New England Patriots

The Patriots might be on their bye week, but Week 4 of the NFL features games that will impact their season.
Tom Brady's shown an ability make plays with his legs in the early part of this season, and he thinks it may play games with defenders' heads.
With the Patriots in the middle of their bye week, Bill Belichick took some time for an extended look at some of the biggest plays his team made in its 51-17 win over the Jaguars in Week 3.


Patriots - Team News
Patriots Def/Spec Team - TM
The New England Patriots head into their Week 4 bye tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 13. An eight sack performance in Week 2 at Buffalo boosted New England's sack total, but they have registered multiple sacks in their other two games as well. The Patriots...
Oct 2 11:03PM Read More
Akiem Hicks - DL
Patriots acquired DL Akiem Hicks from the Saints in exchange for TE Michael Hoomanawanui. A starter the last three seasons, Hicks had been losing heavy rotational snaps this year. Still, it's a better than expected return for a journeyman tight end. Hicks will...
Sep 30 6:18PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
The earliest the league's appeal will be heard in the Tom Brady case is February 1. That's Super Bowl week. It means the matter could be decided before the 2016 season, but more appeals would also loom.
Sep 29 6:43PM Read More
Jon Bostic - LB
Patriots acquired ILB Jon Bostic from the Bears in exchange for a sixth-round pick. The 50th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Bostic has yet to play this season because of an ankle injury. He also missed a lot of the offseason program with a back issue. ...
Sep 28 8:23PM Read More
Aaron Dobson - WR
Aaron Dobson caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jaguars. A week after catching seven balls for 87 yards, Dobson was again an afterthought in the Patriots' offense. He dropped what would have been a 50-plus yard pickup, but was...
Sep 27 5:34PM Read More
Danny Amendola - WR
Danny Amendola caught 5-of-5 targets for 39 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' Week 3 win... Amendola's second-quarter, one-yard touchdown was his first score of the young season, as he entered the game with just three catches for 52 yards. He's deep down the totem...
Sep 27 5:27PM Read More
Julian Edelman - WR
Julian Edelman caught 8-of-11 targets for 85 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the... The Patriots scored six touchdowns in the 51-17 stomping of Jacksonville, but Edelman wasn't part of the group that visited the end zone. Tom Brady only threw two passing...
Sep 27 5:20PM Read More
Rob Gronkowski - TE
Rob Gronkowski caught 4-of-7 targets for 101 yards in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the... The Jaguars employed the don't-cover-Gronkowski strategy early in the first quarter and let him run free for a 43-yard gain right down the middle of the field shortly after...
Sep 27 5:11PM Read More
Dion Lewis - RB
Dion Lewis rushed eight times for 37 yards and one touchdown and caught 5-of-5 targets for 30... Lewis got the start for the Patriots and was in on pretty much every play until LeGarrette Blount got his first snap midway through the second quarter. With the Patriots...
Sep 27 4:47PM Read More
LeGarrette Blount - RB
LeGarrette Blount rushed 18 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 51-17,... Blount didn't see the field until midway through the second quarter, but predictably filled the clock-killer role for the Patriots' offense, playing a much bigger role than...
Sep 27 4:20PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Tom Brady completed 33-of-42 passes for 358 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 51-17,... The Patriots possessed the ball 10 times and scored on all 10 drives with the Jaguars offering absolutely zero resistance. If you looked away from the screen and came back,...
Sep 27 4:12PM Read More
Bradley Fletcher - DB
Patriots declared CB Bradley Fletcher, DE Trey Flowers, C Ryan Wendell, DE Rufus Johnson, S... Fletcher is a healthy scratch and has been benched after getting torched across 68 snaps the first two weeks. Tarell Brown and Malcolm Butler will start.
Sep 27 11:46AM Read More
Dominique Easley - DL
ESPN Boston doesn't expect Patriots DT Dominique Easley (questionable, hip) to play in Week 3. With the Patriots bye week looming, Easley could be held out despite practicing on a limited basis. Even with Easley sidelined, New England’s front-four should have little...
Sep 26 5:35PM Read More
Dont'a Hightower - LB
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is probable for Week 3 against the Jaguars. Hightower was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but got in a full practice on Friday. He will play. Hightower has 20 tackles through two games.
Sep 26 11:59AM Read More
Dominique Easley - DL
The Boston Herald reports Patriots DT Dominique Easley (questionable, hip) is expected to play... Easley practiced on a limited basis all week and is listed as questionable. Getting the disruptive defensive tackle back would be a boost to an already stout pass rush. The...
Sep 26 11:03AM Read More