Patriots Rumors & News

  • Eagles will reportedly sign Tim Tebow

    SB Nation "The Philadelphia Eagles will sign Tim Tebow on Monday, according to a report from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the two sides began working on the framework of the deal when Tebow worked out for the Eagles in March. The deal was then finalized on Sunday allowing Tebow to..." April 19

  • Report: Aaron Hernandez Was Addicted to Angel Dust

    Black Sports Online "Aaron Hernandez never failed an NFL drug test even though everyone said he smoked weed daily and now it is being reported he was addicted to angel dust. A man who knew Hernandez and asked not to be identified, said: ‘He was regularly high or out of his mind on Angel Dust. ‘People who were in..." April 19

  • Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 'looks like a linebacker' "A year ago at this time, Jimmy Garoppolo became one of several draft-darling quarterbacks, with many prognosticators touting the relative unknown as an early-round pick after his time at Eastern Illinois. The Patriots swiped Garoppolo in the second round, releasing a cavalcade of questions..." April 19

  • Former Patriots advisor admits team knew Aaron Hernandez had issues "Floyd Reese worked as a senior football advisor for the Patriots from 2009-2012. Before that, he was the longtime general manager and executive vice president of the Titans (and Oilers, before them). Now retired from the NFL, Reese hosts the Sports Night radio show on Nashville's 102.5 FM. On..." April 18

  • Darrelle Revis to reunite with Patriots at White House after signing with Jets

    New York Daily News "Get ready for an uncomfortable reunion in the nation's capital. Darrelle Revis plans to attend the Patriots' visit next Thursday to the White House, according to a source. The team will be honored by President Barack Obama, but the trip could be interesting given all that has happened with..." April 17

  • Patriots mostly silent about Aaron Hernandez's conviction

    Boston Herald "While the Patriots remained mostly silent, the NFL community littered the Internet with a wide range of reactions yesterday to Aaron Hernandez’ guilty verdict. The Pats had no official comment after the conclusion of Hernandez’ murder trial. Also, current and former players had no interest in..." April 16

  • Dont'a Hightower: I'll take a torn shoulder for a title

    Boston Herald "We know football players are tough. Sometimes, they’re insanely tough. Consider Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who played the final month of the regular season and playoffs with a torn right labrum. As such, he played in pain, with just one fully functional arm through the most pivotal..." April 16

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Oh right, football. #Jets gave Ridley $1.25 million for his 1-year deal, with $80,000 guaranteed (signing bonus)

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder "Jurors in the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have found him guilty of first degree murder, which carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of..." April 15

  • Aaron Hernandez appeared to mouth 'wrong' at jurors after guilty verdict "On Wednesday former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to jail for life without parole as dictated by Massachusetes state law. For much of the trial, Hernandez appeared almost aloof. He was never scared or..." April 15

  • Jurors call Kraft’s testimony compelling evidence against Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Hernandez’s claim of innocence to Robert Kraft helped jurors decide to convict Hernandez of first-degree murder today. After Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, was found guilty today of murdering Odin Lloyd, jurors told reporters that the testimony of Kraft, the Patriots’ owner,..." April 15

  • Jury deliberations reach sixth day in Aaron Hernandez murder trial "The jury in the murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez began its sixth day of deliberations Tuesday morning, per CBS Boston. The jury, which is made up of seven women and five men, have deliberated for more than 27 hours since they received the case last week. Hernandez has..." April 14

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Revis claims Instagram hacking

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier today, Deadspin pointed out that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis engaged in a profane exchange with fans on his Instagram account. Many predicted that Revis would claim that his account was hacked. And he has. “I gotta a ring, I’m paid & worth more than you,” Revis (or the hacker)..." April 12

  • Chandler Jones excited for Malcolm Butler to have more impact in 2015 "New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones previously said it was an honor to play with arguably the best cornerback in the NFL, Darrelle Revis. So now that Revis has signed with the New York Jets, how do the Patriots adjust? That was the question Jones was asked Friday morning during a..." April 11

  • Aaron Hernandez Jailhouse I.D. For Sale On eBay "Seems Aaron Hernandez got jacked for his official jail I.D. card during his stint in the slammer -- 'cause it just surfaced on eBay ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the item appears to be a legit identification card from Suffolk County Jail in Mass where..." April 11

