Patriots Rumors & News

  • Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola appear close to returning to practice field

    WEEI Boston "While wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola haven’t participated yet in the first of two Patriots training camp sessions as they both are on PUP, it would appear they are making strides towards joining the rest of the team. Edelman had offseason foot surgery after missing significant..." July 30

  • Jonathan Cooper Carted Off With Foot Injury

    NESN "The first notable injury of New England Patriots training camp occurred Saturday, when guard Jonathan Cooper was carted off the field with a right foot injury. Cooper has a plantar fascia issue, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported during the Patriots’ first padded practice. Cooper went down..." July 30

  • Model Wants “Reasonable Child Support” if Baby She’s Carrying is Edelman’s

    Black Sports Online "Julian Edelman and model Ella Rose had a “casual relationship” for a few years, but Edelman forgot to wrap up and now she is pregnant. Edelman wants to be sure the baby is his, so she requested a paternity test." July 30

  • LeGarrette Blount to carry big load for Patriots

    Boston Herald "After watching Tom Brady take a pounding last season, it made a lot of sense to think the Patriots would add a power back to help ease the load on their soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback. The need seemed especially urgent given LeGarrette Blount’s exit last year with a season-ending hip injury..." July 30

  • Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

    Yardbarker "Belichick, Brady and Garoppolo air out their grievances on an episode of Dr. Phil, but the good doctor is not having any of it. " July 30

  • Bennett compares working with 2 QBs to dating 2 women

    NESN "One thing is clear four months into Martellus Bennett’s tenure with the New England Patriots: The tight end is a character. Bennett, whose Instagram bio lists him as a “Visionary Architect” and “Creative Director of Awesomeness,” had a few creative quips when asked about his short time with..." July 30

  • Bill Belichick Rolls Eyes, Mutters "Jesus Christ" When Asked About Tom Brady Starting Week 5

    The Big Lead "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is suspended for the first games of the regular season. Unproven Jimmy Garoppolo will be under center for the first quarter of the year. Some people in sports media have been suggesting that Brady is in danger of losing his starting job." July 29

  • Jimmy Garoppolo “very excited” about chance to start

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots held their first practice of training camp on Thursday, which means we got our first chance to see how the team will be divvying up the reps at quarterback between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Reiss of reports that it was an even split between the two quarterbacks..." July 28

  • New England Patriots -- Lineman DEVOURS 2 Pound Steak ... Wins $5k for Charity!

    TMZ "EXTREME MEAT SWEATS!! Here's New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard lining up in front of a 2 POUND monster steak Tuesday -- in what may have been the most delicious charity challenge of his career. Sheard hit up Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts (about an..." July 28

  • Julian Edelman hit with paternity suit by Swedish model

    Washington Post "A Swedish model is claiming that her relationship with Julian Edelman has left her pregnant, and she has hit him with a paternity suit. The Patriots wide receiver, meanwhile, was recently spotted in the company of Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Ella Rose filed the suit in Los Angeles..." July 28

  • Fans slam Goodell as Patriots training camp starts

    The Score "Roger Goodell has a lot of enemies in Massachusetts. New England Patriots fans let their feelings towards the NFL commissioner known on the first day of training camp Thursday, holding up signs calling for him to be fired and chanting "Free Tom Brady!"" July 28

  • Bill Belichick: Priority now is to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready

    ESPN "Leaving no opening for the possibility of a quarterback controversy, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick commented publicly for the first time on Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension to open the season. "We had, finally, some definition with Tom's situation, so our priority now is to..." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Patriots to open camp without Edelman, Amendola, Lewis on the field

    The Score "The New England Patriots will open their training camp with several key members of their starting offense physically unable to perform. Receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, running back Dion Lewis, tight end Clay Harbor, and offensive linemen Tre' Jackson and Sebastian Vollmer have all..." July 26

  • Julian Edelman -- Dating Adriana Lima ... PDA On the Pier ...

