Patriots Rumors & News

  • Rob Gronkowski dating ex-cheerleader for Pats "Sorry ladies, Rob Gronkowski is officially taken ... dating a super hot former New England Patriots cheerleader ... multiple sources close to Gronk confirm to TMZ Sports. The object of Gronk's affection is Camille Kostek -- who was on the cheerleading squad in 2013 and 2014 ... before..." April 24

  • Gronk: Maybe Obama was 'wasted' when making Deflategate joke "During the Patriots visit to the White House on Thursday, there was only one really awkward moment and that moment came when President Obama decided to make a Deflategate joke. The joke was actually kind of funny, but as you can imagine, the Patriots didn't find it too amusing. After the joke..." April 24

  • Tom Brady to miss Patriots' White House visit "The New England Patriots are meeting the President of the United States today. They'll just be doing so without their leader. Tom Brady will not be in attendance, a team spokesman confirmed with Around The NFL. The spokesman said that Brady had a "family commitment" and was unable to make it." April 23

  • Devin McCourty sees work to be done to rebuild secondary

    ESPN Boston "It didn’t take long for the departed Darrelle Revis to the get the He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named treatment at Gillette Stadium. Speaking with the media Tuesday during voluntary workouts, defensive back Devin McCourty flashed his million-dollar smile when asked if he was surprised the All-Pro..." April 22

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Odin Lloyd’s Mother To File Wrongful Death Suit Against Aaron Hernandez

    Black Sports Online "Odin Lloyd’s mother is reportedly set to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez — a lawsuit that could potentially be worth millions according to reports. Ursula Ward will reportedly hold a press conference to announce the civil suit against Hernandez, who was convicted April 15..." April 22

  • Report: Patriots, Jerod Mayo agree to reworked deal

    The Score "The New England Patriots have reached a deal with Jerod Mayo on a revamped contract that will keep the veteran linebacker with the team, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported. Mayo, who is coming off a significant knee injury, was considered by many to be a likely cap casualty for the Patriots...." April 22

  • Jay Feely on Tim Tebow: 'Worst QB I ever saw in my career in the NFL'

    Fox Sports "Every person involved with sports seemingly has an opinion on Tim Tebow. Former NFL kicker Jay Feely, who played for the Falcons, Giants, Dolphins, Chiefs, Jets, Cardinals and Bears during his 14-year career, has particularly strong and definitive feelings about the Eagles' newest..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Report: Steelers-Patriots will launch the season

    Pro Football Talk "We’re not quite sure where LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell will be on the evening of September 10. But we know where they won’t be. They won’t be at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts with the Steelers and the Patriots. The Patriots running back and Steelers running back both are..." April 21

  • Tom Brady won’t give RG3 advice until after he retires

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady may have a “nice guy” persona to the public, but that doesn’t mean he’s a sweetheart when it comes to his opponents. In fact, Brady is so competitive that he declined to give advice to a fellow QB until after his playing career is over. Last year the Patriots and Redskins held joint..." April 21

  • Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez manipulated officers to get extra sandwiches

    Sporting News "Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson handled former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for 18 months in Connecticut. He told stories to the Associated Press about Hernandez's mindset throughout his murder trial, and after his guilty verdict. According to Hodgson, Hernandez is a master..." April 21

  • Patriots' Nate Solder, diagnosed with testicular cancer in '14, spreads awareness

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder takes pride in his team-first approach, which means he often avoids speaking about himself. He's making an exception on this topic with the hope he might help others. Solder was diagnosed with testicular cancer in April 2014, which shocked him..." April 21

  • Tom Brady arrives early for voluntary workouts

    ESPN Boston "Think New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is excited to turn the page to the 2015 season? If his 7 a.m. ET arrival for the opening of the team's offseason program Monday is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes. Brady's presence for the first day of voluntary workouts was..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Eagles will reportedly sign Tim Tebow

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles will sign Tim Tebow on Monday, according to a report from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the two sides began working on the framework of the deal when Tebow worked out for the Eagles in March. The deal was then finalized on Sunday allowing Tebow to..." April 20

