Patriots Rumors & News

  • Patriots to cut starting center Bryan Stork

    Pro Football Talk "In a surprising move, the Patriots are cutting their starting center, Bryan Stork. A fourth-round draft pick of the Patriots in 2014, Stork finished last season as the starting center and is listed as the starter on the Patriots’ depth chart as of Wednesday morning. But despite his status as..." August 24

  • Bryan Stork Considering Retirement

    Pro Football Rumors "Bryan Stork has spent more time on the front page of PFR than we could have ever imagined. This morning, Stork was supposedly on the verge of being released by the Patriots. This afternoon, he was traded to the Redskins. Now, there’s word that the center could just retire instead, as Brian McNally..." August 24

  • Patriots trade center Bryan Stork to Redskins "Over the past two seasons, Bryan Stork started 17 games at center for the New England Patriots. On Wednesday, he will find himself with another team. The Patriots traded their 2014 fourth-round draft pick to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a conditional draft pick, NFL Media Insider Ian..." August 24

  • Dion Lewis expected to miss 8-10 weeks following surgery

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots will be without Dion Lewis for a while. Still, they’ve received some good news. The running back is not expected to miss the entire season. “Patriots running back Dion Lewis is expected to be out 8-10 weeks, according to an NFL source,” said Jason Cole of Bleacher..." August 24

  • Rob Gronkowski calls out Cowboys for stealing ‘Do Your Job’ slogan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have a new mantra plastered on their locker room wall this year, and Rob Gronkowski is not the first person to notice that it looks awfully familiar. During the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl run two years ago, the phrase “Do Your Job” became the official rallying cry of..." August 24

  • Patriots Release Nate Washington

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots are set to release Nate Washington, according to Tom E. Curran of CSNNE (on Twitter). Washington, 33 on Sunday, signed on with the Patriots in late March. In 2015, his first and only season as a Texan, Washington played in 14 games, grabbing 47 balls for 658 yards and four..." August 24

  • Tom Brady’s $50 vegan snack packs sell out in one day

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tom Brady’s fitness company TB12 either vastly underestimated expected demand for its new vegan snack packs or the product has been selling like absolute hotcakes, as it has been reported that “TB12 Snacks” already have sold out. It was announced on Monday by TB12, per a report, that..." August 23

  • Tom Brady says he won't be using a scissors for a while

    Fox Sports "After missing a start in a preseason game against the Bears last week due to a freak scissors injury that left his thumb cut, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he's going to give scissors a rest. After also missing practice on Sunday and Monday "to take care of something," Brady..." August 23

  • Authorities looking for fan in Tom Brady jersey who stole helmet

    Sportsnaut "If you’re planning on getting away with a heist, it probably makes sense do dress up in a disguise as a way to distract authorities. Two problems with this plan. Make sure you’re not simply wearing a football jersey when attempting to evade the police. Definitely don’t do so in front of a..." August 23

  • Jabaal Sheard dealing with sprained MCL

    Boston Herald "Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard has been dealing with a sprained MCL, according to a source. It's not viewed as an overly serious injury, so Sheard was given a recovery timetable of about 2-4 weeks. At worst, some MCL sprains heal in 4-6 weeks. Sheard suffered the injury Aug. 11 in the..." August 23

  • Patriots release Donald Brown with injury settlement, cut E.J. Biggers

    Boston Herald "The Patriots have released running back Donald Brown with an injury settlement, according to a source. Brown hasn't practiced for three weeks due to the undisclosed ailment that sabotaged his fast start to camp. Brown was working with the starters through the opening weekend and looked like he..." August 23

  • Nate Ebner back to training camp grind after Olympic rugby trip

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner made some history by simply making it to the Rio Olympics. But borrowing a page from his head coach, he’s now onto training camp, not Tokyo. Ebner, who was a member of the ninth-place United States rugby sevens team, came back to camp last week but didn’t play..." August 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo on D&C: ‘Your guess is as good as mine’ on where Tom Brady is

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane on Monday to talk about the huge losses to injury on the Patriots offense and the status on Tom Brady. To hear the interview, visit the D&C audio on demand page. Life has been made much tougher..." August 22

  • Might Bill Belichick see more value in RB Dion Lewis opening season on PUP?

