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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

Source: Gronkowski to undergo knee surgery on Thursday

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury told the Associated Press the New England Patriots’ tight end will have surgery tomorrow. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity yesterday because the Patriots have not made an … 0

Brady competitive as ever entering 11th postseason with Patriots

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady head-butted teammates before his first Super Bowl. Twelve years and four more NFL championship games later, the quarterback hasn’t lost his fire. He still shows it before games and after big plays by … 0

Patriots place LB Brandon Spikes on season-ending IR

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The New England Patriots placed linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve because of a knee injury. The move yesterday that ends the season of the team’s second-leading tackler comes five days before the Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC divisional-round playoff game. Spikes is New England’s … 0

Colts sign former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Colts signed former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch six days before playing his ex-team in the divisional round. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Branch caught 518 passes for 6,644 yards and 39 TDs over a career spent mostly with the New England Patriots. Branch also has 64 receptions for … 0

Patriots not taking vulnerable Colts defense lightly

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent. Such generosity rarely leads to wins. But the New England Patriots aren’t counting on the Indianapolis Colts … 0

Patriots set to face Colts in AFC divisional round

Sunday, January 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The bye week is over. Now the New England Patriots can focus on a major challenge. How can they stop Andrew Luck? The quarterback who brought Indianapolis back from a 28-point, third-quarter deficit to a 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots fans, keep an eye on these guys

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Patriots fans can relax this weekend. They won’t have to sweat another last-gasp finish, or watch another Pro Bowler hobble off injured. Instead, they can enjoy playoff football while their team enjoys a bye. While most of the … 0

Even during bye week, Pats feeling a sense of urgency

Friday, January 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty knows the 14 rookies on the New England roster will be facing a different game when the Patriots return from their first-round bye to play in the divisional playoff Jan. 11. It’s the … 0

Patriot tough: Grit carries New England to bye

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – LeGarrette Blount carries defenders with him. Logan Mankins misses just one series after hurting his ankle. Tom Brady drives his team to last-minute victories. These New England Patriots are one tough bunch. “You’ve got to … 0

Patriots’ McDaniels among coaches being courted by Browns

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CLEVELAND – The Browns ended the year the same way they began 2013 – looking for a coach. The search is on. Again. The team will begin interviewing candidates to replace Rob Chudzinski this week by meeting with … 0

Patriots play waiting game with bye week and three potential opponents

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick doesn’t have much time to rest during the Patriots’ bye. He’ll study ways to improve his own team and beat three potential playoff opponents. Just as he’s done so many times before. New … 0