Patriots Rumors & News

  • 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:

  • Joke’s on ‘Aladdin’ Jimmy Garoppolo

    Boston Herald "Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was the target of a prank yesterday at Gillette Stadium. Someone changed his locker nameplate to read “Prince Aladdin,” which is apparently an inside joke with his teammates. Our astute deductive reasoning skills suggest Garoppolo’s teammates make fun..." October 19

  • While Brady has silenced his doubters, the defense remains a question

    Providence Journal "The Jets’ Geno Smith is never going to be confused with Tom Brady, but the quarterback’s final passing line — 20-for-34 for 226 yards and a touchdown — from Thursday’s game hardly constitutes a bad day. The second-year quarterback did his most damage when targeting the Patriots cornerbacks...." October 19

  • Patriots promote Jonas Gray, Chris Barker from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were left with two open roster spots this week when running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo were lost for the season because of knee injuries, but they have reportedly filled them ahead of Thursday night’s game with the Jets. Per multiple reports, the team has promoted..." October 16

  • Mayo has surgery to repair torn patellar tendon

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s win over the Patriots, all that was known about the knee injury suffered by linebacker Jerod Mayo is that it wasn’t good. No one beyond the organization knew how not good it was. According to Tom Curran of CSN New England, Mayo suffered a torn patellar tendon against the Bills...." October 16

  • Was Tom Brady nearly drafted by the Jets in 2000? One scout wanted him bad, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the idea of Darrelle Revis in a Patriots uniform made Jets head coach Rex Ryan sick to his stomach, wait until he hears about this one. An anonymous source who was in the Jets' draft room in 2000 told The Daily News' Gary Myers that scout Jesse Kaye "made it clear" with then-GM Bill Parcells..." October 16

  • Model inmate Aaron Hernandez can watch Patriots games in jail

    Yahoo! Sports "Since relocating to a new jail, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been a "model citizen," the Boston Herald reported. He's been so good at Nashua Street Jail in Boston that he can even watch Patriots games on television if he wants. The Herald checked in on Hernandez,..." October 16

  • Brace yourself Jets fans: Revis might be playing receiver, too

    New York Post "If you thought Darrelle Revis coming up with an interception against the Jets was the worst-case scenario, think again. The Boston Herald presented an even more unthinkable situation for the Jets — Revis the receiver. According to the Herald, there was talk when Revis signed with the..." October 16

  • Seeing Revis in Pats uniform has Ryan 'sick'

    ESPN Boston "Rex Ryan said it was "really weird" seeing Darrelle Revis last season in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform. On Thursday night, the New York Jets' coach will get an up-close look at his former cornerback wearing the colors of his No. 1 rival, the New England Patriots. And that will be beyond..." October 15

  • The Cowboys are no longer America's favorite team

    Sporting News "Is it time to remove the "America's Team" moniker from the Cowboys? According to the latest Harris Poll results, the Cowboys have been vanquished by the Broncos after six years as the No. 1 team in America's hearts. In the annual poll, the Broncos jumped ahead two spots from third in 2013...." October 15

  • Pats' Mayo, Ridley out for season

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots on Monday ruled out linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of knee injuries, and sources said both players are out for the rest of the season. The Patriots have not commented on the extent of the..." October 14

  • Tom Brady was theoretically limited in practice that didn’t happen

    Pro Football Talk "Cue the alarms — again — Tom Brady was limited in practice today. Except, of course, the Patriots didn’t practice today. The league mandates that teams playing in Thursday games submit an injury report on Mondays, even if they didn’t practice. Thus, Brady was limited in the practice the..." October 13

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Bill Belichick, on @WEEI, on Jerod Mayo & Stevan Ridley: "Unfortunately I don't think it looks too good. ... I don't think it's minor."

