New England Patriots

The Patriots responded to Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension with a strongly-worded statement Tuesday evening.
Rob Gronkowski is healthy again: A healthy, uncoverable beast. And that's why he's one of the 10 most important Pats heading into 2015.
'Deflategate' first reared its head after the AFC Championship Game, but actually started in November. Here's the complete timeline.

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Patriots - Team News
Tom Brady - QB
NFL Network reports the sides were "moving close" to a settlement that would have... For its part, the NFLPA called the report "rubbish." In a searing and vitriolic statement Tuesday afternoon, the players association also officially announced it...
Jul 28 5:41PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
The New York Daily News reports Tom Brady will "definitely" file for an injunction to... The league has already sought to "confirm" Brady's suspension in federal court, while Brady is prepared to file a lawsuit of his own. We're nowhere near the end of...
Jul 28 4:09PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick reports the NFL has asked the U.S. District Court in Manhattan to... In other words, they're suing Brady before he can sue them. Brady's 2014-15 decision to slightly under-inflate his footballs has resulted in an all-out war with the league....
Jul 28 3:37PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
The league has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension. After a summer of waffling, commissioner Roger Goodell decided to hold firm on Brady's shockingly-severe punishment. It means the matter is now headed to federal court,...
Jul 28 2:34PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that Tom Brady and the NFL were still discussing a settlement... It remains highly unlikely the two sides will reach an agreement before Patriots training camp opens Thursday. Stephen A. Smith is "hearing" the four-game ban will...
Jul 28 11:39AM Read More
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly showed far better command of the offense this offseason. Garoppolo was still trying to get his head around the offense as a second-round rookie a year ago. He still looked good in the preseason, going 46-of-72 (58.2%) for 618...
Jul 28 10:55AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Appearing on ESPN, Stephen A. Smith said the NFL will announce Tom Brady's four-game suspension... Stephen A. is not the kind of media personality we like to cite for breaking news. But Adam Schefter opined similarly this morning, saying the NFL doesn't feel...
Jul 28 10:08AM Read More
Brandon LaFell - WR
Patriots placed WR Brandon LaFell on the active/PUP list. It's possible this is only a day-to-day injury after LaFell donned a protective boot on his foot during OTA season. He shed the boot in July, so it's quite conceivable the...
Jul 27 5:16PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Sources tell FOX Sports the NFLPA and the NFL had an "open line of communication" in... Despite the negotiations, we'd still be surprised if a settlement is reached. Brady won't accept missing any games and Roger Goodell is petrified of looking weak on...
Jul 27 12:20PM Read More
Dont'a Hightower - LB
ESPN Boston considers ILB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder) questionable for Week 1. Hightower is expected to open training camp on active/PUP after sitting out OTAs. Five months into a 6-7 month timetable, Hightower isn’t a lock to be ready for Week 1....
Jul 25 8:29PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Speaking in a Friday radio interview, ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio said the Ravens and Colts are... In other words, the Pats' most bitter rivals, and the two clubs they vanquished en route to Super Bowl XLIX. "(By reducing the suspension), you’re angering some of...
Jul 25 12:05PM Read More
Ryan Allen - P
Patriots signed P Ryan Allen to a three-year contract extension through 2018. Allen had been set to make $585,000 in the final year of his deal. New England's punter each of the past two seasons, Allen was 12th in net punting average at 39.9 yards in...
Jul 25 10:24AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
ESPN's Ed Werder reports there's "zero chance" the NFL will announce its ruling on... The NFL has been known to "news dump" on Friday afternoons heading into the weekend, but it doesn't sound like that's what we'll get regarding Brady this week. ...
Jul 24 9:28AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
The Washington Post reports a settlement is unlikely in Tom Brady's appeal, and that... Mark Maske's report is via "people with knowledge of the sport’s inner workings." Instead of taking his medicine or negotiating a reduced ban, Brady appears...
Jul 23 3:46PM Read More
Tarell Brown - DB
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss considers new Patriots CB Tarell Brown a contender for a starting job. Brown was largely ineffective in 1,000 snaps for the Raiders last season, but has started at least 10 games each of the past four seasons. He brings a veteran presence and...
Jul 23 3:11PM Read More