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President Barack Obama, flanked by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and team owner Robert Kraft, holds a New England Patriots jersey while posing photo during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama lauds Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, cracks a few jokes along the way

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As much as the president, a loyal Chicago Bears fan, might prefer otherwise – even he can’t deny it: Washington, he’s realized, is New England Patriots country. “For some reason that I don’t fully understand, there is a disproportionate number of Patriots fans in the White House,” Obama said, kicking off a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl champions in …

Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery last year

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said yesterday he was aware of it and the way Solder “handled that last year was really admirable with so much …

Patriots secondary will have yet another new look

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty was asked if he was surprised Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to return to the New York Jets. “Who?” the Patriots’ free safety said with a laugh on Tuesday. “Revis?” Asked if he’s no longer allowed to mention the cornerback’s name because he’s no longer with the team, McCourty simply said, “We’re still friends.” The Super …

Patriots add cornerbacks Fletcher, McClain to rebuilding secondary

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The New England Patriots made additions to their secondary, signing cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. The team announced both moves yesterday. Fletcher, 28, signed a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, ESPN reported. A third-round draft choice out of Iowa in 2009, Fletcher played the last …

Receiver Stevie Johnson agrees to 3-year deal with Chargers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms of a three-year contract with free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who’s looking to bounce back after two down years. Johnson had visited the Chargers and New England Patriots since his release from the 49ers last week. Johnson …

Former Patriots nose tackle Wilfork joins Texans

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HOUSTON – Vince Wilfork signed on with the Houston Texans, ending a memorable stint in New England that saw him establish himself as one of the best defensive linemen in franchise history. Wilfork announced the decision on Twitter …

Patriots sign three to defense

Friday, March 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed a cornerback after losing both of their starters in the first days of free agency. A day after saying goodbye to Darrelle Revis (Jets) and Brandon Browner (Saints), the Patriots picked up cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, a 2011 fourth-round draft pick …

Source: Patriots sign former Browns DE/LB Sheard

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A day after losing cornerback Darrelle Revis to the New York Jets, the Patriots made a move to strengthen their defense yesterday, agreeing to terms with former Browns linebacker/defensive end Jabaal Sheard, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal reportedly is worth $11 million over two years, including …

Agents: All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis returns to Jets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW YORK – Revis Island: The Return. Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England Patriots last season. And, his welcome home gift is a contract …

McCourty returns to Patriots secondary while Revis, Browner flirt with exit

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Safety Devin McCourty said he’s returning to the New England Patriots for five more years. Cornerback Darrelle Revis could be gone, and Brandon Browner, who spent the season manning the other corner spot, could join …

Reports: Patriots to re-sign McCourty to five-year deal

Monday, March 9, 2015

Devin McCourty, one of the top safeties available on the free agent market this offseason, will be staying in New England, several media outlets reported late last night. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Patriots’ All-Pro, who turned down more money from other teams, will sign …

Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Friday, March 6, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said yesterday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense. In …

Letter: Political football

Thursday, March 5, 2015

You’ve got to hand it to the New England Patriots. Patriots players are chosen for their ability, not preconceived ethnic background or other inconsequential consideration. Each player possesses qualities which, taken together, make a great team. Now translate that concept to health care. Is it important to care …

NFL Films releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots fans who can’t get enough of the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance to watch not just Malcolm Butler’s game-clinching interception but all of the key plays during the season that led up to it. The …

Patriots put franchise tag on Pro Bowler Gostkowski

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski yesterday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal …