Patriots Rumors & News

  • Tom Brady on relationship with Bill Belichick: ‘I love him’

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been signs of some very obvious tension between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick over the past year or so, but the star quarterback insists any issues the two future Hall of Famers have had are those typical of any long-term relationship. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that..." June 17

  • Brady: Career ending 'sooner rather than later'

    Boston Herald "A few more excerpts from Oprah Winfrey’s sit-down interview with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which airs tomorrow on the OWN network, have been released. Responding to a question about life after football, Brady admits he sees the end coming. “I think about it more now..." June 16

  • Lions coach Matt Patricia has already installed the Patriots' 'Do your job' motto

    Detroit Free Press "The phrase has become so synonymous with the New England Patriots that it was the title of the NFL Films documentary on Bill Belichick and the 2014 Super Bowl champs. Now it appears as if the Detroit Lions have co-opted the slogan, “Do Your Job.” Several Lions players and..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Patriots, FB James Develin Agree To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "James Develin and the Patriots are closing in on a two-year contract extension, a source tells Jeff Howe of The Athletic (Twitter link). Financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Develin signed his first NFL contract with the Bengals, but he has played all of his NFL..." June 14

  • Kellen Winslow Jr. Arrested for Kidnapping and Rape ... Faces Life In Prison

    TMZ "Officials say Winslow is being charged with 9 criminal charges including kidnapping with intent to commit rape, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, burglary, indecent exposure and more.  Here are the charges in total:  -- 2 counts of kidnapping with intent to commit..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Report: QB Christian Hackenberg Visits Patriots

    CBS Boston "Christian Hackenberg was not good enough to play for the New York Jets. He was not good enough to last even a few weeks with the Oakland Raiders. Yet the quarterback is apparently good enough to at least draw some interest from none other than the New England..." June 14

  • Tom Brady Gives Thoughts On NFL Anthem Protests In Oprah Interview

    NESN "New England Patriots fans haven’t heard much this offseason from Tom Brady, who’s held just one brief news conference since returning home from Super Bowl LII in February. This Sunday, however, a lengthy interview with the Patriots quarterback will air on the Oprah Winfrey..." June 14

  • Three days before draft, Patriots were making calls about a possible Gronkowski trade

    Pro Football Talk "It’s indeed “hogwash” that the Patriots had a trade for tight end Rob Gronkowski on the table, that they were ready to proceed, that quarterback Tom Bradythreatened to retire, and that owner Robert Kraft vetoed the deal. That doesn’t mean the Patriots..." June 13

  • Report: People around NFL have been 'suspect' of Julian Edelman

    247 Sports "Julian Edelman is in the midst of potentially facing a four game suspension for the first four games of the 2018 season.  The Patriots wide out reportedly tested positive for a performance enhancing substance and is currently appealing his suspension that is set to keep..." June 13

  • Patriots cancel final two OTA sessions

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots, apparently satisfied that they've accomplished all they wanted to accomplish this offseason, have canceled the final two OTA sessions scheduled for this week and told the players they won't have to return until the beginning of training camp in late..." June 12

  • Johnny Manziel went drinking with Rob Gronkowski before Patriots draft visit

    Larry Brown Sports "What do you get when you combine Rob Gronkowski with a soon-to-be rookie Johnny Manziel? Exactly what you might expect, according to the former NFL quarterback. In the most recent edition of his new “Comeback SZN” podcast with Barstool Sports, Manziel shared an..." June 12

  • Pats Owner: “No Truth” To Gronk Trade Talk

    Pro Football Rumors "The internet was abuzz with unsubstantiated rumors of Rob Gronkowski potentially being traded last week. On Tuesday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft felt compelled to set the record straight and let everyone know that such talk was “hogwash.”  Kraft even went so..." June 12

  • Report: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski will not be attending final week of OTAs

    WEEI Boston "Some thought after attending the three-day mandatory minicamp last week there was a chance Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski would stick around for the final week of OTAs (which are voluntary), but that doesn't look to be the case. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Brady..." June 11

  • New Contract For Rob Gronkowski Considered “Likely, But Not Imminent”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that a new contract for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is “likely,” but “nothing is imminent” at this point in time. Florio’s source mentioned that..." June 11

  • Report: Julian Edelman tested positive for unrecognizable substance

    The Score "Julian Edelman's positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was triggered by an unrecognizable substance that scientists are still analyzing, Albert Breer of the MMQB reported. The New England Patriots receiver is facing a four-game suspension, which..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Pats’ Dorsett feeling more comfortable in second year

