Patriots Rumors & News

  • Defense steps up as Patriots hold on to beat Bills, 20-13

    CSN New England "You don't win 10 consecutive games to start a season without being able to win games in different ways. The Patriots' offense -- already missing Dion Lewis (for the season) and Julian Edelman (until the playoffs) -- took a double hit Monday night when wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Danny..." November 24

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 24

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 24

  • Ref's inadvertent whistle latest Monday Night Football controversy

    ESPN "Monday Night Football has once again produced a bizarre NFL officiating controversy. This time, a live play was halted because of an inadvertent whistle in the third quarter of the New England Patriots' 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills. The mistake limited the Patriots' yardage on a pass to..." November 24

  • Ray Lewis: I would take Rex Ryan over Bill Belichick

    Larry Brown Sports "Ray Lewis picked the Buffalo Bills to defeat the New England Patriots during the “Monday Night Football” pregame this week, and part of the reason for that is he would rather play for Rex Ryan than Bill Belichick. Before the Patriots hung on to beat the Bills 20-13, Lewis spoke about the..." November 24

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    New England Patriots @Patriots

    #Patriots inactives. #BUFvsNE

  • NFL 'Deflategate' appeal to be heard March 3, after Super Bowl

    Reuters "The federal appeals court in New York will hear on March 3 the National Football League's appeal of the lifting of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" controversy. Monday's scheduling order from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should..." November 23

  • Broncos to start Brock Osweiler, sit Peyton Manning vs. Pats

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos will start Brock Osweiler at quarterback and sit Peyton Manning for a second straight week against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, team sources told ESPN. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak informed his staff of the decision Monday morning and planned to tell players shortly..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski signs multiyear deal with Monster drink

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski continued cashing in on his marketable name. Gronkowski, the eccentric star known for his play on the field and his playboy lifestyle off it, signed a multiyear endorsement deal with Monster energy drink. Financial terms were not disclosed. "I..." November 22

  • No proof Jamie Collins has MRSA

    Pro Football Talk "As Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins continues to miss practices and games with an injury, rumors apparently have been swirling that he’s suffering from MRSA. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Collins does not have MRSA. Or, more accurately, Howe reports that there’s no evidence..." November 21

  • Patriots take closer look at free-agent RB Kendall Hunter

    ESPN "The New England Patriots had free-agent running back Kendall Hunter in for a workout, as they continue to explore emergency options in the wake of losing Dion Lewis to a torn ACL on Nov. 8. Hunter, 27, played for the 49ers from 2011-2013, appearing in 43 regular-season games over that span. He..." November 20

  • Rob Gronkowski unbending despite rash of pass-interference flags

    ESPN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been penalized four times for offensive pass interference this season, which leads the NFL. That's four more than he thinks he deserved. "I'm not doing anything wrong," Gronkowski said Thursday, when asked what he can do differently to prevent..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Pats offense about to move in different direction

    CSN New England "The Patriots' offense may be able to approach the level they were at through the first eight games of the season. But it probably won’t approach from the same direction. Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman are gone and – despite confidence in players who will play more now that those two are out..." November 19

  • Bill Belichick's stiff-arm of camouflage campaign an unlikely coincidence

    Yahoo! Sports "In November, fresh off having players wear pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, the NFL put its coaches in camouflage as part of its "Salute To Service" campaign. This is different than when teams were paid by the Department of Defense to stage patriotic/pro-military acts like bringing..." November 19

  • Brady faces #DeflateGate questions, avoids them

    Pro Football Talk "On May 7, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said that he would provide his reaction to the Ted Wells #DeflateGate report “hopefully soon.” More than six months later, Brady still hasn’t. In the interim, Brady gave lengthy testimony at his internal appeal hearing, during which he resisted admitting..." November 19

  • Patriots get three offensive linemen back at practice

    Pro Football Talk "There’s been a lot of talk this week about how the Patriots will deal with the absence of wide receiver Julian Edelman from their offense, but there’s no doubt that things will be easier on that side of the ball with a healthy offensive line. The Patriots took some steps toward getting that..." November 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Patriots LB Jamie Collins got over the virus that knocked him out the last 2 games. Availability hinges on gaining back weight & strength

