Patriots Rumors & News

  • To sit or to play could mean millions for Wilfork

    CSN New England "Here’s a hairy dynamic that enters into the “SIT EVERYBODY!!” conversation for this Sunday. Playing time incentives. Most specifically, those of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork,. When Wilfork restructured his deal in the offseason (after much angst and irritation), the new agreement was laden..." December 24

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

  • Bill Belichick: Broncos loss doesn’t have big effect on our plans for the week

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos losing to the Bengals on Monday night, the Patriots are locked into the top seed in the AFC heading into their final game of the regular season. On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked whether that development would impact the way the team approaches that matchup..." December 23

  • Patriots escape New Jersey with narrow win over Jets

    WEEI Boston "The Patriots escaped from MetLife Stadium with a victory on Sunday, barely coming away with a 17-16 victory over the Jets. It wasn’t an easy one for New England, as the Patriots had to battle back from a 13-7 third-quarter deficit on the way to the win. But some key stops late and a couple of..." December 22

  • Will Revis have “something special” for the Jets this time around?

    Pro Football Talk "Before the Patriots hosted the Jets back in October, former Jets and current Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis reportedly planned “something special” for his old team. That “something special” ended up being “something nothing.”" December 21

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) also ruled out by the Patriots.

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Julian Edelman (concussion, thigh) did not travel with the Patriots today and will not play tomorrow vs. the Jets, according to two sources.

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Josh McDaniels reportedly turned down chance to interview w/ #49ers in '11 over possible concerns about organization’s management structure.

  • Maneri gets another chance after re-signing with Patriots

    CSN New England "When is the right time to give up on a dream? At 26 years old, Steve Maneri couldn't escape the question. Before the tight end re-signed with the Patriots earlier this week, he had spent three months without a job in the NFL, wondering if his career as a football player might be over. "It..." December 20

  • 49ers could be looking for young offensive specialist to succeed Harbaugh

    Pro Football Talk "With all the talk about Jim Harbaugh’s future, hardly any time has been spent on the question of who will replace him in San Francisco. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the team is expected to look for a young offensive specialist to take over the team. Mort specifically mentioned Patriots..." December 20

  • Rex Ryan on how Tom Brady makes everything easier: ‘My wife could coach him’

    Sportress of Blogitude "As Rex Ryan looks back on his tumultuous tenure as head coach of the New York Jets, the fiery and brash leader recognizes all too well that the inability to get consistent production out of the quarterback position may be one of the primary reasons he likely will be out of a job at season’s..." December 20

  • Brandon Browner Fined $8,268 For Throwing Brandon Gibson To Turf

    NESN "Brandon Browner avoided a fine for his hard hit on San Diego Chargers tight end Ladarius Green two weeks ago, but he wasn’t so lucky this time around. The New England Patriots cornerback was fined $8,268 by the NFL for throwing Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson to the turf early in the..." December 20

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    LeGarrette Blount was limited today with a shoulder injury.

  • Will Darrelle Revis return to the Patriots next season?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ex-Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is under contract next year with the Patriots, albeit for a prohibitive salary-cap number that's going to force the Patriots to decide whether to bring him back. And in a conference call with New York reporters on Wednesday in advance of Sunday's Jets-Patriots..." December 17

  • Judge bars Patriots gear from courthouse at Hernandez trial

    Boston Globe "The judge in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has barred anyone wearing Patriots-themed clothing from entering the courthouse during the trial. Judge E. Susan Garsh, in a court order filed on Friday, wrote, “No person wearing clothing, or a button or..." December 17

  • Satirical site claims Cardinals sign Tim Tebow, fools a lot of people

    Arizona Republic "Here is your daily reminder that not everything on the Internet is true -- especially when it comes from a satirical site. The website posted a story on Saturday that claimed the Cardinals had brought on former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow at quarterback. Even though the..." December 17

  • Brady unfazed by Broncos Knighton's SB guarantee "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a simple reply when asked about Broncos defensive tackle Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton's so-called Super Bowl guarantee: "It doesn't matter what you say. It matters what you do." "Pot Roast is a big man, so I would never say anything that would get him mad at..." December 17

  • Report: Tom Brady’s Swearing On Sideline Draws Complaints To FCC

    NESN "Some people are taking Tom Brady’s words to heart. The New England Patriots quarterback recently has been caught by TV cameras swearing up a storm on the sidelines. Most notably, Brady’s tantrum in a recent game against the Green Bay Packers drew complaints after the quarterback repeatedly..." December 16

  • Belichick says Jonas Gray 'ran well,' won’t comment on inconsistent playing time

    Providence Journal "Will the Patriots finally unleash Jonas Gray? On Sunday, the running back got 11 carries and rushed for 62 yards in the second half against the Miami Dolphins. That was the most playing time and production he’s had since running for 201 yards on 37 carries and a Patriots franchise record four..." December 16

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Patriots inactives: Alfonzo Dennard, Jordan Devey, Cameron Fleming, James White, Chris White, Dominique Easley and Zach Moore.

  • Judge dismisses text messages, double murder charges as evidence in Aaron Hernandez trial

    SB Nation "Key evidence in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez was ruled inadmissible in court on Friday. Prosecutors will be unable to mention text messages sent by the victim Odin Lloyd on the night of his death or bring up the 2012 double murder that Hernandez has also been indicted for, according to..." December 14

  • Chandler Jones inches closer

    Boston Herald "Maybe, just maybe, this is the week of Chandler Jones’ long-anticipated return. And if it’s not, the Patriots did a heck of a job selling it. Jones has missed six games with a hip injury but has practiced on a limited basis for three weeks. Jones was working through agility drills with his..." December 13

  • Report: Patriots considering placing DT Dominique Easley on IR

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Patriots are considering placing defensive tackle Dominique Easley on the season-ending injured reserve list in order to have him healthy for the 2015 season, according to a report from the Boston Herald. Easley, a first-round pick in this year's draft, played only nine snaps in Week 14..." December 13

  • NFLPA grievance alleges Patriots doctor put team ahead of player

    Washington Post "The NFL Players Association, in a court document recently filed in an unrelated case, alleged that a team physician for the New England Patriots altered the medical treatment of a player in an effort to bolster a legal case that would force the player to return his signing bonus to the team. A..." December 13

  • Brandon Browner not fined for big hit on Ladarius Green

    Pro Football Talk "It was a huge hit, the kind which brings a visceral reaction from players, fans and officials alike. It was also clean. Per multiple reports, Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was not fined by the league for last week’s hit on Chargers tight end Ladarius Green. Green did suffer a..." December 12

  • Bill Belichick shows Rob Gronkowski cat photos to entire team "Rob Gronkowski and a kitten took part in a recent ESPN the Magazine photo shoot. In a shocking development, Gronk's teammates found this, well, weird and funny. "Coach (Bill Belichick) was talking about how to approach the media and things to say, and things not to say, and he held up the..." December 12

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Patriots signed OL Marcus Cannon to a two-year contract extension, per source.

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Judge offers deal to Pats' Blount

    ESPN Boston "A Pittsburgh-area judge says he'll dismiss a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount if Blount completes 50 hours of community service by a Feb. 4 court date. The judge said Wednesday he wants the former Pittsburgh Steelers player to spend the..." December 10

  • Defense, late surge key big Patriots win over Chargers

    Boston Herald "For a while last night, it appeared the Patriots weren’t going to fondly remember their week at the beach. But they turned on the jets in the fourth quarter to dispose of the San Diego Chargers, 23-14, at Qualcomm Stadium and maintain control of the AFC’s No. 1 seed. The Pats (10-3) can win a..." December 08

  • Patriots pull away from Chargers, 23-14

    CSN New England "Pretty, it wasn't. Easy, it wasn't. But important, it was. The Patriots spent most of Sunday night shooting themselves in the foot -- they couldn't punch it into the end zone on two tries from the 2-yard line on their first drive; they had a Brandon LaFell fumble returned for a touchdown by..." December 08

  • Patriots activate Sealver Siliga "The New England Patriots activated defensive tackle Sealver Siliga off the injured reserve/designated-to-return list Saturday, filling their open spot on the 53-man roster. The move was first reported by ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates. The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Siliga, who is more of a..." December 06

  • Aaron Hernandez seeks to exclude evidence from trial

    Boston Globe "Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in a June 2013 slaying in North Attleborough, are asking a judge to exclude a variety of evidence from his trial, including details about a July 2012 double slaying the former New England Patriots star is accused of committing in Boston. The defense..." December 06

