New England Patriots

Wes Welker was on local radio Tuesday and spoke about watching Super Bowl XLIX, a return to New England Patriots and retirement.
Dominique Easley says Patriots players see a far different -- and far more jovial -- Bill Belichick than the one the public sees.
For those who caught a glimpse of Rob Gronkowski at his football camp in Melrose on Sunday, it took only a few seconds to see just how far removed the Patriots tight end was from last offseason.


    Patriots - Team News
    Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss says there hasn't been a Tom Brady backup who has as much promise as... Garoppolo is getting half of the first-team reps at OTAs and impressing. Reiss says the second-year man has been sharp in terms of receiving the play-call, getting everyone...
    Jun 1 8:39AM Read More
    Rob Gronkowski - TE
    Rob Gronkowski has enjoyed a fully healthy offseason. During the previous few offseasons, Gronkowski has been rehabbing back, knee and/or elbow issues. This year, however, he's been able to simply concentrate on reveling in the...
    Jun 1 7:57AM Read More
    Devin McCourty - DB
    The Patriots have used Devin McCourty at his usual free safety position throughout OTAs. McCourty came into the league as a cornerback but switched to safety full-time in 2012. The bigger need is at cornerback, and some had speculated McCourty might move back...
    May 31 8:47AM Read More
    Bradley Fletcher - DB
    Bradley Fletcher and Logan Ryan lined up as the top corners at Patriots' OTAs. Ryan has been a solid player through two seasons, but Fletcher was a disaster with the Eagles last year. At least one of the two should open the season as a starter, with...
    May 30 12:02PM Read More
    Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady are splitting first-team quarterback reps 50-50 at Patriots OTAs. Normally, Brady would handle nearly all of the first-team reps in these practices. With Brady tentatively facing a four-game suspension, Garoppolo's reps have increased...
    May 29 8:35PM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    The appeal of Tom Brady's suspension will be heard on June 23. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the appeal hearing could even be pushed back further to June 25. In other words, we won't know the actual length of Brady's (for now, four-game)...
    May 29 8:15PM Read More
    Jake Bequette - DL
    Patriots DE Jake Bequette has also been working at tight end during OTAs. Bequette, the 90th pick in the 2012 draft, has appeared in eight regular-season games through three years and was demoted to the practice squad full-time last season. With...
    May 29 9:14AM Read More
    Tyler Gaffney - RB
    Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney (knee) appears close to 100 percent. The Patriots controversially claimed Gaffney off waivers 10 months ago when the Panthers tried to put him in injured reserve. Now healthy, he'll compete with Jonas Gray for...
    May 28 9:13AM Read More
    Dane Fletcher - LB
    Patriots signed LB Dane Fletcher. Fletcher spent the first four years of his career (2010-13) with the Patriots as a key special teamer. He went to the Bucs last year, where he started four games at middle...
    May 26 9:01AM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    No date has been set in Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension. The CBA states that a date for the appeal must be set within 10 days after the appeal is filed. That would be Wednesday, although both sides could agree to a delay....
    May 26 8:20AM Read More
    James White - RB
    NESN's Doug Kyed believes second-year RB James White is the favorite to replace Shane Vereen as... After a hype-filled preseason, White only managed 31 offensive snaps last season and spent most of the year inactive. Viewed as a plus pass catcher and blocker coming out of...
    May 23 1:13PM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    The NFL has rejected the NFL Players Association's motion for Roger Goodell to recuse himself... The rejection may not bode well for Tom Terrific's chances of having his ban eliminated, unless of course the Patriots have a wink-nod agreement with Goodell, as has been...
    May 22 4:10PM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    Contacted by, the NFL office stated Friday that there is no date currently... Although owner Bob Kraft backed down from the league, Brady isn't, and is pursuing a reduction of his ban. For selfish reasons (read: fantasy magazine deadline), our hope...
    May 22 2:35PM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated Wednesday that he is open to hearing any "new... NFL Network's Ian Rapoport came away believing the "door seems very open" to a reduction of Brady's four-game ban. On Tuesday, owner Bob Kraft announced the...
    May 20 3:47PM Read More
    Tom Brady - QB
    A "high-ranking NFL source" tells Sports Illustrated's Greg A. Bedard that the... Owner Robert Kraft is getting praised for having some sort of master plan, but it appears he's going more by gut feel. It stands to reason to any logical person that...
    May 19 1:55PM Read More