  • Tom Brady Named GQ Man Of The Year

    NESN "GQ is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its “Man of the Year” this year, so it’s only fitting they tabbed Tom Brady to grace the cover. Oh, and also some Barack Obama guy. It says a lot about the New England Patriots quarterback that he’ll be featured on one of GQ’s “Men of the Year”..." November 18

  • Bill Belichick is the Only NFL Coach Not Wearing "Salute to Service" Apparel and Headsets

    The Big Lead "Bill Belichick has been noticeable in his attire over the last two weeks, and not just because of his signature hoodie look. While just about every coach that you saw on Sunday was sporting the ubiquitous camouflage outfit and/or headset, Belichick was wearing a traditional blue Patriots hoodie on..." November 18

  • Report: Edelman Has Screw Inserted Into Foot, Could Return For Playoffs

    NESN "The New England Patriots will be without Julian Edelman for the foreseeable future, but it sounds as if the wideout could be back in time for a potential playoff run. Edelman left Sunday’s eventual win over the New York Giants with an injury that reportedly turned out to be a broken foot...." November 17

  • Brady paying no mind to ESPN, Goodell before MNF game

    CSN New England "The 9-0 Patriots will now prepare for a big (okay, it's really not that big) division game against the 5-4 Bills on Monday Night Football. Bill Belichick is probably just starting to dive in to the Bills now. Rex Ryan? He's been pouring over notes and film since Week 2 when the Patriots beat..." November 17

  • Patriots OT Solder reveals his son is battling cancer

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots offensive tackle announced Monday night that his infant son, Hudson, is battling kidney cancer. Nate Solder was speaking at a fundraiser when he revealed that Hudson has undergone some chemotherapy treatments to fight a tumor that was diagnosed last month, Jeff Howe of the Boston..." November 17

  • Brady: Edelman too good to say “just put someone else in”

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots were able to come back in the fourth quarter to beat the Giants 27-26 without wide receiver Julian Edelman on Sunday night and they’ll have to keep their undefeated season going without Edelman for weeks to come as he recovers from a broken bone in his foot. On Monday, quarterback..." November 16

  • Brady on Amendola: 'He always comes up big when we need him'

    CSN New England "When the Patriots were in have-to-have-it situations during their game-winning drive against the Giants, it was Danny Amendola that Tom Brady turned to. The Patriots wideout grabbed three of Brady's five completions on the drive, including one on a fourth-and-10 that allowed the Patriots to..." November 16

  • Gostkowski's last-second field goal lifts Pats over Giants

    CSN New England "For 59 minutes, it was every New England Patriot nightmare come to life. Injury to Julian Edelman. Falling behind by 10 points, their biggest deficit of the season. Missing a chance to salt the game away when -- shades of Malcolm Butler -- Tom Brady threw a goal-line interception with six..." November 16

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Reports: Julian Edelman Has Broken Foot; Playoff Return Possible

    NESN "The injuries just won’t stop for the New England Patriots. Wide receiver Julian Edelman broke a bone in his foot Sunday during the Patriots’ 27-26 win over the New York Giants, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo first reported, via a source. Edelman suffered a “Jones fracture,” Garafolo specified, and..." November 16

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    Manish Mehta @MMehtaNYDN

    3 weeks ago, Belichick doubled Brandon Marshall (7 tar, 4-67) on virtually every play. I'd expect a similar strategy vs Odell Beckham today

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    Jeff Howe @jeffphowe

    Jabaal Sheard is expected to be a game-time decision tomorrow, per source. It's as close as he's been since injuring the ankle in Week 6.

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    Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

    Patriots expected to promote OL Chris Barker to 53-man roster today, per source. Team has open spot.

  • NFL team owners’ DraftKings stakes in danger

    New York Post "Two NFL team owners could see their once-promising investments in Draft­Kings get thrown for a loss, The Post has learned. Robert Kraft, who owns the New England Patriots, and Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, could be forced to sell their equity stakes in the daily fantasy sports giant..." November 13

  • Rob Gronkowski believes he could 'do some damage' as a punt returner

    Providence Journal "Rob Gronkowski scares defenders when he’s rumbling down the field after a catch, but could you imagine the big tight end doing the same during a punt return? He certainly can. “I always wanted one,” Gronkowski said. “I think if I got some room and caught it on the move I think I could do..." November 13

