Patriots Rumors & News

  • Report: Rob Gronkowski to 'take his time' coming back

    NFL.com "Famed orthopedist Dr. James Andrews says Rob Gronkowski is "right where he should be" in his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery. Still, the New England Patriots tight end isn't about to rush his return from the torn ACL and MCL he suffered in a Week 14 win over the Cleveland Browns...." April 16

  • Report: Hernandez investigated for threatening to kill jail guard

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to his various legal challenges, former Patriots right end Aaron Hernandez keeps adding new ones instead of resolving old ones. According to TMZ, Hernandez is being investigated for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a guard at the Bristol County Jail. The threat allegedly..." April 15

  • Patriots could consider Keller for TE depth

    CSN New England "If you’re an NFL veteran without a home, this is your blue period. The first burst of free agency and all the little afterbursts are over. Teams are turning their attention toward the draft, going to pro days, hosting visits and poring over tape. You’ve got nothing to do but wait. And..." April 14

  • Patriots ‘still in the mix’ for Will Smith

    Fansided "The New England Patriots often sign a veteran defensive lineman later in free agency and it looks like former New Orleans Saints’ defensive end Will Smith may fill that role this season. Christopher Price of WEEI says the Patriots are “still in the mix” to sign Smith. Roughly one month..." April 13

  • Gronkowski is on schedule in his ACL rehab

    Pro Football Talk "As Rams coach Jeff Fisher observed at the Scouting Combine, every player who has surgery has a successful surgery, and his rehab is always ahead of schedule. We’ve found an exception to the rule. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly isn’t ahead of schedule after tearing an ACL late..." April 13

  • Belichick may not stand Pat in NFL Draft

    Boston Herald "With less than a month to go before the NFL draft, the suspense is starting to build a bit. As they did last year, the Patriots hold the No. 29 pick in the first round. Would anyone be shocked if Bill Belichick traded down, and collected a fleet of picks for his No. 1? The Patriots, though, are..." April 13

  • Patriots expected to select quarterback ‘at some point’

    Fansided "The New England Patriots may have Tom Brady at the helm and Ryan Mallett serving as his back up, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t be interested in adding more depth to the position during the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, there appears to be a growing belief around the league that the Patriots..." April 12

  • Bill Belichick has changed the way the league views replay rules

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s proposal to allow coaches to challenge any call that any official makes was voted down by the owners this offseason. But that doesn’t mean Belichick’s ideas aren’t being taken seriously. NFL competition committee co-chair Rich McKay said on ESPN Radio’s “The..." April 12

  • Two Aaron Hernandez associates indicted for murder

    CBSSports.com "While Aaron Hernandez is stuck behind bars awaiting his trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, the former Patriots star tight end was dealt some bad legal news Friday. The Bristol (Mass.) district attorney's office announced Friday, via the Boston Globe, that Hernandez's associates, Carlos Ortiz..." April 12

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    As I said on TA, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski visited Dr. James Andrews this week. He's right where he should be. Will start jogging soon.

  • Ninkovich likes what he's seen from Pats front office

    CSN New England "A fan’s interest in offseason moves is – to distill it – rooted in their desire to be entertained from August through December. And beyond. A player’s interest goes much deeper. Who will he be working with? Who may take his job? How might a new employee help an entrenched teammate reach..." April 09

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

  • Brandon Spikes predicts Bills will sweep Patriots in 2014

    CBSSports.com "Good news, Bills fans: You can go ahead and pencil in two wins on the yet-to-be-released 2014 schedule. New linebacker Brandon Spikes, who spent the first four years of his career in New England, predicts that the Bills will beat the Patriots twice next season. Last season, Spikes landed on..." April 09

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Bears announced: Agreed to terms with TE Matthew Mulligan on a one-year deal.

