Patriots Rumors & News

  • Patriots announce first training camp dates open to public

    Boston Herald "The Patriots announced that their first public training camp practice will take place on Thursday morning, July 27, on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. The first four public practice sessions have been announced and they will run from July 27-30 with morning practices each day..." June 24

  • Martellus Bennett reveals key differences between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

    CBS Sports "Martellus Bennett spent the first four years of his NFL career in Dallas, where his quarterback was Tony Romo. When his time in Big D was done, he went to New York to play with Eli Manning and the Giants. After that, he spent three years in Chicago playing with Jay Cutler. Through eight seasons,..." June 24

  • Aaron Hernandez case takes another twist after prosecution files appeal

    CBS Sports "The Aaron Hernandez murder conviction that was overturned following his suicide in April could get overturned again if prosecutors get their way. Before his death, Hernandez was in jail because he was serving a life sentence after being found guilty for the June 2013 shooting death of Odin..." June 24

  • Jerome Bettis still doesn't like the Patriots but he loves owner Robert Kraft

    CBS Sports "Jerome Bettis was on the business end of several losses to the Patriots during his career, including two AFC Championship Game defeats. But the Steelers Hall of Famer has a newfound respect for Patriots owner Robert Kraft after spending a week in Israel with Kraft and 17 other Hall members. It..." June 23

  • Patriots announce David Harris signing, cut DeAndrew White

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker David Harris is officially a member of the Patriots. Word of Harris’ agreement with the defending champions came on Wednesday, but the move was announced by the team on Thursday along with the roster move they made to clear space for Harris’ arrival. They have waived wide receiver..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft on Deflategate: “I don’t hold grudges but I never forget”

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that his relationship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft “was never strained” despite the #Deflategate investigation. Kraft may not be reading off the same script. One of the commissioner’s 32 bosses told Claire Atkinson of the New York..." June 23

  • Tom Brady is the 2017 MVP favorite

    Pro Football Talk "In his 17 NFL seasons, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named NFL MVP only twice. (Loser.) He’s nevertheless the odds-on favorite to win it again. Via Greg Human of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bovada odds for 2017 regular-season MVP show Brady as the 4-1 favorite. Next is Packers..." June 23

  • Robert Kraft: Amazon deal shows where NFL is headed on TV

    New York Post "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in “over the top” deals like the live-streaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring. Amazon will charge advertisers $2.8 million for an “OTT” ad package around its 10 Thursday night games, Reuters revealed..." June 23

  • Tom Brady tries some sumo training in Japan

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady is known for constantly seeking new offseason training methods and this week he looked in an unusual place: A sumo stable. Brady, who is on a promotional tour in Asia, worked out with the 355-pound sumo wrestler Goeido and asked the trainers questions about their sport, which requires..." June 22

  • Taking a closer look at Patriots linebacker options after Harris signing

    CSN New England "While it remains to be seen how exactly David Harris will fit into Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia's defensive scheme, he is a known commodity in terms of his instincts and football IQ. Will those traits be enough to earn him a key role immediately? And with whom will he be competing for time..." June 22

  • Why Jets shouldn't really care that David Harris signed with Patriots

    Newark Star-Ledger "From an optics standpoint, it'll look bad if ex-Jets middle linebacker David Harris -- who has signed with the Patriots -- excels when the two teams meet this season. After all, the Jets and Patriots play in the regular season finale, in New England. And that could be the final game for Jets..." June 22

  • What would Tom Brady get, if he pushed for top dollar?

