Patriots Rumors & News

  • Report: Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower Believed To Have Sprained MCL

    NESN "The New England Patriots have enough injuries to deal with on offense, but now they’ve reportedly taken a big hit on defense, too. Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower left late in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with an apparent leg injury. And NFL..." November 30

  • Tom Brady As ‘Pissed Off’ As He’s Ever Been Following Tough Loss To Broncos

    NESN "Tom Brady obviously has won a lot more games than he’s lost, but some of those losses — like losing two Super Bowls in heart-breaking fashion — have been pretty crushing. Sunday night’s loss to the Denver Broncos, however, might be near the top of the list when it comes to the New England..." November 30

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Per source, Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain last night in Denver.

  • C.J. Anderson's 48-yard TD run caps Broncos' OT win over Patriots

    Denver Post "As long as there were 75,617 in full throat, as long as there were bone-chilling conditions, there was still a chance for the Broncos. Even after losing three starters to injuries, Denver showed resolve, displaying a running game with grass-stained jerseys and bloody elbows. It unearthed a..." November 30

  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Extended absence not expected

    CBS Sports "NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that it "sounds like" Gronkowski (knee) is "unlikely to miss more than one game." At first glance, it looked like Gronkowski may have suffered a serious injury, based on his reaction to the hit that led to him being carted off the field late in the fourth..." November 30

  • Tom Brady on hit on Rob Gronkowski: Not dirty "Already down a few playmakers, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw his star tight end go down with an ugly knee injury in the fourth quarter. Without Rob Gronkowski, the steadfast quarterback still led his team on a thrilling one-minute game-tying drive. So it was no surprise that, following the..." November 30

  • Former Miss Universe Dumps Tim Tebow For Not Having Sex With Her

    New York Daily News "For once, it's not Tim Tebow who's having trouble scoring - it's his girlfriend. Confidenti@l is told the QB's model squeeze Olivia Culpo has dumped him after a two-month relationship - because he won't have sex with her. The former Miss USA, who was first reported to be seeing Tebow in..." November 30

  • Rob Gronkowski's knee injury does not appear to be serious, according to reports

    SB Nation "Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's against the Denver Broncos late in the fourth quarter after suffering a knee injury. Trainers looked at him for several minutes on the field after he took a hit to his right knee from Darian Stewart while attempting to catch a pass. Gronkowski appeared to be in..." November 30

  • With Jamie Collins still sidelined, Jonathan Kraft denies virus fear

    Boston Herald "There has been rampant speculation over the mysterious illness and reported virus that has kept linebacker Jamie Collins off the field for four weeks, including last night’s game with the Broncos in Denver. Not only is it unknown what the actual virus is that Collins contracted, but how he did..." November 30

  • Lions' GM search eyes Patriots, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers execs

    CBS Sports "The Lions did not rely on conventional wisdom in hiring a new team president, running what appeared to be a very limited search and settling on a candidate with virtually no NFL experience. Expect their search for a general manager to proceed in a very different manner. League sources said the..." November 29

  • Pats WR Danny Amendola won't travel to Denver, out vs. Broncos

    ESPN "New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola will not play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night because of a knee injury, according to multiple reports. Amendola. who suffered the injury in the third quarter of New England's victory Monday over the Buffalo Bills, did not travel with..." November 28

  • Patriots' Danny Amendola questionable vs. Broncos; Jamie Collins doubtful

    The Score "New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is questionable to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos due to a sprained knee. Amendola was able to practice Friday in a limited fashion, as was linebacker Jamie Collins who returned after missing three weeks of practice." November 28

  • How do you stop Rob Gronkowski? Aqib Talib says 'triple-team' him

    Denver Post "It was 390 days ago when Rob Gronkowski sealed what many believe was the beginning of the Broncos' end to their 2014 season. On a first-and-10 off a slant route in the fourth quarter, in the Patriots' final stages of their 43-21 blowout of the Broncos — in Foxborough, of course — Gronkowski..." November 28

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    Phil Perry @PhilAPerry

    Jamie Collins DOUBTFUL for Sunday. Danny Amendola, Keshawn Martin and Michael Williams are QUESTIONABLE.