  • SJC justice won’t change gag order in Hernandez case

    Boston Globe "A state Supreme Judicial Court justice on Monday refused to alter the gag order imposed by a Bristol County judge on prosecutors who are pressing the murder case against former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. Justice Fernande R.V. Duffly ruled on the gag order issued by Bristol..." April 08

  • Rob Gronkowski apparently loves food shopping

    Boston Globe "In Boston, anything to do with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is big news. Usually it’s somber: a strained back, a tweaked ankle, or a torn ligament. But on some days, it’s just “Gronk being Gronk.” Friday was one of those days, as Gronkowski took to Twitter to share a bit of how he’s..." April 05

  • Patriots setting up to draft Tom Brady’s replacement

    Fansided "The New England Patriots’ interest in quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL draft class has caught many off guard. They showed a lot of interest in the potential top overall pick, Blake Bortles of the Central Florida Golden Knights and have brought the other two top quarterback prospects, Teddy..." April 05

  • Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard released after 35 days in jail

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was released from jail on Friday, 35 days after he began his sentence. Dennard was sentenced to 60 days after he pleaded no contest to driving under the influence, which constituted a violation of his probation for punching a police officer. He was credited..." April 05

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    As his tweet indicated, S Adrian Wilson has been informed he'll be released by the Patriots today. Plans to continue playing. Is healthy.

  • Jones-Drew nearly became a Patriot

    ESPN Boston "When running back LeGarrette Blount signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers last Friday, it created a need for the New England Patriots, as their backfield now needs depth behind Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden. As it turns out, that need was almost filled before it..." April 03

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    Tom E. Curran @tomecurran

    The Patriots are re-signing safety Patrick Chung who was released by the Eagles after one season in Philly.

  • Report: Michael Bush visiting with Patriots

    CSN New England "With the Patriots losing LeGarrette Blount to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, there's a bit of a void to fill at the running back position behind Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. Perhaps the Patriots are close to filling it. NFL Network reports that former Bears running back Michael Bush..." April 02

  • Johnny Manziel visiting Patriots

    Boston Herald "Johnny Football is bringing his show to Foxboro. Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel is in town and set for an official pre-draft visit with the Patriots today, according to a source. Interestingly, this is Manziel’s first pre-draft visit, but he has plenty more lined up..." April 02

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Per @ClaytonESPN, free-agent DE Will Smith, formerly of the Saints, is visiting New England today.

  • NFL Draft will be a shore thing for Patriots

    Providence Journal "Should the Patriots add another tight end to protect themselves at an important position where they now look very thin? Do they still need another speedy receiver? Or is it more important to bring in help on the offensive and defensive lines? With the free agency period winding down, the focus..." April 01

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Pats' remaining FAs: Andre Carter, Austin Collie, Matt Mulligan, Will Svitek. All are candidates to return.

  • NY Jets GM John Idzik should stay away from DeSean Jackson

    New York Daily News "Aaron Hernandez had just signed a five-year, $40 million contract with a $12.5 million bonus, $50,000 of which he immediately donated to the Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of the brightest, most savvy and influential owners in the NFL, but on that day in late..." March 29

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to league sources

  • 18d
    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Per NFLPA records, the Patriots have re-signed C Ryan Wendell to a two-year deal worth a maximum of $6.85 million.

  • Vince Wilfork restructures Patriots career

    Boston Herald "There’s no need to carve out a new face of the Patriots defense, as the anchor of the front line will remain planted at Gillette Stadium. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork agreed to a new contract yesterday, according to a source. It’s not yet clear how much the team will save under the terms..." March 28

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Patriots and DT Vince Wilfork restructured his contract. It's a new 3-year, $22.5M deal, per source. Wilfork stays a Patriot.

