Patriots Rumors & News

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Patriots file brief against NFL supporting Brady suspension appeal

    The Score "The New England Patriots have filed an Amicus brief supporting the appeal of Tom Brady's suspension by the NFLPA. The NFL re-instated Brady's four-game suspension in April for his involvement in the "Deflategate" controversy, after a three-judge panel of 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted..." May 25

  • Robert Kraft on Tom Brady: 'We hope he prevails'

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL owners' meetings in Charlotte on Tuesday were brief, and the biggest news to come out of the event was the deciding of the host cities for Super Bowls LIII, LIV and LV plus some minor changes to instant replay. And there were of course some smaller things as well. To wit: NFL Network's..." May 25

  • With Patriots OTAs under way, Ninkovich eager to get back on field

    Providence Journal "The practices are closer to two-hand touch than actual football, but members of the Patriots were excited to enter phase three of the offseason workout program this week. Monday kick-started a four-week program for the Patriots and rest of the NFL during which a team’s offense can practice..." May 25

  • Rob Gronkowski Praises Tom Brady’s Sexiness In QB’s Deflategate Fight

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski was more concerned about Tom Brady’s appearance than the New England Patriots quarterback’s Deflategate fight Monday night. The big tight end was asked about Brady’s latest Deflategate appeal by NECN as he entered teammate Rob Ninkovich’s ping pong charity event at Game On at Fenway..." May 24

  • Patriots RB Dion Lewis' recovery has him on track for season opener

    ESPN "The New England Patriots will continue to take a patient and conservative approach with running back Dion Lewis' recovery from a torn left ACL, but things are going well. Some close to Lewis feel that he's about one month away from being able to play in a game, which naturally means that his..." May 24

  • NFLPA officially files Brady appeal: 'He was not afforded fundamental fairness'

    The Score "The NFLPA officially filed its petition with the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court requesting Tom Brady's case be reheard after his four-game suspension - stemming from the "Deflategate" incident - was reinstated in April. In a statement released by executive director DeMaurice Smith, the union once again..." May 24

  • Tom Brady to ask for second hearing at 2nd Circuit

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appeal Monday for a second hearing by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to his four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the NFL. NFL Players Association attorney Theodore B. Olson told ABC News on Monday morning in an interview..." May 23

  • Patriots’ Malcolm Mitchell declines Rookie Premiere invitation

    Pro Football Talk "We noted last week that 41 draft picks were invited to attend the annual NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles, an event that serves as a good marketing opportunity for rookies. But it turns out only 40 attended. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Patriots receiver..." May 22

  • Terrance Knighton Competing For Patriots’ Starting Defensive Tackle Role

    NESN "Terrance Knighton famously tweeted he’s not a rotational player before signing a one-year contract with the New England Patriots in April. He’ll get his chance to prove he’s not over the next four months of organized team activities, minicamp and training camp. You can write in Malcom Brown’s..." May 22

  • Jacoby Brissett, only draft pick without an agent, remains unsigned

    ESPN "With rookie contracts in the NFL slotted, the deals are supposed to be consummated quickly, so what's the holdup with Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett? The third-round draft choice out of NC State is the team's lone unsigned pick, as the other eight selections were all finalized back on May 6...." May 22

  • Former New Orleans Saints, Alabama safety/special teamer Vinnie Sunseri worked out for the Patriots

    Pats Pulpit "While the New England Patriots have one of the deepest and most talented safety corps in the entire league, they continue to look for ways to potentially improve it – be it via the draft or via free agency. Earlier this week, it was reported that the team recently worked out former Pro Bowler and..." May 21

  • Patriots have ‘preliminary’ interest in signing Arian Foster

    Larry Brown Sports "Is the New England Veteran Rehabilitation Train about to roll out of the station once again? According to a report by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report on Friday, the Patriots are interested in signing free agent running back Arian Foster, but the interest is said to only be “preliminary” at this..." May 21

  • Patriots' Kraft voices support for potential Raiders move to Vegas

    USA Today "Count Robert Kraft among NFL owners bullish on Las Vegas. The New England Patriots owner told USA TODAY Sports on Friday that he would support the efforts by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to relocate his franchise to the so-called Sin City if a stadium deal can’t be struck to keep the team..." May 21