  • Patriots place Aaron Dobson on injured reserve

    Boston Herald "The Patriots have placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve for the second consecutive season. Dobson suffered a high ankle sprain that would have taken six to eight weeks to heal, according to a source. The injury happened when he caught a 17-yard pass during the second quarter of..." November 26

  • Terrell Owens says he'd be open to working out for Patriots

    Fox Sports "The New England Patriots are thin at wide receiver, but would they be in the market for an almost 42-year-old former All-Pro? Terrell Owens would love to know. The former flamboyant wideout, who hasn't played in an NFL game in five years, is intrigued by the possibility. "Would I be open to..." November 26

  • Tom Brady refuses to shed any light on 'Rex Ryan' play call

    Fox Sports "Microphones picked up Tom Brady shouting "REX RYAN, REX RYAN" at the line of scrimmage during a play in Monday's Bills-Patriots game. Why do the New England Patriots have an audible named after the Buffalo Bills coach? Tom Brady refused to say after the game. "We have a lot of things that..." November 25

  • Amendola has knee sprain, not expected to miss extended time

    CSN New England "It's okay news, and not-so-okay news, on the Patriots' two wide receivers who were injured Monday night against the Bills. Danny Amendola has a knee sprain that will limit him throughout the week. His availability for the game Sunday in Denver will be determined by how he responds to treatment..." November 25

  • Report: NFL official Ed Walker mistakenly used college rule on Sammy Watkins catch

    Larry Brown Sports "Monday night was probably the ugliest performance we have seen this season from a group of NFL officials, and one of them may have have gotten confused because of his days officiating at the collegiate level. In addition to the inadvertent whistle that may have cost the New England Patriots a..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Defense steps up as Patriots hold on to beat Bills, 20-13

    CSN New England "You don't win 10 consecutive games to start a season without being able to win games in different ways. The Patriots' offense -- already missing Dion Lewis (for the season) and Julian Edelman (until the playoffs) -- took a double hit Monday night when wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Danny..." November 24

  • Ref's inadvertent whistle latest Monday Night Football controversy

    ESPN "Monday Night Football has once again produced a bizarre NFL officiating controversy. This time, a live play was halted because of an inadvertent whistle in the third quarter of the New England Patriots' 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills. The mistake limited the Patriots' yardage on a pass to..." November 24

  • Ray Lewis: I would take Rex Ryan over Bill Belichick

    Larry Brown Sports "Ray Lewis picked the Buffalo Bills to defeat the New England Patriots during the “Monday Night Football” pregame this week, and part of the reason for that is he would rather play for Rex Ryan than Bill Belichick. Before the Patriots hung on to beat the Bills 20-13, Lewis spoke about the..." November 24

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    New England Patriots @Patriots

    #Patriots inactives. #BUFvsNE

  • NFL 'Deflategate' appeal to be heard March 3, after Super Bowl

    Reuters "The federal appeals court in New York will hear on March 3 the National Football League's appeal of the lifting of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy. Monday's scheduling order from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should..." November 23

  • Broncos to start Brock Osweiler, sit Peyton Manning vs. Pats

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos will start Brock Osweiler at quarterback and sit Peyton Manning for a second straight week against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, team sources told ESPN. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak informed his staff of the decision Monday morning and planned to tell players shortly..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski signs multiyear deal with Monster drink

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued cashing in on his marketable name. Gronkowski, the eccentric star known for his play on the field and his playboy lifestyle off it, signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Monster energy drink. Financial terms were not disclosed. "I..." November 22

  • No proof Jamie Collins has MRSA

    Pro Football Talk "As Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins continues to miss practices and games with an injury, rumors apparently have been swirling that he’s suffering from MRSA. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Collins does not have MRSA. Or, more accurately, Howe reports that there’s no evidence..." November 21

  • Patriots take closer look at free-agent RB Kendall Hunter

    ESPN "The New England Patriots had free-agent running back Kendall Hunter in for a workout, as they continue to explore emergency options in the wake of losing Dion Lewis to a torn ACL on Nov. 8. Hunter, 27, played for the 49ers from 2011-2013, appearing in 43 regular-season games over that span. He..." November 20

  • Rob Gronkowski unbending despite rash of pass-interference flags

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been penalized four times for offensive pass interference this season, which leads the NFL. That's four more than he thinks he deserved. "I'm not doing anything wrong," Gronkowski said Thursday, when asked what he can do differently to prevent..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Pats offense about to move in different direction

    CSN New England "The Patriots' offense may be able to approach the level they were at through the first eight games of the season. But it probably won’t approach from the same direction. Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman are gone and – despite confidence in players who will play more now that those two are out..." November 19

  • Bill Belichick's stiff-arm of camouflage campaign an unlikely coincidence

    Yahoo! Sports "In November, fresh off having players wear pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, the NFL put its coaches in camouflage as part of its "Salute To Service" campaign. This is different than when teams were paid by the Department of Defense to stage patriotic/pro-military acts like bringing..." November 19

  • Brady faces #DeflateGate questions, avoids them

    Pro Football Talk "On May 7, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that he would provide his reaction to the Ted Wells #DeflateGate report “hopefully soon.” More than six months later, Brady still hasn’t. In the interim, Brady gave lengthy testimony at his internal appeal hearing, during which he resisted admitting..." November 19

  • Patriots get three offensive linemen back at practice

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been a lot of talk this week about how the Patriots will deal with the absence of wide receiver Julian Edelman from their offense, but there’s no doubt that things will be easier on that side of the ball with a healthy offensive line. The Patriots took some steps toward getting that..." November 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Patriots LB Jamie Collins got over the virus that knocked him out the last 2 games. Availability hinges on gaining back weight & strength

  • Tom Brady Named GQ Man Of The Year

    NESN "GQ is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its “Man of the Year” this year, so it’s only fitting they tabbed Tom Brady to grace the cover. Oh, and also some Barack Obama guy. It says a lot about the New England Patriots quarterback that he’ll be featured on one of GQ’s “Men of the Year”..." November 18

  • Bill Belichick is the Only NFL Coach Not Wearing "Salute to Service" Apparel and Headsets

    The Big Lead "Bill Belichick has been noticeable in his attire over the last two weeks, and not just because of his signature hoodie look. While just about every coach that you saw on Sunday was sporting the ubiquitous camouflage outfit and/or headset, Belichick was wearing a traditional blue Patriots hoodie on..." November 18

  • Report: Edelman Has Screw Inserted Into Foot, Could Return For Playoffs

    NESN "The New England Patriots will be without Julian Edelman for the foreseeable future, but it sounds as if the wideout could be back in time for a potential playoff run. Edelman left Sunday’s eventual win over the New York Giants with an injury that reportedly turned out to be a broken foot...." November 17

  • Brady paying no mind to ESPN, Goodell before MNF game

    CSN New England "The 9-0 Patriots will now prepare for a big (okay, it's really not that big) division game against the 5-4 Bills on Monday Night Football. Bill Belichick is probably just starting to dive in to the Bills now. Rex Ryan? He's been pouring over notes and film since Week 2 when the Patriots beat..." November 17

  • Patriots OT Solder reveals his son is battling cancer

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots offensive tackle announced Monday night that his infant son, Hudson, is battling kidney cancer. Nate Solder was speaking at a fundraiser when he revealed that Hudson has undergone some chemotherapy treatments to fight a tumor that was diagnosed last month, Jeff Howe of the Boston..." November 17

  • Brady: Edelman too good to say “just put someone else in”

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were able to come back in the fourth quarter to beat the Giants 27-26 without wide receiver Julian Edelman on Sunday night and they’ll have to keep their undefeated season going without Edelman for weeks to come as he recovers from a broken bone in his foot. On Monday, quarterback..." November 16

  • Brady on Amendola: 'He always comes up big when we need him'

    CSN New England "When the Patriots were in have-to-have-it situations during their game-winning drive against the Giants, it was Danny Amendola that Tom Brady turned to. The Patriots wideout grabbed three of Brady's five completions on the drive, including one on a fourth-and-10 that allowed the Patriots to..." November 16

  • Gostkowski's last-second field goal lifts Pats over Giants

    CSN New England "For 59 minutes, it was every New England Patriot nightmare come to life. Injury to Julian Edelman. Falling behind by 10 points, their biggest deficit of the season. Missing a chance to salt the game away when -- shades of Malcolm Butler -- Tom Brady threw a goal-line interception with six..." November 16

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Reports: Julian Edelman Has Broken Foot; Playoff Return Possible

    NESN "The injuries just won’t stop for the New England Patriots. Wide receiver Julian Edelman broke a bone in his foot Sunday during the Patriots’ 27-26 win over the New York Giants, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo first reported, via a source. Edelman suffered a “Jones fracture,” Garafolo specified, and..." November 16

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    3 weeks ago, Belichick doubled Brandon Marshall (7 tar, 4-67) on virtually every play. I'd expect a similar strategy vs Odell Beckham today

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Jabaal Sheard is expected to be a game-time decision tomorrow, per source. It's as close as he's been since injuring the ankle in Week 6.