    Providence Journal "Phillip Dorsett doesn’t have the skill set to fill in for Julian Edelman if the slot receiver has to serve a four-game suspension to start the 2108 season for violating the NFL’s ban on performance-enhancing drugs. However, Dorsett does have the potential to replace..." June 10

  • Don’t expect Tom Brady at Patriots OTAs next week

    Boston Herald "The Patriots return for voluntary OTAs on Monday, and unless he has a change of heart, Tom Brady won’t be there. Though there’s added pressure to attend given Julian Edelman’s situation, Brady, who attended minicamp after missing the first seven weeks of the..." June 09

  • Gronk dismisses trade rumors: 'Shows how much fake news is out there'

    NESN "Friday was a strange day for the New England Patriot, especially Rob Gronkowski. Rumors of the Patriots trading the All-Pro tight end began circling early in the morning. Some truly bizarre internet mayhem ensued, headlined by the NFL world giving its undivided attention to a faceless..." June 09

  • Julian Edelman will need a better defense than “I don’t know what happened”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots receiver Julian Edelman reportedly is appealing his four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy. His statement from Friday doesn’t do much to create optimism that he has any chance of avoiding the banishment. “I don’t know what..." June 09

  • Malcolm Mitchell only doing conditioning work at Patriots’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "It hasn’t been a great offseason for the Patriots’ passing game. New England quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski have both skipped voluntary workouts, wide receiver Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension, and there are..." June 08

  • Report: Tom Brady Threatened Pats With Retirement if They Traded Gronk

    12 Up "​It's been a day of bombshell reports and rumors coming out of New England. And this one takes the cake.  First, an unconfirmed report surfaced this morning the Patriots were ​working on a deal to trade Rob Gronkowski. Since then, it was suggested that New..." June 08

  • Julian Edelman Apologizes to Patriots, Fans for PED Suspension on Instagram

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman confirmed Friday he's appealing a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network shared an Instagram story posted by Edelman, who..." June 08

  • Report: Rumors of imminent Rob Gronkowski trade have “zero truth”

    Pro Football Talk "Social media has been lighting up today with rumors of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski getting traded, but don’t believe every rumor you see. Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that there is “zero truth” to any talk of an imminent Gronkowski..." June 08

  • Rumors swirling that Patriots could trade Rob Gronkowski

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski has seemingly been on rocky ground with the New England Patriots since the end of last season and possibly before that, and rumors are continuing to swirl that the team could part ways with the star tight end. The internet seems to have determined — whether on the..." June 08

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • If Julian Edelman is suspended, how will Patriots offense adapt?

    NBC Sports Boston "If Julian Edelman is to miss the first four games of the regular season (his ban for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy is being appealed), the Patriots will be without one of Tom Brady's most dependable threats in the passing game.  Ideal? Of course..." June 08

  • Ex-NFL TE Kellen Winslow Jr. reportedly arrested for burglary

    New York Daily News "Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary Thursday afternoon in Encinitas, California, according to multiple reports. Winslow, 35, was arrested after police responded to a report of a possible burglary at a mobile home..." June 08

  • Reddit User Posted the Julian Edelman Suspension News a Day Before it Broke

    Pro Football Talk "In the NFL, there are strict confidentiality rules about drug testing and suspensions under the league’s substance-abuse and performance-enhancing substance policies. But in the case of Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, someone spilled the beans even before the suspension was..." June 08

  • Alex Guerrero distances himself from Julian Edelman’s failed test

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Guerrero issued a statement on Thursday to distance himself from Julian Edelman’s failed PED test. News came out on Thursday that Edelman was facing a four-game suspensionfor a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. Edelman is among the New..." June 07

  • Tom Brady opens up about skipping OTAs

    247 Sports "Tom Brady has broken his silence.  On the final day of Patriots mandatory minicamp, Brady stepped to the podium following the session and for about four minutes was peppered with questions about his current mindset with the team. Of course, there were no shortage of..." June 07

  • Patriots WR Julian Edelman Facing Four-Game Suspension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter is reporting that Patriots WR Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. According to Schefter, Edelman is currently appealing the four-game ban. Edelman is working his way..." June 07

  • Multi-threat Cordarrelle Patterson plans to make impact with Patriots

    Boston Herald "It was March 18, the day after Cordarrelle Patterson’s 27th birthday, when the wide receiver was walking around his newborn daughter and got a call from his agent. It was time to pack his bags and move. After one underwhelming season with the Raiders, Patterson was..." June 07

  • Patriots’ Sony Michel Could Have ‘Alvin Kamara-Type Season,’ NFL Exec Says

    NESN "Do the New England Patriots have something special in Sony Michel? Ever since the Patriots selected the Georgia product 31st overall the 2018 NFL Draft, expectations have skyrocketed for the versatile running back. In fact, at least one NFL executive believes..." June 06

  • Is Gronk tweaking Pats with constant references to Guerrero?

