Patriots Rumors & News

  • Julian Edelman on Antonio Brown incident: “That’s how that team is run”

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live misadventures, most of the attention has centered on why Brown would do it and what the Steelers plan to do about something that conflicts so sharply with the behaviors from other teams, including the typically buttoned-up New England..." January 18

  • Chris Hogan (thigh) set to play vs. Steelers

    NFL.com "The Patriots will have one of their unheralded but reliable wideouts back for the AFC Championship Game. Chris Hogan (thigh) is good to go in the conference title contest, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per a source informed. Hogan left late in New England's win over..." January 18

  • Bill Belichick on home field advantage helping: Go ask Dallas and Kansas City

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots finished with the top seed in the AFC playoffs, which assured they wouldn’t have to play games anywhere other than Gillette Stadium in order to make it to Houston for the Super Bowl. That’s seen as significant accomplishment for teams and a boost to their chances of advancing out..." January 18

  • Colin Cowherd thinks Tom Brady is playing for his job in AFC Championship

    Larry Brown Sports "Like many others in sports radio, Colin Cowherd has made a living off of providing hot takes and making outlandish statements. But he may have outdone himself with his latest comments about Tom Brady. During his FOX Sports radio show Tuesday, Cowherd noted that Brady has not played all that..." January 18

  • Josh McDaniels could bide time with Patriots until Bill Belichick retires

    Larry Brown Sports "Many were surprised by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels passing up all available head coaching opportunities in this particular cycle. A new report indicates, however, that he may be content to wait things out for the right situation. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher..." January 18

  • Tom Brady: Aaron Rodgers 'Does Things That No One in the League Has Ever Done, or Can Do'

    Obsev "Surprise—arguably the three most deserving 2016 NFL MVP candidates find themselves among the final four teams vying for the Super Bowl: Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, in no particular order. While Ryan leads..." January 18

  • Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Julian Edelman derided the Steelers after Antonio Brown turned Pittsburgh’s postgame locker room into a Facebook Live session, saying, “That’s how that team is run.” Ben Roethlisberger disagreed. Asked today about Edelman’s comments, Roethlisberger said the Steelers’ six Vince..." January 18

  • Mike Tomlin returns to stadium where he “always” has communications issues

    Pro Football Talk "The first game of the 2015 regular season was played at a time when the #DeflateGate controversy was still boiling — and when ESPN only two days earlier had gone all in with a broader look at past and present cheating allegations against the Patriots. And so, when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opted..." January 17

  • What is Julian Edelman Really Trying to Say in This Quote About Steelers

    Black Sports Online "Patriots wider receiver Julian Edelman appeared on Boston radio station WEEI on Monday and was asked about the Facebook live video posted by Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. You know the video, the one where Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin refers to the Patriots as “assholes.” Edelman gave a..." January 17

  • Roger Goodell will visit Atlanta for second straight week, avoid Foxboro

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still not ready to face New England Patriots fans in the wake of the Deflategate disaster. A league spokesman revealed on Tuesday that Goodell is planning to be in attendance for the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta..." January 17

  • Bill Belichick isn’t worried about videos on “Instant Chat”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick has some stock responses for questions from the media that have become well-worn parts of his public image at this point in his career. The advent of social media added a few new ones to Belichick’s repertoire, particularly when it comes to using the wrong names..." January 16

  • Josh McDaniels not leaving Patriots to be 49ers head coach

    ESPN "Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is withdrawing his name from consideration for the San Francisco 49ers' head coaching job and will remain with New England in 2017. McDaniels said he was impressed with 49ers CEO Jed York and the front office personnel who pitched him. "They did..." January 16

  • Tom Brady On 'A-Hole Video' 'Wouldn't Fly with Belichick'

    WEEI Boston "Following the Steelers’ win over the Chiefs Sunday night to advance to the AFC championship game, Antonio Brown posted a Facebook Live video from the locker room. In the video, coach Mike Tomlin is caught saying the Patriots had a headstart on the Patriots due to their Saturday game and called..." January 16

  • Tom Brady: I love Earl Thomas

    ESPN "As the New England Patriots were closing out their 34-16 victory against Houston on Saturday night in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, Seattle safety Earl Thomas tweeted his frustration. Brady said Monday morning that he heard about Thomas' tweet, and he deflected it with laughter when..." January 16

