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New England Patriots fullback James Develin watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob Gronkowski said this week. “It’s all what you can do as a player. You’ve got to do your job so the more you can do, the better off you are. Develin, injured in Friday night’s game at Carolina, was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday and will miss the entire season. The Patriots could line up backup …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots are “going about our business as usual,” second-year quarterback …

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved “tried quite hard” to reach …

Mocked artist gets nod of approval from Pats QB Tom Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – A courtroom artist who some internet critics said made New England quarterback Tom Brady look like an aging cartoon villain has gotten a wave and a “thank you” from the superstar. Jane Rosenberg returned to …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …

Patriots place extra importance on third preseason game

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

Patriots trade draft pick to Lions for tackle Michael Williams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The New England Patriots acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions for a draft pick on Wednesday. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played tight end at …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Thin at receiver, Patriots bring ex-rival Wayne on board

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow …

Saints’ Cooks dominates early, but Patriots rally for 26-24 win

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, …

Saints receivers, Patriots defensive backs tested one another

Saturday, August 22, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ offense, even if there were moments when …

Silent Brady stands out at joint Patriots-Saints practices

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Tom Brady’s media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his “Deflategate” suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football …

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they’d rather not discuss. They relate on matters ranging from winning …

‘Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

Thursday, August 20, 2015

NEW YORK – A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL’s four game suspension of Tom Brady over “Deflategate” is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, …

Sources: Brady, Goodell meet but ‘Deflategate’ unresolved

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the “Deflategate” legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told the Associated Press. The failure …