Patriots Rumors & News

  • Brady, Pats rout Steelers for another AFC title

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The song, "One More Time," by Daft Punk, blared over the stadium system. Martellus Bennett, borrowing a pair of pompoms from a cheerleader, led the women in dance. Rob Gronkowski, in street clothes because of his injured back, celebrated with his teammates. The New..." January 22

  • Jonathan Kraft throws tremendous shade Ryan Grigson’s way

    Sportsnaut "Let it never be said Jonathan Kraft doesn’t know how to hold a grudge. The New England Patriots owner’s son was asked about Ryan Grigson being fired Sunday before his team hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Specifically, he was asked how the former Indianapolis Colts..." January 22

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Patriots open to Jimmy Garoppolo trade, price will be high

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots are at least willing to gauge quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s trade market, but a deal will not be easy. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Patriots are open to offers for Garoppolo, but they’ll be demanding at least a first-round pick in return, and may..." January 22

  • Tom Brady isn’t nearly as good in AFC championship games as you think he is

    Fox Sports "Tom Brady may have the most Super Bowl victories of the four star quarterbacks in Sunday's conference championship games, but that doesn't mean he gives the New England Patriots an automatic edge against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 10 appearances in the AFC title game, Brady has a 76.3 passer..." January 22

  • Police arrest man for pulling fire alarm at Pittsburgh Steelers' hotel

    ESPN "Massachusetts State Police have apprehended and charged a man who pulled a fire alarm in the Pittsburgh Steelers' hotel early Sunday morning, authorities told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio. A 25-year-old Boston man has been charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and pulling a false fire..." January 22

  • Danny Amendola eager to play ‘any role’ in AFC title game

    Boston Herald "Patriots slot machine Danny Amendola knows what time it is. When asked if he is ready for tonight’s AFC Championship Game against the Steelers, Amendola lit up and simply replied, “Hell yeah.” Amendola hasn’t had an ideal season, but he has been clutch when called upon and that quality has..." January 22

  • Jadeveon Clowney was fined for tackling Tom Brady

    Sporting News "As if an AFC divisional loss to the Patriots wasn't painful enough for the Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the NFL on Friday fined the Pro Bowl defensive end for unnecessary roughness against Tom Brady. Clowney's hit on the New England quarterback cost him $18,231, as first reported..." January 21

  • Tom Brady has 19 touchdowns, 0 interceptions vs. Mike Tomlin

    Pro Football Talk "The Rooneys own the Steelers, but Tom Brady owns Mike Tomlin. In the 10 years since Tomlin became head coach of the Steelers, Brady and the Patriots have faced Pittsburgh six times. And in those six games, Brady has absolutely embarrassed Tomlin’s defense. According to NFL Research, Brady..." January 21

  • Chip Kelly To Meet With Patriots

    Providence Journal "In the event that the Patriots prevail on Sunday and head to Super Bowl LI, it's possible they could add another coach to help with preparation. According to ESPN, former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly "was headed to New England to meet with [Bill]..." January 21

  • Steelers rookie DBs expect Tom Brady to pick on them

    NFL.com "While the Pittsburgh Steelers' three "Bs" on offense swallow all the tv attention, it's been the defense that has been the catalyst for the current nine-game win streak. Over the past nine games Pittsburgh has allowed 16.6 points per game, 287.4 yards per game and 31 sacks. In those nine week's..." January 20

  • Trump: Patriots owner 'under no pressure' because he has Tom Brady, Bill Belichick

    CBS Sports "Tom Brady is good friends with Donald Trump, but at the advice of his better half, the Patriots quarterback no longer publicly talks politics. And though he wasn't in attendance on Thursday night, Brady's name came up at a GOP dinner in Washington, D.C., where Trump was giving a speech and in..." January 20

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown

    USA Today "It was quiet and mostly uneventful when the New England Patriots opened their locker room to reporters Thursday. Then tight end Martellus Bennett strolled to his stall and held court with about 35 media members. Arguably the most quotable player in this locker room offered thoughts on his..." January 20

  • Donald Trump got a phone call from Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a “Make America Great Again” hat being spotted in his locker early in the campaign, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has tried to keep under wraps his support of Donald Trump in the closet. The Later-Today-To-Be-President outed Brady last night. “Your friend Tom [Brady] just called,”..." January 20

  • Edelman proudly wears same Kent State shirt to practice every day

    NESN "Julian Edelman is easy to spot on the New England Patriots’ practice field. He’s the guy at the end of the warmup line with a bright yellow T-shirt poking out from under his white practice jersey. That shirt? A Kent State Golden Flashes workout T-shirt that Edelman’s been wearing to practice..." January 20

  • QB who played for both thinks Kyle Shanahan’s like Bill Belichick

    Pro Football Talk "The 49ers are willing to wait for Kyle Shanahan, and one of his former quarterbacks thinks it’s a decision that will pay off handsomely for them. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer said working with Shanahan reminded him of his time in New England working under..." January 19

  • Patriots' Julian Edelman apologizes to ref: 'I get so defensive, I'm sorry'

    Sporting News "Julian Edelman had a fun interaction with a ref during the Patriots' playoff game against the Texans. Thanks to NFL Films' SoundFX, we were able to listen to the receiver mic'd up and hear what he said to official Keith Ferguson. The play in question is believed to be on Edelman's 48-yard..." January 19

  • Bill Belichick calls out Dion Lewis for recent fumbles

    Larry Brown Sports "Bill Belichick used inclement to remind Dion Lewis to hold on to the football. In the Patriots’ 34-16 victory over the Texans, Lewis scored three touchdowns. He had one rushing, one receiving, and Lewis also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score. That was, obviously, the good. However, Lewis..." January 19

  • Why LeGarrette Blount enjoys New England

    NESN "There’s something about playing for the Patriots that brings out the best in LeGarrette Blount. So, what is it? Why does he like playing in New England so much? The Patriots running back was asked this Wednesday as New England prepares to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday’s AFC..." January 19

  • Brown on Butler: Wherever I line up, he'll be there

    NFL.com "Steelers wideout Antonio Brown knows just where to find Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler on Sunday. "Obviously, it's a big game. I have a lot of respect for him. He's a follow-type corner," Brown said Wednesday. "Wherever I line up, he's gonna be there, and I'm just excited about the..." January 19

  • 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