  • Josh McDaniels conflicted about taking 49ers job

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers search for a new coach and a new General Manager, they have one overriding priority: Making sure the coach and G.M. will get along well. One of the leading candidates to become the next head coach has one overriding priority: Making sure his next NFL head-coaching job will work out..." January 16

  • Mike Tomlin calls Patriots “a–holes” in video posted by Antonio Brown

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown recorded a Facebook Live video shortly after the team’s 18-16 victory Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the playoffs. In the video, coach Mike Tomlin can be heard off camera giving his address to the team, referring to..." January 16

  • Lewis' 3-TD outing leads Pats past Texans

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn't an artistic success, but it was enough for the New England Patriots to return to the AFC title game for a record sixth straight time. "You gotta give these guys a lot of credit -- we didn't play particularly well but we hung in there and we ended up making..." January 15

  • Ray Lewis chimes in on complaining by Tom Brady

    Yardbarker "Ray Lewis was among the many to chime in on Tom Brady complaining about a hit by Jadeveon Clowney. During Saturday’s Division Round game between the Patriots and Texans, Brady was hit by Clowney as he released the ball. Clowney was not flagged for the hit, which resulted in Brady being visibly..." January 15

  • Brady not pleased with his offense's performance

    WEEI Boston "Tom Brady and the Patriots beat the Texans 34-16 on Saturday night to advance to their sixth straight AFC title game, but you wouldn’t know it by the why the quarterback was talking after the game. “It was a lot of things I think between what they were doing and what we were doing that were..." January 15

  • Earl Thomas complains Patriots' path to Super Bowl too easy

    Pro Football Talk "On the same day that the Seahawks exited the playoffs by losing in Atlanta, the Patriots advanced to their sixth straight AFC title game. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas noticed it, and he doesn’t like it. The Pro Bowler who broke his leg during a Sunday night win over the Panthers in early..." January 15

  • Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell out vs. Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots will not be at full strength at wide receiver tonight against the Texans. New England receiver Malcolm Mitchell has been ruled out, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Mitchell is officially listed as questionable with a knee injury. Mitchell had 32 catches for 401 yards and..." January 14

  • Eagles' Jenkins: I'd rather face Brady than Rodgers

    NFL.com "Tom Brady is arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, and Aaron Rodgers is one of the all-time greats. But which player on his own presents the biggest matchup problem for a defensive player? Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins joined GameDay First on Saturday ahead of the divisional..." January 14

  • Dion Lewis endured a tough road back to the field

    NFL.com "The Patriots will take the field today against the Texans, with most assuming they will walk over their opponent on their way to the AFC Championship Game. Perhaps. But they will also do so with a player whose presence all-but-guarantees it. Running back Dion Lewis, who began the season on..." January 14

  • Tom Brady adding to long list of postseason records

    Pro Football Talk "When the Patriots face the Texans tonight, Tom Brady will break a record of his own just by stepping on the field, and then he’ll break more of his own records as the game goes on. Brady will be playing in the 32nd postseason game of his career, which is the most in NFL history. He’s the first..." January 14

  • Texans’ Johnathan Joseph: Brady knows every defense known to man

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph says that facing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady this weekend will be a huge mental challenge. “He knows every defense that’s known to mankind that you’re going to show him, so you have to do a good job of mismatching your coverages, disguising your coverages,..." January 13

  • Randy Moss' Baby Mama Denies Spending $4 Million On Drugs

    TMZ "Randy Moss' baby mama is calling BS on the ex-NFL receiver after he claimed she blew $4 MILLION on drugs ... telling TMZ Sports, "I've been clean for years." Moss called out his ex on Twitter last month ... claiming the mother of his 5 children refused to get treatment for a drug addiction in..." January 12

  • Josh McDaniels has ‘fantastic’ shot at being named 49ers’ head coach

    Sportsnaut "It appears that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prefers the San Francisco 49ers to any of the other vacant head coaching jobs around the NFL. That’s fine and dandy. But it takes mutual interest. San Francisco itself has been engaged in around-the-clock interviews with..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Aaron Hernandez’s gun tattoos can be used against him

    Pro Football Talk "Already convicted of one murder occurring in June 2013, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez faces charges of a double murder arising from a drive-by shooting in July 2012. And while the Constitution prevents Hernandez from being required to testify against himself, his body and and will be..." January 10

  • Patriots notebook: Coordinators back at their jobs after a weekend of interviews

    Boston Herald "From courtship to film study, a pair of Patriots coordinators are familiar with making a smooth transition at this time of year. Pats offensive boss Josh McDaniels and defensive guru Matt Patricia were hot commodities during the bye weekend, as they combined to conduct five interviews for head..." January 10

