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FILE - In this July 21, 2015, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar sits in court in Mount Holly, N.J., waiting for jury selection to begin in his and his mother's trial on charges of conspiracy and theft by deception. Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015,  and faces up to 10 years in prison. The 52-year-old former wide receiver, who made his name at the University of Nebraska and with several professional teams, applied for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession while using the same property as collateral, a jury found.  (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Poo, Filel)

Ex-Patriots receiver Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Former NFL star Irving Fryar, a five-time Pro Bowler in a career than spanned 17 seasons from 1984 to 2000, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam. His mother, Allene McGhee, was sentenced to three years’ probation in the same case. Both were convicted in August of applying …

Fast Patriots start has fans thinking of another 16-0 season

Sunday, October 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This is not 2007. Sure, the NFL has found the New England Patriots guilty of cheating and punished them – again. And, true, they are off to a quick start, opening this season with three consecutive and convincing wins that have them among the early favorites to reach the Super …

Patriots add defensive lineman Thornton to roster, four to practice squad

Friday, October 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots promoted practice squad defensive lineman Khyri Thornton to the roster on Thursday and also added four players to the taxi squad. Thornton, 25, was claimed off waivers from the Green Bay Packers last month. He was a third-round draft pick out of Southern Mississippi in 2014. In addition, the Patriots signed defensive back Brandon Dixon, offensive …

Judge sides with Brady on Deflategate; NFL appeals decision

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK – Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly …

Brady sits out after court victory; Giants top Patriots, 12-9

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in …

Patriots Nation exults over ruling allowing Brady to play

Friday, September 4, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots Nation was crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. The decision rippled through lunchtime conversations among office workers, construction crews, tourists and others in downtown …

Without Develin, Patriots plan to be flexible at fullback

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few …

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs …

Mocked artist gets nod of approval from Pats QB Tom Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – A courtroom artist who some internet critics said made New England quarterback Tom Brady look like an aging cartoon villain has gotten a wave and a “thank you” from the superstar. Jane Rosenberg returned to …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …

Patriots place extra importance on third preseason game

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

Patriots trade draft pick to Lions for tackle Michael Williams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The New England Patriots acquired tackle Michael Williams from the Detroit Lions for a draft pick on Wednesday. The Lions took Williams in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, but he has not played in an NFL game. Williams played tight end at …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Thin at receiver, Patriots bring ex-rival Wayne on board

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow …