Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Darrelle Revis heading back to Pats?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:43:14 -0700

Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Jets) appears to be likely to be signed by the New England Patriots, according to sources. Those sources, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, believe if Revis were to play for anyone in 2017 it would be the Patriots.


Patriots | Tyler Gaffney waived
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:37:12 -0700

New England Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney was waived Monday, March 20, according to a source.


Patriots | De'Veon Smith meeting with New England
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:27:01 -0700

Michigan RB De'Veon Smith said he is scheduled to meet with the general manager of the New England Patriots prior to his pro day.


Patriots | New England may look at Darrelle Revis
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:30:50 -0700

Free-agent CB Darrelle Revis (Jets) could receive interest from the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of The Boston Globe's Ben Volin.


Patriots | Justin Coleman official
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:42:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots exclusive rights free-agent CB Justin Coleman was officially signed Friday, March 17.


Patriots | Belief Patriots will keep Jimmy Garoppolo
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:29:14 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo may end up sticking with the team for 2017 and beyond, as there is a "persistent belief within league circles" that they truly want to keep him. The thinking is that QB Tom Brady's "magic number" is three more years or perhaps fewer if he wins one more Super Bowl, and that head coach Bill Belichick has decided after one year of working with him that he doesn't believe QB Jacoby Brissett will become a "true franchise quarterback."


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower re-signs with Pats
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:47:23 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) re-signed with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 15, on a four-year deal worth $43.5 million, according to Hightower's agent, SportsTrust Advisors. He will receive $19 million in guaranteed money.


Patriots | Rex Burkhead terms
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:33:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead's one-year deal is worth $3.15 million. He receives a $1.1 million signing bonus, a $1.8 million salary and can earn $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower decision coming
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:14:13 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is expected to decide on either the New England Patriots, New York Jets or Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, March 15. He's expected to return to the Patriots.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks most successful in Superdome
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:51:49 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks played 21 games at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and 21 games on the road during his first three seasons in the league with the New Orleans Saints. While his receptions and targets were split pretty evenly, he accumulated 1,644 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in the Superdome, compared to 1,217 yards and seven touchdowns in away contests.


Patriots | Rex Burkhead signs with Patriots
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:02:51 -0700

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Bengals) signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Tuesday, March 14, according to a source.


Patriots | Rex Burkhead visiting champs
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:56:39 -0700

Free-agent RB Rex Burkhead (Bengals) is visiting the New England Patriots Monday, March 13.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler seeking new team
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:49:35 -0700

New England Patriots restricted free-agent CB Malcolm Butler is courting offers from other teams as he has grown frustrated with the team's position this offseason, according to a source.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower expected to stay
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:25:44 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is expected to re-sign with the New England Patriots after he left visits with the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.


Patriots | Lawrence Guy financials
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:46:02 -0700

New England Patriots DL Lawrence Guy could make $19 million over four years with his new contract. He will make a fully-guaranteed $4.9 million in 2017, but the total base value of his contract is $13.4 mllion. Guy has the chance to reach $19 million with $1.4 million of playing-time incentives each year.


Patriots | New England to lose new pick
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:33:35 -0800

The New England Patriots will lose the fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft acquired from the New Orleans Saints as part of the trade for WR Brandin Cooks, according to multiple reports. Part of the Patriots' punishment for the deflated balls scandal was the loss of their highest pick in the fourth round, and the pick acquired from New Orleans is No. 118 while New England's own fourth-round pick is No. 132.


Patriots | New England adds Lawrence Guy
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:36:01 -0800

Free-agent DE Lawrence Guy (Ravens) agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the New England Patriots Saturday, March 11, worth as much as $20 million, according to a source.


Patriots | NE keeping tabs on Dont'a Hightower
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:05:18 -0800

The New England Patriots are still "very interested" in bringing back free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.


Patriots | Justin Hunter visits New England
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:22:56 -0800

Free-agent WR Justin Hunter (Bills) visited the New England Patriots Friday, March 10, according to a source.


Patriots | Cold weather to slow Brandin Cooks?
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:47:06 -0800

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has caught 16 of his 20 career receiving touchdowns in warm weather stadiums and domes.


