Patriots Rumors & News

  • Aaron Hernandez's trial for 2012 double murder delayed "A Massachusetts judge has agreed to delay Aaron Hernandez's trial for a 2012 double murder in order to allow his defense team to focus on preparing for Hernandez's trial for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of the men..." November 26

  • Patriots Playing Historically Balanced Offense

    Pats Pulpit "The Patriots are on pace to something incredible. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is on pace for 1,181 receiving yards. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is scheduled to run for 122 yards and catch 1,011 more, for a total of 1,133 yards. Running back Shane Vereen's numbers extrapolate to 495 rushing..." November 25

  • Patriots rip Lions, 34-9, for seventh straight win

    CSN New England "Another week, another blowout victory over an NFL division leader. Can anyone stop these New England Patriots? Returnee LeGarrette Blount rushed for two touchdowns, Tom Brady threw a pair of scoring passes to Tim Wright, Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals and the Patriots dispatched..." November 24

  • Bill Belichick, Vince Wilfork rip Dominic Raiola "After watching Tom Brady and the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola was in the mood for payback. Raiola acknowledged to reporters after the game that he attempted to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on Detroit's final..." November 24

  • Lions' Raiola dives at Patriot late; Wilfork: That's dirty

    Detroit Free Press "The New England Patriots ran for a late touchdown when they could have taken three knees and ended today's 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions in the victory formation, and that decision rankled Dominic Raiola. Raiola admitted after the game that he tried to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach..." November 24

  • Patriots RB Gray doesn't play after lateness

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after he didn't report to the team's facility on time Friday. Shane Vereen, who started the game, had a team-high 62 snaps, newly signed LeGarrette Blount had 17 and rushed for two touchdowns and..." November 24

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Patriots expect to make LeGarrette Blount active in his first game back. Jonas Gray will also play after his alarm snafu. Divvy up carries

  • Steelers essentially rewarded Blount for quitting on team

    Pro Football Talk "Six days ago, running back LeGarrette Blount was preparing to face the Titans as a member of the Steelers. Now, he’s preparing to face the Lions as a member of the Patriots. The transition happened after Blount quit on the Steelers, was cut by the Steelers, passed through waivers unclaimed,..." November 23

  • Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick is telling his offensive linemen that they have a big responsibility on their hands against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday. “He changes everything,” Belichick said on NFL Network. “You can’t let him penetrate or he’ll foul the whole play up. You’ve..." November 22

  • Jonas Gray late, doesn't practice "New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't practice Friday because he didn't report to the team's facility on time, according to two sources. Gray reached out to Patriots coach Bill Belichick and his teammates to apologize for being late, the sources confirmed. Belichick has a..." November 22

  • Belichick: Blount must earn his PT "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has made no promises to running back LeGarrette Blount about his playing time after the team signed him to a two-year contract Thursday. "That will be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said Friday morning. "When he gets an opportunity,..." November 22

  • Rob Gronkowski Fined for Sergio Brown Block

    Pats Pulpit "Usually when I say to myself, "it was worth every penny" after I blow a wad of money on something stupid, it's only a few hundred dollars and all I have to show for it is a funny hat or a cell phone video of one of my friends cleaning up a pretty horrible mess. But when you're Rob Gronkowski, you..." November 22

  • Darrelle Revis on Calvin Johnson: 'He’s a man amongst boys out there' "New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis praised Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson ahead of their matchup in Foxboro, Mass., on Sunday. Johnson, who is considered one of the NFL's top receivers, has caught 34 passes for 520 yards and three touchdowns this season. The four-time..." November 21

  • Report: Gray late to facility, held out of Patriots practice

    CSN New England "Bill Belichick's rules apply to every player on the Patriots, even the ones who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier in the week. Jonas Gray, who had a breakout performance against the Colts last weekend with 201 yards rushing and four touchdowns, was held out of practice on Friday..." November 21

  • Belichick: Blount must earn PT with Patriots

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has made no promises to running back LeGarrette Blount about his playing time after the team signed him to a two-year contract Thursday. "That will be up to him, just like everybody else," Belichick said Friday morning. "When he gets an opportunity,..." November 21

  • Report: LeGarrette Blount expected to sign with Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots got 201 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns from Jonas Gray against the Colts last week, but that doesn’t appear to have convinced them that they have all they need at running back. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that LeGarrette Blount is at the Patriots facility on Thursday..." November 20

  • LeGarrette Blount returning to Pats "Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, the team announced. The deal is for two years and is worth the veteran minimum plus incentives, according to a source. The deal reunites Blount..." November 20

