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  • Report: Patriots get seventh-round pick with no conditions in Josh Gordon trade

    Pro Football Talk "The Josh Gordon trade terms have still not been formally announced by either the Browns or the Patriots, but we’re starting to get some clarity on what the Patriots gave up. And it wasn’t much. Cleveland sent Gordon and a seventh-round draft pick to the Patriots..." September 20

  • Patriots’ Jason McCourty Continuing To Improve, Could See Big Role Week 3

    NESN "It didn’t take long for Jason McCourty to receive a significant share of defensive snaps after spending the summer on the New England Patriots’ roster bubble. McCourty played 74.6 percent of defensive snaps in Week 2, filling in for benched starting..." September 20

  • Colin Kaepernick's Attorney Hints Raiders and Patriots Interested In QB

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady ... on the same team??? That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin's attorney, Mark Geragos -- who's teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB.  "I..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Urban Meyer told an NFL team to avoid Aaron Hernandez

    Sportsnaut "At least one NFL team was reportedly forewarned about Aaron Hernandez. A passage in an upcoming book details that Urban Meyer, Hernandez’s college coach at Florida, told a team to avoid drafting the tight end. Ian O’Connor’s upcoming book, “Belichick: The..." September 20

  • Patriots Worked Out RB Charcandrick West, QB Kyle Allen & RB Andre Ellington

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Howard Balzer, the New England Patriots worked out three players on Tuesday, including RB Charcandrick West, QB Kyle Allen, and RB Andre Ellington. West, 27, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene..." September 19

  • Bill Belichick says Josh Gordon trade still isn’t done

    Pro Football Talk "Josh Gordon‘s trade to the Patriots is done. Unless (you know where this is going) it isn’t. I saw that not because it’s become out stupid little shtick, but because it applies directly to the situation involving the Patriots and receiver John Gordon. The Browns have..." September 19

  • Corey Coleman joins Patriots’ practice squad

    NFL.com "Cyrus Jones and Corey Coleman are Patriots, again. Less than three weeks after being released by New England, the return specialist and cornerback re-signed with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2016. Jones joined the Baltimore Ravens practice squad after the..." September 19

  • NFL Rumors: Bill Belichick Had ‘Serious Doubts’ About Tom Brady’s Deflategate Claim

    NESN "The New England Patriots’ Deflategate scandal might be over, but that doesn’t mean a few interesting nuggets won’t surface from time to time, especially as the careers of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick wind down and various authors dissect the..." September 19

  • Patriots WR Josh Gordon present at Wednesday's practice

    Boston Herald "Josh Gordon is indeed a member of the New England Patriots. Although Bill Belichick declined to confirm that the Gordon trade had processed, the high-profile receiver was present at Wednesday's practice. He ran through positional drills with other receivers while reporters..." September 19

  • Patriots, Browns Complete Josh Gordon Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "On Wednesday morning, Bill Belichick told reporters that the Josh Gordon trade was not yet completed, despite the deal being announced by both the Patriots and Browns. Now, the deal is official. Gordon suited up for Pats practice after the Browns agreed in writing..." September 19

  • Report: Brady 'Would Divorce' Belichick If He Could

    Bleacher Report "A new book chronicling the life of Bill Belichick suggests New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has grown tired of his longtime head coach. According to a passage in Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time, a source..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Patriots Interested In Re-Signing WR Corey Coleman To Practice Squad

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Garafolo, the Patriots are interested in re-signing WR Corey Coleman to their practice squad now that he’s officially passed through waivers unclaimed. Garafolo adds that a practice squad deal with Coleman could happen soon. Coleman,..." September 19

  • Brady doesn't want to heap expectations on Gordon

    NFL.com "The New England Patriots traded for a much-needed deep threat in Josh Gordon on Monday, which has the fan base dreaming of the Randy Moss years. Quarterback Tom Brady, however, pumped the brakes on Gordon stepping in to become a world-beating presence immediately. "You..." September 18

  • It won't be easy for Josh Gordon to earn Tom Brady's trust

    NBC Sports Boston "When Josh Gordon passes his physical and officially becomes a Patriots, I’m sure he’ll go into the locker room and get a firm handshake with direct eye contact from Tom Brady. It will be sincere. That’s really all he should expect. After that, Josh Gordon..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Patriots Nearing Deal For Josh Gordon

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns-Patriots trade pipeline might be set to produce its biggest deal yet. The Patriots are discussing a deal for Josh Gordon, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (on Twitter) they are getting close to hammering out an agreement. Cleveland announced intentions of..." September 17

  • Josh Gordon becomes the latest calculated risk for Bill Belichick

    Pro Football Talk "Having pelts on the wall makes it much easier for a coach who also controls personnel to roll the dice. And Patriots coach Bill Belichick has thrown the bones for now-former Browns receiver Josh Gordon. It could boom like Randy Moss. It could bust like Chad Johnson and Albert..." September 17

  • Patriots Release WR Corey Coleman

    Patriots.com "The New England Patriots announced today that they have acquired WR Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. Terms of the trade were not announced. In addition, the Patriots have released WR Corey Coleman. Gordon, 27, originally joined Cleveland as a second-round draft pick..." September 17

  • Josh Gordon reportedly healthy enough to play for Patriots in Week 3

    Yardbarker "The New England Patriots have reportedly acquired Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, and it does not sound like they had to give up much to land the star wide receiver. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots are sending a..." September 17

  • Browns trade Gordon to Patriots for 5th-round pick

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns have shipped wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots, the team announced Monday. In exchange, the Browns will receive a conditional 2019 fifth-round pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, citing sources. If Gordon is not active for 10 games this..." September 17

  • Jaguars take this round with Rob Gronkowski

    Boston Herald "The Rob Gronkowski vs. Jalen Ramsey duel never really materialized, but the Jaguars shut the Patriots tight end down just the same. While Ramsey claimed prior to the game Gronk struggled against cornerbacks, the Jaguars rarely used corners against him, including..." September 17

  • The Jaguars may have finally found the secret formula to beating Tom Brady

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady entered Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a 197-55 career record in the regular season and a 27-10 postseason mark that includes five Super Bowltitles, 15 Pro Bowls and three league MVP awards. But for as unbeatable as Brady often appears, we may have..." September 17

  • Should Patriots take a look at wide receiver Josh Gordon?

    WEEI Boston "There’s no question the Patriots are lacking depth at the wide receiver position and could use another wide out even when Julian Edelman returns from his suspension in Week 5. When it was learned Saturday Josh Gordon will likely be traded by the Browns by Monday, many wondered if Gordon..." September 17

  • Patriots rule out Marcus Cannon, Keion Crossen

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots downgraded starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and reserve cornerback Keion Crossen, ruling both out for Sunday’s game. Cannon, who has a calf injury, and Crossen, who has a hamstring injury, did not make the trip. But running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel are..." September 16

  • Cole Croston added to bolster offensive line depth

    Boston Herald "The Patriots made a late transaction heading into today’s showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it wasn’t to bolster the running back depth. The Pats elevated second-year offensive tackle Cole Croston from the practice squad to the active roster, with..." September 16

  • Patrick Chung, Trey Flowers out with concussions

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots are down a couple of defensive players for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Defensive end Trey Flowers left the game in the first quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and the team announced that he has been diagnosed with one. Safety Patrick Chung..." September 16

  • Patriots rookie Michel expected to make pro debut; Burkhead active

    The Score "New England Patriots running backs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead are both expected to play Sunday versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Michel, a first-round pick in this year's draft, will be making his pro debut..." September 16

  • Kenny Britt could return to the Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The revolving door on the Patriots’ receiver room could be spinning again this week. PFT has confirmed that former Patriots receiver Kenny Britt will work out for the team on Monday. The Patriots cut Britt on August 22. Ian Rapoport first reported on the looming..." September 16

  • Duron Harmon fined $26,739 for hit on DeAndre Hopkins

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans were stuck on their own 1-yard-line with less than a minute to go against the Patriots last Sunday when their long odds of coming back to tie the game got a boost from Patriots safety Duron Harmon. Harmon was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Texans wide..." September 15

  • Can Jaguars finally conquer Tom Brady, Patriots?

    USA Today "For the Jacksonville Jaguars, the path to AFC legitimacy always has run through Tom Brady. The Jaguars are the only AFC team never to defeat the New England Patriots quarterback in his 19-year career, now 0-8 (including the playoffs) against him. That slide almost came..." September 15

  • Bennie Fowler’s time with Patriots ends, after only four days

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots may want to add a revolving door to their receiver room. Out is Bennie Fowler, a veteran who joined the team on Tuesday. The team announced Fowler’s exit on Saturday. Fowler’s release cleared a spot for offensive lineman Cole Croston, who..." September 15

  • Ramsey may not think highly of Gronkowski but his defensive coordinator does

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash apparently doesn’t agree with Jalen Ramsey’s assessment of New England Patriots tight end Ron Gronkowski. Wash happens to think Gronkowski is pretty darn good and they’re going to have their hands full trying to come up with a..." September 15

  • Newest Patriots running back Kenjon Barner looks to contribute right away

    Boston Herald "During a detailed response about the ins and outs of punt returning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick declared himself capable of doing the job. “I feel like I can catch punts, just because I know where the ball is going to go,” Belichick said yesterday. “Well, I might..." September 15

  • WR Amara Darboh returns to Seattle IR after failing physical with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Amara Darboh has endured a volatile few weeks and now is back as a member of his old team, sort of. Darboh was a third-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks last year and had eight catches for 74 yards as a rookie. He battled hip and clavicle injuries and missed most of the preseason,..." September 14

  • Rex Burkhead (concussion) improving but still limited at Patriots practice

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots could use some good news right now as it relates to their offensive skill positions. They got some Thursday.  Rex Burkhead, who was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice because of a concussion, was upgraded to "limited" status..." September 14

  • Patriots now need rookie running back Sony Michel, who hopes to debut Sunday

    Boston Herald "Somehow, wide receiver is no longer the thinnest position on the Patriots’ roster. The Pats retained four capable ball-carriers entering the season, but only one, James White, remains fully healthy after Week 1. Veteran Jeremy Hill was placed on injured reserve after..." September 13

  • Brady appreciates Ramsey leaving him off list of QBs that 'suck'

    The Score "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was glad to be one of the few quarterbacks to avoid the verbal wrath of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. In a now-infamous GQ interview before the season, Ramsey blasted several highly regarded NFL pivots, but mentioned Brady on..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Jalen Ramsey’s diss on Rob Gronkowski may be a gift to Patriots

    Boston Herald "Beating the Jaguars in Jacksonville is a tough Week 2 assignment for the Patriots. No doubt the Jags will be looking for a little payback for their AFC title game loss in January when the two teams hook up Sunday. Outspoken defensive back Jalen Ramsey, however, may have lit a fuse,..." September 12

  • Rex Burkhead out of practice with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots lost running back Jeremy Hill for the season to a torn ACL in the regular season opener and another back was out of practice on Wednesday. Rex Burkhead appeared on the team’s injury report as a non-participant in practice because of a concussion. There was no word..." September 12

  • Gronkowski aims to not lose his cool vs. Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "For the second straight week, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will be facing an offensive player who has in at least one past game reacted strongly enough to an opponent to get himself suspended. Last week, OBJ avoided taking the cheese. This week, Gronk will try to do the..." September 12

  • Patriots Audition RBs Orleans Darkwa, Charles Sims

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots worked out free agent running backs Orleans Darkwa and Charles Sims, as well as receiver/returner Brandon Tate, on Tuesday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com (Twitter link). New England placed running back Jeremy Hill on injured reserve..." September 12

  • Patriots Restructure S Jason McCourty’s Contract

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the Patriots reworked S Jason McCourty’s contract last week and reduced his base salary from $2.375 million to $1.6 million. Reiss says that McCourty has a chance to earn $1 million in playing-time incentives and $400,000 in..." September 11

  • Patriots Signing Bennie Fowler To Fill Out Receiver Depth

    NESN "One day after cutting two wide receivers, the New England Patriots reportedly are bringing two more on board. The Patriots are signing former Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears wide receiver Bennie Fowler, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates on Tuesday. The..." September 11

  • Patriots Expected To Sign RB Kenjon Barner

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots will attempt to fill the void Jeremy Hill’s injury created in their backfield by signing Kenjon Barner, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com tweets. Barner recently worked out for the Patriots. " September 11

  • NFL Rumors: Patriots Don’t Appear Interested In WR Dez Bryant

    NESN "The New England Patriots need help at wide receiver, and Dez Bryant remains unsigned. Sounds like a perfect marriage, right? Well, not so fast. With Riley McCarron and Chad Hansen now cut, the Pats are running with just four wide receivers entering Week 2 (one..." September 11

  • Patriots Sign Corey Coleman

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots are adding some help to their depleted receiving corp, signing Corey Coleman according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).  Coleman, a first round pick of the Browns back in 2016, had been looking for a new home since the Bills released him at final..." September 11

  • Jeremy Hill’s Knee Injury Likely To Force Patriots To Make Roster Move

    NESN "The New England Patriots took a slight risk while trimming their roster down to 53 players by keeping just four running backs. The risk reared its ugly head when Jeremy Hill suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injurySunday afternoon in the Patriots’ 27-20 Week..." September 10