    ESPN "This is a defining week when it comes to the Patriots’ plans with running back Dion Lewis, who remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list as he rehabs from a torn ACL sustained Nov. 8. Lewis’ rehab has gone well, he took part in the final practice of the spring, and if there were a Super..." August 21

  • Dion Lewis Needs Second Surgery, To Start Season On Patriots’ PUP List

    NESN "Lewis’ surgery doesn’t involve his ACL or other ligaments, a source told’s Tom E. Curran. Lewis will begin the season on the PUP list and should be out at least 8 to 10 weeks. Lewis’ surgery is a “clean-up,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. " August 21

  • Report: Sebastian Vollmer likely headed to injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not a great morning for injury news concerning the Patriots. Running back Dion Lewis reportedly needs another surgery on his knee and Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is likely headed to injured reserve. Vollmer is currently on the physically..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Source: Dion Lewis needs second surgery, will be out 8-10 weeks

    Boston Herald "The Patriots’ human joystick will be out of football for nearly a full year. Running back Dion Lewis will be sidelined for another 8-10 weeks after he endures a second surgery on his left knee, according to a source. The ACL, which was repaired in November, is OK, but the Patriots’ medical..." August 21

  • Tom Brady excused from Monday and Tuesday practices

    CSN New England "Tom Brady will not be at practice Sunday or Monday. Both absences are excused and are not injury-related, according to a source. A reason wasn’t given for his absence. Brady missed Friday night’s preseason game against the Bears when he sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors while..." August 21

  • Garoppolo lifts Patriots over Bears

    The Sports Xchange "Tom Brady missed his first scheduled preseason start with an injury suffered pregame but replacement Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 181 yards and a touchdown in the first half to lead the New England Patriots to a 23-22 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. Brady,..." August 19

  • What Was Brady Doing When He Sliced His Hand With Scissors

    Black Sports Online "Maybe it’s time for Tom Brady to accept that he isn’t playing until week 5 of the regular season. Reports from Patriots camp is that Brady will miss his preseason start because he sliced his thumb on a pair of scissors before the game according to CSNNE." August 19

  • Brady slices right thumb with scissors prior to Thursday's preseason game

    CSN New England "Tom Brady sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors prior to Thursday night’s preseason game against the Bears and was sent home. Brady was expected to start against the Bears after not playing at all in the preseason opener against New Orleans. But when he didn’t take the field for..." August 19

  • Patriots suspend DT Alan Branch for violating team rules

    Pats Pulpit "The New England Patriots are forced to start their 2016 season without their best player. Quarterback Tom Brady has been suspended for the first four games for his alleged – but never proven – role in an alleged – but never proven – football deflation scheme. Brady might not be the only player..." August 18

  • Report: Tom Brady will play against Bears

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Brady won’t be making his first regular season appearance until Week Five of the regular season and it will be Week Six before he plays at Gillette Stadium, but it looks like the home crowd will get a look at him in game action on Thursday night. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that..." August 18

  • DeAngelo Williams Films Kids “Acting Like Goodell & Patriots”

    Black Sports Online "It’s well know that DeAngelo Williams is quite vocal in expressing his opinion on a number of issues surfacing around the NFL. This time however, Williams took a different approach and let his children do his bidding for him. Stumbling on his young daughters playing a game of Hedbanz, the..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • Could Martellus Bennett eat into Rob Gronkowski’s production?

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots did not sign tight end Martellus Bennett to take a backseat to Rob Gronkowski. ESPN’s Mike Reiss says the Patriots could feature two-tight end sets in up to 80 percent of their plays this fall. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick explained the team’s approach, per the..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez forgets his client's name in court

    CBS Sports "Nothing says "great lawyer" quite like "guy who can't remember his client's name." As such, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end being tried for double murder, should probably be a touch concerned with his representation. Hernandez appeared in court recently and his famous attorney..." August 17

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is dealing with a bruise

    Pats Pulpit "Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the most important player on the New England Patriots’ offense not named Tom Brady. He is one of the best and most effective weapons in football and creates mismatches not only for himself but the rest of the Patriots’ arsenal as well. Naturally, seeing a player of..." August 17

  • Them’s fighting words!

    Boston Herald "It really shouldn’t have been a surprise. The Chicago Bears, whose training camp has mimicked the “Rocky” series, started two fights with the Patriots yesterday when the teams opened a string of three joint practices. Pats cornerback Malcolm Butler was booted by coach Bill Belichick for..." August 16

  • Bryan Stork Ejected From Patriots Joint Practice For Fighting With Bears

    NESN "New England Patriots center Bryan Stork was told to hit the showers Tuesday after fighting with multiple Chicago Bears players during the teams’ joint practice outside Gillette Stadium. Bears linebacker John Timu shoved Stork after the whistle during 11-on-11 drills, and Stork responded by..." August 16

  • Nate Ebner returns to Patriots after competing with U.S. rugby team at Olympics

    Fox Sports "As a member of the U.S. national rugby sevens team, New England Patriots safety and special teams player Nate Ebner was the only active NFL player to compete at the Rio Olympics this month. Ebner had to get Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's blessing to miss offseason activities and a large..." August 16