  • Chandler Jones: Patriots’ D will be fine as long as we have Belichick

    Providence Journal "There’s been plenty of change and turnover with the Patriots’ defense this offseason. Gone from the Super Bowl championship team are big names like Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork and Brandon Browner, along with supporting players such as Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas. Free agency wasn’t kind..." April 11

  • Jury in Aaron Hernandez trial excused for weekend without verdict

    Sporting News "The jury in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial has deliberated for almost 20 hours but has not yet reached a verdict. Judge E. Susan Garsh on Friday afternoon excused the jurors until 9 a.m. ET Monday. "At this time I'm going to ask you to suspend your deliberations until Monday," she said, via..." April 11

  • TV crew's actions could have led to mistrial in Aaron Hernandez case

    Yahoo! Sports "Two jurors determining the fate of Aaron Hernandez told Bristol County Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh that a Boston television station SUV was present at their parking lot Wednesday night and approached jury vehicles, an act that violates Massachusetts’ law. Both jurors – one male, one..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Cost to implement Bill Belichick’s end zone camera proposal could be $20M

    Sportress of Blogitude "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t hold back in a diatribe at the NFL owners meetings during which he castigated the league for not embracing his proposal to have four cameras in end zones to better assist officials during replay reviews. NFL head of officials Dean Blandino..." April 09

  • Jets sign Stevan Ridley

    Pro Football Talk "The Stevan Ridley free agency tour has come to a close, and he’s landing with the Jets. Ridley is signing with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ridley also paid visits to Miami and Washington. The 26-year-old Ridley was the Patriots’ starter at the beginning of last season, but..." April 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots RB Stevan Ridley is signing with the #Jets, source said.

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Pats RB LeGarrette Blount suspended for the 2015 opener, league spokesman says.

  • Ex-NFL player Will Allen accused of running a $32 million Ponzi scheme

    Business Insider "Former NFL cornerback Will Allen and a business associate allegedly ran a $32 million Ponzi scheme through a company that provided loans to professional athletes, according to a complaint filed by the SEC. On Tuesday, the SEC announced that it was bringing fraud charges against Allen, Susan C...." April 07

  • Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount suspended for season opener "New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended for the team's 2015 regular season opener, the NFL announced on Tuesday. The suspension is for violating the league's substance abuse policy and will be without pay. Blount was arrested along with Pittsburgh Steelers..." April 07

  • Defense: Aaron Hernandez witnessed murder but "did not know what to do" "A lawyer for former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez acknowledged Tuesday for the first time that his client was at the scene of a killing and saw it happen, but he described Hernandez to jurors as a kid who simply did not know what to do. He urged them to find Hernandez not guilty of..." April 07

  • Aaron Hernandez trial: Defense hinges on PCP-induced 'psychosis'

    Yahoo! Sports "James Sultan stood behind a defense table here inside Courtroom 7 in Bristol County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and paused dramatically. "At this time, your honor and members of the jury, the defendant, Mr. Hernandez, rests," Sultan said. The murder trial of former New England Patriots..." April 07

  • Closing arguments in Aaron Hernandez trial to be made Tuesday

    Yahoo! Sports "James Sultan stood behind a defense table here inside Courtroom 7 in Bristol County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and paused dramatically. "At this time, your honor and members of the jury, the defendant, Mr. Hernandez, rests," Sultan said. The murder trial of former New England Patriots..." April 07

  • Defense rests in Aaron Hernandez murder trial "The defense in the Aaron Hernandez first degree murder trial of Odin Lloyd rested shortly before 3 p.m. Monday after calling three witnesses to the stand, per the Boston Globe. The trial is not over, however, as the prosecution decided to recall a rebutal witness to the stand to counter a..." April 06

  • Aaron Hernandez knew that beating NFL drug tests is easy

    Boston Globe "The Aaron Hernandez saga has conjured up many questions over the last two years. How could someone live such a duplicitous life and hide it so well? How could someone with so much going for him throw it all away (allegedly)? Watching the proceedings of his first murder trial on Wednesday,..." April 05

  • Jonas Gray hopes to show he was more than a flash in the pan

    Providence Journal "A lot has changed for Jonas Gray in the past year. After two seasons of NFL uncertainty, the running back finally made his debut last year with the Patriots. He admits it was an up-and-down season, but a small taste of success has left this 24-year-old hungry for more in 2015. Gray will..." April 04

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Darius Kilgo said he has visited Packers and Dolphins will visit Bengals and do Panthers' local prospect day met with Patriots Wednesday

  • To Gronk and protect: Patriots TE playing a cop in new movie

    Pro Football Talk "One of these days, somebody’s going to make a movie about Rob Gronkowski. But for now, he’s going to be playing someone else in one, a role which will stretch his dramatic talents to the max. According to TMZ, Gronkowski is playing a cop in a new movie called “You Can’t Have It,” which stars..." April 03

  • Jerod Mayo says he 'loves New England,' but won't speculate on future with Patriots

    Providence Journal "Jerod Mayo is a Patriot, but it remains a question how long that will be the case. There’s no denying how important the 29-year-old captain has been to the team during his career. There’s also no denying the Patriots’ ruthlessness when it comes to dealing with veterans who are making a lot..." April 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Patriots, #Bucs & #Jags WR @TiUnderwood signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of @CFL after visiting today. Great spot for him.

  • The prosecution rests in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial "After two months and more than 100 witnesses, the prosecution rested Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Associated Press. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh sent jurors home on Thursday told reporters that the court will resume..." April 03

  • Meet Deon Long, one of the draft's intriguing diamonds in the rough "Craig Jefferies, a venerable high school coaching institution in Washington, DC, has ushered no shortage of elite talent to the NFL during his quarter century-plus coaching teenagers. Jefferies' list of protégés during his time at powerhouse Dunbar High School includes All-Pros Vernon Davis,..." April 02

  • Ridley could join Revis in Pats-to-Jets defections

    New York Post "The Jets took one former Patriot this offseason. Now, they are taking a look at another. Free-agent running back Stevan Ridley is scheduled to visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Ridley, 26, reportedly visited the Dolphins on Tuesday. Ridley had 2,817 rushing yards and 22..." April 02

  • Will Connolly return to the Patriots?

    CSN New England "Free agent guard Dan Connolly reportedly met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday. If the 32-year-old guard signs with Tampa Bay, he will be reunited with former teammate Logan Mankins, who was traded to the Buccaneers last season. Former Patriots offensive lineman Dan Koppen believes..." April 01

  • Patriots supposedly told Aaron Hernandez that iPhones could spy on him

    Larry Brown Sports "Alexander Bradley, a former friend of Aaron Hernandez who claims Hernandez shot him in the face back in 2013, testified in court on Wednesday. While a judge has ruled that the alleged 2013 shooting cannot be introduced as evidence in the Odin Lloyd murder trial, Bradley’s testimony provided some..." April 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Patriots free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is visiting NY Jets today, per source. He already has visited Dolphins.

  • Lawyers: Hernandez trial may end next week

    ESPN Boston "Lawyers involved in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez say they expect the case to wrap up next week. The defense intends to call only one witness and is expected to rest on Monday. At this point, the defense is expected to call a DNA expert from Cellmark..." April 01

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    Dan Wetzel @DanWetzel

    Kraft testified that Hernandez told him he was innocent because he was in a club at time of murder. [This has been proven untrue.]

  • Bob Kraft testifies in Hernandez trial

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, recounting a conversation that he had with the former star tight end following the death of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez, 25, is charged with killing Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Kraft said he spoke with..." March 31

  • Aaron Hernandez lied to Patriots owner Robert Kraft about night of murder

    Yahoo! Sports "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft likes to consider all of his employees as extended family. When he arrived at Gillette Stadium on the morning of June 19, 2013, he found a throng of media in the parking lot and news helicopters flying above. It was a sign that Aaron Hernandez, then just..." March 31

  • Rob Gronkowski I Wanna Bang that Chick From 'Wolf of Wall St.' "It's nice to set goals ... and for Rob Gronkowski, his newest target is to nail the hot chick from "Wolf of Wall Street." Gronk's appearing on Wednesday's season premiere of "The Jim Rome Show" ... and explained that he's wanted to bone Margot Robbie ever since he first saw her in the Leonardo..." March 31

  • Technically, Brady’s cliff jump may violate his contract

    Pro Football Talk "Unless the video was technologically enhanced, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady recently jumped off a cliff in Costa Rica. Setting aside for now whether the national media would be reacting with a shrug if a quarterback perceived as being less committed to his craft were engaging in inherently..." March 31

  • Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testifies she removed box at his request "Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, testified Monday at his murder trial that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after Odin Lloyd was killed, the Associated Press reports. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd on June 17,..." March 31