  • Raiders sign sixth-round pick Cory James

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders continued the process of signing their 2016 draft picks on Friday. Linebacker Cory James is the latest player to agree to a four-year contract with the team. With James under contact, third-round defensive end Shilique Calhoun is the only member of the seven-player class still..." May 20

  • Eric Decker sees opportunity for Jets in Brady suspension

    Boston "New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker sees an opportunity. In a recent interview on NFL Network’s Total Access, Decker shared his assessment of the state of the AFC East now that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is again facing a four-game suspension. “You gotta win your division..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Gronk Says That He ‘Definitely Gets Bored’ Having All That Sex With Beautiful Women

    BroBible "Do you know how you know when scoring with chicks comes way too easy for you? When you say that having sex with beautiful women can definitely get boring. However, this is something that only men like Rob Gronkowski would know about, because that’s what he said and I can’t begin to fathom what..." May 18

  • Rams reach one-year deal with DT Dominique Easley, source says

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Rams have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Patriots DT Dominique Easley, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Easley, who was projected to be the Patriots' top interior sub rusher in 2016, was surprisingly waived by the team in April. That had primarily..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Everyone’s Tugging At Rob Gronkowski, And He Might Be Growing Sick Of It

    NESN "Sure, it’s good to be Rob Gronkowski. But even Gronk can get tired of the way people perceive him. Take for example a night out at Prime One Twelve Steakhouse in Miami, where a woman from Boston interrupted his private dinner with friends and family. The exchange, which Devin Friedman detailed in..." May 17

  • Bill Parcells Almost Cut Adam Vinatieri in 1996

    The Sports Daily "It’s not often that a kicker can be labeled “clutch” when he makes a 31-yard field goal with a 28-point lead. That’s the situation Adam Vinatieri was in back in Week 3 of the 1996 season. According to Pro Football Talk, which cited Mike Francesa of WFAN, Patriots coach Bill Parcells told..." May 17

  • Brady could still delay suspension without Second Circuit rehearing

    Pro Football Talk "By next Monday, Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association almost definitely will file a petition for a rehearing of the federal appeal that resulted in the reinstatement of Brady’s four-game #Deflategate suspension. If the petition for rehearing is granted, Brady likely will be available for most..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Patriots beware: ‘Madden Cover Curse’ is very real - and costly - for NFL bettors

    Covers.com "As if the New England Patriots weren’t already up against it with Tom Brady suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season, video game producers EA Sports recently announced Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski as its latest cover athlete for the popular NFL Madden series. Why should New..." May 17

  • Could Amendola be destined for the PUP list?

    Pats Pulpit "Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald broke news that New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from surgeries on both his knee and his ankle. Howe says that it's possible that Amendola could be in jeopardy of missing Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season. Amendola's contract terms make..." May 16

  • Danny Amendola recovering from knee, ankle surgeries, timeline murky

    Boston Herald "Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries that may impact the start of his 2016 season. Amendola underwent surgery to repair the left knee that gave him considerable trouble late last season, and he also had to remove a bone spur in his ankle,..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Patriots' arsenal full of Tom Brady's kind of guys

    Boston Herald "During the league meetings in March, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked which NFL quarterback and offense was the toughest for him to prepare to defend. Carroll didn’t sit back to ponder the question. The answer flew out of his mouth in a flash: “There’s nobody harder than Tom Brady..." May 16

  • Jerod Mayo thanks Patriots for 'silent paycheck'

    The Score "After New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo finished a third straight season on injured reserve, he knew it was time to call it a day. Mayo announced his retirement form the NFL in February after eight seasons, all spent with the Patriots. On Thursday, the Patriots elected not to give..." May 14

  • Martellus Bennett creates line of shoes for kids

    The Score "New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett recently described himself as "more than an athlete" in his own TEDx Talks video. On Friday, he showed, once again, why that statement is true. Bennett announced on his Instagram that he is "creating something cool for the kids" before..." May 14

  • Adrian Peterson: Teddy Bridgewater reminds me of Tom Brady

    Pro Football Talk "If the Vikings are going to make good on running back Adrian Peterson’s recent suggestion that the team can win it all this season, the team will need stellar quarterback play from Teddy Bridgewater. Peterson seems to believe that will happen. “His third year in, that’s a moment when a young..." May 14

  • Patriots bring back RB Iosefa

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots made a transaction involving a familiar name Friday in signing running back Joey Iosefa. Iosefa spent most of last year on the team’s practice squad. He was promoted in December and kept on the offseason roster until recently. The Patriots released Iosefa earlier this month when..." May 13

  • Rob Gronkowski -- I Wasn't Naked During Shoot, But GQ Says ...

