Patriots Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Tom Brady: Roger Goodell didn’t congratulate me after record-breaking win

    Sportsnaut "The frosty relationship between Tom Brady and Roger Goodell is apparently still as frigid as ever. When the New England Patriots took the Los Angeles Rams behind the woodshed for their 10th win of the season in Week 13, Brady became the winningest quarterback in NFL history (201). After..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Danny Amendola Suffers High-Ankle Sprain, With Hopes Of Returning For Playoffs

    CBS Boston "Sunday’s thorough win over the Los Angeles Rams was not a complete celebration for the New England Patriots, as wide receiver Danny Amendola suffered an ankle injury late in the third quarter and did not return. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the injury is a high-ankle sprain, and it..." December 05

  • Raiders will earn home field over Patriots if both finish 14-2

    Pro Football Talk "We’ve reached the point in the season when fans are starting to look at playoff tiebreakers, and the tiebreaker scenarios feature some good news for Raiders fans. If the Raiders and Patriots both win out to finish the season 14-2, the Raiders will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC and have..." December 05

  • Brady sets record for QB wins in Patriots' 26-10 victory

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady stopped by the dinner that owner Robert Kraft threw for the 15-year celebration of the 2001 New England championship team Saturday night to say hi to his former teammates. He left quickly. He had history waiting for him and needed his rest. "I didn't stay..." December 04

  • Tom Brady sets record for all-time QB victories "Tom Brady has accomplished another remarkable feat in his Hall of Fame career. The New England Patriots quarterback became the NFL's all-time leader for wins by a quarterback (including playoffs), surpassing Peyton Manning's mark in a 26-10 victory over the Rams. Since becoming the Patriots'..." December 04

  • Patriots reportedly have no intention of trading Rob Gronkowski

    Larry Brown Sports "With Rob Gronkowski having recently undergone his third back surgery since 2009, there has been some speculation that his career — at least with the New England Patriots — could be over. According to one report, that is not the case. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Sunday that the Patriots are..." December 04

  • Malcolm Mitchell makes an impact for the Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, the Patriots will be missing one of their primary offensive weapons for the rest of the year. But they’re developing another offensive weapon, much earlier than they usually do. Receiver Malcolm Mitchell, the only player to beat Darrelle Revis for two touchdowns in the same game, is the..." December 03

  • Patriots place Gronkowski on season-ending IR "Any hope the New England Patriots had of getting tight end Rob Gronkowski back this season has officially been quashed. The team has placed the big tight end on injured reserve after he underwent back surgery Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Gronkowski initially..." December 03

  • Patriots' Branch wins appeal of 4-game suspension

    CBS Boston "As it turns out, the Patriots defense may not be without Alan Branch after all. The defensive tackle was facing a 4-game suspension after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana. Branch played, and blocked a field goal versus the Jets, while he appealed the discipline." December 03

  • Hospitalized Rob Gronkowski shares post-surgery video

    CBS Sports "Houston will interview at least five candidates for its head-coaching position, including Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former coaches Les Miles and Art Briles, sources told ESPN. Cougars interim coach/defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said earlier this week that he and..." December 03

  • Dion Lewis zings LeGarrette Blount over eating fast food

    NESN "Unfortunately, Lewis didn’t provide an update on what Blount was eating or what was in the bag, so it looks like we’ll never know just how much of a “fat boy” he was. For The Win pointed out that Blount answered a Q&A on last season saying his favorite food was Hamburger Helper..." December 03

  • Seahawk Earl Thomas on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I just hope he stays positive’

    Seattle Times "The news Thursday that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the rest of the season hit home to one Seattle Seahawk — safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski’s family and the Patriots announced Thursday night that the Arizona grad will have back surgery that is likely to sideline him..." December 03

  • Belichick on playing without Gronkowski: We’ll do what we do every week

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is having back surgery on Friday and his family released a statement through the team saying that they expect Gronkowski will miss the rest of the regular season. Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t add much information on top of that statement during his..." December 02

  • Former Pats doctor hints Rob Gronkowski’s back injury could be career-ending

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will have had three back surgeries since 2009 once his latest procedure is completed, and it goes without saying that there is some major concern about that. How major, exactly? Some are wondering if Gronkowski will ever play in the NFL..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Rob Gronkowski Is Having Back Surgery, and Of Course, Some Fans Are Blaming the 'Madden' Curse for It

