Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | Trade down in fifth round
Sat, 02 May 2015 11:19:06 -0700

The New England Patriots traded the 147th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for the 166th overall pick and the 247th overall pick.


Patriots | Malcom Brown pick applauded
Fri, 01 May 2015 07:33:28 -0700

New England Patriots DT Malcom Brown was the No. 12 overall player on ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr.'s board. Kiper called Brown the best value selection in Round 1 with the 32nd pick.


Patriots | Malcom Brown selected 32nd overall
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:31:30 -0700

Texas DT Malcom Brown was selected 32nd overall by the New England Patriots in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.


Patriots | New England keeps 32nd pick
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:19:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots will not trade the 32nd overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans and will keep the pick.


Patriots | New England trading out of first round
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:09:59 -0700

The New England Patriots have traded the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans, according to a league source.


Patriots | Chandler Jones' option picked up
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:36:51 -0700

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones' fifth-year option was officially picked up Thursday, April 30. The option is worth $7.799 million.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower's option exercised
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:32:43 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower had his option for 2016 exercised Wednesday, April 29. The option is worth $7.751 million, guaranteed for injury currently, but it will become fully guaranteed at the start of the 2016 league year. Hightower's 2015 cap hit is $2,457,637 so a deal is expected between the two sides in order to knock down the cap hit for 2016.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo's deal restructured
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:41:48 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo's contract was restructured to three years with $4.5 million guaranteed, a $3 million bonus, $1.5 million guaranteed base pay in 2015 and a $1.8 million Pro Bowl incentive.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo a rarity for New England
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:18:52 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo was drafted in the top 10 of the NFL Draft in 2008, making him one of just two players drafted in the top 10 in head coach Bill Belichick's 15 seasons with the team.


Patriots | Jerod Mayo contract update
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:47:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo agreed to a restructured one-year deal that will guarantee him $4.5 million in 2015 and could be worth as much as $6 million, according to a source. The deal also includes two option years.


Patriots | Working on reworked deal with Jerod Mayo
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:08:29 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is close to agreeing to a restructured contract with the team, according to a source.


Patriots | Nate Solder had testicular cancer
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:59:17 -0700

New England Patriots OT Nate Solder was diagnosed in April 2014 with testicular cancer. He was treated and played in every game during the 2014 season. "I was completely healthy, I'm a professional athlete. It can happen to anybody," Solder said. "Make sure you get yourself checked out, especially young men, because that's who it's really targeted toward."


Patriots | Bryan McBryde works out
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:40:14 -0700

Connecticut DL Bryan McBryde worked out for the New England Patriots last week.


Patriots | Cameron Fleming may work at OG
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:42:52 -0700

New England Patriots OT Cameron Fleming has been working on improving his play at guard this offseason and could see time at the position next season. Fleming said one start at guard in 2014 but injured his hand and did not return to the position.


Patriots | Todd Gurley will visit
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:23:33 -0700

Georgia RB Todd Gurley wlll visit the New England Patriots in the next week.


Patriots | NE to work out Nelson Agholor
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:27:42 -0700

Southern California WR Nelson Agholor will have a private workout with the New England Patriots, according to a source.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower rehab going well
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:53:21 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is doing well in his rehab from surgery in early February on his shoulder, but he's likely to miss training camp this summer with a timetable for recovery around six to seven months. Hightower is hoping that he can be ready for the start of the regular season. "Right now, I'm doing well. The doc likes everything he's seen. I just had my checkup. I'm right on track, if not better," Hightower said. "I'm not sure what I'm going to be able to do as far as OTAs and training camp and all that other stuff goes. But I'm looking forward to being back."


Patriots | Likely will pick up two fifth-year options
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:43:51 -0700

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones and LB Dont'a Hightower likely will have the fifth-year options in their contracts picked up this offseason.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler expected to make impact
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:35:14 -0700

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler is expected to be one of the impact players on defense next season, according to DE Chandler Jones. Jones said Butler made plays during practice even though he did not see a lot of playing time.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount suspended
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:56:07 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount has been suspended for the 2015 NFL regular-season opener.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler could start
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 07:00:28 -0700

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler could be one of the starting cornerbacks next season.


Patriots | James White may receive bigger role
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 06:50:59 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White is believed to be a candidate for the receiving running back role in the offense.


Patriots | Geremy Davis in for workout
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 23:27:02 -0700

Connecticut WR Geremy Davis had a private workout with the New England Patriots.


Patriots | Sealver Siliga retained
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:27:04 -0700

New England Patriots exclusive rights free-agent DT Sealver Siliga had his rights retained Thursday, April 2.


Patriots | Stefon Diggs visits
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:53:33 -0700

Former University of Maryland WR Stefon Diggs visited the New England Patriots, according to a source.


Patriots | Stefen Wisniewski visited
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:35:22 -0700

Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) visited the New England Patriots this week.


Patriots | Bobby McClain works out
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:42:43 -0700

Memphis CB Bobby McClain recently worked out for the New England Patriots. He is projected as a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.


Patriots | Rolando McClain leaves without contract
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:44:11 -0700

Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) had a positive meeting with the New England Patriots Monday, March 30, but left without a contract.


Patriots | Rolando McClain visiting
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:02:51 -0700

Free-agent LB Rolando McClain (Cowboys) is visiting the New England Patriots Monday, March 30.