    Pro Football Talk "The Derek Carr contract raises plenty of questions regarding the deals to come for plenty of quarterbacks. But not for Tom Brady. While the Patriots could find a way to funnel some extra cash to the most underpaid player in the league as a supplement to a current agreement that runs through..." June 22

  • Ryan O’Callaghan: NFL teams would accept a gay player

    Pro Football Talk "Former Patriots and Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan didn’t come out when he was an active player. But he’s sure that if a player does, he’ll be accepted. O’Callaghan, who revealed this week that he’s gay, said on the Dan Patrick Show that he has no doubt that in this day and age, gay..." June 21

  • Patriots sign David Harris

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots bolstered their linebacker depth on Wednesday by signing a former New York Jets fan favorite. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that David Harris has signed a two-year deal with New England. Harris, 33, was one of the most reliable players on the Jets’ defense and should..." June 21

  • Former Patriots and Chiefs tackle Ryan O’Callaghan comes out as gay "Ryan O’Callaghan’s plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in Redding, Calif., he didn’t see any other option. From a deep red corner of a blue state, the conflicted young man had decided in high school that he would never — could never —..." June 20

  • Rob Gronkowski denies spending $100K on casino bar tab

    Larry Brown Sports "There is plenty of photo evidence of Rob Gronkowski having himself a heck of a time at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut over the weekend, but the All-Pro tight end says the reports about him spending six figures at the bar are false. A photo that was posted by a photographer on social..." June 20

  • Roger Goodell: 'Respect and admiration' for Patriots owner Robert Kraft 'never waned'

    Mass Live "Throughout the 18-month Deflategate saga, the relationship between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft became a popular offshoot story. Clearly, Kraft was bothered by the manner in which Goodell and the NFL investigated and ultimately punished the..." June 20

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft feels the NFL has never been safer

    Fanrag Sports "Eighteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are currently on a tour of Israel organized by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, with concussion treatments being one of the subjects discussed on Monday. And while running back Jerome Bettis questioned the transparency of the NFL when it..." June 20

  • Patriots’ Matt Lengel taking nothing for granted

    Providence Journal "Bill Belichick made it clear last week that the Patriots have moved on from their unimaginable and unforgettable victory in Super Bowl LI. “We’ve had enough parades, enough celebrations and enough everything,” the Great Gray Hooded One said. That was old news to Matt Lengel. The..." June 19

  • Patriots’ Matt Lengel taking nothing for granted

    Providence Journal "Bill Belichick made it clear last week that the Patriots have moved on from their unimaginable and unforgettable victory in Super Bowl LI. “We’ve had enough parades, enough celebrations and enough everything,” the Great Gray Hooded One said. That was old news to Matt Lengel. The..." June 19

  • Tom Brady dreams of playing an NFL game in China

    CBS Boston "Tom Brady is currently in China as part of a promotional tour for one of his sponsors. But if his dreams one day come true, it will be his primary employer sponsoring his next trip to the country. “My dream is to play a game here in China some day,” Brady said. “We had an opportunity I think 10..." June 19

  • Rob Gronkowski and crew reportedly tally $100k bar tab at casino

    Sportsnaut "Never let it be said Rob Gronkowski doesn’t know how to party. The Summer of Gronk is an annual event, and this year it reportedly involved racking up a $100,000 bar tab at a casino in Connecticut over the weekend. According to TMZ Sports, Gronkowski and his 20-man entourage went through an..." June 19

  • Ndamukong Suh says Dolphins 'never will be' scared of the New England Patriots

    CBS Sports "For roughly the 10th time in the last 10 years, the New England Patriots enter the season as the prohibitive favorites in the AFC East. New England was a surprising value last year and even then they were -275 to win the division; they cruised to 14 victories and the title even with Tom Brady..." June 19

  • Among lessons Bill Belichick learned from his dad: Team is bigger than you

    ESPN "1a. Here's wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day, while leading off with five Patriots sharing some of the biggest lessons they learned from their dad: Bill Belichick (on Steve): "Keep your head down, work hard, keep your mouth shut. Actions speak louder than words. That's basically what he..." June 18

  • Patriots boost the incentives in Patrick Chung’s contract

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are giving Patrick Chung 800,000 reasons to have a good season. New England gave Chung additional incentives in his contract that allow him to earn up to $1.7 million in bonuses, according to Field Yates‏ of ESPN. Chung’s previous contract had up to $900,000 in incentives. Chung..." June 17

  • A year after leaving Patriots for Bears, Akiem Hicks has no regrets

    Pro Football Talk "When he became a free agent last year, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks had an offer to stay in New England. But he had a better offer to go to Chicago, and that’s the one he took. As it turned out, he played for a three-win team in Chicago, whereas he would have a Super Bowl ring if he had stayed..." June 17

  • Tom Brady's mom gets some good news about her health in fight against cancer

    CBS Sports "It's probably safe to say that whenever Tom Brady's career eventually ends, the Patriots' victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI will likely go down as the most emotional win of the quarterback's career. Not only did Brady engineer a 25-point comeback in the game, but he did it while..." June 17

  • Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams on Bill Belichick: ‘He’s a cool dude’

    Miami Herald "Adam Gase appreciates Damien Williams and it’s fair to say the backup running back is one of his “guys.” Gase likes the energy Williams brings to the running back room, likes the way he finds a way to make plays, likes the way he works. He also gets more annoyed at Williams than most players if..." June 16

  • Patriots’ Chris Hogan puts in the work, on the field and at home

    Providence Journal "Chris Hogan has always had the work ethic. That’s how a lacrosse player who played one year of college football at Monmouth made it in the NFL. That’s how the wide receiver had a career-year last season with the Patriots. This offseason, Hogan’s work ethic reached a new level. In March,..." June 16

  • Chiefs punter predicts Goodell will “be on our side” in game at New England

    Pro Football Talk "The 2017 regular season will begin what the Chiefs visiting the Patriots. That game will include Commissioner Roger Goodell visiting New England. For now, Goodell is visiting Kansas City. And during a Friday fan event at Arrowhead Stadium, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt made a prediction for the..." June 16

  • Bill Belichick says the Patriots are onto 2017 after getting Super Bowl rings

    CBS Sports "When it comes to talking about his football team, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a knack for understatement. We see it every week during his in-season press conferences, and back in 2014, he coined perhaps one of his most oft-repeated Belichick-isms: "We're on to Cincinnati." This came in..." June 15

  • Patriots rookies Rivers, Wise hang back for extra work with Flowers

    CSN New England "In two years with the Patriots, Trey Flowers has already established a reputation as one of the team's hardest workers. Judging by what happened at the end of Tuesday's practice, some of his extra effort has already rubbed off on a pair of rookies who play the same position. After most..." June 15

  • Keith Butler plots to beat Tom Brady with “conventional coverages”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Patriots try to match the Steelers with six Super Bowl titles, the Steelers hope to get past the Patriots for a shot at Lombardi Trophy No. 7. To get there, the Steelers are working on more man-to-man coverage in an effort to slow down the New England offense. Defensive coordinator Keith..." June 15

  • Ryan Shazier: League has “Patriots problem”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers have lost their last four games against the Patriots, including twice last season. They haven’t beaten New England since 2011. Ryan Shazier was asked about the team’s “Patriots problem,” which included a 36-17 loss at New England in the AFC Championship Game last season. “If you..." June 15

  • Dolphins' Suh: 'We've never been scared of the New England Patriots' "The New England Patriots have held the rest of the AFC East under their boot for more than a decade, winning all but one division title since 2003. It would be easy to understand how the yearly torment could lead to emotionally battered players willing to concede the crown to Tom Brady and Bill..." June 15

  • Tom Brady’s sterling spring shows his maniacal side

    Boston Herald "Picture this: Tom Brady, who is three months removed from becoming the first quarterback in history to win five Super Bowls, was so angry at himself last Thursday for throwing an interception during practice that he uttered something that’s probably never been said before. Teammates actually..." June 14

  • As the Patriots add superstar calibre players, Julian Edelman calls Warriors adding Durant "unfair"

    NESN "The New England Patriots are stacked after a productive offseason, but it’s tough to build a superteam in the NFL. It’s a lot easier in the NBA with a luxury tax on top of the soft salary cap.The Golden State Warriors formed a superteam last offseason when Kevin Durant came on board, and they..." June 14

  • Julian Edelman on contract extension: 'I love being a Patriot'

    Boston Herald "It was the type of play that, maybe another player in another practice setting, would simply let go by the wayside. But Julian Edelman doesn't really do the whole "half effort" thing. During today's offseason practice on the fields behind Gillette Stadium, Pats quarterback Tom Brady threw a..." June 13

  • Tom Brady's dad shoots down rumors that his son is retiring after 2017 season

    CBS Sports "The early part of this NFL offseason was spent speculating on Jimmy Garoppolo's professional future. Would he remain in New England, waiting patiently for Tom Brady to eventually call it a career, or would the Patriots sell him off to the highest bidder? Nothing happened in free agency or the..." June 13

  • What would Patriots players do with Lombardi Trophy for a day?

    Boston Herald "The Patriots had a grand time Friday night as team owner Robert Kraft hosted a lavish bash at his home highlighted by the players receiving their championship rings. Along with the new bling, the Lombardi Trophy they won at Super Bowl LI was on hand, along with four other championship trophies..." June 13

  • Flowers continues in quest of perfection: 'I just want to be the best'

    CSN New England "Trey Flowers grabbed at the neck of his practice jersey and pulled it toward his face to get whatever beads of sweat he could. After a minicamp practice last week, the third-year defensive end was the last player on the fields behind Gillette Stadium, under the sun, punching and swiping at..." June 12

  • Knighton’s time in New England included plenty of direction on how to deal with the media

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots players have a knack for smiling and saying not much of anything when the time comes to talk to the media. So does this Stepford Patriots dynamic happen organically, or is it taught? Former NFL defensive lineman Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton, who spent much of the 2016 offseason and..." June 12

  • With Chris Hogan, Mike Gillislee and Stephon Gilmore, Patriots reaping benefit of bring Bills collectors

    Boston Herald "Last Tuesday on the fields behind Gillette Stadium, the weather was, in no uncertain terms, absolutely miserable. Temperatures dropped into the mid-40s. Wind gusts blew at 16 mph, nearly pushing the steady rain sideways on Patriots players and coaches. The minicamp workouts, however, did not..." June 11

  • Patriots working to beat man coverage

    Pro Football Talk "In an effort to get past the Patriots, who are closing in on matching Pittsburgh’s six Super Bowl wins, the Steelers are planning to play more man-to-man coverage against the New England offense. And the Patriots are planning to try to beat man-to-man coverage more efficiently in 2017. Karen..." June 11

  • The Julian Edelman story: When a player falls in love with a city and team

    ESPN "One of the most poignant moments in the immediate aftermath of Super Bowl LI, as Patriots players and their families celebrated on the field, was receiver Julian Edelman locked in a long embrace with his father Frank. "I know, son. Just hold on to daddy," Frank Edelman said in that..." June 11

  • Patriots get rings, celebrate at Robert Kraft’s home

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots offered fans a glimpse of Friday night’s private ring ceremony via their social media sites. The team released video of the Super Bowl LI rings arriving in an armored car. There also were photos of Martellus Bennett posing with the team’s Lombardi trophies, and Tom Brady hugging owner..." June 10

  • James O’Shaughnessy has high hopes of contributing to Patriots

    Boston Herald "When he learned he’d been traded to the Patriots, James O’Shaughnessy was excited but he didn’t necessarily look at it as a fresh start. The 25-year-old tight end spent two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing mostly special teams, before being traded to the Pats for a fifth-round pick..." June 10

  • Patriots rings have 283 diamonds

    Pro Football Talk "And there it is. When seeing the box last night containing the new Super Bowl rings to be distributed to the New England Patriots, the jokes emerged about the presence of a 28-3 reference somewhere on the ring. I went with the obvious, low-hanging-fruit suggestion that 28-3 should be etched..." June 10

  • Biggest Trash Talker On Patriots’ Offense Probably Isn’t Surprising

    NESN "Trash talk is quite common during New England Patriots spring practices behind Gillette Stadium. During those two hours of organized team activities or minicamp, the offense and defense are more foes than teammates. And the player talking the most smack is also the oldest and most experienced..." June 10

  • Patriots corner Cyrus Jones focuses on the present

    Boston Herald "As the Patriots’ top draft choice in 2016, Cyrus Jones may have put too much pressure on himself as a rookie. The cornerback could have been overthinking things a bit as he struggled through his first season. But whatever the reason, he’s put it all in the past. Jones was deployed mostly as..." June 09

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