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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman yawns as he stretches prior to NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take on another role: official NASCAR pace car driver. The 5-foot-10 wideout will trade his receiving gloves for driving gloves as he gets … 0

Wilfork excited to be on field after major injury

Friday, June 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon. Then he clashed with the New England Patriots about his contract. His future with the team – and in football – was uncertain. But there he was on a sunny field yesterday, smiling, joking and excited about the upcoming season. “I think this year … 0

Jets’ Ryan defensive about Pettine’s playbook tale

Friday, June 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what? Well, it started yesterday when a profile on Cleveland Browns Coach Mike Pettine published on Sports Illustrated’s theMMQB.com … 0

Brady’s smarts jumpstarted stellar career

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady was a solid student as a rookie learning the New England Patriots playbook. The physical part of playing quarterback was tougher. “The reason I was a sixth-round pick was I didn’t have much … 0

Pats QB Garoppolo focusing on transition to NFL

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Forget all the talk of Jimmy Garoppolo being the heir apparent to Tom Brady. That’s what Garoppolo is doing. The New England Patriots rookie quarterback is more concerned with preparing for the next practice, film … 0

Veteran linebacker James Anderson adjusting to Patriots

Saturday, June 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – James Anderson is used to being a starting linebacker. Now he must fit in with younger players at that position on a better team. And, perhaps, get used to playing less. Anderson signed with the … 0

Former UNH football player Kyle Auffray signs with Patriots

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kyle Auffray, who played 16 games for the University of New Hampshire football team from 2008-10, signed a free agent contract to play tight end with the New England Patriots on Monday. As a senior in 2010, Auffray caught four passes for 34 yards and scored his first … 0

Pats WR Edelman still learning after five seasons

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman had to learn to catch the ball instead of throw it when the New England Patriots drafted the Kent State quarterback. Five years later, the lessons continue. Besides refining his own techniques, the … 0

Patriots’ Brady trying to improve on last season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In packed stadiums, Tom Brady had one of his worst statistical seasons. Behind the scenes, he’s working hard to have a better one. And, more importantly, carry the New England Patriots further – to the … 0

Ridley focused on eliminating fumbles

Friday, June 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fumbles plagued Stevan Ridley even when the ball was dry. A steady rain presents another challenge to the New England Patriots running back. It wasn’t a problem for him yesterday. The Patriots continued their organized … 0

Pats sign veteran LB Anderson, release WR Harrison

Thursday, June 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed veteran linebacker James Anderson and released wide receiver Mark Harrison yesterday. Anderson started all 16 games with Chicago last year after spending his other seven NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He had 102 tackles and four sacks for the … 0

Patriots sign second-round pick QB Garoppolo

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The New England Patriots signed second-round draft choice QB Jimmy Garoppolo to four-year contract yesterday. Garoppolo was the top player in FBS last season at Eastern Illinois, winning the Walter Payton Award. He is likely to be New England’s third quarterback behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett. Chosen … 0

Revis, Browner enjoying fresh starts with Patriots

Saturday, May 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s still early, but cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are both enjoying their new starts with the New England Patriots. “Last year it was a tough year when I played in Tampa Bay,” said … 0

Patriots sign two rookie free agent WRs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed rookie free agent wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins yesterday. Van Hooser played last season at Troy State after spending the previous three years at Tulane, where he had 55 catches for 805 yards and nine touchdowns. Last … 0

All-Pro cornerback Law inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ty Law will be the 22nd player inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame as the result of a fan vote, the team announced on its Twitter feed. “Ty Law was one of the greatest players in franchise history and one of the premier corners in the NFL … 0