New England Patriots

The Patriots took the field for their first training camp practice on Thursday morning. Players, and Tom Brady in particular, were met by an energized crowd of more than 10,000 fans.
The NFLPA hoped to have Tom Brady's lawsuit heard in the labor-friendly state of Minnesota, but it will be in New York instead.
Robert Kraft’s scorched-earth strike on the NFL will have a far-reaching impact on his legacy and his relationship with other owners.

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Patriots - Team News
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
LeGarrette Blount - RB
The Boston Globe hears LeGarrette Blount did not pass his conditioning test Wednesday. Players had to run 20 sprints of 50 yards in under eight seconds each. Blount only did 12, so he was placed on active/NFI. He'll be activated as soon as he passes the test.
Jul 30 8:08AM Read More
LeGarrette Blount - RB
Patriots placed RB LeGarrette Blount on the active/NFI list. Blount was a full participant in offseason workouts, but must have suffered an injury after minicamp. It's possible he's dealing with a day-to-day situation. Brandon Bolden...
Jul 29 6:08PM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "inside the building" there is a belief at... RapSheet isn't specific about when the Patriots expect Brady "on the field," but this presumably is in reference to Week 1. The Patriots are staying optimistic...
Jul 29 11:52AM Read More
Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
After watching Jimmy Garoppolo's 2014 snaps, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah compared the... Jeremiah was impressed by Garoppolo's "quick feet," quickness through progressions, and ability to "extend plays." Garoppolo impressed last preseason...
Jul 29 11:47AM Read More
Robert Kraft - C
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Wednesday, saying the "decision" by... Known to be tight with commissioner Roger Goodell, Kraft unloaded on the league. "Six months removed from the AFC Championship game, the league still has no hard...
Jul 29 11:21AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
Suspended QB Tom Brady wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning, "I am very disappointed by... "...To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and...
Jul 29 8:30AM Read More
Tom Brady - QB
PFT's Mike Florio reports the NFL offered suspended QB Tom Brady a two-game reduction on his... Per Florio's source, Brady had to admit to having knowledge of whatever ball men John Jastremski and Jim McNally were doing to the footballs, admit to failing to cooperate...
Jul 28 8:55PM Read More
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