Patriots Rumors & News

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Rex Ryan perfectly happy not to be facing Tom Brady

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "Over the past few days, Bills coach Rex Ryan has repeatedly said that he doesn’t care who plays quarterback for the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. Jimmy Garoppolo? Jacoby Brissett? Julian Edelman? Hey, if the Patriots want to line up their quarterback from their AFL days in the 1960s, Babe..." September 29

  • Edelman coy about his role on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If either Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett can’t suit up on Sunday, receiver Julian Edelman will serve as the backup quarterback, again. If both can’t go, Edelman will be the starter. In a Wednesday conference call with Buffalo media, Edelman was asked whether he has spent time this week..." September 28

  • Rob Gronkowski Feeling ‘No Setbacks’ Following Patriots Season Debut

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski continues to make progress in his recovery from a nagging hamstring injury suffered during training camp. The New England Patriots tight end made his season debut last Thursday, suiting up against the Houston Texans after missing the Patriots’ first two regular-season games...." September 28

  • Rex Ryan poses as a reporter to ask Julian Edelman if he'll play QB

    CBS Sports "Every week, NFL reporters have a conference call with coaches and several players from the team that the team they cover is playing during that upcoming week. During the Buffalo media's conference call with Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Walt Patulski of the Buffalo News got on the phone..." September 28

  • Ex-Jets head coach Eric Mangini says he regrets starting 'Spygate'

    Fox Sports "It wasn't worth it. Ten years after Eric Mangini took the New York Jets head coaching job and nine years since "Spygate" shifted the public's perception of the New England Patriots, the coach known at one time as "Mangenius" wishes the -gate had never occurred, or at least not in the manner it..." September 28

  • Garoppolo 'Still in Pain,' Does Not Have Mobility in Shoulder

    CSN New England "The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice. While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point. According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have..." September 28

  • Patriots “All But Certain” To Have Both Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett In Week 4

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots are “all but certain” to have quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for their Week 4 game against the Bills. Schefter points out that New England did not bring in any quarterbacks for workouts this week, which is a good sign..." September 28

  • Report: Patriots ‘hopeful’ both Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett will be active

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite coming away from their Week 3 win with a very grim outlook at the quarterback position, the New England Patriots could have both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that the Patriots are..." September 27

  • Tom Brady Is Spending His Deflategate Suspension Sunbathing Nude With Gisele in Italy

    Complex "In both the fourth and eighth grades, I got suspended from school for stuff that, as a kid (and frankly, later as an adult), I didn't think was all that big of a deal. My "punishment" was not having to wake up early and get on the school bus, which to me, seemed to incentivize getting into more..." September 27

  • Patriots signing John Hughes

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots opened a roster spot by waiving defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, but it doesn’t appear they’ll be using it for a quarterback to provide insurance with Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett banged up. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team will be signing defensive tackle John..." September 26

  • Patriots create roster spot by waiving Anthony Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots don’t necessarily want to add a quarterback to the roster. But they have a spot to do so now if they want to. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots are waiving defensive tackle Anthony Johnson." September 26

  • Rex Ryan mocks Bill Belichick in grand fashion

    Sportsnaut "One thing can be counted on when a Rex Ryan coached team is taking on the New England Patriots. Ryan will make a few jokes at the expense of Bill Belichick. The Buffalo Bills’ coach has not disappointed in the days leading up to the Week 4 showdown. Ryan opened his press conference Monday in a..." September 26

  • Josh McDaniels Likely To Pursue HC Jobs

    Pro Football Rumors "Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels appears ready to jump back into head coaching, according to Jason La Canfora of (Twitter link), who says that McDaniels will look to secure a top job this offseason. As La Canfora notes, McDaniels’ stock could be at an all-time high at..." September 26

  • Rex Ryan: If Bill Belichick's Playing Quarterback, We're Coming After Him

    CSN New England "Must be Bills week. After Rex Ryan's club put together an impressive win at home over the Cardinals, 33-18, it wasn't long before the Bills coach was yapping about the Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick. Ryan was asked about the quarterback situation in New England since both Jimmy..." September 26

  • Patriots in limbo at quarterback position

    Pro Football Talk "Jimmy Garoppolo has a shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett has a thumb injury. Tom Brady has one game remaining on his suspension. So what will the Patriots do at quarterback in Week Four against the Bills? For now, they’re not saying — as if they ever say anything. T.J. Yates had a workout last..." September 25

  • Patriots Eye QB Signing As Last Resort

    Pro Football Rumors "Riding high after a dominant Week 3 win despite the involvement of a rookie third-string quarterback, the Patriots do not plan to deviate from how they’ve approached their most important position this season. Well, if they can help it. The Patriots will sign a quarterback before Week 4 only as..." September 25

