M/cloudy
58°
M/cloudy
Hi 76° | Lo 49°
New England Patriots
New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty speaks with reporters following an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates scurried for shelter yesterday. Even if it’s 110 degrees and dry. That’s the way he remembers it when he and three teammates worked out for about two weeks in Phoenix. “I think it rained for five minutes one time,” Ryan said. “They called it a monsoon.” Ryan went to the Fischer Institute … 0

Patriots cut WR Greg Orton, sign 2 other WRs

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Greg Orton two days after he suffered a leg injury. Orton was taken off the practice field on a cart Friday just two days after signing as a free agent. He was on the practice squads of Denver for part of the 2011 season and all of the next season and of the Patriots from Dec. … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after the first training camp day in full pads. “It’s been awhile, so I’m excited to … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Pats

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the … 0

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New … 0

Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp yesterday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first … 0

Patriots’ defensive overhaul a top development to watch this season

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Pieces in place for Pats to win another championship

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ever since Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots in March, anticipation for the 2014 season took on a new feel. Being eager for the NFL season to start is nothing new in New England, but this is different. … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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