Patriots Rumors & News

  • Panthers GM Gettleman: Moving up eight spots is 'gold'

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says he was willing to give up defensive end Kony Ealy for draft currency – in this case eight spots in next month’s draft. Carolina dealt the disappointing Ealy and a third-round pick (72nd overall) to New England two weeks ago for the Patriots’..." March 24

  • Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team. With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints,..." March 24

  • After providing insurance, Michael Floyd could be squeezed out by Pats

    ESPN "Wide receiver Michael Floyd (No. 12) might be the receiver most affected by the team's acquisition of Brandin Cooks in a trade. With Julian Edelman, Cooks, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell atop the depth chart -- and the club holding on to Danny Amendola in a reflection that they hope to work..." March 24

  • FBI Director James Comey explains why he said 'I hate the New England Patriots'

    CBS Sports "The FBI held a hearing on Monday confirming the organization would begin an investigation into the connections between Russia and President Donald Trump. During that hearing, there were a strange number of football references. For instance, there was this out-of-nowhere reference to a..." March 23

  • Michael Strahan: 'You've Never Lived Unless You've Hit Tom Brady'

    Complex "Believe it or not, it’s been almost a decade now since Michael Strahan last suited up for the New York Giants. He retired from the NFL back in 2008, shortly after the G-Men knocked off the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. But during an appearance at WWD’s Men’s Wear Summit in Brooklyn on Tuesday, the..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • FBI returns Brady Super Bowl jerseys to Gillette

    CSN New England "The FBI returned Tom Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI jerseys to Gillete Stadium Thursday, days after recovering the stolen items. After the FBI’s visit, Robert Kraft issued the following statement: "We want to thank the FBI, the Mexican authorities and the many different local..." March 23

  • White House says Patriots will visit in April

    Sportsnaut "During his daily briefing in front of the media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that the New England Patriots will be visiting the hallowed grounds to celebrate their Super Bowl championship. The visit is scheduled for April 19th. It will be the first time that President..." March 23

  • Hightower turned down more from Jets, Steelers to stay with Pats

    CBS Sports "Not only did Dont’a Hightower walk away from more money from the Jets than he took to stay in New England, he also had more on the table from the Steelers, according to league sources. The linebacker was clearly never leaving New England for AFC East rival New York, as he had $11 million per..." March 23

  • Malcolm Mitchell has repeatedly watched Super Bowl

    NFL.com "As the Patriots continue to overhaul and upgrade their weapons on offense, one of their homegrown pieces might give them the most hope heading into 2017: Second-year wideout Malcolm Mitchell. The Georgia product slowly earned Tom Brady's trust over the course of last season's championship run..." March 22

  • Malcolm Butler hints at possible new contract?

    Larry Brown Sports "Restricted free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler has been searching for a team to sign him to an offer sheet, and a post he made on social media Wednesday has led to speculation that he may have found one. Butler shared a photo of himself on what appeared to be an airplane, and the caption he..." March 22

  • Browns will reportedly ‘make another run’ at Jimmy Garoppolo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have yet to find their starting quarterback for the 2017 season, and they are still holding out hope that they can somehow convince the New England Patriots to give up Jimmy Garoppolo. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland wrote this week that he still considers Garoppolo to be the..." March 22

  • Former Patriots center Stork stepping away from NFL

    NESN "Bryan Stork didn’t play a down of football during the 2016 NFL season due to injuries, and now the former New England Patriots center has announced he is retiring from football. Stork, who was let go by the Patriots prior to the start of the 2016 season, dealt with concussion issues while in..." March 22

  • Report: Brady jersey thief has been selling sports memorabilia ‘for years’

    Larry Brown Sports "It took authorities roughly six weeks to track down the man who stole Tom Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl jersey, but apparently the thief had been getting away with similar heists well before February. Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that Mauricio Ortega, the former Mexican newspaper..." March 22

  • Like a fan, Malcolm Mitchell has re-watched Super Bowl multiple times

    ESPN "New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell lived the euphoria of Super Bowl LI, and he's happily re-lived over the last six weeks. "I've watched it 3-4 times," he said Monday with a smile. No, it never gets old for him. So what has stood out to him the most? "Watching the..." March 21

  • Tom Brady Jersey Suspect Warning to Innocent Buyers 'You Could Be Prosecuted!!!'