    Complex "Patriots fans got some really bad news on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rob Gronkowski has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back, and he’s going to have to undergo back surgery on Friday. That surgery could very well land him on the bench for the remainder of the 2016-17..." December 02

  • Brady on Gronk: “A big void left by a spectacular player”

    CSN New England "Tom Brady knows he'll be without his most dynamic offensive weapon for -- in all likelihood -- the remainder of the season. The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski's family released a joint statement that said the expectation was that the All-Pro's 2016 campaign is over. But even before that statement..." December 02

  • Model who filed paternity suit against Julian Edelman has the baby

    Boston Globe "The Swedish model who filed a paternity suit against Patriots receiver Julian Edelman over the summer has had the baby. We’re told Ella Rose gave birth to an 8-pound-5-ounce baby girl named Lily on Wednesday in LA. Though Edelman has never publicly acknowledged Rose’s pregnancy or the lawsuit,..." December 01

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Gronk Undergoing Back Surgery, Expected To Miss 8 Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News is hearing that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could be undergoing back surgery. According to Carucci, Gronkowski suffered a ruptured disk in his back last week and is expected to miss eight weeks. Pro Football Talk has confirmed that Gronkowski is, in fact,..." December 01

  • Rams explain how Jeff Fisher wasn't really mixing up names of Patriots RBs

    Fox Sports "Rams coach Jeff Fisher came under some fire on Wednesday after his conference call with members of the New England media. Ahead of LA’s meeting with the Patriots on Sunday, Fisher was asked about New England’s three-headed monster at running back: LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Aaron Hernandez suing after his jailhouse phone calls were hacked

    Fox Sports "The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston charges Dallas-based Securus Technologies Inc. with negligence, breach of contract and invasion of privacy. It demands that Securus provide an account of how the conversations were accessed, how many were heard and who listened. The suit says the..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Rob Gronkowski's Patriots days are numbered, Bart Scott says

    Sporting News "New England Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn't played a full season since 2011, and an old rival said nagging injuries will lead to the Patriots parting ways with him. “Gronk’s on his way out (of New England),” former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott said on CBS Sports Radio...." November 29

  • Tim Tebow once passed on a million-dollar endorsement deal because of Bill Belichick

    Fox Sports "Former NFL quarterback and fledgling baseball prospect Tim Tebow joined FOX & Friends to discuss a few stories from his new book, Shaken, and during his interview Tebow opened up about a costly decision he made just before he was cut by the New England Patriots in 2013. Tebow writes in the book..." November 29

  • NFL in Mexico City, 2017 edition: Patriots and the Raiders?

    ESPN "Just one week after the NFL returned to Mexico City for the first time in over a decade, there are already reports suggesting a new contest for the 2017 season. The New England Patriots would face the Oakland Raiders at the Estadio Azteca at some point during the next year, according to ESPN's..." November 29

  • Patriots sign OT Marcus Cannon to five-year extension

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots and starting right tackle Marcus Cannon have agreed to a five-year contract extension, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Marcus Cannon, a sixth-year pro out of TCU, is famous for overcoming non-Hodgkins Lymphoma to become a top-tier right tackle in the NFL. With the..." November 29

  • For first time in very long time, Patriots have a kicking problem

    Boston Herald "Patriots fans had a collective pit in their stomachs for much of Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. The pit was large, fluttering, churning. Everyone had an uneasy, burning, queasy feeling, perhaps some trembling. Dizziness, too, may have been involved. And the pit had a name: Stephen..." November 29

  • Bennett on Patriots' success: 'We work (expletive) hard'

    NESN "Martellus Bennett might be the best wordsmith in the New England Patriots’ locker room. He’s certainly the most entertaining quote, making his stall a must-visit after any Patriots game. After New England rallied to knock off the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Bennett was..." November 28

  • Tom Brady: I’m happy the week is over

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed a couple of days of practice last week with a knee injury and the time away seemed to affect him during Sunday’s game against the Jets. Brady missed on several throws over the course of the game and the Patriots offense took a while to find its rhythm as a..." November 28

  • Brady ties Peyton's record with 200th career win

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has tied the NFL record for victories by a quarterback, notching his 200th against the New York Jets on Sunday. Including the playoffs, Brady is 200-61 in his career. He ties Peyton Manning, who retired after last season and finished his career with a..." November 28

