? What if the receiver has only broken 100 yards in a game four times in that time span? What if they carry a $23.6 million cap hit in 2015, when they'll be 32, followed by astronomically high cap hits the..." October 09
CSN New England "The Patriots announced on Wednesday morning that they've signed two familiar faces to the practice squad. Defensive lineman Joe Vellano and offensive lineman Chris Martin have both been brought back into the locker room as members of the 10-man practice squad. In order to make room for both..." October 08
CSN New England "There has been a lot of discussion as of late surrounding the future of Tom Brady. Will the 'Patriot Way' catch up to the Brady before he decides to hang up his cleats? Columnist Michael Silver of NFL.com painted an interesting scenario involving Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft:..." October 08
ESPN Boston "When the New England Patriots released second-year wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins Saturday, head coach Bill Belichick hoped Thompkins would clear waivers and return to the Patriots' practice squad. Unfortunately for New England, Thompkins was claimed by the Oakland Raiders. “Oakland will be..." October 07
ESPN Boston "It's been a roller-coaster couple of weeks for the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. In the six days between getting embarrassed on national television by the Kansas City Chiefs and blowing out the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots were criticized by the media like at no..." October 07
CSN New England "Tim Wright admitted about a week ago that he still had "a long way to go" to learn the Patriots offense. Perhaps that's what held him to just 19 offensive snaps on Sunday night. But there was no mistaking that while he was out there, he knew what he was doing. The second-year tight end, who was..." October 07
Kenbrell Thompkins claimed off waivers by the Raiders, per source.
NESN "The New England Patriots are receiving an early season roster boost. The Patriots activated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and the team later confirmed. The Patriots had until 4 p.m. Monday to activate Browner and Tyms from..." October 06
CSN New England "Tom Brady undoubtedly heard the criticism that was cascading down upon him last week. On Sunday night, he heard something else: “Brady! Brady! Brady!” That's how the delirious Gillette Stadium crowd serenaded him as, six days after a crisis-inducing blowout loss in Kansas City, Brady and..." October 06
CSN New England "The sky was falling in New England last week. The Patriots were just embarrassed by the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Tom Brady didn't look right out there - and nothing looked right on the offensive line. Sure enough, when things start to go south on the field, they start to go south off..." October 06
Pro Football Talk "On Monday night, the Patriots suffered an embarrassing blowout loss to the Chiefs. Earlier that day, potent quotes from former Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly landed on his current team’s website. Kelly’s comments were largely unnoticed in the aftermath of the 41-14 nightmare for New..." October 05
CBSSports.com "New England's offense has been in disarray and Tom Brady has been getting hit and sacked far more than usual, but the veteran is undeterred, according to several people who have been in contact with him. Brady's health is good and his love of the game is strong, and he continues to believe he..." October 05
Pro Football Talk "One of the many disappointing players on the Patriots’ offense has been released. Kenbrell Thompkins, a wide receiver who showed promise as a rookie last year but hasn’t done much this year, has been waived. Thompkins has just six catches for 53 yards this season after catching 32 passes for..." October 05
Source: despite being eligible to return from suspension (& activated), it's unlikely that Patriots CB Brandon Browner will play in Week 5.
Daily Hampshire Gazette "Coach Bill Belichick said Friday no decision has been made on whether the New England Patriots will activate cornerback Brandon Browner or wide receiver Brian Tyms in time for Sunday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. “We’ll make that decision in the next 48-plus hours,” the coach..." October 04
Pro Football Talk "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez continues to await trial on a trial of murder charges. In the case arising from the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez’s legal team has scored a victory. On Thursday, Judge Susan Garsh issued an eight-page ruling that suppresses all evidence..." October 04
Pro Football Talk "Next March, former NFL player Sean Gilbert will challenge incumbent DeMaurice Smith for the position of NFLPA executive director. In many respects, the election is being determined now, as each team picks the player representatives who eventually will vote on the next executive director. One..." October 03
Providence Journal "The talent level on the Patriots defense isn’t an issue. The team’s defensive players collectively have 13 Pro Bowls and 11 All-Pro awards. Seven players were first-round draft picks and two were second-round picks. And with leaders like Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Devin..." October 03
Boston "As the active rosters came out for Monday’s Patriots-Chiefs game that eventually became the Pats' worst loss in over a decade, something didn't look quite right. Both Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins were inactive, a curious decision from the Patriots, who had just three full-time wide..." October 03