Patriots Rumors & News

  • NFLPA’s advice at the Rookie Premiere? Be like Gronk

    Boston Globe "The NFL Players Association convened 40 of the league’s most recognizable rookies to deliver an important message before sending them out into the world as professional athletes: Be like Gronk. No, they don’t have to be beer-swilling, hip-shaking frat boys like Rob Gronkowski in order to..." May 29

  • After going separate ways in college, Hollister twins reunited with Patriots

    Providence Journal "Neither Cody Hollister nor his twin brother, Jacob, heard their names called over the three days, seven rounds and 253 picks of the NFL Draft last month. However, the 23-year-old siblings started to receive calls from multiple teams as soon as the draft ended on the evening of April..." May 28

  • Tom Brady offers condolences, speaks via video at fallen Navy SEAL's funeral

    CBS Sports "Last week, the funeral for Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, who was killed during a U.S. raid in Somalia on May 5, was held in Norfolk, Va. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn't attend the funeral in person, but he still offered his condolences to Milliken's family. According to the Boston Herald's..." May 28

  • Danny Amendola reportedly on roster bubble with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Danny Amendola recently agreed to take a pay cut with the New England Patriots for a third straight year, but that does not make him a lock to make the 53-man roster. With the Patriots having signed veteran wide receiver Andrew Hawkins last week, Mike Reiss of speculates the battle for..." May 28

  • Tom Brady seeking a trademark for . . . TB12 bedsheets?

    Boston Globe "TB12 bedsheets? TB12 pre-packaged meals? TB12 orthotic inserts? Those are just a few of the products that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to trademark, according to applications on file with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The 39-year-old QB, whose off-the-field..." May 28

  • Patriots linebacker Jonathan Freeny working hard to get back into lineup

    Boston Herald "The red, no-contact jersey on Jonathan Freeny at Thursday’s organized team activity served as a reminder how far the Patriots linebacker needs to go before he’s where he wants to be. For now, just being on the field, even if it’s on the one behind Gillette Stadium and not inside it, is..." May 27

  • Gronk is “full-go” at OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "With so much time spent this week focusing on players not participating in OTAs, one of the best players in the NFL quietly made a major impact in his return to offseason workouts. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, fresh from signing a new deal that gives him the chance to make up to $5.5..." May 27

  • Richard Sherman imagined playing for Cowboys, Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The excellent article from Seth Wickersham of ESPN The Magazine detailing the dysfunction in Seattle includes some news regarding the Richard Sherman trade possibilities. Per Wickersham, Sherman had told friends that he imagined playing for two other teams: The Cowboys and the Patriots. Sherman..." May 27

  • Patriots want defensive tackle Augusta to get down to 335 pounds

    Providence Journal "Josh Augusta has always been a big guy, but even in football, there’s such a thing as too big. While at Missouri, the 6-foot-4 defensive tackle weighed as much as 390 pounds. He knew he had to shed weight if he was going to have a chance to play in the NFL. Even after dropping 40 pounds, the..." May 26

  • Brandin Cooks would like some clarity on bow and arrow celebration

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL eased the rules on celebrations this week, but shooting a bow and arrow may still be forbidden. Last year the NFL fined and flagged players who mimed shooting a bow and arrow, saying there’s no place for pretending to have a weapon on the field. This year’s relaxed celebration rules..." May 26

  • Aaron Hernandez was reportedly miserable in prison: 'He was an easy target'

    Sporting News "Aaron Hernandez's time in prison was not the cake walk he expected. Despite alleged claims that he would "run this place," Hernandez reportedly was "miserable" as he served a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel described Hernadez's prison life on 98.5..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Belichick declares Patriots to be fully caught up

    Pro Football Talk "After winning their fifth Super Bowl, Patriots coach Bill Belichick declared that his team was about five or six weeks behind. In a Thursday media appearance, Belichick declared the deficit to be gone. “I think we’re probably caught up to where we are now,” Belichick told reporters. “I think..." May 25

  • Malcolm Butler on Pats future: Whatever happens, happens

    WEEI Boston "Malcolm Butler spoke to reporters for the first time this offseason following Thursday’s OTA session and was asked on multiple occasions if he wants to be a Patriot beyond this season. The 27-year-old cornerback didn’t give a strong indication one way or another, but that is telling in its..." May 25

  • Aaron Hernandez ate 20 honey buns one night in jail before guards realized it

    CBS Sports "Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell last month after hanging himself with a bedsheet. He was 27 years old and serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Four years earlier, Hernandez was a member of the New England Patriots and had recently signed a $40 million contract..." May 25

  • Rob Gronkowski Stars in a New Music Video and It Is Peak Gronk

    Vice Sports "New England Patriots tight end Robert "Gronk" Gronkowski is no stranger to working in front of the camera. He's been on TV's Entourage, appeared in a budget film called You Can't Have It, and now he's appearing in a music video for "On My Mind ft. Yeah Boy," a track by something called 3LAU...." May 25

  • Rob Gronkowski is back on the field doing Gronk-like things

    ESPN "In previewing the opening week of New England Patriots voluntary organized team activities, one of the items to watch on the personal checklist was if tight end Rob Gronkowski's progress from back surgery had reached a point that he is doing drills on the field with teammates. Media members..." May 24

  • Andrew Hawkins says he’s signing with Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins recently got a master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University and said that his goal is to become a General Manager in the NFL, but he won’t be heading to the front office just yet. Hawkins said in a video posted to Uninterrupted’s Twitter account..." May 24

  • Roger Goodell says Tom Brady didn’t have a recorded concussion

    ALL 22 "Roger Goodell can’t say for sure if New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a concussion in 2016, but he did recently point out that the NFL didn’t have any reason to believe there was a problem. “We do not have any records that indicate that Tom had any concussion or head injury,”..." May 24

  • Patriots Hall of Fame finally calls for Ray Clayborn

    Boston Herald "When Raymond Clayborn got the call from Robert Kraft that he would be a Patriots Hall of Famer, the former cornerback was taken aback. Clayborn had been a finalist for the honor the last three years, but even though he was on the ballot for a fourth straight year, he didn’t seem to think this..." May 23

  • Jaguars, Patriots to practice together in preseason

    Pro Football Talk "The stakes won’t be the same as the two times they met in the Super Bowl, but Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick will have their teams on the same field again this summer. Discussions about joint practices leading up to the preseason game between the Jaguars and Patriots on August 10 have resulted..." May 23

  • Restructured Gronkowski deal could make TE highest paid in NFL

    ESPN "The New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have restructured his deal for the 2017 season, giving him a chance to become the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. The new deal will give Gronkowski a chance to boost his salary this year from $5.25 million to $10.75 million, according to agent Drew..." May 23

  • The New England Patriots Will Sponsor The Gay Bowl This Fall

    Good Sports "Since 2002, the best teams in the National Gay Flag Football League have gathered from around the country to crown a Gay Bowl champion. For the first time ever, they’ll have an NFL team supporting them while they do it. The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will become the first NFL team..." May 23

  • 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

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