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Patriots, Saints to hold preseason practice in West Virginia

Friday, May 29, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The New England Patriots will join the New Orleans Saints for joint practices in West Virginia in August. New Orleans Coach Sean Payton confirmed the practices yesterday after the Saints’ organized team activities in Metairie, La. The Patriots will arrive for practices at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs before the teams play a preseason game Aug. 22 in New Orleans. The Saints will …

Rookie guards studying Patriots complex offensive system

Friday, May 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots’ two rookie guards are helping each other study the team’s complex offensive schemes. They’ve already learned a much simpler strategy. No matter what the question, answer cautiously or risk the wrath of their secretive coach. Tre’ Jackson and Shaq Mason were drafted in the fourth round …

Kraft introduces top draft pick, stays mum on ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds yesterday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn’t appeal the Patriots’ punishment for using underinflated footballs. Not one of those seconds was devoted to the scandal. At a ceremony introducing New England’s first-round draft choice, the team’s owner stood on …

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 …

Sheard, Chandler eager to get going as Patriots’ marquee additions

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jabaal Sheard is excited about getting a chance with the New England Patriots – four years after thinking he would start his NFL career with them. New teammate Scott Chandler, meanwhile, is looking forward to …

Pats’ Kraft: L.A. will have two teams within next year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he believes the NFL will have two teams in the Los Angeles area within the next year. “I don’t think it’s good that we’ve let a generation of fans, young kids, grow up without a team. It’s not good for the …

Patriots add cornerbacks Fletcher, McClain to rebuilding secondary

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The New England Patriots made additions to their secondary, signing cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. The team announced both moves yesterday. Fletcher, 28, signed a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, ESPN reported. A third-round draft choice out of Iowa in 2009, Fletcher played the last …

Receiver Stevie Johnson agrees to 3-year deal with Chargers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms of a three-year contract with free agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who’s looking to bounce back after two down years. Johnson had visited the Chargers and New England Patriots since his release from the 49ers last week. Johnson …

Former Patriots nose tackle Wilfork joins Texans

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HOUSTON – Vince Wilfork signed on with the Houston Texans, ending a memorable stint in New England that saw him establish himself as one of the best defensive linemen in franchise history. Wilfork announced the decision on Twitter …

Patriots sign three to defense

Friday, March 13, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed a cornerback after losing both of their starters in the first days of free agency. A day after saying goodbye to Darrelle Revis (Jets) and Brandon Browner (Saints), the Patriots picked up cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, a 2011 fourth-round draft pick …

Source: Patriots sign former Browns DE/LB Sheard

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A day after losing cornerback Darrelle Revis to the New York Jets, the Patriots made a move to strengthen their defense yesterday, agreeing to terms with former Browns linebacker/defensive end Jabaal Sheard, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal reportedly is worth $11 million over two years, including …

Agents: All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis returns to Jets

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW YORK – Revis Island: The Return. Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England Patriots last season. And, his welcome home gift is a contract …

McCourty returns to Patriots secondary while Revis, Browner flirt with exit

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Safety Devin McCourty said he’s returning to the New England Patriots for five more years. Cornerback Darrelle Revis could be gone, and Brandon Browner, who spent the season manning the other corner spot, could join …

Reports: Patriots to re-sign McCourty to five-year deal

Monday, March 9, 2015

Devin McCourty, one of the top safeties available on the free agent market this offseason, will be staying in New England, several media outlets reported late last night. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Patriots’ All-Pro, who turned down more money from other teams, will sign …

Wilfork: Patriots aren’t picking up my option

Friday, March 6, 2015

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said yesterday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots’ defense. In …