  • Aaron Hernandez: Court Hearing In Double Murder Case

    TMZ "Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is expected to appear in court Tuesday -- where a judge is hoping to set a trial date for the double murder the ex-NFL star is accused of carrying out in 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd -- but he's also..." August 16

  • Gronkowski's practice injury believed to be 'minor'

    The Score "New England Patriots fans can exhale. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski pulled up while running a route during practice Monday, and was forced to sit out the rest of the session. But Gronkowski isn't believed to have suffered a significant injury, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport describing it as..." August 16

  • Patriots CB Malcolm Butler ejected from practice after fighting with Alshon Jeffery

    Fox Sports "The New England Patriots are once again holding joint practices this week, this time with the Chicago Bears. On Monday, they were forced to go without two of their top players for very different reasons. Shortly after Rob Gronkowski left practice due to an apparent injury, cornerback Malcolm..." August 16

  • Patriots Looking At O’Brien Schofield

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Falcons outside linebacker O’Brien Schofield is still without a team, but he might be closing in on finding his next NFL home. The veteran is currently mulling six offers, according to a source who spoke with’s Vaughn McClure (on Twitter). Schofield, who worked out for the Patriots..." August 15

  • Tom Brady lauds Gisele Bundchen's Rio strut, Jimmy Garoppolo's play

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been focused on the team's training camp, but he made sure to carve out time to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics -- his wife, Gisele Bundchen, was a featured part of the festivities. "It was amazing to see her out there and do..." August 15

  • Rob Gronkowski leaves practice field with apparent injury

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots need Rob Gronkowski to stay healthy. Any time his health is threatened, it’s a huge deal, which is why it was alarming when the tight end headed to the locker room with a trainer after getting banged up on 7-on-7 drills Monday. Here is an account of what happened before..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Pats president: NFL unfairly treating 'exceptional human being' Tom Brady

    CBS Sports "The Deflategate drama is over insomuch as Tom Brady fought the law and the law won. There will be no more appeals, no more legal wrangling; instead, the Patriots quarterback will miss the first four games of the season as punishment for whatever role he may have had in underinflated footballs..." August 15

  • Ravens' Harbaugh recalls his daughter bonding with Tom Brady

    The Score "John Harbaugh was ticked at Tom Brady. As the story goes, the Baltimore Ravens led the New England Patriots late in their 2014 divisional playoff game, but the Patriots mounted a comeback and called three plays in which eligible players were declared ineligible and eventually won the game..." August 14

  • Belichick likes the concept of video on tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has yet to embrace (although it inevitably will) the full capacity of the Microsoft Surface tablet for regular-season games. For now, the device is used for photos and not video, which is the rough the equivalent of buying a sports car and never mashing on the gas. In some preseason..." August 13

  • Jonathan Kraft upset with how NFL treated “exceptional human being” Tom Brady

    CBS Boston "Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft joined Marc Bertrand for the first time of the 2016 NFL season prior to Thursday night’s preseason opener at Gillette Stadium, and not surprisingly, the conversation was steered toward the four-game suspension for Tom Brady. “I think I want to start by..." August 13

  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants to rank higher on Patriots villains list

    The Comeback "The NFL offseason can be long and dry at times. There aren’t a lot of big free agents or transactions like in MLB, the NBA and the NHL, and there aren’t massive trades like MLB teams configure every couple days. To pass the time, one New England news service decided to make an interesting..." August 13

  • Garoppolo, Patriots dump Saints

    The Sports Xchange "Jimmy Garoppolo completed 11 of 18 passes for 168 yards as the New England Patriots beat the New Orleans Saints 34-22 in the preseason opener for both teams Thursday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Garoppolo, who enters the season as the Patriots' starting quarterback while..." August 12

  • Patriots' Mitchell suffers dislocated elbow vs. Saints

    The Score "New England Patriots rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell suffered a dislocated elbow Thursday against the New Orleans Saints, but he could return to action in just four weeks, according to Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. The wide receiver will undergo an MRI, a source told..." August 12

  • Model Who Filed Paternity Suit Against Edelman Has Pregnancy Photoshoot

    Black Sports Online "Ella RoseElla Rose, the pregnant Swedish model who recently filed documents claiming Julian Edelman is the father of her unborn child, showed off her growing baby pump in a new sexy photo shoot." August 12

  • Pats plan to sit Tom Brady in first preseason game "Will it be Tom Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo under center when the New England Patriots take on the New Orleans Saints in Thursday's preseason opener? The early signs point toward Garoppolo playing with the first-team offense to prepare the backup quarterback for the first four games of the season..." August 11

  • Jimmy Garoppolo has no idea whether he’s starting Thursday

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots are set to take the field Thursday for their first preseason game of the year. However, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is quite clueless as to whether he will start said game. “Your guess is as good as mine,” the third-year quarterback said when he was asked if..." August 10

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