  • Agent: Peyton wanted less money than Brady

    ESPN.com "When Peyton Manning became a free agent following his release from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, he had one request for his agent while trying to find a new team: He didn't want to be paid more than Tom Brady. Tom Condon, Manning's agent, relayed the story of Manning's free agency in an..." March 27

  • Phillips could be Pats' pass-rushing target

    CSN New England "With the Chicago Bears signing free agent pass rusher Jared Allen, the market is thinning for impact guys who can get after the quarterback. On SportsNet Central, Patriots insider Tom E. Curran suggested ex-Charger and Bronco Shaun Phillips could be someone the Pats would look at. Phillips,..." March 27

  • Gasper: There's been a 'softening' with Wilfork

    CSN New England "The Vince Wilfork situation could end one of two ways: He stays or he goes. When Wilfork originally asked for his release, it sounds like he was definitely out the door. But here we are, a few weeks later, and Wilfork is still on the team. The Pats have not released him. The Boston Globe's..." March 26

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • Urban Meyer: Tim Tebow still has hopes of NFL comeback

    Fox Sports Ohio "Tim Tebow may be out of the league but that doesn't mean the clock for "Tebow Time" has necessarily struck 12. Urban Meyer, Tebow's head coach at the University of Florida and now leader of the Buckeyes program, said in an interview with CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler that the quarterback is..." March 25

  • Jets, Patriots, Dolphins, Steelers in play for Maurice Jones-Drew

    New York Daily News "The Jets are looking to add another offensive skill position piece to the puzzle, but general manager John Idzik may first have to fend off a pair of division rivals. The Daily News has learned that the Jets, Patriots, Dolphins and Steelers are in the hunt to land veteran running back Maurice..." March 25

  • Owner hopes Vince Wilfork stays put

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft compared Vince Wilfork, who has requested to be released, to some of the franchise's greats in expressing his hope that the standout defensive tackle will remain with the team. "Going back over the last 20 years, we've had some pretty special people come..." March 24

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

  • Gillette Stadium upgrading field surface

    NFL.com "Gillette Stadium officials announced that they are upgrading their field surface and the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution have selected FieldTurf’s Revolution turf system and VersaTile drainage and shock underlayment for its unparalleled player safety and extraordinary..." March 24

  • Patriots’ Devin McCourty to sign a long-term deal

    Fansided "Although he had his struggles as a cornerback, Devin McCourty has become a good safety and excellent leader for the New England Patriots. At just 26 years old, he is obviously a player the Patriots would like to lock up long term. According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, McCourty will have the..." March 23

  • Patriots still lack a few horses up front

    Boston Herald "Getting bigger, tougher, more physical cornerbacks will certainly help the Patriots when it comes to beating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. And that seems to be the crux of the Patriots’ offseason mission. Manning had to be in mind with the free agent signings of future Hall of Famer..." March 23

  • Ravens interested in LeGarrette Blount

    Fansided "The market for free agent running back LeGarrette Blount is beginning to heat up, with three teams showing interest in the past 24 hours. The latest team to say that they are interested in the New England Patriots free agent is the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore Sun passed along the..." March 22

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Rex Ryan on Darrelle Revis: 'He's now a Patriot. It is what it is.'

    New York Daily News "Antonio Cromartie leaving for the Cardinals Thursday felt like the Jets had lost the consolation prize after they already had failed to bring back the best free agent cornerback of all: Darrelle Revis. Not only that, but Revis landed with the Jets greatest rival, New England. The Jets did not..." March 20

  • How far can Pats, Wilfork take their standoff?

    CSN New England "When will Vince Wilfork’s “request” become a demand? And when will the Patriots hardball right back at Big Vince and say, in essence, “Or what?” It’s been nearly a week since Wilfork let it be known he wanted a divorce. The Patriots outwardly have stifled a yawn and gone about signing more..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

    CBSSports.com "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the CBSSports.com free agent list, and he was..." March 19

  • Source: Eagles want at least 3rd-round pick for DeSean Jackson, Pats and 49ers have inquired

    CSN Philly "The Eagles might not be actively shopping DeSean Jackson but they’re picking up the phone and listening to offers. And, according to CSN’s Derrick Gunn, other teams are interested. The team has taken inquiries from the 49ers and Patriots, Gunn has learned from a league source, and notified..." March 18

  • Bills LB Spikes refutes Patriots' IR decision

    ESPN.com "Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes, who signed with the Buffalo Bills last week, disputed New England's decision and reason for placing him on injured reserve in January. "I heard they put me on IR and stuff like that. That was just a false report," Spikes said Monday during..." March 18

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