Patriots Rumors & News

  • Gisele Apparently Tried To Have Jay Feely Convince Tom Brady To Retire

    NESN "In an alternate universe, Tom Brady is putting his feet up on a beach somewhere instead of preparing for his eye-popping eighth Super Bowl appearance. And here’s the kicker: It’s all because of Jay Feely. Near the end of his behind-the-scenes look into the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game win..." January 23

  • Patriots choose to wear white road jerseys for Super Bowl

    ESPN "The New England Patriots will wear their road white jerseys in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced on Twitter. The Patriots' home jersey is blue. But as the home team in the Super Bowl, they can decide which jersey to wear, and perhaps they had their Super Bowl..." January 23

  • Brian Flores looking like he'll stay with New England Patriots

    247 Sports "Brian Flores appears like he'll be sticking around Foxboro a bit longer and could very well be getting a promotion. According to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals are closing in on hiring current Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as their next..." January 22

  • Tom Brady: Dealing with hand injury 'was pretty stressful'

    Boston Herald "For the better part of the last week, Patriots fans have been in hysteria over whether or not an injury to Tom Brady's right thumb would keep the quarterback from playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There were numerous reports out over just how serious..." January 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo made $79,000 because the Patriots are in the Super Bowl and has another $112,000 on the line

    Business Insider "Jimmy Garoppolo continues to win, even when he's not on the New England Patriots. Though the Patriots traded Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers in October, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Garoppolo will still earn the playoff bonuses on his contract. According to Schefter, Garoppolo..." January 22

  • New England Patriots open as 5.5-point Super Bowl LII favorites over Philadelphia Eagles

    Covers.com "For a while on Sunday, it looked like the Super Bowl might see fresh blood from both conferences. But at least there’s still one relative newcomer for the Feb. 4 showdown in Minneapolis. Covers checks in on the opening line and early action, with insights from Jay Rood, vice president of race and..." January 22

  • Tom Brady hoping to get stitches in hand removed this week

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady proved on Sunday that the injury to his throwing hand was not enough to prevent him from leading his team to a victory, and the Patriots quarterback expects the nasty cut he sustained to be a thing of the past by the end of the week. In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan..." January 22

  • Everyone thinks the refs celebrated with Patriots, handed them AFC title

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots played in their seventh consecutive AFC Championship game on Sunday and advanced to their third Super Bowl in the past five years with a come-from-behind win over the Jaguars that resulted in a 24-20 victory. Everyone in New England was very excited about the W, but..." January 22

  • Barry Church on Gronk hit: I was just trying to play football

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a head injury in the second quarter when Gronkowski took a shot to the head from Jaguars safety Barry Church while he was trying to reel in a Tom Brady pass. Church was penalized for the hit and said after the game that he tried to hit Gronkowski in..." January 22

  • ‘Optimism’ Rob Gronkowski Will Be Cleared For Super Bowl LII

    NESN "The New England Patriots and their fans are busy celebrating a third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons after they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC Championship Game. And now the worrying begins. During Sunday’s win, Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski was knocked..." January 22

  • Giants Meeting With Pat Shurmur To Finalize Deal To Become Their Next HC

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will meet with the Giants as the “soonest possible time” to finalize a deal to become their next head coach. As of now, a press conference has yet to be announced, but Rapoport says that he’ll be the Giants’ next head coach. The..." January 22

  • Trey Flowers and defensive mates plan to make their presence felt today

    Boston Herald "Contrary to the misconception, the Patriots defense does, in fact, intend to show up to Gillette Stadium this afternoon for the AFC Championship Game. The Jacksonville Jaguars have ridden a spectacular hype train all week, much of which has been well-deserved, but the Patriots have some raised..." January 21

  • Tom Brady hides right hand while walking into Gillette Stadium

    Yardbarker "Tom Brady is going to play in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday barring some catastrophic event leading up to kickoff, but the star quarterback is very clearly doing all he can to keep his injured right hand hidden. Brady arrived at Gillette Stadium about six hours before kickoff on Sunday,..." January 21

  • Rex Burkhead active for Patriots, Tashaun Gipson up for Jags

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots will have running back Rex Burkhead on the field today, giving him a chance to atone for his role in GloveGate. The running back is active for today’s game, meaning he didn’t end up in the trunk of a car after the practice mishap that caused a gash to the hand of quarterback Tom..." January 21

  • Tom Brady, Jalen Ramsey exchange words before kickoff

    Yardbarker "Tom Brady and the New England Patriots almost always refrain from getting into verbal sparring matches with their opponents in the media, but what happens on the field when game day arrives is a different story. When Tom Brady took the field at Gillette Stadium on Sunday and went through his..." January 21

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (head) ruled out vs. Jaguars

    NFL.com "The Patriots lost one of their brightest stars at the worst possible time. All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will not return to Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars after suffering a head injury, the team announced. Gronkowski departed for the locker room after suffering a..." January 21

  • Fred Taylor upset with officiating during AFC championship game

    Larry Brown Sports "Jaguars great Fred Taylor was none too pleased with the officiating during the first half of the AFC championship game. Jacksonville went into the locker room with a 14-10 lead, but all wasn’t good for Jaguars fans. Taylor, the franchise’s all-time leading in rushing yards, took to his Twitter..." January 21

  • Richard Sherman defends Barry Church for hit on Rob Gronkowski

    Yardbarker "Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church was criticized for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he had one prominent defensive back coming to his defense. Church hit Gronkowski in the head, knocking him out with a head injury. Some observers felt that Church’s hit..." January 21

  • Brady dealing with collateral ligament sprain in right thumb

    247 Sports "Tom Brady is dealing with more than just a cut to his right throwing hand on Sunday when he takes the field against the Jaguars in the AFC Championship. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB.com, the Patriots quarterback suffered a collateral ligament sprain to his right thumb when reportedly..." January 21

  • Robert Kraft: I’ll do whatever I can to keep Brady, Belichick together as long as possible

    Pro Football Talk "The last few weeks have featured a lot of discussion about the relationships between Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady since an article by Seth Wickersham of ESPN reported on tensions between the men over the course of the 2017 season. During an..." January 21

  • Tom Brady takes the field without a glove

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently won’t be wearing a glove on his throwing hand. Brady took the field for final pregame warmups without a glove, but with tape covering the area of the wound beneath his thumb, which required stitching earlier in the week. The CBS broadcast has said..." January 21

  • Rex Burkhead good to go for Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "Both players involved in the Tom Brady–Rex Burkhead practice collision are good to go today. Burkhead, the Patriots running back who accidentally cut Brady’s hand in a practice collision on Wednesday, will play today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN." January 21

  • Jags explain how they plan to do the unthinkable: slow down Gronk

    CBS Sports "It is a question that the Jacksonville Jaguars will discuss a lot this week leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game: How do you stop Gronk? Answer: You don't. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is the best all-round tight end of his generation and arguably on his way to..." January 21

  • Tom Brady will probably wear glove in AFC title game

    The Sports Daily "The biggest storyline heading into Championship Sunday has been about Tom Brady’s right hand — specifically how the injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday will affect the velocity and accuracy of his throws in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Brady injured his hand after colliding with a..." January 21

  • Rex Burkhead was the Patriot who accidentally injured Tom Brady’s hand

    Pro Football Talk "NFL quarterbacks are off-limits to contact in practice, so it’s unusual for a quarterback to suffer an injury on the practice field. So how did Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hurt his right hand in practice this week? According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, it was running back Rex Burkhead..." January 20

  • Brady Will Start vs. Jaguars Despite Hand Injury

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will reportedly start Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite a hand injury, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini. ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reported Brady suffered a cut to his throwing hand during a "minor collision" in..." January 20

  • Bill Belichick calls Patrick Chung one of the best players in the NFL

    The Sports Daily "Patrick Chung has spent eight of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, and he has been a staple in the team’s secondary. His stats don’t jump off the page — Chung has recorded nine passes defensed and one interception — but the Patriots safety has a high football IQ, which helps..." January 20

  • Tom Brady threw 'incredibly well' during practice Friday

    Yardbarker "Tom Brady suffered an injury to his thumb this week. It was very painful, was reportedly “gushing blood” and required four stitches. That’s all ominous stuff with the AFC Championship Game coming up in a couple of days. But apparently none of it is having an impact on the way Brady throws the..." January 20

  • Please Seek Help if You Actually Believe the Super Bowl Matchup is Rigged

    The Big Lead "The NFL put a Super Bowl ad featuring the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings on its Facebook page this week. Some of our nation’s soundest thinkers used this as evidence that the league had predetermined the matchup and this weekend’s championship games were therefore destined to be..." January 20

  • Report: Tom Brady Can't Take Snaps Under Center Due to Hand Injury

    12 Up "The New England Patriots have been actively downplaying the ​hand injury suffered by quarterback Tom Brady this past Wednesday. However, it may be panic time for the Pats. Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that it was not just a cut suffered by a teammates helmet with required four..." January 20

  • Tom Brady’s hand injury has bettors putting money on the Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Most people seem to agree that the hand injury Tom Brady suffered in practice this week won’t keep him from playing well on Sunday. But not everyone in Las Vegas is so sure. The betting action in Las Vegas has mostly been on the Jaguars since the Patriots announced that Brady was getting..." January 20

  • Tickets for AFC, NFC title games are insanely expensive

    The Sports Daily "Championship Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year for sports fans, but attending the games in person will not come cheap. Tickets for Sunday’s AFC title game between the Jaguars and Patriots at Gillette Stadium are quite pricey. The cheapest ticket on Vivid Seats costs $500, and..." January 20

  • NFL, Google prematurely list Patriots-Vikings as Super Bowl LII matchup

    Yardbarker "Fans of the Vikings and Patriots were excited on Friday, when both the NFL and Google prematurely declared that those two teams would be meeting in Super Bowl LII. A Google search query for both “Patriots Super Bowl appearances” and “Vikings Super Bowl appearances” resulted in Super Bowl LII..." January 20

  • Ramsey dismisses Patriots' praise: Jaguars are already gassed up

    WEEI Boston "The Patriots have said nothing but positive things about the Jaguars this week, but Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey believes these players are trying to "gas" him up. “I’ve seen a couple of things about it," Ramsey told reporters in Jacksonville on Friday. "I know for a minute they were trying..." January 19

  • Report: Tom Brady had four stitches put in around his knuckle

    247 Sports "Folks can exhale a little bit when it comes to Tom Brady's hand injury. According to Mike Felger of 98.5 The Sports Hub, there is no fracture or ligament damage to the quarterback's hand after suffering the injury during Wednesday's practice. Brady cut himself on the buckle of someone's helmet..." January 19

  • Tom Brady on if he will play in AFC title game: 'We'll see'

    WEEI Boston "Tom Brady didn't exactly give any answers when it came to his right-hand injury when he addressed the media on Friday. The 40-year-old was asked directly if he would play on Sunday in the AFC championship? “We’ll see," he said. Brady was asked repeatedly about the injury and how it..." January 19

  • Reporter: Tom Brady hand injury is ‘significant,’ won’t keep QB from playing

    Larry Brown Sports "While it would be a major shock if Tom Brady did not play in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New England Patriots may be concerned about the quarterback being limited because of his hand injury. Brady, who reportedly injured his hand in practice on Wednesday when..." January 19

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • How Trey Flowers Became One Of Patriots’ Most Respected Players At Age 24

    NESN "Each week, the Patriots’ video production team releases a “Sights & Sounds” feature, offering a mic’d-up look at New England players and coaches before, during and after the team’s most recent game. The one released following Saturday’s 35-14 divisional-round win over the Tennessee Titans..." January 18

  • Brian Hoyer: If I don’t play, then that’s good for our team

    Pro Football Talk "Brian Hoyer was the most popular player in the Patriots’ interview period Thursday. With starting quarterback Tom Brady injured, not practicing and again postponing his media session, Hoyer became the center of attention in the locker room. Hoyer sidestepped questions about Brady’s injured..." January 18

  • Well actually, Tom Brady did not practice on Thursday

    Sportsnaut "This has to be some concerning news to fans of the New England Patriots and the team’s brass. The whole football world was abuzz with news on Wednesday that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a right hand injury that forced him to put in a limited practice. Then, on Thursday, Brady was..." January 18

  • Patriots praise oft-criticized Blake Bortles, call Jags QB a ‘winner’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Blake Bortles has had his fair share of outspoken critics, and oftentimes, deservedly so. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback has experienced far more valleys than peaks in his NFL career. That said, here Bortles is, leading his team into an unexpected showdown with the New England Patriots in..." January 18

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Jags Coach Doug Marrone Has Jokes About Tom Brady’s Injured Right Hand

    NESN "Here’s what we know: Tom Brady has a right hand injury. Here’s what we don’t know: whether the injury will affect the New England Patriots quarterback at all in the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Regardless, Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is preparing to have..." January 18

  • Will Patriots Activate Malcolm Mitchell By Wednesday’s Deadline?

    NESN "New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell returned to the practice field 21 days ago. That means he must be activated off injured reserve by Wednesday at 4 p.m. to play this postseason. If Mitchell isn’t activated by 4 p.m., he’ll remain on injured reserve, his season will be over,..." January 17

  • Bill Belichick reportedly gave Doug Marrone a 'glowing recommendation' to Jaguars

    CBS Sports "When the Bills hired Doug Marrone as their new head coach almost exactly a year ago, a tepid reaction from nearly the entire NFL community followed. Marrone certainly wasn't the sexiest choice for a team that had been stuck in the depths of the AFC for a decade, yet one year later, the Jaguars..." January 17

  • Patriots place Jonathan Jones on IR, sign Bernard Reedy

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots made a change to their 53-man roster on Wednesday. Cornerback Jonathan Jones has been placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury in last Saturday’s victory over the Titans. Wide receiver Bernard Reedy has been signed to take his place on the roster. Jones played just..." January 17

  • No structural damage after X-Ray on Brady’s hand

    Clutch Points "A few days before the AFC Championship Game on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New England Patriots saw Tom Brady suffer a right-hand injury in practice on Wednesday. There should be some more easiness with the situation with an X-ray revealing no structural damage to his hand,..." January 17

  • Tom Brady Cancels News Conference To Meet With Patriots’ Medical Staff

    NESN "A medical issue caused New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to cancel his news conference Wednesday afternoon. Brady was scheduled to address the horde of reporters that had decended on Gillette Stadium ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, but a team spokesman announced the QB was..." January 17

  • Aaron Hernandez's Life and Death to Be Chronicled in Movie Produced by Author James Patterson

    Complex "In roughly a few days, bestselling author James Patterson (as well as Alex Abramovich and Mike Harvkey) will publish an Aaron Hernandez book based upon their investigative reporting called, All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer’s..." January 17