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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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 beat the Carolina Panthers, 17-16, on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four three-and-outs and two Brady interceptions, although one …

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 in the kicking game,” the coach said Wednesday when talking about last week’s 26-24 victory …

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 Alabama, catching 51 passes in four seasons and even returning a handful of kickoffs. But …

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 …

49ers trade TE Asante Cleveland to Pats for OL Jordan Devey

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The New England Patriots traded offensive lineman Jordan Devey to the San Francisco 49ers for tight end Asante Cleveland on Tuesday. The trade still needed to be finalized through the NFL and the players were expected to take physicals once they made their cross-country …

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick won’t spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints this week. For the fourth straight year, …

Fame finds courtroom artist after Brady drawing goes viral

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NEW YORK – Jane Rosenberg’s courtroom drawing of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is everywhere and now so is she, fending off cyberbullies who disparage her along the way. She’s on network television, the radio, in newspapers …

Brady gets the start but Patriots lose preseason opener, 22-11, to Green Bay

Friday, August 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady had better hope his legal defense is better than his football defense. The suspended Patriots quarterback hung around for one play less than a full quarter in the exhibition opener on Thursday night …