    TMZ "Rob Gronkowski went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Thursday night and said he was NOT fully naked during the GQ photo shoot ... despite what TMZ Sports reported -- but it's a curious situation. We reported earlier in the day that RG was in his birthday suit during the racy boat photo with supermodel..." May 13

  • Richard Sherman's vote for best NFL QB doesn't go to Russell Wilson

    CBS Sports "The offseason is always a a great time to have a debate and one of the most popular NFL debates every year seems to be: Who's the best active starting quarterback? Now that Peyton Manning's retired , there's not really much of a debate: Even Rob Gronkowski and Richard Sherman agree on the..." May 13

  • Rob Gronkowski thinks Tom Brady will play 16 games

    NFL.com "Patriots tight Rob Gronkowski is convinced that Tom Brady's four-game suspension will be scattered to the wind by September. Gronk told ESPN on Thursday that he was with Brady at the team facility in April when the U.S. Second Court of Appeals reinstated the quarterback's ban for his connection..." May 13

  • Navy confirms Keenan Reynolds, Joe Cardona can play in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Two recent Naval Academy graduates will be permitted to play in the NFL this season. Ravens rookie Keenan Reynolds and Patriots second-year long snapper Joe Cardona have both been given permission to play this NFL season while serving in the Navy Reserves, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told..." May 13

  • Tom Brady’s $200 cookbook, er, nutrition manual sells out

    New York Daily News "There’s nothing deflated about the price of Tom Brady’s new cookbook, a playbook for healthy eating. At $200 for the binder full of Brady-approved recipes, the price tag seems a bit up there, don’t you think? But the high cost of the “TB12 Nutrition Manual” hasn’t scared away his loyal fans..." May 13

  • Rob Gronkowski announced as ‘Madden NFL 17’ cover athlete

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski will be the cover athlete for this season’s version of EA Sports’ “Madden” video game franchise, the company announced Thursday on ESPN. The New England Patriots tight end was the runner-up in last year’s cover vote, losing to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in..." May 12

  • Friend of Aaron Hernandez acquitted of murder, convicted of being an accessory

    Pro Football Talk "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is serving life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd, but the legal case surrounding Lloyd’s death is not over, and today another verdict was reached. In that verdict, a friend of Hernandez, Ernest Wallace, was convicted of being an accessory after..." May 12

  • Reche Caldwell is officially the worst criminal in the world

    Pro Football Talk "If you’ve ever wondered “How could Reche Caldwell not have seen that coming?,” well, now you have your answer. The former Patriots wide receiver, known for his egregious dropped playoff pass and his wide-eyed reaction to it can add “worst criminal ever” to his resume. In a frankly hilarious..." May 12

  • Rob Gronkowski lands on cover of GQ Magazine

    Larry Brown Sports "Want more proof that it is Rob Gronkowski’s world and we’re all just living in it? Pick up a copy of the June issue of GQ Magazine when it hits the shelves. Gronkowski revealed to his Twitter followers Thursday morning that he has made his GQ debut. Naturally, he’s hoisting a gorgeous model on..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Don't trust Bill Belichick to pick Tom Brady's eventual replacement

    SB Nation "Tom Brady fell to the Patriots late in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. And since then, nearly every quarterback who Bill Belichick has tried to develop has failed. Belichick may insist the Patriots targeted Brady, but the pick was at least partially based on luck. If Belichick believed..." May 11

  • Julian Edelman in 'big boot' after foot surgery, on track for training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is in a “big boot” on his left foot after undergoing surgery, but he should be ready for the team’s training camp, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news about Edelman on Wednesday" May 11

  • Tom Brady on CTE, Concussions and His Future in Football

    ABC News "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been part of a growing discussion for almost a decade now as it relates to pro football. Dr. Bennet Omalu and his colleagues at the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh published findings in 2005 revealing that a number of former NFL..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Rob Gronkowski: I didn’t blow off ‘Captain America’ premiere invite

    Sportress of Blogitude "Rob Gronkowski tried to set the record straight concerning allegations made by actor Chris Evans that he blew off an invitation to attend the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War.” In fact, the New England Patriots tight end, a free-spirited soul who has never averse to attending an event or..." May 10

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