  • Patriots Try Out Free-Agent Running Backs Pierre Thomas, Robert Turbin

    NESN "The New England Patriots showed interest in two free-agent running backs Thursday after placing Dion Lewis on injured reserve this week. The Patriots worked out Robert Turbin and Pierre Thomas on Thursday, according to a source. Turbin was released by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday. Thomas was..." November 13

  • Tom Coughlin Regrets Not Signing Julian Edelman

    Black Sports Online "Tom Coughlin and the Giants are getting ready to face the undefeated Patriots this sunday. The veteran coach will have a lot of weapons to game plan against, one of them is Julian Edelman. Coughlin had the chance to sign the Patriots wide receiver two years but ultimately decided to pass on him." November 12

  • Tom Brady: 2007 Patriots are 'greatest team' in NFL history

    Fox Sports "The 2007 New England Patriots will go down as one of the most memorable teams in NFL history for more reasons than one, consistently blowing teams out during the regular season. And while the one loss -- a stunning, dramatic Super Bowl defeat to the New York Giants that went down to the wire..." November 12

  • Josh McDaniels: James White will get more opportunities

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Dion Lewis was a pleasant surprise for the Patriots in the first half of the season, but he tore his ACL last Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. The Patriots will have to adjust their offensive approach with Lewis out of the lineup and James White is one of the players..." November 11

  • Jason Pierre-Paul confident Giants will sack Tom Brady: 'I'm sure of it'

    ESPN "As he prepares for his second game of the season, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is feeling good, talking about ditching the heavy club wrap he wore on his hand last week and talking big about his chances to sack Tom Brady on Sunday. "They're undefeated, but they have to come through..." November 11

  • Patriots sign guard Josh Kline to two-year contract extension

    ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots have signed starting guard Josh Kline to a two-year contract extension through 2017 worth up to $4.9 million with $750,000 guaranteed, according to a league source. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Kline, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State in..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

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    Jim McBride @globejimmcbride

    Tough news out of Foxborough: #Patriots RB Dion Lewis out for the season with torn ACL per team source.

  • Patriots' Dion Lewis out for the season after tearing ACL against Washington

    CBS Sports "Patriots running back Dion Lewis will miss the rest of the 2015 season after tearing his ACL against the Redskins on Sunday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed. The shifty running back was injured during the third quarter of New England's 27-10 win over Washington. Lewis..." November 09

  • Report: Patriots’ ‘Hope’ Is Dion Lewis Suffered MCL Sprain, Not Worse

    NESN "The New England Patriots have reason to be optimistic. Dion Lewis suffered a knee injury Sunday during the Patriots’ 27-10 win over the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium. It didn’t look good, as Lewis stayed on the ground for several moments before limping to the sideline under his own..." November 09

  • Injury concerns taint Patriots' 27-10 win over Redskins

    CSN New England "The game? No sweat. The Patriots came out smoking, built a 14-0 first-quarter lead, and coasted past the hapless Redskins, 27-10, Sunday at Gillette Stadium and improved their record to 8-0. But the rest of the news wasn't so good. Left tackle Sebastian Vollmer suffered what the team..." November 08

  • Patriots RB Dion Lewis ruled out for rest of game with knee injury

    ESPN "New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis left Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins after sustaining what appeared to be a serious knee injury with 5:40 remaining in the third quarter. The team announced shortly thereafter that Lewis was out for the remainder of the game. Lewis..." November 08

  • Wes Welker says “I should be playing”

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a phenomenon in football where an aging player becomes like Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense (spoiler alert): He’s the last one to realize his career is dead. Wes Welker is currently playing the role of Guy Who Has Yet To Figure Out It’s Over, refusing to connect the dots between his..." November 08

  • Patriots list Jamie Collins as questionable with an illness

    Pro Football Talk "New England linebacker Jamie Collins may not be able to play tomorrow against Washington. The Patriots announced today that Collins has been added to their injury list because of an illness. He is officially listed as questionable." November 07

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Patriots expected to place OL Ryan Wendell on injured reserve to make roster space to activate center Bryan Stork, per league source.

  • Ricky Jean Francois: Brady is on a mission to prove he’s the best of all time

    Washington Post "When he watches New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady play, Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean Francois says he sees a man on a mission. That’s the only way the defensive end can explain the level of play the NFL has witnessed in Brady, who this season has thrown a league-high 20 touchdown..." November 05