Matthew Slater


FOXBORO – There’s a new man coaching special teams for the Patriots this season. But it’s been the same old story of airtight kick coverage and smart return play.


The Patriots tell anyone who will listen that they don't hear what others outside of their facility are saying about them. "Ignore the noise" is the well-worn cliche. 


FOXBORO -- The Patriots locker room was more crowded than usual on Tuesday.


The exact measurements are tough to quantify, but there are some standard ingredients for your run-of-the-mill training camp fight between clubs engaged in joint practices: Start with a hot field,


FOXBORO -- At times, it's clear to see that Ray Ventrone isn't all that far removed from his playing career. Though he retired at the end of last season after 10 years in the NFL, when he's on the