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FILe - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, the roof is open on the stadium before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas. Forbes says Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, valued at $3.2 billion. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW YORK – The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global franchises. Dallas posted the NFL’s highest revenue, … 0

Brady ready for increased action against Carolina

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady left the practice field yesterday and for the first time this season strode through the locker room to the media-room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra steps. It signals the end of … 0

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 … 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

Pats sign veteran LB Anderson, release WR Harrison

Thursday, June 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed veteran linebacker James Anderson and released wide receiver Mark Harrison yesterday. Anderson started all 16 games with Chicago last year after spending his other seven NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He had 102 tackles and four sacks for the … 0

Patriots sign second-round pick QB Garoppolo

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The New England Patriots signed second-round draft choice QB Jimmy Garoppolo to four-year contract yesterday. Garoppolo was the top player in FBS last season at Eastern Illinois, winning the Walter Payton Award. He is likely to be New England’s third quarterback behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett. Chosen … 0

Revis, Browner enjoying fresh starts with Patriots

Saturday, May 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s still early, but cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are both enjoying their new starts with the New England Patriots. “Last year it was a tough year when I played in Tampa Bay,” said … 0

Patriots sign two rookie free agent WRs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed rookie free agent wide receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins yesterday. Van Hooser played last season at Troy State after spending the previous three years at Tulane, where he had 55 catches for 805 yards and nine touchdowns. Last … 0

All-Pro cornerback Law inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ty Law will be the 22nd player inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame as the result of a fan vote, the team announced on its Twitter feed. “Ty Law was one of the greatest players in franchise history and one of the premier corners in the NFL … 0

Patriots sign four draft picks

Saturday, May 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed four draft picks, including fourth-rounders Cameron Fleming and James White. Fleming is an offensive lineman from Stanford. White is a running back from Wisconsin. Also agreeing to deals were seventh-rounder Jeremy Gallon, a wide receiver from Michigan, and sixth-rounder Zach … 0

Patriots add depth to offensive, defensive lines

Saturday, May 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive and defensive lines on the third day of the NFL draft yesterday. The Patriots, who allowed 40 sacks in 2013 – the most times quarterback Tom Brady’s been sacked in a full season since he arrived in Foxborough … 0

Patriots offer jersey rebate

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Buy a Patriots jersey and suddenly the player is no longer with the team? Fear not. The New England Patriots are offering a rebate. According to a post on the Patriots website, if you buy a player’s jersey at full price and the player is no longer under … 0

Patriots, Raiders make QB picks

Saturday, May 10, 2014

NEW YORK – The only two quarterbacks chosen on the second day of the NFL draft yesterday have a lot to emulate. Derek Carr’s guiding light has been older brother David, the top overall pick in the 2002 … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: If history is a clue, Patriots will draft a defensive lineman

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The NFL draft begins tonight at 8, right in prime time. The Patriots, however, won’t be picking anywhere near peak viewing hours. They will be on the clock to make the 29th selection in the first round some time around 11, 11:30. But that feels like the right … 0