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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012 file photo, Chad Johnson, center, leaves Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Johnson will serve 30 days in jail after violating probation in a domestic violence case involving his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday, June 10, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

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 last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season with New England. Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, … 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 pick, Wilson spent his first 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson has played in … 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 the second round in 2009. “I’m glad to be back. It’s like family here. It … 0

Manning to Super Bowl – Broncos beat Pats, 26-16

Sunday, January 19, 2014

DENVER – Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safe keeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback … 0

AFC championship game capsule

Saturday, January 18, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (13-4) at DENVER (14-3) 3:05 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Broncos by 6 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 9-8, Denver 11-6 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead, 27-20 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Broncos, 34-31, OT, Nov. 24, 2013 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Colts, 43-22; … 0

Patriots built to run

Sunday, January 19, 2014

There’s been much talk about the Patriots transforming themselves into a running team this season. How they’ve reinvented themselves in the face of changing personnel, channeling football’s smash-mouth past in an era that’s all about aerial stunts. Yes, … 0

Patriots’ top rushing games this season

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Date Opp Att-Yds TD W-L 12/29 Bills 43-267 2 W 1/11 Colts 46-234 6 W 11/3 Steelers 35-197 3 W 9/8 Bills 34-158 0 W 9/22 Bucs 33-156 0 W 10/27 Dolphins 37-152 2 W … 0

Patriots, Broncos overcame plenty of obstacles

Saturday, January 18, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far. Bill Belichick’s smarts and Tom Brady’s tenacity always seems to trump tribulation. This … 0

Patriots rookie LB Jamie Collins makes mark on defense

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When the season started, the Patriots’ top pick in last year’s draft barely got on the field on defense, playing just six snaps when the opponent had the ball in the first two games. That … 0

As Patriots shift to run, tight ends block more, catch less

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez were widely regarded as the top tight end duo in the NFL. Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan are blocking in anonymity as their successors, helping pave the way for New … 0

Brady back at practice after missing day

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes. Patriots fans can breathe easy now that Tom Brady is back at practice “Doing very well, thank you,” the quarterback who will lead New England into the AFC … 0

McDaniels tries to stick another dagger in Denver

Friday, January 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto – running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists … 0

‘Omaha’ keeps Broncos foes off-balance

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Peyton Manning’s road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour. Through Omaha, of all places. Yesterday, Manning pretended to shed a bit of light on his new favorite city, the name of which … 0

Blount making name for himself for the right reasons

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Check out the video of LeGarrette Blount. Not the one of him punching an opponent at a college game. Or the one showing him smacking an NFL teammate during a preseason practice. Try these: Blount … 0

Patriots secondary set for rematch with Manning

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Denver Broncos tried to beat the New England Patriots less than two months ago by running the ball. It didn’t work. With a Super Bowl berth at stake in Sunday’s rematch, Peyton Manning figures … 0