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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 …

NFL’s Goodell seeks to look past ‘tough year,’ to future

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league – and himself – as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. “As an …

Can the Seahawks defense do to Brady what it did to Manning?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHOENIX – Last season’s Super Bowl ended with the debate raging about where the Seattle Seahawks’ defense ranked among the all-time greats, and with Peyton Manning taking offense to being asked whether his team’s performance had been embarrassing. …

Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

Friday, January 30, 2015

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in tomorrow’s Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case …

Only Brady, Wilfork remain from Patriots’ last title team

Friday, January 30, 2015

PHOENIX – Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. “It’s something that you really can’t put into words,” he said of …

Carroll: Refs to use hand signal for ineligible receiver

Friday, January 30, 2015

PHOENIX – Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday the referees will use hand signals to indicate clearly when normally eligible receivers check in the Super Bowl as ineligible, a technique the Patriots have used in the postseason. Carroll spoke about conversations he had with league officials after Seattle …

Belichick, Carroll coach Super Bowl from different angles

Friday, January 30, 2015

PHOENIX – Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he’s C-SPAN – minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, “He has that Benjamin Button effect on …

Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship – and an unbeaten record – barely eluded them seven years …

Brady full practice participant despite cold, ankle problem

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tom Brady participated fully in the New England Patriots first Super Bowl practice of the week after coming down with a cold. “I’ll be good,” he said before the workout yesterday at the Arizona Cardinals …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Gronkowski, Chancellor truly a super matchup

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Super Bowl Media Day is the place where the NFL flies its freak flag. Where professional football transforms into a wacky, larger-than-life, anything-goes circus. In other words, it’s the perfect place for Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots mountainous tight …

Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX – Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl Media Day and, well, deflated it. Not only was the topic rarely raised in questioning of …

Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PHOENIX – Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn’t. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players …

Report: NFL targets locker room Patriots locker room attendant in deflation investigation

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New England Patriots’ ordeal involving the use of deflated footballs in their AFC championship game victory has seen another development. According to Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer, the NFL is targeting a Patriots attendant who took the footballs from the officials’ locker room and brought them to another …