    TMZ "Another New England Patriots star ... dating ANOTHER smokin' hot supermodel. This time, it's wide receiver Julian Edelman and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima. Sources close to the two tell us ... they met at the beginning of the month in Miami through mutual friends and have been out..." July 25

  • Suspended Brady can't discuss football with teammates

    Boston Herald "Along with wondering how the Patriots are going to fare without Tom Brady during the first four games of the season, there’s been a lot of discussion during the past week about how No. 12 will be able to stay in the loop, not to mention keep his sanity, during his suspension. After all, Brady..." July 24

  • Tom Brady can’t play catch with teammates while suspended

    Pro Football Talk "We may see a rusty Tom Brady in Week Five. Brady is suspended for the first four games of the season over Deflategate, so he’s scheduled to make his regular season debut in Week Five against the Browns. Quarterbacks regularly miss time with injuries and then return to the field without any..." July 24

  • Rob Gronkowski: 'We got a lot of confidence' in Jimmy Garoppolo

    247 Sports "The last time Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots were trailing the Kansas City Chiefs by 34 points in September of 2014. Garoppolo, then a rookie second-round pick, has yet to throw another in regular-season play. But that’ll soon change when..." July 23

  • Cardinals' Palmer: Starting 1-0 more important than beating Brady

    The Score "Tom Brady or not, the Arizona Cardinals just want a win. Carson Palmer backed up teammate Calais Campbell's previous comments stating that their team is more concerned about picking up a 'W' in their season opener than claiming bragging rights over Brady. "Yes, to an extent (I would like to..." July 23

  • Bill Belichick has the NFL’s least diverse coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick has assembled the least diverse staff of any head coach in the NFL, according to an ESPN study of diversity in NFL coaching. Belichick’s staff of 14 coaches includes just two minorities, meaning the Patriots have the NFL’s least diverse staff, according to ESPN...." July 22

  • Cedric Cobbs avoids jail, tells judge he’s being treated for brain injury

    Arkansas Online "A suspected brain injury from 14 years of playing football, a positive attitude and the support of a treatment center director led a federal judge to impose a no-prison sentence Thursday for former Arkansas Razorback Cedric Cobbs. Cobbs, 35, who left Arkansas in 2004 to join the National..." July 22

  • Aaron Hernandez’s defense dream team to debut today

    Boston Herald "Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez and his new defense dream team will make their first public appearance together at a hearing this afternoon in 
Plymouth Superior Court. The proceeding is expected to address defense motions pertaining to double-homicide charges Hernandez, 26, has pending in..." July 21

  • Patriots head to camp with Jimmy Garoppolo taking early QB reins

    ESPN "The New England Patriots open training camp July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Here's a closer look at the Patriots' camp, which wraps up in mid- to late August: Top storyline: Can third-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo keep things afloat in season-opening games at..." July 20

  • Patriots have the shortest roster in the league and averages out to a short, squat, Joe Cardona

    Pats Pulpit "Our friends over at Bleeding Green Nation decided to figure out the average height and weight of NFL rosters around the league and the takeaway is pretty great. The Patriots have the shortest roster in the league with an average height of 73.63 inches, or a hair taller than 6’1 1/2. Despite..." July 20

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • LeGarrette Blount not guaranteed roster spot

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest question marks for the New England Patriots heading into training camp is just how the running back situation is going to play out. Last year’s breakout star Dion Lewis missed the final nine games of the season after suffering a torn ACL. This came after he put up 622 total..." July 20

  • If Jimmy Garoppolo shines in 4 games, who in NFL would make push for him?

    Yahoo! Sports "This time one year ago, the NFL at large barely knew Brock Osweiler. Buried behind the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, his draft dossier was collecting dust in opposing personnel departments, slowly decaying until an unexpected break changed everything. But a few solid games and timing carried..." July 20

  • Steelers' Williams has no empathy for Patriots

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After a season in which DeAngelo Williams injured his foot two quarters before the start of the playoffs and was relegated to watching the banged-up Steelers come within minutes of the AFC championship game, it's difficult for the veteran running back to feel sorry about any player or any team..." July 20

  • Why the NFLPA needs to keep fighting DeflateGate even if Tom Brady won't

    SB Nation "In its statement Friday, the NFLPA indicated it could still continue to pursue DeflateGate all the way to the Supreme Court. “We will continue to review all of our options and we reserve our rights to petition for cert to the Supreme Court,” the union said. Brady has also reportedly authorized..." July 19

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • ESPN hires former Patriots receiver Randy Moss as an analyst

    Boston "Randy Moss, an electrifying and sometimes controversial wide receiver for 14 NFL seasons, including three-plus for the Patriots, is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst. The network confirmed via press release Monday that it had hired Moss, who spent the past three years in a similar if lower profile..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Pats safety Nate Ebner selected to U.S. rugby team for Rio Olympics