  • Parcells: I would've done things differently in New England

    CSN New England "Bill Parcells isn't too proud to say that he might've screwed up. In a wide-ranging interview with WEEI's Dale and Holley show on Tuesday, the former Patriots coach spoke about his new book -- Parcells: A football life -- as well as his time in New England. Parcells coached the Patriots..." November 19

  • Out of nowhere: Jonas Gray a surprise SI cover boy "Patriots running back Jonas Gray has gone from a guy on the fringes of the NFL to “Sports Illustrated” cover boy in the blink of an eye. In just his fourth career game and first start Sunday night, Gray rushed for 199 yards and scored four touchdowns (the first four of his career, by the way)..." November 18

  • Patriots continue their run with thrashing of Colts

    CSN New England "Another week, another AFC rival emasculated on national television. Sunday night’s 42-20 win over the Colts, highlighted by Jonas Gray’s 199 rushing yards and Rob Gronkowski blocking a Colt out of the end zone and into the tuba section, is becoming the norm. Since the Kansas City Thing, the..." November 17

  • Efficient Tim Wright stays optimistic

    Boston Herald "Tim Wright is a curious case. Tom Brady has been markedly efficient when targeting his newest tight end, completing 17-of-18 passes in Wright’s direction for 182 yards and three touchdowns. The lone misfire happened two months ago on Brady’s final throw against the Vikings, and Brady threw it..." November 16

  • Patriots' automated Twitter reply sends out racial slur

    Yahoo! Sports "The New England Patriots wanted to thank their fans for reaching one million Twitter followers with an automated tweet that showed each fan's Twitter handle on a digital Patriots jersey if they retweeted this message celebrating reaching one million. The social media department didn't think..." November 14

  • Brady maybe a little envious of Luck "New England Patriots veteran Tom Brady faces another marquee quarterback in prime time on Sunday night and he's envious of what Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts can do. "He's a great player, in his third year, and he's had a lot of success," Brady said Wednesday of the Colts' impressive..." November 12

  • Favre changes mind, now would take Brady over Manning "If you asked Brett Favre late last month who he thought the NFL's best quarterback is, he would have said Peyton Manning. A couple weeks later, though, Favre has changed his mind. "We've learned not to write Tom Brady off," Favre said this week in a video post on "Today's game, he is..." November 09

  • Mark Wahlberg: Tom Brady To Appear In ‘Ted 2,’ ‘Entourage’ Movie

    NESN "Tom Brady might have to skip some organized team activities this summer to attend two red carpet movie premieres. Mark Wahlberg announced on “The B.S. Report” that the New England Patriots quarterback will star in two of his upcoming movies, “Ted 2″ and “Entourage.” “I just shot another..." November 06

  • How would Revis try to cover Gronkowski?

    CSN New England "For a period of a few weeks during Patriots training camp, corner Darrelle Revis had a special assignment: cover Rob Gronkowski. This was well before Gronkowski -- who at the time was rehabbing the knee injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely -- was cleared for contact. But as he got..." November 06

  • Rob Gronkowski at full strength is a legit MVP candidate

    New York Post "The notion of Rob Gronkowski being in play for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player aware has to be taken seriously now. The big tight end is on a big roll with nine catches in each of the Patriots’ past two games, including a nine-reception, 105-yard performance Sunday night in the 43-21 destruction..." November 05

  • No team in the NFL has a winning record against Tom Brady "There's no team in the NFL that can say they have a winning record against Tom Brady. Thanks to Sunday's win over Denver, Brady now has a .500 or better regular season record against all 31 other teams. The Patriots 43-21 win over the Broncos gives Brady a 5-5 career regular season record..." November 05

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe supports Mark Sanchez, says playing for NY Jets like being sacrificial virgin

    New York Daily News "Drew Bledsoe hasn’t played for the Jets’ greatest rival since 2001, but that didn’t stop him from taking a shot at Gang Green on Monday when asked about Mark Sanchez now starting in Philly. “Going to play quarterback for the Jets ... it’s kind of like, you know when they used to take the pretty..." November 04

  • Patriots rout Broncos, 43-21, in battle for AFC supremacy

    CSN New England "Remember just five short weeks ago, when obituaries were being written for the New England Patriots' reign of dominance? Seems a little foolish now, doesn't it? Because now, five weeks later, the Patriots have staked their claim as the AFC's best. They ran the defending conference champions,..." November 03

  • Jonas Gray foresaw big future at early age

    Boston Herald "In January 2004, Jonas Gray sat at a barbershop in his hometown of Pontiac, Mich., with his brother, Corinthian. On the television was the U.S. Army All-American Game, which at the time was the only nationally televised all-star game for the country’s best senior high school football..." November 02

  • Brady-Manning: ‘You wait a year to play this game’

    USA Today "Tom Brady wanted to make one thing perfectly clear Wednesday as he met reporters in advance of another showdown against Peyton Manning. "I'm pretty self-motivated," Brady said when someone asked whether Manning's presence as a rival propelled him to greater heights. "He's always someone I've..." October 29

  • Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez 'probably' will be allowed to watch Patriots on TV "Aaron Hernandez didn't get to watch Tom Brady go up against Peyton Manning the last time the Patriots and Broncos played, but this time around, Hernandez will likely be allowed to watch. Suffolk Sheriff Steven Tompkins told the Boston Herald that Hernandez has been a 'model citizen' in jail and..." October 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Bucs are finishing up a trade to send LB Jonathan Casillas to the #Patriots, source says.

  • Patriots may eye Doug Martin; Michael Griffin on block

    Cincy Jungle "The NFL trade deadline ends Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, and we're taking a look at the latest rumors and rumblings of players who could get dealt. TheMMQB's Peter King doesn't anticipate an active NFL trade deadline, but says that Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter could be one the block,..." October 28

  • Rumors of Patriots' demise were premature "A month ago, coming off an embarrassing blowout loss in Kansas City on Monday Night Football, the 2-2 New England Patriots were a team at an early-season crossroads. Questions were flying about New England's talent on both sides of the ball, even going as far as doubt regarding the possible..." October 28

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Patriots RB Shane Vereen, who missed Friday’s practice with an illness, will play today. … You think he’d miss a showdown with his brother?

  • Source: Chandler Jones' regular season in jeopardy, out a minimum of six weeks with hip injury

    Boston Herald "The Patriots are fearing the worst for defensive end Chandler Jones. The team’s most dominant pass rusher suffered a hip injury in Week 7 against the Jets, and the Patriots fear a worst-case scenario that could keep Jones out of the lineup for the rest of the regular season, according to a..." October 25

  • How Sanders went from near-Patriot to Broncos weapon

    CSN New England "Another week, another Broncos win and -- for Patriots observers -- another head-shaking performance by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Through seven games as a Bronco, Sanders has 47 catches and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdowns came in prime time Thursday night against the..." October 25

  • Shane Vereen not present at Friday practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots’ top tailback looks to be a late-week addition to the club’s injury report. Shane Vereen was not on the practice field for New England on Friday, multiple club beat writers reported, included Doug Kyed of It’s unclear whether Vereen’s absence was because of injury or..." October 24

  • Improved Patriots defense must endure offensive gauntlet

    Boston Herald "As often happens in these parts, the victory party began before the votes had been counted. Or even cast, for that matter. The coronation of the Patriots defense started the day Brandon Browner was signed. When Darrelle Revis was signed two days later, the Patriots hadn’t just improved their..." October 24

  • Akeem Ayers happy to be somewhere he has a chance to play

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Akeem Ayers had fallen out of favor in Tennessee this season, leaving him as a healthy scratch for five of the team’s seven games and, unbeknownst to him, on the trading block. The Titans pulled the trigger on a deal this week, sending Ayers to the Patriots along with a 2015..." October 24

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Revis apologized for Tuesday tardiness

    CSN New England "Hours after being sent home from the Patriots facility for tardiness, Darrelle Revis returned to Gillette Stadium to meet with Bill Belichick and apologize. According to a source close to Revis, the veteran cornerback is “very contrite” about having overslept Tuesday morning and wanted to speak..." October 23

  • Should the Patriots trade for Jackson?

    CSN New England "Vincent Jackson to New England? Is this something that could happen? The Buccaneers are reportedly taking calls for their wideout, and Insider Tom E. Curran believes the Patriots should try to make a deal. Chris Gasper and Gary Tanguay joined the conversation on Arbella Early..." October 22

  • Darrelle Revis was sent home Tuesday for tardiness

    Boston Globe "Bill Belichick has a specific set of rules that his players must abide by, and Darrelle Revis discovered Tuesday that being a superstar doesn’t buy you any leeway. Revis, playing his first season in New England following seven years with the Jets and Buccaneers, was absent from Tuesday’s..." October 22

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    shalise manza young @shalisemyoung

    Chandler Jones missed practice today due to a hip injury – according to league source, it is expected to sideline him about a month

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    Been told #Titans are trading LB Akeem Ayers to the #Patriots. The only thing that would prevent is a failed physical

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights: