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New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) dives to the pylon for a touchdown in front of Carolina Panthers cornerback Antoine Cason (20) in the second half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers, 30-7

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn’t allow a point for more than 58 minutes. More importantly, they’re not getting carried away with their 30-7 preseason blowout of the Panthers last night. “We could have lost 30-7. None of it’s going to matter two weeks from … 0

Panthers, Patriots take different approach to game

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for regulars increase. But the Panthers had only four days to prepare between last Sunday … 0

Patriots release DL Forston, TE Williams

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots released defensive lineman Marcus Forston and tight end D.J. Williams. Forston had three tackles in three games for the Patriots last season. Williams had no catches in two games. The Patriots originally signed Forston in May 2012 as an undrafted free agent from Miami. He played one game and spent most of that season on the … 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

Patriots’ first-round picks under Coach Bill Belichick

Thursday, May 8, 2014

2001 – Richard Seymour (6th overall), DT, Georgia 2002 – Daniel Graham (21st overall), TE, Colorado 2003 – Ty Warren (13th overall), DT, Texas A&M 2004 – Vince Wilfork (21st overall), DT, Miami; Benjamin Watson (32nd overall), TE, Georgia 2005 – Logan Mankins (32nd overall), G, Fresno State … 0

Former Patriots to host free football clinic at Memorial Field in Concord

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free football clinic with former Patriots players this Saturday. Along with local football coaches, four former Patriots will run drills for boys and girls ages 11 to 14. Those players are Pete Brock, Ilia Jarostchuk, Jon Williams and Steve King. The … 0

Patriots sign former Saints DE Will Smith

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free agent defensive end Will Smith signed with the New England Patriots. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. He’s played in 139 NFL games with 120 starts and has 67½ sacks, 20 forced … 0

Aaron Hernandez charged with jail scuffle, threat

Friday, May 2, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was indicted in an alleged jail assault in February and an alleged threat at the jail last November. The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Hernandez was indicted yesterday on charges of assault and battery and threats … 0

Patriots coach runs half marathon in Nashville

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon yesterday and finished with an official time if 2:36:46. Belichick ran with his fiancée, Linda Holliday, and they finished the half marathon together, according to The Tennessean. Joseph Chebet won the half marathon with a time … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Days after visiting Patriots, Britt signs with Rams

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The St. Louis Rams signed Kenny Britt to a free agent deal yesterday, adding depth to a young group at wide receiver with a player in need of a career reboot. There was speculation two weeks ago that the Patriots were interested in Britt, and the Rutgers product … 0