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Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Hasselbeck (8) after they defeated the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Houston. Indianapolis won 27-20.(AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Colts QB Andrew Luck a full participant at practice for Pats

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a full participant in Monday’s practice for the first time in two weeks, though his availability for this weekend’s showdown with New England remains unknown. Luck is still day-to-day with a sore right shoulder and had been limited in practice since leading Indianapolis to a 35-33 win at Tennessee on Sept. 27. “It …

Patriots talk down revenge hype in preparation for game with Colts

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nobody in the Patriots locker room is feeding into the hype of Sunday night’s AFC championship game rematch against the Indianapolis Colts. There’s plenty of potential for distraction after the “Deflategate” scandal when the Patriots were accused of deflating footballs in last January’s 45-7 conference title game rout of the Colts. New England was fined $1 million, lost two draft …

Brady, Patriots pull away from Romo-less Cowboys, 30-6

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – Chants of “Bra-dy” arose several times from a large New England contingent in Tom Brady’s first visit to the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys. First after a 1-yard plunge for his first rushing touchdown in almost three years, again after a long touchdown pass to Julian Edelman that …

A look at Brady’s 4-0 starts

Sunday, October 11, 2015

How the Patriots have fared in years that Tom Brady starts 4-0: 2013 13-5, lost to Broncos in AFC championship 2007 18-1, lost to Giants in Super Bowl 2004 17-2, beat Eagles in Super Bowl …

Patriots-Cowboys capsule

Sunday, October 11, 2015

NEW ENGLAND (3-0) at DALLAS (2-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 8½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 2-0-1, Cowboys 2-2 SERIES RECORD – Cowboys lead, 7-4 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Cowboys, 20-16, Oct. 16, 2011 LAST WEEK – Patriots bye, beat Jaguars, 51-17, …

Patriots release Fletcher, sign King from practice squad

Sunday, October 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed defensive back Brandon King from the practice squad Saturday and released veteran defensive back Bradley Fletcher. The 22-year-old King signed as a rookie free agent out of Auburn in May. …

Patriots will try to stop Greg Hardy in DL’s Dallas debut

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending …

Rams rise in AP power rankings; Pats, Pack, Broncos 1-2-3

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NEW YORK – The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Rams made the …

Hicks’s long path through college and NFL takes him to Patriots

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Akiem Hicks’s long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in …

Jets sign former Patriot Kenbrell Thompkins to practice squad

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to the practice squad and released wide receiver-kick returner Walter Powell from the practice squad. Thompkins was signed by New England as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati in 2013 and he caught 32 passes for 466 yards …

Ex-Patriots receiver Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Former NFL star Irving Fryar, a five-time Pro Bowler in a career than spanned 17 seasons from 1984 to 2000, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage …

Fast Patriots start has fans thinking of another 16-0 season

Sunday, October 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them – again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three …

Patriots add defensive lineman Thornton to roster, four to practice squad

Friday, October 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots promoted practice squad defensive lineman Khyri Thornton to the roster on Thursday and also added four players to the taxi squad. Thornton, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers last month. He was a third-round draft pick out …

Patriots trade Hoomanawanui to Saints for defensive tackle Hicks

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pats make a deal The New England Patriots traded tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to the New Orleans Saints for defensive tackle Akiem Hicks on Wednesday. Hicks, a third-round draft choice by New Orleans in 2012, has been a starter since 2013 and was at Saints practice Wednesday. Recently, …

Pats rookie center Andrews going back to school during bye

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rookie center David Andrews, one of the unsung surprises of the New England Patriots’ 3-0 start, will use the team’s bye week to go back to school. “This whole thing is a teaching experience,” Andrews …