Patriots | Chandler Jones had surgery
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:49:05 -0700

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (undisclosed) has been at Gillette Stadium for much of the offseason rehabbing from an undisclosed surgery. He has been walking with the aid of crutches.


Patriots | Jonathan Freeny contract update
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny signed a one-year, $850,000 deal, which includes a $150,000 signing bonus. He'll come with a salary cap charge of $1 million in 2015. Freeny projects as a core special teams player in New England.


Patriots | Sealver Siliga had surgery
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:52:45 -0700

New England Patriots DT Sealver Siliga (undisclosed) is in a walking boot after having undisclosed offseason surgery.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower to miss several months
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:52:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) will miss six to seven months after undergoing surgery on a torn right labrum a month ago. Hightower's availability for the beginning of the regular season could now be in jeopardy.


Patriots | Jamison Crowder to meet Patriots
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:23:02 -0700

Duke WR/KR Jamison Crowder has a meeting set up with the New England Patriots within the next week.


Patriots | Accused of tampering by NYJ
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:19:35 -0700

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he would have liked for the Patriots to have re-signed New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis, which led the Jets to file tampering charges against the Patriots about his Revis comments, according to sources.


Patriots | Receive compensatory picks
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:20:06 -0700

The New England Patriots received two compensatory picks in the 2015 NFL Draft: a third-round pick (97th overall) and a seventh-round pick (253rd overall).


Patriots | Pats owner dismisses Deflategate
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:13:39 -0700

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said that "I know that there is no smoking gun" that could prove that the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of their AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts in January. Kraft directed all other questions to the league office, but he wants the investigation to run its course. The NFL is still investigating how the Patriots used underinflated footballs against the Colts, but there is no timetable for resolving the cheating allegations.


Patriots | Ryan Wendell recovering from surgery
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:38:13 -0700

New England Patriots C Ryan Wendell (shoulder) is believed to have undergone shoulder surgery earlier this offseason and is currently recovering from the surgery.


Patriots | Chris Jones undergoes surgery
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:34:06 -0700

New England Patriots DT Chris D. Jones (calf) recently underwent surgery on his calf. The surgery was considered minor.


Patriots | Chimdi Chekwa contract update
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:15:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots CB Chimdi Chekwa signed a one-year deal worth $825,000.


Patriots | Travaris Cadet contract update
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:10:07 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Travaris Cadet signed a two-year deal worth $1.715 million.


Patriots | Robert McClain financials
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:58:06 -0700

New England Patriots CB Robert McClain has a one-year deal worth $1.24 million, with a $150,000 signing bonus and a $240,000 roster bonus. McClain can also earn up to $760,000 in playing-time incentives.


Patriots | Rob Ninkovich to make more money in 2015
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:38:55 -0700

New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich is now scheduled to make $5 million in 2015 after his contract was adjusted, according to a source. Ninkovich was originally scheduled to make $2.45 million next season.


Patriots | Robert McClain signing
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:33:53 -0700

Free-agent CB Robert McClain (Falcons) announced on Twitter that he is signing an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 18.


Patriots | Bradley Fletcher agrees with Pats
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:52:57 -0700

Updating an earlier report, free-agent CB Bradley Fletcher (Eagles) agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 18. The deal is worth a maximum of $2.5 million, according to a source.


New England Patriots

Aiken Danny DL
Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
Arrington Kyle CB
Barker Chris OG
Barrett Josh FS
Belichick Bill HC
Bequette Jake DL
Blount LeGarrette RB
Bolden Brandon RB
Boyce Josh WR
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brown Malcom DL
Buchanan Michael DL
Butler Malcolm CB
Cadet Travaris RB
Cannon Marcus OT
Caserio Nick TO
Chandler Scott TE
Chekwa Chimdi CB
Chung Patrick SS
Collins Jamie LB
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
DeGuglielmo Dave AC
Dennard Alfonzo CB
Develin James FB
Devey Jordan OT
Dobson Aaron WR
Dorsey Kevin WR
Easley Dominique DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Fleming Cameron OT
Fleming Darius LB
Fletcher Bradley CB
Flores Brian AC
Freeny Jonathan LB
Gaffney Tyler RB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
Gilbert Garrett QB
Gordon Cameron LB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Graham Patrick AC
Gray Jonas RB
Green Justin CB
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Rob TE
Harmon Duron CB
Hauptmann Caylin OT
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hines Quentin RB
Hoomanawanui Michael TE
Johnson Antonio DL
Johnson Rufus DL
Jones Chandler DL
Jones Chris D. DL
Kline Josh OG
Krause Jonathan WR
LaFell Brandon WR
Lewis Dion RB
Lombardi Michael TO
Martin Eric DL
Mayo Jerod LB
McClain Robert CB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
Moore Zach DL
Morris James LB
Nash Harold AC
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Shea Chad AC
Orton Greg WR
Ott Tyler LS
Patricia Matt DC
Reese Floyd TO
Richard Jamey OG
Richards Jordan SS
Ryan Logan CB
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Sheard Jabaal LB
Siliga Sealver DL
Skinner Deontae LB
Slater Matthew WR
Solder Nate OT
Stork Bryan C
Swanson Daxton FS
Tyms Brian WR
Vallone Scott DL
Vellano Joe DL
Ventrone Ray AC
Vollmer Sebastian OT
Wendell Ryan C
White Chris LB
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Wilson Tavon CB
Wright Tim TE