  • Patriots confident Garoppolo, Brissett will be available next week

    NESN "The New England Patriots don’t have a single healthy quarterback on their active roster as of Sunday, but they’re apparently still feeling good about their QB situation entering Week 4. The Patriots are “hopeful and confident” that they’ll have “at least one, possibly two” quarterbacks..." September 25

  • Patriots in limbo at quarterback position

    Pro Football Talk "Jimmy Garoppolo has a shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett has a thumb injury. Tom Brady has one game remaining on his suspension. So what will the Patriots do at quarterback in Week Four against the Bills? For now, they’re not saying — as if they ever say anything. T.J. Yates had a workout last..." September 24

  • Patriots' McCourty dismisses notion of Brady as system QB

    CSN New England "You’ve probably heard the word reductive? Just a fancy way of saying something is being grossly oversimplified. We’ve got a clear case of reductive reasoning right under our noses this week. The thinking goes that, because Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett combined to win three games for..." September 24

  • How Bill Belichick is exploiting the rule book

    Fox Sports "The greatest trick Bill Belichick pulled so far this season wasn't leading a team helmed by Jimmy Garoppolo and an anonymous quarterback from N.C. State that nobody, not even most people on Tobacco Road, had heard of, to a basically insurmountable 3-0 record in the AFC East. It hasn't been making..." September 24

  • Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jacoby Brissett wasn't perfect in his first NFL start Thursday night. He didn't have to be. The Patriots' rookie quarterback got plenty of help from his offensive line, his defense and the sloppy Houston Texans in New England's 27-0 rout at Gillette Stadium...." September 23

  • Belichick: Brissett handles himself great, all week, every day

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick attributes rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s success to his hard work. “He handled himself great last week, this week, all week every day,” Belichick said of Brissett after the Patriots blew out the Texans on Thursday night. “He’s done nothing but come in here..." September 23

  • Jacoby Brissett has torn right thumb ligament, may need surgery

    SI "Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett has a torn right thumb ligament that may require surgery, WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reports. Brissett, the team’s third-string signalcaller, started Thursday’s win 27–0 win over the Texans after a shoulder injury sidelined Jimmy Garoppolo, who was starting in..." September 23

  • Houston Texans delete poll on Twitter after team is shut out by Patriots

    The Comeback "The Houston Texans’ Twitter account asked a simple question: How will the Texans score their first touchdown tonight? The poll seemed like a harmless effort ahead of Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. However, as the night went on, this poll turned into nothing but scrutiny..." September 23

  • Tom Brady denies he is a rogue Boston radio caller "Let's dip our toes in the water of Boston sports talk radio. If we stick together and hold onto the rope attached to the boat, we should be OK. So last week, popular WBZ-FM drivetime hosts Toucher and Rich received a phone call from a man who identified himself as Matt from San Diego. The..." September 23

  • Michael Irvin Says Vince Lombardi Was Great But Belichick's The GOAT

    TMZ "Cowboys HOFer Michael Irvin is doubling down on his promise to replace Vince Lombardi's name with Bill Belichick's on his Super Bowl trophies ... sayin' B.B.'s simply the best. TMZ Sports ran into Irvin at LAX, and not only did he confirm he's serious about his shocking comment, he explained..." September 22

  • Patriots To Activate Rob Gronkowski

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots are set to activate tight end Rob Gronkowski for tonight’s game against the Texans, Adam Schefter of tweets. Gronk has yet to take the field this season. Gronkowski has been dealing with a hamstring injury for much of the offseason but he’s coming back just in the nick of..." September 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo will reportedly be inactive barring ‘unexpected change’

    Larry Brown Sports "There are several conflicting reports about whether New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be active for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, but one person who is close to the team says he will not be. Shortly after a report claimed Garoppolo will be active but..." September 22

  • Julian Edelman's dad on his son playing QB: 'I don't know how many picks he'd throw'

    Fox Sports "The New England Patriots are heading into Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans with one fully healthy quarterback. That quarterback is rookie Jacoby Brissett, as Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a shoulder injury. Brissett will likely get the start unless there’s a last-minute..." September 22

  • Nobody's perfect: Bill Belichick is pretty bad at these 9 things

    Fox Sports "Bill Belichick loves moments like this. Already down one quarterback, the New England Patriots' coach will be down another Thursday night when the injury to his original backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, will force third-string rookie Jacoby Brisette into the staring lineup against the 2-0 Texans. Would..." September 22

  • Jacoby Brissett to start "It's Brissett time. Jacoby Brissett will make his first start for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reported, per a source. His injured teammate, Jimmy Garoppolo, will be active, but will dress as Brissett's backup, Fallon added. The Patriots announced..." September 22

