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This is a 2014 photo of Brandon LaFell of the New England Patriots NFL football team. This image reflects the New England Patriots active roster as of Wednesday, June 11, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

LaFell getting accustomed to new home with Patriots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is Tom Brady. “I’m blessed, man. I’m real blessed,” LaFell said yesterday, as the Patriots continued preparing for Friday’s preseason game against his old team from Carolina. “Go from Cam (Newton), who’s doing his thing, … 0

Gronkowski has no setbacks after moving up to light contact in practice

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Go ahead and hit Rob Gronkowski on his right knee. See if he cares. The tough tight end is anxious to get into a game and take his chances less than eight months after surgery. “If I’m ready to get out there, I’m ready to get out there,” the Patriots’ … 0

Flying flags: Penalties aplenty in Pats’ win

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots put up big numbers in their preseason victory over the Philadelphia Eagles – 476 yards, 35 first downs and nearly 40 minutes in time of possession. The officials racked up their own impressive statistics by calling 28 penalties, with 21 accepted. They were merely following through … 0

Patriots’ defensive overhaul a top development to watch this season

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Pieces in place for Pats to win another championship

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ever since Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots in March, anticipation for the 2014 season took on a new feel. Being eager for the NFL season to start is nothing new in New England, but this is different. … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0

Wilfork excited to be on field after major injury

Friday, June 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon. Then he clashed with the New England Patriots about his contract. His future with the team – and in football – was uncertain. But there he was on a … 0

Jets’ Ryan defensive about Pettine’s playbook tale

Friday, June 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what? Well, it started … 0

Brady’s smarts jumpstarted stellar career

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady was a solid student as a rookie learning the New England Patriots playbook. The physical part of playing quarterback was tougher. “The reason I was a sixth-round pick was I didn’t have much … 0

Pats QB Garoppolo focusing on transition to NFL

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Forget all the talk of Jimmy Garoppolo being the heir apparent to Tom Brady. That’s what Garoppolo is doing. The New England Patriots rookie quarterback is more concerned with preparing for the next practice, film … 0

Veteran linebacker James Anderson adjusting to Patriots

Saturday, June 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – James Anderson is used to being a starting linebacker. Now he must fit in with younger players at that position on a better team. And, perhaps, get used to playing less. Anderson signed with the … 0

Former UNH football player Kyle Auffray signs with Patriots

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kyle Auffray, who played 16 games for the University of New Hampshire football team from 2008-10, signed a free agent contract to play tight end with the New England Patriots on Monday. As a senior in 2010, Auffray caught four passes for 34 yards and scored his first … 0

Pats WR Edelman still learning after five seasons

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman had to learn to catch the ball instead of throw it when the New England Patriots drafted the Kent State quarterback. Five years later, the lessons continue. Besides refining his own techniques, the … 0

Patriots’ Brady trying to improve on last season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In packed stadiums, Tom Brady had one of his worst statistical seasons. Behind the scenes, he’s working hard to have a better one. And, more importantly, carry the New England Patriots further – to the … 0

Ridley focused on eliminating fumbles

Friday, June 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fumbles plagued Stevan Ridley even when the ball was dry. A steady rain presents another challenge to the New England Patriots running back. It wasn’t a problem for him yesterday. The Patriots continued their organized … 0