Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Stevan Ridley unlikely to rejoin Pats
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 11:54:09 -0800

New York Jets impending free-agent RB Stevan Ridley is not expected to be pursued by the New England Patriots, his former team. The Patriots will likely look to add depth at running back this offseason, and Ridley is entering free agency, but New England is expected to look elsewhere.


Patriots | No surgery for Rob Gronkowski
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:07:07 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) did not require surgery on his knee or back, according to a source.


Patriots | No surgery for Dominique Easley
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:43:30 -0800

New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (quadriceps) doesn't require surgery on his partially torn quadriceps. He'll be ready for offseason workouts, according to a source.


Patriots | Contracts expire for two players
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:43:22 -0800

New England Patriots RB Montee Ball and WR J.J. Worton had their practice squad contracts expire Monday, Feb. 1.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler has knee injury
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:16:58 -0800

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (knee) is not playing in the Pro Bowl because he suffered a knee injury during the AFC Championship game. Butler will not need to undergo surgery for the injury.


Patriots | Jamie Collins could hold out
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:28:30 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins could be a holdout candidate if the Patriots don't make him a priority and increase his salary this offseason, according to Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com.


Patriots | Danny Amendola release not expected
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:21:06 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is not expected to be released this offseason despite a $6.8 million salary cap hit he would cause. Releasing Amendola would save the Patriots $3.5 million against the salary cap.


Patriots | Kevin Hogan of interest?
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 12:21:34 -0800

Stanford QB Kevin Hogan met with the New England Patriots during the 2016 Senior Bowl.


Patriots | Glenn Gronkowski meeting with NE
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:41:30 -0800

Kansas State FB Glenn Gronkowski will meet with the New England Patriots Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Senior Bowl. He is the younger brother of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. Glenn Gronkowski is playing out of position at tight end this week at the Senior Bowl after playing fullback his entire college career. He had only 11 carries for 45 yards and five catches for 76 yards last season.


Patriots | Harold Nash not returning
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:39:13 -0800

New England Patriots strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash will not return in 2016, according to sources.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount will not require surgery
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:45:01 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (hip) will not need surgery on his season-ending hip injury, according to a source.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo undergoes surgery
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:27:34 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) underwent surgery Tuesday, Jan. 26, to repair a torn pectoral muscle, a source said. He is expected to be ready for training camp.


Patriots | New England likely to add at RB
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:06:41 -0800

New England Patriots RB James White played 57 of the 83 offensive snaps in the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24, and RB Brandon Bolden played 16. RB Steven Jackson rounded things out with 11 snaps. The team will also get RB Dion Lewis (knee) back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2016, while RB LeGarrette Blount is an impending free agent. The team might face an offseason similar to 2011 when the selected a pair of backs in the NFL Draft.


Patriots | Top three DEs under contract in 2016
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:02:29 -0800

New England Patriots DEs Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich and Jabaal Sheard are each under contract for the 2016 season, and DEs Geneo Grissom and Trey Flowers provide depth for the future. The defensive end spot is not considered a position of need heading into the offseason.


Patriots | Two linebackers might get extensions
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:01:49 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is unlikely to return to the team in 2016, while LBs Dont'a Hightower and LB Jamie Collins have contracts that expire after the 2016 season and the team could work on extensions for them during the offseason.


Patriots | Four safeties under contract in 2016
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:00:57 -0800

The New England Patriots want to retain impending free-agent FS Nate Ebner, and SS Patrick Chung, FS Devin McCourty, CB Duron Harmon and SS Jordan Richards are all under contract for 2016.


Patriots | Dave DeGuglielmo will not return
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:32:39 -0800

New England Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will not return to the team next season, according to sources.


Patriots | Two players sign Reserve/Futures deals
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:37:13 -0800

New England Patriots WR DeAndre Carter and RB Joey Iosefa signed Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 25.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount staying with Patriots?
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:50:08 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount could be on his way out of New England as he enters free agency this offseason. RB Dion Lewis (knee) will return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and RB James White filled in nicely for Lewis. The Patriots also have another big back on their roster in RB Steven Jackson, putting Blount's future with New England in limbo.


Patriots | Scott Chandler could be gone
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:28:42 -0800

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler signed a two-year contract with the Patriots, but he may not return for the second season, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Brandon LaFell could be gone
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:05:47 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Brandon LaFell was the fourth wide receiver on the Patriots' depth chart for the AFC Championship, only played on 33 of 38 snaps and was not targeted. This could spell a LaFell release, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Tom Brady pressured in loss
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:44:46 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was hit a season-high 23 times in a 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24. Entering the game, Brady hadn't been hit more than 12 times.


Patriots | Tom Brady tops 300 yards
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:12:36 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 27 of his 56 pass attempts for 310 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski big in loss
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:06:46 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski finished with eight catches for a game-high 144 yards and a touchdown in a 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Turnover battle key for Patriots
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:04:36 -0800

The New England Patriots have never lost a playoff game (15-0) when winning the turnover battle under head coach Bill Belichick.


Patriots | Three key Patriots active Sunday
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:48:37 -0800

New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (foot) and Danny Amendola (knee) and TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) are all officially active for the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Week 20 Patriots inactives
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:36:45 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Harper, DE Geneo Grissom, DL Ish Kitchen, LB Jonathan Bostic, OT LaAdrian Waddle, CB Tavon Wilson, OG Tre Jackson inactive for Week 20.


