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Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

Friday, July 24, 2015

Junior Seau’s daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney Seau’s comments to a video presentation about the former linebacker who committed suicide in 2012. Seau, who played for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots from 1990-2009, is one of seven men being inducted this year. …

As Brady awaits suspension ruling, his jersey is NFL’s top-seller

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tom Brady’s status for the start of the National Football League season remains in question. His popularity does not. Brady had the NFL’s top-selling merchandise in the financial quarter ended May 31, the NFL Players Association said Thursday in an emailed statement. It’s the first time in Brady’s 15-year career – which includes four Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots and …

Brady appeal deal unlikely as league source says support for 4-game ban is considerable

Friday, July 24, 2015

The chances that a negotiated settlement of Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game “DeflateGate” suspension will be completed between the NFL and the players’ union are viewed as small by some connected with the case, while there is sentiment among other franchises for the league to stick with the current penalty, according to …

remembering America’s heroes

Saturday, July 4, 2015

M any will remember the patriots who paved the way for America this Independence Day. …

Ex-Patriot Spikes pleads guilty, gets probation in hit-and-run

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WRENTHAM, Mass. – Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty and will serve a year of probation in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people. Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of …

Excusing Brady, evaluating league protocol the only fair option for Goodell

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Roger Goodell can restore a sense of loftiness to the NFL commissioner’s office with a simple expedited decision. He should lift the suspension on Tom Brady this week, and turn his disciplinary eye on the vague, sloppily enforced …

NFLPA goes after Patriots for punishing Butler over missed workout

Friday, June 26, 2015

NEW YORK – The NFL Players Association complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said Thursday that the union has a responsibility to pursue all violations of the collective bargaining agreement consistently. The Patriots are …

Brady waiting for Goodell decision after 10-hour hearing

Thursday, June 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s back to the waiting game for Tom Brady. After making his case in a 10-hour hearing, Brady’s fate is in the hands of Roger Goodell. Just when the NFL commissioner will announce his decision …

Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK – After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Brady was suspended by the league for his …

As Brady’s appeal gets under way, quarterback’s legacy gets mixed reviews

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady grew from a sixth-round draft choice into one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Off the field, he’s a celebrity with a supermodel wife and lucrative marketing deals. All that has made …

Patriots sign top draft pick, DL Malcom Brown of Texas

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed their first-round draft pick, defensive lineman Malcom Brown from Texas. The Patriots chose Brown with the 32nd pick after his three-year college career in which he had 8½ sacks, two fumble recoveries and 165 tackles in 39 games, 26 of …

Pats defenders line up to replace departing Wilfork

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For a day, at least, Vince Wilfork was with the Patriots again, to collect a Super Bowl ring at the home of team owner Robert Kraft. His presence at the celebration served as an immediate reminder that the leader won’t be in Foxborough this coming …

Flynn focusing on his status, rather than Brady’s, while adjusting to Patriots’ offense

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Matt Flynn is back at the stadium where he made his first NFL start. He’s not focusing on making another in place of Tom Brady. Flynn practiced with the New England Patriots on the first …

Ex-Patriots linebacker Spikes cited in hit-and-run that injured three

Saturday, June 13, 2015

BOSTON – Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was cited by the state police yesterday for rear-ending another vehicle on a Massachusetts highway then leaving the scene. Spikes, 27, is accused of leaving the scene of an …

Sources: Patriots add backup QB Matt Flynn

Friday, June 12, 2015

With Tom Brady possibly suspended for the first four games on the 2015 season, the New England Patriots added to their quarterback depth yesterday, signing eight-year veteran Matt Flynn, according to ESPN. Flynn has started seven games in a career that includes stops in Green Bay (2008-11; ’13-14), …