  • Another bad injury for Aaron Dobson

    Boston Herald "Somehow, Aaron Dobson’s sophomore season has managed to get worse. Dobson suffered a serious hamstring injury Sunday during the Patriots’ loss to the Packers, and the possibility of him being placed on injured reserve has been raised this week, according to a source. The severity of the..." December 04

  • Attention, Patriots: Revis is too good to let get away

    CSN New England "Darrelle Revis doesn’t have to be a rental. The greatest players in any sport are the ones who make their teammates better. Revis has done that. The white-knuckle days on defense are over. The sense that the inevitable busted coverage is only a play away is gone. There’s a feeling that, when..." December 04

  • Ridley back on the bike after knee surgery

    CSN New England "Just a couple of weeks after surgery to repair his torn ACL and MCL, Stevan Ridley is back in the gym. Ridley suffered his season-ending knee injury during a Week 6 win over the Bills and had to be carted off the field. " December 04

  • Packers' offense dictates its own attack against Patriots

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When they were destroyed in the season opener against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers let someone else dictate how the game was going to be played. In a Week 13 matchup with the hottest team in the NFL on Sunday at Lambeau Field, the Packers didn't make that..." December 01

  • Patriots long snapper Danny Aiken inactive in Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots will be without long snapper Danny Aiken in Green Bay on Sunday. Aiken is inactive for the game with a concussion that he suffered against the Lions last weekend when defensive tackle C.J. Mosley hit him in the head, drawing both a penalty and a fine from the team. Defensive end..." November 30

  • Patriots RB Jonas Gray will play against the Packers "A week after watching the entire game from the sidelines, and seeing newly signed running back LeGarrette Blount thrive in his absence, Patriots running back Jonas Gray will play Sunday according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Gray was late to a team meeting a few days after..." November 30

  • Patriots promote LB Darius Fleming

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots called up some LB depth from their practice squad on Saturday, promoting third-year pro Darius Fleming, the club said. The 25-year-old Fleming has spent most of the season on the Patriots’ practice squad, but he was on the club’s roster in Week One." November 29

  • Undrafted stars show continued devaluation of RBs "Last offseason, we highlighted the trend of established free-agent running backs getting paid like kickers and punters. The last two weeks have provided further evidence of the foolishness of dumping valuable resources into the position. Just as the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers..." November 27

  • Sources: Slater, Pats reach extension

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots have signed special teams ace/wide receiver and captain Matthew Slater to a two-year, $4 million extension through 2016, according to league sources. The deal includes $3 million in guaranteed money, including $2 million up front in the form of a signing bonus, plus his..." November 26

  • Aaron Hernandez's trial for 2012 double murder delayed "A Massachusetts judge has agreed to delay Aaron Hernandez's trial for a 2012 double murder in order to allow his defense team to focus on preparing for Hernandez's trial for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of the men..." November 26

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    NFL fined Dominic Raiola $10K for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pats for his actions in the final minute of that game

  • Patriots Playing Historically Balanced Offense

    Pats Pulpit "The Patriots are on pace to something incredible. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is on pace for 1,181 receiving yards. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is scheduled to run for 122 yards and catch 1,011 more, for a total of 1,133 yards. Running back Shane Vereen's numbers extrapolate to 495 rushing..." November 25

  • Patriots rip Lions, 34-9, for seventh straight win

    CSN New England "Another week, another blowout victory over an NFL division leader. Can anyone stop these New England Patriots? Returnee LeGarrette Blount rushed for two touchdowns, Tom Brady threw a pair of scoring passes to Tim Wright, Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals and the Patriots dispatched..." November 24

  • Bill Belichick, Vince Wilfork rip Dominic Raiola "After watching Tom Brady and the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola was in the mood for payback. Raiola acknowledged to reporters after the game that he attempted to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on Detroit's final..." November 24

  • Lions' Raiola dives at Patriot late; Wilfork: That's dirty

    Detroit Free Press "The New England Patriots ran for a late touchdown when they could have taken three knees and ended today's 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions in the victory formation, and that decision rankled Dominic Raiola. Raiola admitted after the game that he tried to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach..." November 24

  • Patriots RB Gray doesn't play after lateness

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after he didn't report to the team's facility on time Friday. Shane Vereen, who started the game, had a team-high 62 snaps, newly signed LeGarrette Blount had 17 and rushed for two touchdowns and..." November 24