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Patriots | Work out nine free-agents
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:37:56 -0700

The New England Patriots worked out free-agents FB Maurice Hagens (Falcons), LB Derrell Johnson (Cardinals), LB Josh Kaddu (Eagles), TE Allen Reisner (Vikings), FB Evan Rodriguez (Bills), TE Weslye Saunders (Colts), LB Colton Underwood (Chargers), LB Kion Wilson (49ers) and DE Martez Wilson (Cowboys) Tuesday, Sept. 2.


Patriots | Chris Barker clears waivers
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:40:03 -0700

New England Patriots OG Chris Barker cleared waivers Tuesday, Sept. 2.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski plans to wear brace
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:33:46 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee), who said he fully expects to play in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, will likely wear a brace over his surgically repaired knee, but he doesn't plan on changing the style in which he plays the game.


Patriots | No decision on Rob Gronkowski
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:12:56 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (knee) status for Week 1 has not been determined, according to head coach Bill Belichick. "I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about this situation," Belichick said. "We'll go through the week of practice and take a look at everything, everybody, and see where everybody's at and try to do what we feel like is best for the team. With all due respect to Rob -- I'm glad he feels the way he does -- but, in the end, we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week."


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski to be on snap count
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:29:06 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) will be on a snap count in Week 1.


Patriots | Seven to practice squad
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:01:13 -0700

The New England Patriots signed LB Jake Bequette, DL Deontae Skinner, OL Chris Martin, S Kanorris Davis, LS Charley Hughlett, CB Daxton Swanson and WR Josh Boyce to the practice squad on Monday, Sept. 1.


Patriots | Don Jones claimed
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:57:59 -0700

The New England Patriots claimed CB Don Jones (Dolphins) off waivers Monday, Sept. 1.


Patriots | Chris Barker waived
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:57:38 -0700

The New England Patriots placed OG Chris Barker on no-recall waivers Monday, Sept. 1.


Patriots | Work out Kevin McDermott
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:00:59 -0700

Free-agent LS Kevin McDermott (49ers) worked out for the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 1.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski expects to play
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:16:16 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will be able to play Week 1.


Patriots | Two claimed off waivers
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:27:45 -0700

The New England Patriots claimed DT Bruce Gaston off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and DT Kelcy Quarles from the New York Giants Sunday, Aug. 31.


Patriots | Chris White waived
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:36:50 -0700

New England Patriots LB Chris White was placed on no-recall waivers Sunday, Aug. 31.


Patriots | Ryan Mallett dealt to Houston
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:07:48 -0700

The New England Patriots have traded QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans, in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.


Patriots | Make roster moves
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:25:02 -0700

The New England Patriots waived LS Danny Aiken, DE Jake Bequette, C Braxston Cave, LB Ja'Gared Davis, SS Kanorris Davis, RB Roy Finch, WR Jeremy Gallon, S Shamiel Gary, RB Jonas Gray, OT Chris Martin, LB Taylor McCuller, FS Daxton Swanson and DT L.T. Tuipulotu Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | James Morris to IR
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:53:57 -0700

New England Patriots LB James Morris (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Armond Armstead waived
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:06:01 -0700

New England Patriots DT Armond Armstead was placed on no-recall waivers after being released from New England's Reserve/Retired list with a partially guaranteed contract Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Work out 12
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:05:23 -0700

The New England Patriots brought free-agents WR Armon Binns, FS Omar Brown, CB Deveron Carr, DT Jermelle Cudjo, DT Loni Fangupo, DE Cam Henderson, CB Aaron Hester, WR Rashad Lawrence, QB Jeff Mathews, RB Jerome Smith and QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson for tryouts Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Steve Beauharnais waived
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:01:23 -0700

New England Patriots LB Steve Beauharnais (undisclosed) was placed on no-recall waivers after reaching an injury settlement Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Jerel Worthy released
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:07:52 -0700

New England Patriots DT Jerel Worthy was released Saturday, Aug. 30, according to a source.


Patriots | Daxton Swanson cut
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:04:40 -0700

New England Patriots FS Daxton Swanson was released Saturday, Aug. 30, according to a source.


Patriots | Brian Tyms' spot safe
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:29:39 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brian Tyms' roster spot is safe while he is suspended four games by the NFL, according to a source.


Patriots | Josh Boyce waived
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:25:40 -0700

New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce was informed of his release Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Cut Jon Halapio
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:53:41 -0700

The New England Patriots cut OG Jon Halapio Saturday, Aug. 30.


Patriots | Tim Wright debuts
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:58:26 -0700

New England Patriots TE Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in roughly one half of action in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. It was his first game with his new team.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson solid
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:53:43 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown in the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.


Patriots | Michael Buchanan exits
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:04:10 -0700

New England Patriots DL Michael Buchanan (ankle) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.


Patriots | James Morris injured
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:43:18 -0700

New England Patriots LB James Morris (leg) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, and was having his right leg looked at by trainers.


Patriots | Tim Wright to play
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:48:00 -0700

New England Patriots TE Timothy Wright is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Giants after recently being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Patriots | Aaron Dobson to debut
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:40:42 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) will make his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 28, in the final preseason game.


Patriots | Tom Brady unhappy
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:26:42 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was reportedly very upset after the Patriots traded OG Logan Mankins.


Patriots | Like Timothy Wright
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:19:25 -0700

The New England Patriots really like TE Timothy Wright, acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for OL Logan Mankins. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport even considers him as the team's "new" Aaron Hernandez, or complement to TE Rob Gronkowski.


Patriots | Josh Kline could start
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:10:33 -0700

New England Patriots OG Josh Kline may be the leading candidate to start at left guard after the team decided to trade OG Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski likely to sit
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:39 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) continues to make progress in his rehab but likely will sit out the final preseason game. Gronkowski is looking to be ready for the start of the regular season.


Patriots | Logan Mankins refused pay cuts
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:03:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Logan Mankins refused two requests by the New England Patriots to take a pay cut before being traded to Tampa Bay Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to two sources.


Patriots | No setbacks for Rob Gronkowski
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:30:48 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has not encountered any setbacks from the end of last week, and the acquisition of TE Timothy Wright is not a sign that the team is concerned about Gronkowski's health. The Patriots have wanted to remain cautious with Gronkowski's workload this preseason. Wright is a "move" tight end, similar to the role free-agent TE Aaron Hernandez used to play with the team.


Patriots | Two placed on IR
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:49:17 -0700

The New England Patriots placed RB Tyler Gaffney (undisclosed) and LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Two more released
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:46:09 -0700

The New England Patriots released DE Ben Bass and S Jemea Thomas Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Acquire fourth-round pick
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots acquired a fourth-round pick as part of the deal that sent OG Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Patriots | Acquire Tim Wright
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:43:01 -0700

The New England Patriots acquired TE Timothy Wright and an undisclosed draft pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for OG Logan Mankins.


Patriots | Logan Mankins not practicing
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:25:01 -0700

New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Cut Travis Hawkins
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:17:55 -0700

The New England Patriots cut CB Travis Hawkins Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Cut Derrick Johnson
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:12:25 -0700

The New England Patriots cut WR Derrick X. Johnson Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Cut Deontae Skinner
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:52:18 -0700

The New England Patriots cut LB Deontae Skinner Tuesday, Aug. 26.


Patriots | Wilson Van Hooser to be cut
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:43:44 -0700

New England Patriots WR Wilson Van Hooser will be released Tuesday, Aug. 26, according to a source.


Patriots | Several return to practice
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:20:03 -0700

New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed), DT Sealver Siliga (hand) and LB Cameron Gordon (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 25.


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