New England Patriots

What would Bill Belichick say on the morning of Super Bowl 50? Rich Levine pens an op-ed of the Patriots coach's past and future.
The NFL and NFLPA started talking Monday, presumably to lay the foundation for a settlement before they meet with Judge Richard Berman.
Chris Mortensen admits he could have done a "better job" getting the correct info about Deflategate. But why did the NFL disseminate it?

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Patriots - Team News
AJ Derby - TE
Patriots waived/injured TE AJ Derby. Derby's injury is undisclosed, though he underwent knee surgery last November. Ax ex-quarterback, Derby offers plus athleticism at tight end, but entered camp as a major...
Aug 4 5:31PM Read More
Brian Tyms - WR
Patriots WR Brian Tyms was carted off the field with an apparent arm injury in Tuesday's... According to the Boston Globe's Shalise Manza Young, "several teammates gathered when he went down." ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports Tyms took a "big...
Aug 4 3:15PM Read More
Rob Gronkowski - TE
The Patriots have converted $4 million of Rob Gronkowski's $10M option bonus into an immediate... Instead of owing Gronk the full $10 million by the end of the 2015 league year, they'll give him $4 million now and $6 million later. It ensures the obvious -- the Patriots...
Aug 4 10:22AM Read More
James White - RB
Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked up second-year RB James White following Monday's training... White is getting the first crack at New England's "Vereen Role," ahead of oddly-ballyhooed Travaris Cadet. "A guy who can really play on all three...
Aug 3 5:45PM Read More
Travaris Cadet - RB
ESPN Boston believes Patriots RB Travaris Cadet has created "positive momentum" in... Reporter Mike Reiss does admit that Cadet is "still an unknown" in pass protection. Proving to Bill Belichick that he can pick up the blitz will be all important...
Aug 3 2:30PM Read More
Aaron Dobson - WR
ESPN Boston calls Aaron Dobson a player who's developed "positive momentum" in the... Dobson has been taking advantage of Brandon LaFell's time on the PUP list, getting "quality repetitions" on the outside. Longtime beat writer Mike Reiss believes...
Aug 3 2:27PM Read More
Logan Ryan - DB
ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said the starting right cornerback spot is still a... Logan Ryan has the early edge but will face competition from Bradley Fletcher and Tarell Brown. Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler appears to be locked in as the starting left...
Aug 2 9:13AM Read More
LeGarrette Blount - RB
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is practicing on Saturday. Blount was placed on the active/NFI list to start training camp after failing his conditioning test. His appearance in practice on Saturday suggests he passed the second...
Aug 1 9:28AM Read More
James White - RB
Sophomore RB James White is working with the first team as the third-down back in Patriots... CSN New England's Tom Curran said it "seems" the Patriots are going to give White the first crack to earn the third-down job vacated by Shane Vereen. Even if White...
Aug 1 7:31AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered Tom Brady and Roger Goodell to appear in court... Berman requested the two sides "engage in comprehensive, good-faith settlement discussions prior to the conference on August 12." Though the judge did not mention...
Aug 1 6:31AM Read More
Dane Fletcher - LB
Patriots LB Dane Fletcher is expected to open the season on reserve/PUP. Reserve/PUP would cost Fletcher the first six games of the season. A core special teamer and reserve linebacker, Fletcher tore his ACL late last year. He finished 2014...
Jul 31 9:03PM Read More
Aaron Dobson - WR
Coach Bill Belichick said WR Aaron Dobson reported to camp in "great shape" and... Dobson's first two seasons were ruined by injuries. By all accounts, he's healthy for 2015. He'll have to keep it that way as he competes for a role behind Julian Edelman...
Jul 31 10:22AM Read More
Dont'a Hightower - LB
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) was participating as training camp opened Thursday. Hightower's Week 1 status was previously thought to be in doubt, so he's far ahead of schedule off February surgery. He had six sacks and 89 tackles in just 12 games last...
Jul 30 11:50AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
A Minnesota judge has transferred the NFLPA's Tom Brady lawsuit back to New York. The NFLPA filed the suit in Minnesota in an effort to get Judge David Doty, who has historically sided with the Player's Association. U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle saw...
Jul 30 9:56AM Read More
Sebastian Vollmer - T
Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer (shoulder) is participating as camp opens. Vollmer underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum shortly after the Super Bowl. The top-11 tackle per PFF's grades is ready to go on the right side, opposite left tackle...
Jul 30 9:24AM Read More