  • Sammy Watkins: Next time against Revis will be better

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots didn’t want to let Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins beat them on Sunday afternoon, so they put cornerback Darrelle Revis on him for the majority of the game. The strategy worked out pretty well. Watkins caught two passes for 27 yards in the game, although the second catch was on..." October 13

  • Sack trifecta for Rob Ninkovich

    Boston Herald "Rob Ninkovich walked into Ralph Wilson Stadium yesterday with one sack this season. By the time he left, the Patriots defensive end had four. Ninkovich’s three sacks led a Pats defense that brought down Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton a total of five times in a 37-22 victory to move..." October 13

  • Patriots' 37-22 Win Over the Bills

    Boston "After the offense finally got on track last week against the Bengals, the prevailing theme was along the lines of, "That's nice. Now do it again so we know it wasn't a fluke." It wasn't a fluke. The Pats exploded for 37 more points against the Bills, giving them a cool 80 in two weeks. 24..." October 13

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Patriots RB Stevan Ridley will have an MRI tomorrow. It's a knee injury. Fear is that he tore his ACL.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Darrelle Revis told the media the injury to LB Jerod Mayo is "tragic" based on what he means to the team. Obv indicates it's very serious.

  • New England Patriots lose Jerod Mayo to knee injury "The New England Patriots will be without one of their defensive leaders for the rest of Sunday in Buffalo. Linebacker Jerod Mayo was carted off the field Sunday with a knee injury and will not return. Mayo, who has led the Patriots in tackles in five of the last six seasons, immediately knew he..." October 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Despite being listed as questionable for today's game vs, Buffalo with an ankle injury, Patriots QB Tom Brady will start.

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Patriots rookie C Brian Stork didn't make the trip to Buffalo. Makes blocking Bills front a little tougher.

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Patriots announce that CB Brandon Browner, DL Dominique Easley and C Bryan Stork have been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. Bills.

  • Tom Brady will start vs. Bills "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury, will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Brady injured his ankle during Friday's practice, when he rolled it on the foot of one of New..." October 12

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Patriots announce that CB Brandon Browner, DL Dominique Easley and C Bryan Stork have been downgraded to out for Sunday's game vs. Bills.

  • Judge allows cellphone evidence in Hernandez murder case

    Boston Globe "Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot charged with killing three people, suffered a legal setback Friday when a Bristol Superior Court judge denied his motion to toss key evidence from the athlete’s cellphone. In a 22-page ruling, Judge E. Susan Garsh wrote that Hernandez’s lawyers..." October 11

  • Tom Brady questionable with ankle injury

    Pro Football Talk "Start the panic now. A week after proving to everyone he wasn’t yet too old to play quarterback, Tom Brady has now injured his ankle. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Brady was limited in practice today, and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. " October 10

  • Belichick: Learning not an issue for Browner

    CSN New England "Learning is not Brandon Browner's issue, according to Bill Belichick. Asked how he would characterize Browner's ability to pick up the Patriots playbook, Belichick said "good." It was reported by the Boston Herald on Thursday that the 6-foot-4 Patriots corner, acquired in the offseason as a..." October 10

  • Is Pats’ cap space Brady trade insurance?

    CSN New England "Spitballing about Tom Brady’s future in New England quieted down just a little bit this week. Makes sense. Pretty wins – like Sunday’s over Cincy – distract. Ugly losses – like the one in Kansas City – have kneejerks calling for a franchise enema. The last thing that happened captures all..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Patriots DL Dominique Easley Suffers AC Joint Separation Injury

    Pats Pulpit "The Patriots first round pick defensive lineman Dominique Easley is suffering from an AC Joint Separation, per the Herald's Jeff Howe. Before anyone overreacts, this is considered a minor injury, but one that forced Easley out of the game. Easley had started and played every snap prior to the..." October 09

  • Patriots TE Tim Wright coming on strong

    ESPN Boston "Visitors to the New England Patriots locker room might notice that one row of lockers has Rob Gronkowski on the far left, Tim Wright on the far right, with quarterback Tom Brady in the middle. The setup is especially topical to pass along this week because the two-tight end offense was a big..." October 09

  • Death, Taxes, and Larry Fitzgerald to the Patriots Trade Rumors

    Pats Pulpit "What would you give for a 31 year old receiver who hasn't reached 1000 yards since 2011? What if the receiver has only broken 100 yards in a game four times in that time span? What if they carry a $23.6 million cap hit in 2015, when they'll be 32, followed by astronomically high cap hits the..." October 09

  • Patriots sign Vellano, Martin to practice squad

    CSN New England "The Patriots announced on Wednesday morning that they've signed two familiar faces to the practice squad. Defensive lineman Joe Vellano and offensive lineman Chris Martin have both been brought back into the locker room as members of the 10-man practice squad. In order to make room for both..." October 08