Patriots | New England acquires Brandin Cooks
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:47:51 -0800

The New England Patriots have acquired WR Brandin Cooks and a 2017 fourth-round pick from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 third round pick, according to sources.


Patriots | New England acquires Kony Ealy
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:39:51 -0800

Carolina Panthers DE Kony Ealy was traded along with a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick Friday, March 10, according to league sources.


Patriots | Lawrence Guy visiting Pats
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:53:52 -0800

Free-agent DE Lawrence Guy (Ravens) is visiting the New England Patriots Friday, March 10.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower still a priority
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:56:28 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower remains a priority, and the team is still working to re-sign him.


Patriots | New England adds Stephon Gilmore
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:05:31 -0800

Free-agent CB Stephon Gilmore (Bills) agreed to terms on a five-year deal with the New England Patriots Thursday, March 9, worth $65 million, according to a source. The deal includes $40 million in guaranteed money.


Patriots | Duron Harmon staying put
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:27:49 -0800

Free-agent DB Duron Harmon (Patriots) re-signed with the New England Patriots for four years and $20 million on Thursday, March 9.


Patriots | Michael Williams returning to Pats
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:18:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Michael Williams (knee) will re-sign an undisclosed contract Thursday, March 9.


Patriots | Alan Branch staying with Patriots
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:30:10 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent DT Alan Branch is re-signing to a two-year, $12 million deal, according to a source.


Patriots | Duron Harmon expected to re-sign
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:51:19 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots impending free-agent S Duron Harmon is expected to re-sign, according to a source.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler in trade winds
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:49:05 -0800

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is being discussed in trade talks involving New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks talks heating up
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:42:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks is in trade talks with the New England Patriots, who are considering sending CB Malcolm Butler to New Orleans for Cooks.


Patriots | Stephon Gilmore close to deal with champs
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:57:02 -0800

Buffalo Bills impending free-agent CB Stephon Gilmore is closing in on a deal with the New England Patriots Thursday, March 9. The contract is expected to exceed $14 million per season.


Patriots | Martellus Bennett closes door on return
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:20:22 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett announced on his Twitter account Wednesday, March 8, he will not return to the Patriots in 2017.


Patriots | Dwayne Allen trade update
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:02:25 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots have acquired TE Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round draft pick from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a fourth-round pick, according to sources.


Patriots | New England acquires Dwyane Allen
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:19:22 -0800

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen was acquired by the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 8, according to a source. It is not known what the Colts will receive in the trade.


Patriots | Michael Williams may return to Patriots
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:09:42 -0800

Free-agent TE Michael Williams (Patriots) is close to signing a contract with the New England Patriots, according to a source.


Patriots | New England tenders Malcolm Butler
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:53:51 -0800

New England Patriots restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler received a first-round tender Tuesday, March 7, according to sources. The tender is worth $3.91 million.


Patriots | Nothing brewing in NE with Adrian Peterson
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:37:31 -0800

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson has nothing brewing with the New England Patriots for now.


Patriots | Cameron Fleming tendered
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:57:34 -0800

New England Patriots exclusive rights free-agent OL Cameron Fleming was tendered Tuesday, March 7. The tender was worth $1.797 million.


Patriots | Justin Coleman tendered
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:19:13 -0800

New England Patriots exclusive rights free-agent CB Justin Coleman was tendered Tuesday, March 7. Terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | Matt Lengel tendered
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:48:20 -0800

New England Patriots exclusive rights free-agent TE Matt Lengel was tendered Tuesday, March 7. Terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | Adrian Peterson giving discount to NE?
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:49:52 -0800

Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he would "consider" taking a team-friendly contract with the New England Patriots, according to a "source close to Peterson."


Patriots | James Develin contract details
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:25:01 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots FB James Develin's two-year deal is worth around $1.4 million per season -- about $2.8 million total.


Patriots | James Develin agrees to re-sign
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:20:06 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent FB James Develin agreed to re-sign to a two-year deal Monday, March 6. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount likely to walk?
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 05:42:46 -0800

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to receive an offer in free agency the team won't match, and they're believed to be prepared for it.