P/sunny
81°
P/sunny
Hi 82° | Lo 60°
New England Patriots
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski runs with the ball after catching a pass during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo)

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 New England Patriots is practicing at training camp but not ready for full activity as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. … 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 England Patriots tight end, argued that prosecutors hadn’t shown probable cause to sustain the murder … 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 learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the … 0

Former Patriots to host free football clinic at Memorial Field in Concord

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free football clinic with former Patriots players this Saturday. Along with local football coaches, four former Patriots will run drills for boys and girls ages 11 to 14. Those players are Pete Brock, Ilia Jarostchuk, Jon Williams and Steve King. The … 0

Patriots sign former Saints DE Will Smith

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free agent defensive end Will Smith signed with the New England Patriots. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. He’s played in 139 NFL games with 120 starts and has 67½ sacks, 20 forced … 0

Aaron Hernandez charged with jail scuffle, threat

Friday, May 2, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was indicted in an alleged jail assault in February and an alleged threat at the jail last November. The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Hernandez was indicted yesterday on charges of assault and battery and threats … 0

Patriots coach runs half marathon in Nashville

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon yesterday and finished with an official time if 2:36:46. Belichick ran with his fiancée, Linda Holliday, and they finished the half marathon together, according to The Tennessean. Joseph Chebet won the half marathon with a time … 0

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes’ mini-camp this week in Florida. The former Pro Bowler … 0

Safety Adrian Wilson released by Patriots

Saturday, April 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Safety Adrian Wilson was released by New England yesterday. The 13-year veteran did not play a snap for the Patriots in his one season with the team after hurting his ankle in the preseason. He spent all of 2013 on injured reserve. A four-time All-Pro … 0

Chung returns to Patriots after one season with Eagles

Friday, April 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Safety Patrick Chung is back with the New England Patriots as the latest addition to their rebuilt secondary. After one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chung signed yesterday with the team that drafted him in … 0

Days after visiting Patriots, Britt signs with Rams

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The St. Louis Rams signed Kenny Britt to a free agent deal yesterday, adding depth to a young group at wide receiver with a player in need of a career reboot. There was speculation two weeks ago that the Patriots were interested in Britt, and the Rutgers product … 0

Free agent RB LeGarette Blount leaves Patriots, signs with Steelers

Saturday, March 29, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers and free agent running back LeGarette Blount agreed on a two-year contract that will give the team needed depth in the backfield behind budding star Le’Veon Bell. The 27-year-old Blount ran for 772 … 0

Wilfork: Close to ensuring he’ll retire with Pats

Friday, March 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said he’s closer to achieving his goal of finishing his career with New England. The 10-year veteran who missed most of last season with a torn Achilles’ tendon has tweeted that he looks forward to returning to football and helping … 0

Kraft talks Wilfork’s situation, Revis and Browner additions

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kraft: Hope Vince stays New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke to multiple media outlets yesterday about players recently added to the team – as well as one who could be on his way out. Speaking to sources … 0

Edelman explains decision to stay with Patriots

Friday, March 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman grew up less than 30 miles from San Francisco. So visiting the 49ers as a free agent was “very surreal.” As a high school student, he watched them at training camp. As a … 0