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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, tosses the ball to running back Brandon Bolden during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The Patriots will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Sunday.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots will try to stop Greg Hardy in DL’s Dallas debut

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL champion New England Patriots, who are 3-0 under reigning Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. And Hardy is looking forward to it. …

Rams rise in AP power rankings; Pats, Pack, Broncos 1-2-3

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK – The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Rams made the biggest jump in the latest power rankings, improving nine spots to No. 10 in voting …

Hicks’s long path through college and NFL takes him to Patriots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Akiem Hicks’s long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in Canada and then back down to New Orleans. “It was a process, but I’m happy …

Jets sign former Patriot Kenbrell Thompkins to practice squad

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to the practice squad and released wide receiver-kick returner Walter Powell from the practice squad. Thompkins was signed by New England as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in 2013 and he caught 32 passes for 466 yards …

Ex-Patriots receiver Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Former NFL star Irving Fryar, a five-time Pro Bowler in a career than spanned 17 seasons from 1984 to 2000, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage …

Fast Patriots start has fans thinking of another 16-0 season

Sunday, October 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them – again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three …

Patriots add defensive lineman Thornton to roster, four to practice squad

Friday, October 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots promoted practice squad defensive lineman Khyri Thornton to the roster on Thursday and also added four players to the taxi squad. Thornton, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers last month. He was a third-round draft pick out …

Patriots trade Hoomanawanui to Saints for defensive tackle Hicks

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pats make a deal The New England Patriots traded tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to the New Orleans Saints for defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on Wednesday. Hicks, a third-round draft choice by New Orleans in 2012, has been a starter since 2013 and was at Saints practice Wednesday. Recently, …

Pats rookie center Andrews going back to school during bye

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rookie center David Andrews, one of the unsung surprises of the New England Patriots’ 3-0 start, will use the team’s bye week to go back to school. “This whole thing is a teaching experience,” Andrews …

Pats, Pack a close 1-2 in AP Pro32; bad news Bears 32nd

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Two points separate the Patriots and Packers in the AP Pro32 power rankings – for the second week in a row. New England edged Green Bay for the top spot in the latest rankings, once …

Appeals court: No Brady case arguments before February

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK – A New York federal appeals court said February will be the earliest it will hear arguments in the NFL’s appeal of the lifting of a four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady in the …

Brady says pro-Trump comments taken out of context

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BOSTON – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said his comments that he hopes Donald Trump will win the presidency were taken out of context and an example of why he tries to say as little as possible …

Patriots kicker Gostkowski makes 425th PAT in a row, still going

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ryan Allen didn’t punt at all in the New England Patriots’ 51-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. That doesn’t mean he had the day off. As the holder for placekicker Stephen Gostkowski, Allen got plenty …

Gostkowski by the numbers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

464 Extra points made 465 Extra points attempted 99.8 Extra point percentage 250 Field goals made 287 Field goals attempted 87.1 Field goal percentage 1,179 Points scored …

Brady notches 400th TD pass in Patriots’ 51-17 win over Jags

Monday, September 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowksi picked up some more milestones. The New England Patriots picked up another lopsided win. Brady threw for two touchdowns, including the 400th of his career, to help the defending Super …