  • Gronk telling teammates he plans to play Thursday night

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t played in the first two weeks of the season because of a hamstring injury and said earlier this week that he is feeling better. Gronkowski also said that it is a “coach’s decision” whether he makes his 2016 debut, but it appears he knows what the choice..." September 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo Listed As Doubtful To Play Thursday On Patriots’ Injury Report

    NESN "Garoppolo suffered a reported AC joint sprain in the Patriots’ 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. If Garoppolo can’t suit up, wide receiver Julian Edelman would serve as the team’s backup quarterback. Here’s the Patriots’ full injury report. DOUBTFUL QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) " September 22

  • Report: Patriots preparing Julian Edelman to be backup QB

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots may have only one healthy quarterback on their roster when they take on the Houston Texans, but it doesn’t sound like they plan to sign a veteran. If Jimmy Garoppolo is unable to go on Thursday night, who will be the emergency option behind rookie Jacoby..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Report: Patriots 'putting pressure' on Garoppolo to play Thursday

    Boston Herald "There is still little reason to believe quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be available to start Thursday night against the Texans due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. However, the Patriots are putting pressure on Garoppolo to be ready as quickly as possible, even reminding him Tom..." September 21

  • LeGarrette Blount Had Interest In Dolphins

    Pro Football Rumors "There were at least two instances in the past two years that running back LeGarrette Blount had interest in signing with the Dolphins, but they didn’t pursue him, an associate told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Blount, the No. 1 back for the AFC East rival Patriots, rushed for 123 yards and a..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Rob Gronkowski “feeling better” but a coach’s decision this week

    Pro Football Talk "Heading into Week One, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski described himself as “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp. The last two weeks have seen Gronkowski on the inactive list, but he’s been a limited participant at practice each day of the season. That..." September 20

  • Report: Patriots hopeful Garoppolo can play through pain

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have not yet ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, and the quarterback’s status could ultimately come down to pain tolerance. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Patriots are still hopeful team doctors can get Garoppolo to a..." September 20

  • T.J. Yates, Sean Renfree Visited Patriots

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots worked out free agent quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree on Tuesday, but they declined to sign either, report Adam Kaufman of CBS Sports Radio and ESPN’s Adam Schefter (Twitter links). New England is content to enter its Thursday game against the Texans with third-round rookie..." September 20

  • Bill Belichick on Jimmy Garoppolo, Patriots' QB plan: 'I'm not a doctor'

    USA Today "A prominent New England Patriots player is injured. His availability for a game on a shortened week is in doubt. Reporters asked head coach Bill Belichick questions about it Tuesday morning in a pre-practice press conference, and – as expected – he provided short and opaque answers in a..." September 20

  • Bill Belichick sees parallels between J.J. Watt, Lawrence Taylor

    Houston Chronicle "When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was coaching the New York Giants' defense, the headliner was intimidating pass rusher Lawrence Taylor. Taylor won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times, including the title in 1981, 1982 and 1986. The only other player to wear that crown..." September 20

  • Patriots to decide Monday if Garoppolo can play this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots beat the Dolphins on Sunday despite a shoulder injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and they don’t have much time before getting back on the field for Week Three. The Texans will be in town on Thursday night, leaving the Patriots with a need to make a quick call on whether..." September 19

  • Dolphins get another backup QB, hope it goes better than against Patriots

    Miami Herald "After allowing triple digit passer ratings to two backup quarterbacks on Sunday, the Dolphins reportedly will face another in their home opener this weekend. But Cleveland rookie third-string quarterback Cody Kessler, who’s expected to start for the Browns against the Dolphins at Hard Rock..." September 19

  • Patriots worked out Glenn Gronkowski

    NESN "The New England Patriots had two Gronks at Gillette Stadium on Monday. The Patriots worked out tight end Rob Gronkowski’s brother, fullback Glenn, Monday, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Glenn Gronkowski recently was released by the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted out of Kansas State this..." September 19

  • Patriots appear set to start Jacoby Brissett, with Julian Edelman No. 2

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to miss Thursday night’s game with a shoulder injury, which means rookie Jacoby Brissett is the only healthy quarterback on the roster while Tom Brady is suspended. And yet Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Patriots do not plan on adding..." September 19

  • Garoppolo Reportedly Won’t Play Vs. Texans, Could Return Week 4

    NESN "There isn’t much consistency in the reports on Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury. Garoppolo is in “tremendous pain” and is unlikely to play Thursday against the Houston Texans, a league source told ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, who added it’s “simply too early to know” if Garoppolo can play in Week 4...." September 19

  • Dont’a Hightower joins Gronk on inactive list

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are getting left tackle Nate Solder back in the lineup this week, but, as expected, they’ll play without tight end Rob Gronkowski for the second straight week. Solder missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, but practiced all week and said he was hopeful that he’d get on..." September 18