  • Report: Aaron Hernandez Was Addicted to Angel Dust

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez never failed an NFL drug test even though everyone said he smoked weed daily and now it is being reported he was addicted to angel dust. A man who knew Hernandez and asked not to be identified, said: ‘He was regularly high or out of his mind on Angel Dust. ‘People who were in..." April 19

  • Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 'looks like a linebacker' "A year ago at this time, Jimmy Garoppolo became one of several draft-darling quarterbacks, with many prognosticators touting the relative unknown as an early-round pick after his time at Eastern Illinois. The Patriots swiped Garoppolo in the second round, releasing a cavalcade of questions..." April 19

  • Former Patriots advisor admits team knew Aaron Hernandez had issues "Floyd Reese worked as a senior football advisor for the Patriots from 2009-2012. Before that, he was the longtime general manager and executive vice president of the Titans (and Oilers, before them). Now retired from the NFL, Reese hosts the Sports Night radio show on Nashville's 102.5 FM. On..." April 18

  • Darrelle Revis to reunite with Patriots at White House after signing with Jets

    New York Daily News "Get ready for an uncomfortable reunion in the nation's capital. Darrelle Revis plans to attend the Patriots' visit next Thursday to the White House, according to a source. The team will be honored by President Barack Obama, but the trip could be interesting given all that has happened with..." April 17

  • Patriots mostly silent about Aaron Hernandez's conviction

    Boston Herald "While the Patriots remained mostly silent, the NFL community littered the Internet with a wide range of reactions yesterday to Aaron Hernandez’ guilty verdict. The Pats had no official comment after the conclusion of Hernandez’ murder trial. Also, current and former players had no interest in..." April 16

  • Dont'a Hightower: I'll take a torn shoulder for a title

    Boston Herald "We know football players are tough. Sometimes, they’re insanely tough. Consider Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who played the final month of the regular season and playoffs with a torn right labrum. As such, he played in pain, with just one fully functional arm through the most pivotal..." April 16

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Oh right, football. #Jets gave Ridley $1.25 million for his 1-year deal, with $80,000 guaranteed (signing bonus)

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder "Jurors in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have found him guilty of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez appeared to mouth 'wrong' at jurors after guilty verdict "On Wednesday former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail for life without parole as dictated by Massachusetes state law. For much of the trial, Hernandez appeared almost aloof. He was never scared or..." April 15

  • Jurors call Kraft’s testimony compelling evidence against Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Hernandez’s claim of innocence to Robert Kraft helped jurors decide to convict Hernandez of first-degree murder today. After Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, was found guilty today of murdering Odin Lloyd, jurors told reporters that the testimony of Kraft, the Patriots’ owner,..." April 15

  • Jury deliberations reach sixth day in Aaron Hernandez murder trial "The jury in the murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez began its sixth day of deliberations Tuesday morning, per CBS Boston. The jury, which is made up of seven women and five men, have deliberated for more than 27 hours since they received the case last week. Hernandez has..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Revis claims Instagram hacking

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier today, Deadspin pointed out that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis engaged in a profane exchange with fans on his Instagram account. Many predicted that Revis would claim that his account was hacked. And he has. “I gotta a ring, I’m paid & worth more than you,” Revis (or the hacker)..." April 12

  • Chandler Jones excited for Malcolm Butler to have more impact in 2015 "New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones previously said it was an honor to play with arguably the best cornerback in the NFL, Darrelle Revis. So now that Revis has signed with the New York Jets, how do the Patriots adjust? That was the question Jones was asked Friday morning during a..." April 11

  • Aaron Hernandez Jailhouse I.D. For Sale On eBay "Seems Aaron Hernandez got jacked for his official jail I.D. card during his stint in the slammer -- 'cause it just surfaced on eBay ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the item appears to be a legit identification card from Suffolk County Jail in Mass where..." April 11

  • Chandler Jones: Patriots’ D will be fine as long as we have Belichick

    Providence Journal "There’s been plenty of change and turnover with the Patriots’ defense this offseason. Gone from the Super Bowl championship team are big names like Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork and Brandon Browner, along with supporting players such as Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas. Free agency wasn’t kind..." April 11

  • Jury in Aaron Hernandez trial excused for weekend without verdict

    Sporting News "The jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial has deliberated for almost 20 hours but has not yet reached a verdict. Judge E. Susan Garsh on Friday afternoon excused the jurors until 9 a.m. ET Monday. "At this time I'm going to ask you to suspend your deliberations until Monday," she said, via..." April 11