  • Tom Brady relates to Giants’ Miami trip, admits he did things he regrets

    Fox Sports "The New York Giants were bounced from the postseason on Sunday after an embarrassing 38-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The defense was atrocious, but the play of Odell Beckham Jr. and the receivers was even worse. And fair or not, the debacle is being blamed on the highly criticized Miami trip..." January 09

  • Brady: 'Nothing easy' about facing Texans' defense

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning to look back at wild card weekend, while also looking ahead to this Saturday’s divisional round game against the Texans. To hear the interview, visit the K&C audio on demand page. By way of the Texans’..." January 09

  • Patriots among biggest playoff favorites of past 40 years

    ESPN "The New England Patriots are the biggest playoff favorites since 1998. The Patriots opened as 14.5-point favorites against the Houston Texans in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The line quickly grew to New England -16 shortly after being posted Sunday afternoon at..." January 09

  • Perfect wild card weekend for Patriots

    Boston Herald "The way it all worked out wild card weekend, it’s as if the Patriots drew it up themselves. First off, they get the Texans for the divisional round, a team they’ve used as a human punching bag the last five games. Really, it doesn’t get much better than having Houston come to Foxboro on..." January 09

  • Brady signs up for Instagram

    CBS Sports "When a human being signs up for Instagram, it's not really news. My mother-in-law has her own account and no one threw a party when she joined. But Tom Brady? That's a different story. The Patriots quarterback, who is notorious for a highly entertaining Facebook account (where he has nearly 4..." January 08

  • Patriots' Caserio declines to interview for 49ers' GM job

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers were hoping to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the team’s director of player personnel Nick Caserio on Saturday. The interview with McDaniels took place. The team did not interview Caserio. Caserio declined an opportunity to interview for the..." January 08

  • Patriots' LeGarrette Blount fined $18k for Ndamukong Suh facemask

    UPI "Bad blood warmed the visitors locker room at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday even after the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins. Part of the reason for that was what happened late in the game between Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. With..." January 07

  • ‘Increasing talk’ Josh McDaniels, Louis Riddick a packaged deal for 49ers

    Sportsnaut "The head coach and general manager positions may not be vacant much longer with the San Francisco 49ers. According to a report from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick may be filling the vacancies. McDaniels has..." January 07

  • Report: One Team Believes Josh McDaniels Could Pursue Trade For Jimmy Garoppolo Upon Taking HC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason Cole of B/R, one team with a “strong need at quarterback” is concerned that Josh McDaniels could pursue a trade for Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo should he land a head-coaching job. This team reportedly believes McDaniels has placed a premium on bringing Garoppolo along..." January 06

  • Report: Patriots still paying waived defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton

    ALL 22 "When the New England Patriots activated rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett from the injured reserve, they were forced to waive defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton from the team’s 53-man roster. But as the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin reports, New England is still keeping Hamilton the payroll." January 05

  • Rob Gronkowski To Star On 'Family Guy' On Jan. 15 In 'Gronkowsbees' Episode

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski is coming to Quahog, RI, and he apparently won’t care whether he’s naughty or nice. The New England Patriots tight end was will appear on the Jan. 15 episode of “The Family Guy” on the FOX network, SpoilerTV.com reported last month. Gronkowski will be part of the voice cast,..." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Steve Smith says one NFL quarterback is 'several steps above' Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Since the Baltimore Ravens didn't the make the playoffs in 2016, that means Steve Smith will be like most people in America this week: He'll be watching each postseason game from the comforts of his own home. However, unlike most people in America, Smith spent 16 years in the NFL, which means..." January 04

  • Jim Kelly on Bills breaking playoff drought: ‘Tom Brady’s gotta retire’

    Sportsnaut "Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is among the most-loyal Buffalo Bills supporters. He’s seen as an icon in Western New York and is the representation of the glory days that have long since passed in Buffalo. With his former Bills squad missing the playoffs for a 17th consecutive season, Kelly..." January 04

  • Bill Belichick reportedly offered Chip Kelly role with Patriots before 49ers job

    CBS Sports "There are many interesting nuggets of information in Charles Robinson's excellent piece about the downfall of Chip Kelly over at Yahoo! Sports, but one really stands out: Kelly could have taken some time to regroup from his Philadelphia ouster by hanging with Bill Belichick and..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04