    TMZ "The guy who allegedly stole 2 of Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys has created a big problem for anyone who may have bought stolen sports stuff from him ... if they don't turn it in, they could be prosecuted. Mauricio Ortega is the guy suspected of entering the Patriot's locker room after Super..." March 21

  • Are Patriots targeting No. 11 pick for Malcolm Butler?

    NFL.com "Restricted free agent Malcolm Butler and the Saints have mutual interest in a long-term relationship on the heels of last week's meeting. The problem is the Patriots hold all of the cards. Butler's agent has exchanged proposals with New Orleans' management, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport..." March 21

  • Mexican media company apologizes for theft of Tom Brady jersey

    Pro Football Talk "OEM, the largest newspaper company in Mexico, has apologized after one of its former employees was identified as the suspect in the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey. In a statement written in Spanish, OEM said the employee, Martin Mauricio Ortega Camberos, resigned from the newspaper..." March 21

  • Tom Brady SB49 Jersey Was Being Secretly Shopped ... for $75K

    TMZ "Tom Brady's Super Bowl 49 jersey was being shopped around to a small group of wealthy collectors who were under the impression it was NOT stolen property ... and the asking price was $75k. TMZ Sports spoke with multiple people directly connected to the situation. One potential buyer was..." March 21

  • Patriots cut Tyler Gaffney

    Pro Football Talk "Tyler Gaffney, a running back who showed promise in the preseason but couldn’t get on the field for the regular season for the Patriots last year, has been cut loose. The Patriots announced that they cut Gaffney today. A 2014 sixth-round pick of the Panthers, Gaffney never got on the field..." March 20

  • Here's how Tom Brady reacted to the recovery of his stolen Super Bowl jerseys

    CBS Sports "Although Tom Brady’s board of suspects ended up being way off, the Patriots quarterback was still ecstatic on Monday when he found out that authorities had recovered his two missing Super Bowl jerseys. Just hours after the NFL announced that Brady’s jerseys had been found in Mexico, the..." March 20

  • Patriots have not discussed Malcolm Butler trade with Saints

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Saints would love to make a trade for New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. However, since he has yet to sign his first-round tender, the Patriots haven’t even begun discussing said trade with the Saints, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. As it seems to be the..." March 20

  • FBI director: 'I hate the New England Patriots'

    Boston Globe "FBI Director James Comey was measured and careful with his words during a high-stakes House Intelligence Committee hearing Monday, often to the dismay of probing committee members, but he was blunt on one topic. “I hate the New England Patriots. No matter who they play, I’d like them to lose,”..." March 20

  • Tom Brady Suspect Video Released Allegedly Capturing Jersey Heist

    TMZ "Here is video of the man suspected of stealing Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey ... according to FS1 ... and it sure looks like he's got something under his arm. The suspect was captured on video by FOX, the network that aired Super Bowl 51 -- and while his face is blurred, you can see his tie is..." March 20

  • Saints, Butler have parameters of deal 'mostly' in place

    CSN New England "CSN's Mike Giardi reports the Saints are 'enamored' with Malcolm Butler and that the parameters for a deal between the team and the cornerback are 'mostly' in place. Once the Saints and Butler have reached agreement, the ball goes back into the Patriots' court. They can either match the offer..." March 20

  • Pierre Garcon has interesting response to FBI finding Tom Brady’s missing jersey