  • TV crew's actions could have led to mistrial in Aaron Hernandez case

    Yahoo! Sports "Two jurors determining the fate of Aaron Hernandez told Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh that a Boston television station SUV was present at their parking lot Wednesday night and approached jury vehicles, an act that violates Massachusetts’ law. Both jurors – one male, one..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Cost to implement Bill Belichick’s end zone camera proposal could be $20M

    Sportress of Blogitude "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t hold back in a diatribe at the NFL owners meetings during which he castigated the league for not embracing his proposal to have four cameras in end zones to better assist officials during replay reviews. NFL head of officials Dean Blandino..." April 09

  • Jets sign Stevan Ridley

    Pro Football Talk "The Stevan Ridley free agency tour has come to a close, and he’s landing with the Jets. Ridley is signing with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ridley also paid visits to Miami and Washington. The 26-year-old Ridley was the Patriots’ starter at the beginning of last season, but..." April 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots RB Stevan Ridley is signing with the #Jets, source said.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Pats RB LeGarrette Blount suspended for the 2015 opener, league spokesman says.

  • Ex-NFL player Will Allen accused of running a $32 million Ponzi scheme

    Business Insider "Former NFL cornerback Will Allen and a business associate allegedly ran a $32 million Ponzi scheme through a company that provided loans to professional athletes, according to a complaint filed by the SEC. On Tuesday, the SEC announced that it was bringing fraud charges against Allen, Susan C...." April 07

  • Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount suspended for season opener "New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended for the team's 2015 regular season opener, the NFL announced on Tuesday. The suspension is for violating the league's substance abuse policy and will be without pay. Blount was arrested along with Pittsburgh Steelers..." April 07

  • Defense: Aaron Hernandez witnessed murder but "did not know what to do" "A lawyer for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez acknowledged Tuesday for the first time that his client was at the scene of a killing and saw it happen, but he described Hernandez to jurors as a kid who simply did not know what to do. He urged them to find Hernandez not guilty of..." April 07

  • Aaron Hernandez trial: Defense hinges on PCP-induced 'psychosis'

    Yahoo! Sports "James Sultan stood behind a defense table here inside Courtroom 7 in Bristol County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and paused dramatically. "At this time, your honor and members of the jury, the defendant, Mr. Hernandez, rests," Sultan said. The murder trial of former New England Patriots..." April 07

  • Closing arguments in Aaron Hernandez trial to be made Tuesday

    Yahoo! Sports "James Sultan stood behind a defense table here inside Courtroom 7 in Bristol County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and paused dramatically. "At this time, your honor and members of the jury, the defendant, Mr. Hernandez, rests," Sultan said. The murder trial of former New England Patriots..." April 07

  • Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez murder trial "The defense in the Aaron Hernandez first degree murder trial of Odin Lloyd rested shortly before 3 p.m. Monday after calling three witnesses to the stand, per the Boston Globe. The trial is not over, however, as the prosecution decided to recall a rebutal witness to the stand to counter a..." April 06

  • Aaron Hernandez knew that beating NFL drug tests is easy

    Boston Globe "The Aaron Hernandez saga has conjured up many questions over the last two years. How could someone live such a duplicitous life and hide it so well? How could someone with so much going for him throw it all away (allegedly)? Watching the proceedings of his first murder trial on Wednesday,..." April 05

  • Jonas Gray hopes to show he was more than a flash in the pan

    Providence Journal "A lot has changed for Jonas Gray in the past year. After two seasons of NFL uncertainty, the running back finally made his debut last year with the Patriots. He admits it was an up-and-down season, but a small taste of success has left this 24-year-old hungry for more in 2015. Gray will..." April 04

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

  • To Gronk and protect: Patriots TE playing a cop in new movie

    Pro Football Talk "One of these days, somebody’s going to make a movie about Rob Gronkowski. But for now, he’s going to be playing someone else in one, a role which will stretch his dramatic talents to the max. According to TMZ, Gronkowski is playing a cop in a new movie called “You Can’t Have It,” which stars..." April 03