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Patriots linebacker Hightower has shoulder surgery, could miss season opener

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower could miss the start of the 2015 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum. According to the Boston Globe, the surgery was performed on Feb. 10; the expected recovery time is 6-7 months. Hightower played through the injury during the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory and made a game-saving tackle on Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch in the final minute, setting up Malcolm Butler’s …

Revis: Patriots’ offer ‘wasn’t in the ballpark’ of what he was looking for

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Darrelle Revis provided some insight into the negotiations he had with the New England Patriots before and after free agency yesterday, and said the Patriots weren’t close to the competition in their efforts to keep the All-Pro cornerback. “We tried to work on a deal, and the deal, we felt that it wasn’t in the ballpark of what we were looking for,” Revis …

Jets file tampering charges against Patriots after Kraft addresses Revis departure

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The New York Jets filed tampering charges against the New England Patriots that focused on comments owner Robert Kraft made about Jets acquisition Darrelle Revis, Pro Football Talk reported yesterday. Kraft, whose Patriots lost Revis on the open free agent market, said Monday: “I speak as a fan of the New England Patriots, we wanted to keep him.” The NFL’s anti-tampering rules prohibit …

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 …

On Super Bowl Sunday, Tilton’s cinema becomes Smitty’s Stadium

Monday, February 2, 2015

Some football fans spend thousands on their home theater setups, with the biggest, newest screens and booming audio coming from every direction. Others, like hundreds in the Concord area did yesterday, just go to Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. …

Tim Dahlberg column: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything. Richard Sherman? He talks all the time and provides far more insight to the Super …

Seahawks vs. Patriots: key matchups in Super Bowl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Matchups for the Super Bowl today between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium: When the Seahawks (14-4) have the ball: If the Patriots can tame the Beast, they will have a big …

Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win tonight will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle’s makeup and philosophy, the …