  • Gronkowski is expected to play, two weeks after suffering chest injury

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed what he would later call one of the biggest hits he ever had taken, courtesy of Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Conflicting reports emerged regarding whether Gronkowski, who finished the game, had a punctured lung; regardless, he missed last..." November 27

  • Patriots are expected to bring Jacoby Brissett back from injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "With Patriots quarterback Tom Brady injured and only one other quarterback available to take practice reps, the team will be getting Jimmy Garoppolo some help. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots are expected to bring quarterback Jacoby Brissett back from practice this week,..." November 27

  • Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski officially active for Sunday afternoon

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski both made the trip to New Jersey for Sunday’s game against the Jets and they didn’t do it just to have a chance to check out one of the Garden State’s finer restaurants. As expected, Brady and Gronkowski are both active as the Patriots..." November 27

  • Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (back) will not return against Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots got tight end Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup after he missed last week’s game with a chest injury, but Gronkowski has already headed off in need of medical attention. Gronkowski went to the locker room in the final minutes of the first quarter for reasons that haven’t been..." November 27

  • Brady guides Pats' rally vs. Jets, earns 200th win

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Only 22 of Tom Brady's 200 career wins came against the New York Jets. For New York and its fans, it only seems as if Brady beat the Jets 200 times, all in a fashion agonizingly similar to the way the veteran quarterback directed the New England Patriots to victory Sunday..." November 27

  • Gronkowski’s back injury doesn’t appear to be serious, for now

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is done for the day with a back injury. But that doesn’t mean he’ll be done for the next week, or beyond. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the initial indication is that the back injury is not serious. He’s currently not expected to miss any more..." November 27

  • Tom Brady Reaches New Milestone, Becomes Fifth QB To Pass For 60,000 Yards

    NESN "Tom Brady added yet another achievement to his professional resume during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. An 18-yard completion to Julian Edelman put the New England Patriots quarterback over 60,000 passing yards for his career, making him just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to..." November 27

  • Tom Brady reportedly has swelling, soreness in knee

    Larry Brown Sports "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, but that does not mean he is fully healthy. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Brady has been dealing with soreness and swelling in his knee. It’s no surprise that Brady is playing, as..." November 27

  • Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady expected to play vs. Jets

    Mass Live "Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are expected to suit up for the New England Patriots Sunday when they take on the New York Jets, according to multiple reports. Both players were listed as questionable this week -- a major concern considering how vital each is to the Patriots'..." November 27

  • Brady, Gronk both make the trip for game vs. Jets

    Pro Football Talk "Although the Patriots’ top two offensive players are both listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Jets, there are positive signs that both can go. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted on social media that he is with the team on the way to New Jersey for the game, while multiple..." November 26

  • Rob Gronkowski ‘a true game-time decision’ Sunday vs. Jets

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots could see Rob Gronkowski return to the lineup after he missed last week’s game with a lung injury. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Gronkowski has made a lot of progress the past couple of days and is now a “true game-time decision.” The tight end is recovering from..." November 26

  • Jimmy Garoppolo is “ready to roll” if needed

    Boston Herald "What constitutes a normal week for Jimmy Garoppolo might not align with that of your average backup quarterback. The uncertainty around Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension left Garoppolo in maybe-he’ll-play-maybe-he-won’t limbo two summers in a row. Then he finally prepped as the presumptive,..." November 26

  • Martellus Bennett: ‘Thanksgiving was cool besides celebrating the demise of the Indians’

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett isn’t shy about expressing himself, and he shared an interesting take about Thanksgiving on Friday. The traditional story of Thanksgiving’s origin tells us that the native Americans that were here when the Plymouth colonists arrived taught them..." November 26

  • Bill Belichick sheds no light on Tom Brady’s status, #asexpected

    CSN New England "Bill Belichick was given proper warning. He knew what was coming. Still, he didn't change course. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has missed each of the last two practices, and so the obvious question Friday morning was, "Will he play?" Before dropping it on Belichick -- who answers just..." November 25

  • Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots' passing game listed as questionable vs. Jets

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots are one of the best teams in football. They're 8-2, leading the AFC East, and sitting in second place in the AFC overall. Their opponent this week is the New York Jets, who are not one of the best teams in football. The Jets are 3-7, last in the AFC East and fifth-worst..." November 25