    Sportsnaut "The FBI recovered Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey in Mexico, which had been missing since the night of the big game. While that may be exciting to some, others view the involvement of the FBI as a ridiculous waste of resources. It seems we can count new San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon..." March 20

  • Houston PD Blames NFL Security For Stolen Tom Brady Jersey

    TMZ "The Houston PD wants to make it perfectly clear it was NFL security that had watch over the Patriots locker room ... and therefore it's NFL security who should get the blame for Tom Brady's jersey going missing. Chief Art Acevedo says it was the Houston PD that led the search for the jersey and..." March 20

  • NFL confirms two Tom Brady jerseys found, stolen by credentialed media member

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has confirmed that not one, but two, of Tom Brady’s stolen game-worn Super Bowl jerseys have been recovered by NFL Security with the help of law enforcement officials. In a statement released on Tuesday, a league spokesperson said both jerseys were found in the possession of a..." March 20

  • Belichick doesn’t think Revis’ skills translate to safety

    Boston Herald "Darrelle Revis wants to play football for an NFL team in 2017. He wants to resurrect what’s left of his career, after turning into an old, overweight, receiver-friendly cornerback last season with the Jets. Instead of avoiding Revis Island last season, opposing quarterbacks would often look in..." March 20

  • Danny Amendola will need to take third straight pay cut to stay with Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Danny Amendola has obviously enjoyed his four seasons with the New England Patriots, but you have to wonder how much. After taking a pay cut prior to both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, will the wide receiver be willing to do it again? ESPN’s Mike Reiss wrote over the weekend that the Patriots are..." March 20

  • Robert Kraft flew on Air Force One with Donald Trump

    Boston "On Sunday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft flew on Air Force One with President Trump from West Palm Beach to Washington D.C., according to the White House press pool report. And, as the report noted, Kraft wore his Air Force 1 sneakers: A pair of black canvas Nikes. The pool report didn’t..." March 20

  • Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey recovered far, far away

    New York Post "The case of Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has reportedly been solved. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported on Monday morning that the FBI and NFL security had recovered the jersey and were returning it to the Patriots. The FBI had to be involved because the jersey was found on foreign..." March 20

  • Does Patriots' offseason put Dolphins' ceiling at 2nd place in AFC East?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Enough. Uncle. Basta. It’s not enough that New England won another Super Bowl title in February. Now it’s already won the offseason title in March, too. It’s not enough for Bill Belichick to be crowned the greatest NFL coach of all time. Now he’s proving why he’s the greatest general..." March 19

  • Six weeks later, still no sign of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey

    Pro Football Talk "Six weeks already have passed since the Patriots won Super Bowl LI. Six weeks also have passed since someone stole quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey. Much was said and written about the whereabouts of the $500,000 item in the aftermath of the game. In recent weeks, nothing. So where does it..." March 19

  • Judge who overturned Brady suspension says 'Deflategate finally put to rest'

    SI "On a recent Tuesday night, Judge Richard Berman (yes, that Judge Berman) presided over a packed courtroom on the ninth floor of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse in downtown Manhattan. Several hundred people filled the leather seats and wooden benches, listening closely to Berman’s..." March 19

  • Patriots reunion with Darrelle Revis not as farfetched as it might seem

    Boston Herald "Darrelle Revis wants to play football for an NFL team in 2017. He wants to resurrect what’s left of his career, after turning into an old, overweight, receiver-friendly cornerback last season with the Jets. Instead of avoiding Revis Island last season, opposing quarterbacks would often look in..." March 19

  • Free agency strengthens Patriots’ status as Super Bowl favorites

    Pro Football Talk "After the Patriots won Super Bowl LI, the Vegas oddsmakers installed New England as the favorite to win Super Bowl LII. And after making some impressive moves in free agency, the Patriots are even stronger favorites now. According to Bovada, the Patriots opened as 5-1 favorites to win the Super..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Lawrence Guy excited to be on other side of the Patriots-Ravens rivalry