Patriots | James White could be busy
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:25:15 -0800

New England Patriots RB James White faces the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, and no team allowed more catches or receiving touchdown to running backs in the regular season than the Broncos.


Patriots | Jamie Collins expected to play
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:16:00 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins (back) is expected to play in the AFC Championship despite being listed as questionable.


Patriots | LaAdrian Waddle, Tre Jackson out
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:51:34 -0800

New England Patriots OT LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) and OG Tre Jackson (knee) have been ruled out for the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Tom Brady struggled against four-man rush
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:07:26 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady had a QBR of 4.1 when he was pressured by a four-man or fewer pass rush in 2015, which ranked 28th among 35 qualifying passers. Nineteen% of Brady's dropbacks this year ended with him being pressured without a blitz this year, which was the ninth-highest percentage in football. However, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips loves to bring extra rushers.

The Broncos sent five or more men after the quarterback 41.7% of the time this year, the fourth-highest rate in the league. The Broncos were successful creating pressure without blitzing, too, as they allowed an opponent's QBR of just 8.7 in those situations this year. They also created pressure in those situations 19.2% of opposing team dropbacks, which ranked sixth in the league.


Patriots | Tom Brady, Brandon LaFell probable
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:55:25 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) and WR Brandon LaFell (foot) both practiced in full all week and are probable for the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Three Pats questionable
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:51:57 -0800

New England Patriots WRs Danny Amendola (knee) and Julian Edelman (foot) and TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) were limited in practice all week and are questionable to face the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Sunday, Jan. 24.


Patriots | Friday injury report for Week 20
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:49:21 -0800

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (shin), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), CB Nate Ebner (hand), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), OG Tre Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) are questionable for the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24. OG Josh Kline (shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (ankle) and SS Patrick Chung (foot) are probable. Kline, McCourty and Chung practiced in full Friday, Jan. 22, while the others were limited.


Patriots | Julian Edelman likes playoffs
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:19:31 -0800

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman has the most targets, catches and receiving yards in the playoffs since the start of the 2013 postseason.


Patriots | Danny Amendola fined
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:21:48 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit he put on Kansas City Chiefs CB Jamell Fleming in the divisional round, and he plans to appeal.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski streaking in playoffs
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:16:52 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's eight postseason touchdowns are a record for a tight end, and he has caught a touchdown in four straight postseason games.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower the X-factor?
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:50:55 -0800

The Denver Broncos were only able to run for 46 yards and no touchdowns on 16 carries with New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower in the game in their Week 12 matchup. After Hightower left due to an injury, Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman piled up 133 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. LB Jamie Collins also missed that game.


Patriots | Tom Brady, Brandon LaFell practice
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:29:14 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle) and WR Brandon LaFell (foot) both practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 21.


Patriots | Three Patriots limited
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:26:41 -0800

New England Patriots WRs Danny Amendola (knee) and Julian Edelman (foot) and TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) were all limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 21.


Patriots | Thursday practice report for Week 20
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:26:08 -0800

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (shin), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), CB Nate Ebner (hand), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), OG Tre Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 21, while OG Josh Kline (shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (ankle) and SS Patrick Chung (foot) practiced in full.


Patriots | Tom Brady has quick release
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:17:54 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady averaged 2.8 seconds from snap to throw during the regular season.


Patriots | Jamie Collins expects to play
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:51:05 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins (oblique) expects to play in the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos despite dealing with an oblique strain.


Patriots | Matthew Slater not yet ruled out
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:23:51 -0800

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (shin) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 20. The team said he was inadvertently listed as out, but he simply did not practice and has not been ruled out for the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24, against the Denver Broncos.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski has owned Denver
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:12:22 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has 40 catches for 516 yards and six touchdowns in six games against the Denver Broncos going back to 2011, including six catches for 88 yards and a score in Week 12 this year.


New England Patriots

Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Belichick Bill HC
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Bostic Jonathan LB
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brown Malcom DL
Brown Tarell CB
Butler Malcolm CB
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Carter DeAndre WR
Caserio Nick TO
Chandler Scott TE
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Collins Jamie LB
Cox Derek CB
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
Develin James FB
Dobson Aaron WR
Easley Dominique DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Fleming Cameron OT
Fleming Darius LB
Fletcher Dane LB
Flores Brian AC
Flowers Trey DL
Freeny Jonathan LB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Harmon Duron CB
Harper Chris WR
Hicks Akiem DL
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Iosefa Joey RB
Jackson Steven RB
Jackson Tre OG
Johnson Leonard CB
Johnson Rufus DL
Jones Chandler DL
Jones Chris D. DL
Kitchen Ish DL
Kline Josh OG
LaFell Brandon WR
Lewis Dion RB
Lombardi Michael TO
Lynch D.J. LB
Martin Keshawn WR
Mason Shaquille OG
Mayo Jerod LB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
Melvin Rashaan CB
Milton Keavon OT
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Shea Chad AC
Orton Greg WR
Patricia Matt DC
Reese Floyd TO
Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Ryan Logan CB
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Sheard Jabaal DE
Siliga Sealver DL
Slater Matthew WR
Snyder Kevin LB
Solder Nate OT
Stork Bryan C
Thompson Cedric SS
Tyms Brian WR
Vallone Scott DL
Vaughters James LB
Vellano Joe DL
Ventrone Ray AC
Vereen Brock FS
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Waddle LaAdrian OT
Watson Dekoda LB
Wendell Ryan C
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Williams Brennan OT
Williams Michael OT
Wilson Tavon CB