    ESPN "New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner has become the only active NFL player to qualify for the Rio Olympics and will represent USA Rugby. USA Rugby Men's Sevens coach Mike Friday announced the 12 athletes and his seven staff to represent Team USA on Monday. Ebner took a leave of absence..." July 18

  • Randy Moss on NFL's marijuana ban: 'Loosen up the rules and let everybody live'

    CBS Sports "During Randy Moss' NFL career, in which he caught 982 passes for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns, he openly admitted to smoking marijuana. So, it should come as no surprise to hear Moss, who hasn't played since the 2012 season, rail against the league's marijuana policy. When speaking with..." July 18

  • Gronk Plays Air Guitar for McCartney at Fenway

    CSN New England "Boston sports and rock and roll collided at Fenway Park on Sunday night when Paul McCartney played a sold out concert at the legendary ballpark. Before performing the song “Helter Skelter,” McCartney had a surprise for the crowd in the form of New England Patriots tight end Rob..." July 18

  • Patriots' Edelman: Foot feels better every day

    The Score "New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman says his surgically repaired foot continues to improve on a daily basis as training camp nears. "I'm feeling a day better than yesterday, and I'm feeling a second better than the last second," Edelman said at his youth football camp this week,..." July 17

  • Why Tom Brady might still receive No. 1 reps early in training camp

    ESPN "One closely watched storyline early in Patriots training camp will be how the four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady affects Bill Belichick’s practice plans at quarterback, and there’s a strong chance it will mostly be the status quo. Belichick annually says training camp is about..." July 17

  • Patriots’ Julian Edelman keeps a bit quiet on quarterback situation

    Boston Herald "As campers whizzed around the field in a sea of white shirts, Julian Edelman stood at the 50-yard line dressed in a red hat and T-shirt. While he served as signal caller for the day at his youth football camp, the Patriots wide receiver was less eager to talk about the guys that will be wearing..." July 17

  • Robert Kraft Hammers NFL’s ‘Flawed And Biased’ Deflategate Investigation

    NESN "Robert Kraft isn’t happy, but he also knows it’s time to move on and get ready for the 2016 season. The New England Patriots owner wasted little time issuing a statement Friday afternoon after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced he was giving up his fight and accepting his four-game..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Brady will not appeal 4-game suspension "Tom Brady will not appeal his four-game suspension to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court this week rejected the New England Patriots quarterback's latest attempt to overturn his "Deflategate" suspension." July 15

  • Report: Brady saved nearly $2M by appealing suspension

    The Score "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has accepted his four-game suspension, but it won't cost him nearly as much as it would have last season. After being granted a stay for the 2015 season, Brady renegotiated his contract so that he would save nearly $2 million while serving his..." July 15

  • Jimmy Garoppolo's leadership, command of Patriots' offense grows

    ESPN "It happened so quickly that it would have been easy to overlook, which is the way a lot of things unfold with the New England Patriots' fast-paced offense. It was no-huddle work at practice, players aligning quickly, running the play, and then hustling back for the next one. The purpose seemed..." July 15

  • Bill Simmons Accuses The NFL Of Leaking Anti-Tom Brady Info Through Stephen A. Smith, Other ESPN Employees

    College Spun "Bill Simmons fired another shot at his former employer this morning. The now-HBO personality is accusing the NFL of leaking anti-Tom Brady news to ESPN employees during the Deflategate saga. Simmons is specifically claiming that top ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is one of these..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • NFLPA Statement on Brady Decision: There Were Clear Violations of Our CBA

    CSN New England "In response to the Second Circuit's determination not to rehear Tom Brady's case against the NFL, the NFLPA has released a statement saying that it is "disappointed" in the decision. From the players' union: The NFL Players Association is a labor Union that protects the rights of all of its..." July 13

  • Calais Campbell excited to face Jimmy Garoppolo

    Pro Football Talk "There’s still a chance that an appeal to the Supreme Court will work out for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but the prospect that he’ll miss the first four games of the season became likelier with Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reject his request for a..." July 13

  • Can Jimmy Garoppolo keep Patriots afloat if Tom Brady's suspension stands?

    USA Today "Jimmy Garoppolo has never started an NFL game. Half of his 20 career completions came in a meaningless Week 17 game in 2014. His lone touchdown pass occurred in garbage time on a night when his New England Patriots were blown out 41-14. But when it comes to preparations for temporarily..." July 13