    NBC Sports Boston "Rob Gronkowski seems to be making the same point over and over again, at every opportunity. Whether it's on Instagram, Twitter or from a podium following the first minicamp practice for the Patriots this spring, the message is clear. He wants to train a certain way. And he wants..." June 06

  • Here's how Bill Belichick describes his relationship with Tom Brady

    CBS Sports "Two weeks ago, Bill Belichick was asked about Tom Brady's absence from the Patriots' voluntary offseason workouts. "Yeah, I'm not gonna talk about the people who aren't here," Belichick told reporters at the time. "Guys who are here..." June 06

  • Gronkowski on wanting a new deal: 'Who wouldn't?'

    NFL.com "Rob Gronkowski is back at the New England Patriots' facility for mandatory minicamp after skipping voluntary workouts earlier this offseason. One reason for the All-Pro tight end staying away was reportedly a desire for a new contract. Gronk provided little detail about the..." June 05

  • Report: Tom Brady angered Trump by skipping last year's White House visit

    NBC Sports Boston "President Trump's abrupt cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House -- which carries a "You can't quit, you're fired!" tinge amid reports that fewer than 10 Eagles players planned to attend anyway -- apparently isn't..." June 05

  • Rob Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice, says it was 'good decision' to skip offseason program

    Boston Herald "There was an extra level of energy felt on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, and a lot of that was due to the return of Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots tight end returned for the team's mandatory minicamp, which began today and runs through Thursday. He..." June 05

  • Bill Belichick happy to have all players present at minicamp

    Boston Herald "Bill Belichick confirmed that everyone is present and accounted for as the Patriots opened the first of three mandatory minicamp sessions at Gillette Stadium Tuesday morning. "It's good to have all the players here," he said when asked about Tom Brady and Rob..." June 05

  • Hard to imagine Tom Brady skating on HGH allegation like Peyton Manning

    WEEI Boston "Imagine if a documentary that ties Tom Brady to human growth hormone was released just before the NFL playoffs. The report, which is produced by a reputable news organization, features an on-camera interview with a pharmacist who claims to have sent HGH to Brady’s..." June 05

  • ESPN pegs Patriots as best fit for free agent CB Delvin Breaux

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots have seen plenty of turnover in their secondary this offseason, but ESPN thinks they could stand to add one more piece.  In a piece picking the best fits for the top remaining NFL free agents, Bill Barnwell suggests that the Patriots would be the best landing..." June 04

  • Tom Brady Rejoins Patriots For Start Of Minicamp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Karen Guregian reports that Patriots QB Tom Brady is at Gillette Stadium on Monday with his teammates and he will be in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Brady skipped voluntary OTA workouts this offseason, which is unusual for him, but the..." June 04

  • NFL Rumors: This Cassius Marsh Outburst Led To Release From Patriots

    NESN "Former Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh was light on details while describing his no-fun experience in New England. But more have emerged on what led to his sudden release days after the Patriots’ Week 11 win over the Oakland Raiders. Marsh “pitched..." June 04

  • Gronkowski Confirms He Will Attend Patriots Minicamp

    CBS Boston "Rob Gronkowski has been absent from voluntary workouts this offseason. But when the Patriots open their mandatory minicamp this week, the All-Pro tight end will be in attendance. Gronkowski confirmed during a charity event on Sunday that he will be on the field when the team opens its..." June 03

  • Shea McClellin: Two years with Patriots the best of my career

    ESPN "In a week when the Patriots' culture was a hot topic in the media after former reserve defensive end Cassius Marsh was critical of the franchise, it's important to strike a balance and note that not every player will share the same view. Marsh's remarks came a few days after I..." June 03

  • Tom Brady plays a little football with his Buddies

    Boston Herald "It wasn’t with the Patriots at Gillette Stadium, but Tom Brady was back on the football field last night. Brady was once again the designated quarterback for the Best Buddies game at Harvard Stadium, while other Patriots, old and new, shared the field in the annual event to..." June 02

  • Brady reported has been at Gillette Stadium on “semi-regular basis”

    Boston "Tom Brady still isn’t at this spring’s organized team activities, but perhaps that doesn’t mean the Patriots quarterback is staying away from Gillette Stadium entirely. Brady has been working out, throwing with Julian Edelman, in the practice bubble in Foxborough on..." June 02