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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain celebrates after he intercepted a pass late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Cowboys are bringing back McClain after the former top 10 pick revived his career with a solid season in Dallas.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

McClain opts against Patriots, re-signs with Cowboys

Thursday, April 2, 2015

IRVING, Texas – Rolando McClain revived his career with a solid season in Dallas. Now the linebacker will return for at least one more year with the Cowboys. McClain, a former top 10 pick who flamed out after just three seasons in Oakland, signed a one-year contract yesterday, the team reported on its website. The one-year deal is worth $3 …

Free agent running back Stevan Ridley visiting Dolphins

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. – Free agent running back Stevan Ridley is visiting the Miami Dolphins, who are in the market for a backup to Lamar Miller. Ridley is recovering from ACL knee surgery and was limited to six games last year with the Patriots. His best season was in 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Patriots took him in …

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified yesterday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked whether he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez’s murder trial over the June 17, 2013, slaying of Odin Lloyd, who was …

Ray Duckler: ‘In Brady we trust,’ and the Patriots, who brought another one home

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The warehouse laborer in the Boston coffee shop, his voice as gravely as a back road, never tried to hide the doubt he once felt. Tom Brady, the superstar quarterback, once looked his age. The Patriots, the NFL’s …

Brady: ‘I would love to’ give Malcolm Butler MVP truck

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he “would love to” give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal line in …

Patriots special teams coach Scott O’Brien retires

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots special teams coach Scott O’Brien is retiring after 24 seasons in the NFL. Joe Judge will replace him. He had been O’Brien’s assistant since 2012. The team made the announcement yesterday, two days after the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, in …

Two days later, sad, solemn Seahawks pack up for offseason

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

RENTON, Wash. – When Russell Wilson took the snap with 26 seconds remaining in the Super Bowl, made his read and released the pass, he believed he was on his way to getting fitted for a second Super …

Patriots, Seahawks fought to last yard in best Super Bowl ever

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PHOENIX – A classic comeback, a miracle catch, an epic blunder, a goal-line stand in the final seconds. Any one of those things by itself would have been the defining moment in a Super Bowl, but this game …

Boston, Patriots move Super Bowl championship parade to Wednesday

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade through downtown until tomorrow. He said the city …

Source: Edelman passed concussion test on sideline during Super Bowl

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PHOENIX – Julian Edelman passed a concussion test after a big hit in the Super Bowl appeared to leave him groggy, allowing him to continue and catch the winning touchdown a few minutes later, a person with knowledge …

Editorial: Patriots’ historic run feels complete

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots franchise may not be done winning Super Bowls, but Sunday night’s heart-stopping victory over the Seattle Seahawks certainly felt like a circle closing. On Feb. 3, 2002, the Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to begin a historic …

Ray Duckler: The Butler did what? Here’s hoping he brought spring

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

For me, Malcolm Butler, a household name by now, represents the spring equinox. Butler’s interception saved the Patriots on Sunday, helping them beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, and it also ushered in the end of winter. At least I hope it did. Okay, it’s a …

Carroll’s call, Butler’s pick help Patriots hold onto Super Bowl win

Monday, February 2, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Pete Carroll made the call. Malcolm Butler made the play. The Seahawks coach chose a pass on second-and-goal from the 1 instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch, and Butler made him pay – stepping …

Patriots Super once again

Monday, February 2, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including …

Tim O'Sullivan: Tom still terrific as a dynasty is reborn

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Lombardi Trophy that Tom Brady held above his head in the confetti last night in Arizona was more than just a reward for staging the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and leading his team to a …