    Providence Journal "After spending the last three seasons in Baltimore, Lawrence Guy heard plenty about the Patriots. He also lost plenty to the Patriots. As the veteran defensive lineman entered free agency this offseason, he never envisioned himself joining the squad in New England. That's until the Patriots..." March 17

  • Malcolm Butler’s contract situation may drag on a while

    Boston Herald "There might not be a quick resolution with cornerback Malcolm Butler’s situation. Butler wrapped up his visit with the Saints yesterday after a couple of days in New Orleans, according to sources. It sounded like it was a productive meeting, but it was just one step in the process for the..." March 17

  • Aaron Hernandez Tattooed Murder Confession On His Arm, Prosecutors Say

    NESN "Prosecutors in Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial claim there’s a confession hiding in plain sight. Tattoo artist David Nelson took the stand Friday at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston after prosecutors claimed he unknowingly tattooed a confession to the 2012 murders of Daniel de Abreu and..." March 17

  • Sean Payton: Trading Brandin Cooks was opportunity to get better defensively

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints' trade of Brandin Cooks was one of the marquee deals of NFL free agency this year, but since it happened, the team has been relatively quiet. Coach Sean Payton offered his first public remarks about the trade during an interview Thursday with Mile High Sports (1340-AM) in..." March 17

  • Dont’a Hightower physical gave Jets concerns

    Pro Football Talk "With the Patriots silent and the Jets interested in swiping a key defensive player from a division rival, the Jets initially made a big push to sign linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Their zeal diminished, however, after giving Hightower a physical. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the..." March 17

  • Kony Ealy didn’t expect to be traded

    Pro Football Talk "Kony Ealy became a household name in NFL circles during Super Bowl 50. He then ended up in the Carolina outhouse a year later. Now traded to the Patriots, Ealy spoke with reporters on Thursday and addressed whether he thought he’d be traded. “No, but you know, this a business, so you’ve got..." March 16

  • Belief persists that Patriots plan to keep Garoppolo beyond 2017

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns reportedly will make a run at Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. (The fallback may be Kirk Cousins.) The Patriots, based on who you believe, will listen — or they won’t. Their standoffishness comes either from an effort to maximize the trade offer or from a genuine desire to keep..." March 16

  • Patriots WR Brandin Cooks says he never asked the Saints to trade him

    Fox Sports "The New England Patriots didn’t exactly enter the offseason needing another wide receiver with Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola in the mix, but Bill Belichick felt adding Brandin Cooks would put them over the top. And so, that’s what Belichick did, trading a first-..." March 15

  • Dont'a Hightower to re-sign with Pats

    ESPN "Dont'a Hightower has decided to re-sign with the New England Patriots, agreeing to a four-year, $43.5 million deal, the star linebacker's agents announced Wednesday. Hightower will return to New England despite being coveted by multiple other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New..." March 15

  • Here's why the Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the Browns may be inevitable

    CBS Sports "The on-again, off-again Jimmy Garoppolo-to-the-Browns saga is, apparently, (maybe) on again. ESPN’s John Clayton stated in a radio interview that Garoppolo could be headed to the Browns soon. Speaking extemporaneously about Cleveland’s quarterback situation, Clayton mentioned that it may even..." March 15

  • Hightower to decide between Patriots, Steelers, Jets on Wednesday

    NFL.com "The best free agent remaining on the board is close to making his decision. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower likely will decide between the Jets, Patriots and Steelers on Wednesday, with the strong likelihood being that he chooses to return to New England, according to NFL Network Insider Ian..." March 15

  • Stephon Gilmore, like everyone else, was surprised when the Patriots came calling

    The Sports Daily "Leave it to the New England Patriots to pull off a huge trade nobody saw coming—including the players involved. Corner Stephon Gilmore was the crown jewel of the 2017 free-agent class, a younger corner capable of elite play and strong man coverage against some of the game’s best weapons. So..." March 15

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