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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up the game ball after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This isn’t over. Not by a long shot. Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the same time would place his New England Patriots in a damaging quarterback limbo. Brady wants his name cleared, particularly after the damaging information released Tuesday in Goodell’s decision on Brady’s appeal, so he and the players’ union will seek an injunction stopping the suspension until the case is heard and ruled upon, whenever that might be. Suppose Brady loses in court, too. In late November …

Patriots fans defiant after ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON – Patriots fans are steamed after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Tuesday. In bars across downtown Boston, denizens of Patriots Nation expressed surprise and anger at the ruling while still holding out hope their beloved quarterback would be vindicated – either in the courtroom or on the field. John Parthum, a native of suburban Andover, was enjoying a …

Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

Friday, July 24, 2015

Junior Seau’s daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney Seau’s comments to a video presentation about the former linebacker who committed suicide in 2012. Seau, who played for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots from 1990-2009, is one …

Ray Duckler: Does the Wells Report deflate Brady’s reputation?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Are you a homer or a hater? Do you think golden boy Tom Brady cheated and lied? Or does the vague language included in the NFL-commissioned Wells Report investigating “Deflategate,” devoid of concrete evidence pinning the scandal on …

NFL report says Patriots employees ‘likely’ deflated balls, Brady ‘probably’ aware

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW YORK — An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations. The NFL …

Patriots tackle Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. Tom Brady depended on his left tackle to protect him. But after …

Patriots cut former starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots released former starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard after using him in just six games last season. Dennard started seven games as a rookie in 2012 and nine in his second season. He …

Patriots reinforce defensive line on draft’s third day

Saturday, May 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick again traded down to get an extra pick yesterday, and the Pats bolstered their offensive and defensive lines by picking linemen with five of their first six picks. New …

Patriots take Stanford defensive back Richards in second round

Saturday, May 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Safety Jordan Richards is hoping to continue his education when he leaves Stanford to play for Bill Belichick and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. “I just want to learn and I’m going …

Patriots choose Texas defensive tackle Brown in first round

Friday, May 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots keep using the draft to build a formidable young defensive line. The defending Super Bowl champions drafted Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown with the 32nd and final pick of the first …

Look for Patriots to fill a need at cornerback in NFL draft

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There are two common misconceptions when it comes to the Patriots and the NFL draft, which begins tonight at 8 with the first round and continues tomorrow (rounds two and three) and Saturday (rounds four through seven). The first misconception is the Bill Belichick “always” trades down and …

Source: Jets fined $100K by NFL for tampering

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Woody Johnson made one costly comment for the New York Jets. The NFL is fining the team $100,000 for tampering because of the owner’s comments in December about Darrelle Revis, then a member of …

Obama lauds Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, cracks a few jokes along the way

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As much as the president, a loyal Chicago Bears fan, might prefer otherwise – even he can’t deny it: Washington, he’s realized, is New England Patriots country. “For some reason that I don’t fully understand, there is a …

Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery last year

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said yesterday he was aware of …

Patriots secondary will have yet another new look

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty was asked if he was surprised Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to return to the New York Jets. “Who?” the Patriots’ free safety said with a laugh on Tuesday. “Revis?” Asked if he’s no longer allowed to mention the cornerback’s name …