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Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo taking first-team reps
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo took some first-team reps at training camp Saturday, Aug. 1. QB Tom Brady worked with the starters during every period of practice, but Garoppolo took a "few snaps," according to James Palmer of NFL Media.
Patriots | LeGarrette Blount practicing
Patriots | Tom Brady resolution close?
Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's suspension resolution case could be finalized before the start of the 2015 regular season. Documents show the NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed this would be in the best interest of both parties. However, any ruling would be subject to appeal.
Patriots | Aaron Dobson in great shape
Patriots | Dont'a Hightower making progress
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is optimistic after the first day of training camp Thursday, July 30. Hightower said everything is going in the right direction, but there's no timetable for when he will be cleared for full contact. Hightower underwent shoulder surgery earlier this offseason.
Patriots | Tom Brady works with starters
Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggles Thursday
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo made several mistakes during practice Thursday, July 30, and the team will work on correcting those mistakes during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Patriots | LeGarrette Blount fails running test
New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount was placed on the Non-Football Injury list because he was not able to complete the conditioning test at the start of training camp. Players have to run 20 sprints of 50 yards in under eight seconds to pass the test, but Blount was only able to complete 12 reps.
Patriots | Tom Brady's case moved to New York
Patriots | Tom Brady files suit against NFL
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has filed a lawsuit against the NFL asking a Minnesota federal court for penalties against Brady to be vacated. The suit alleges that Brady's punishment was not fair and consistent. It also claims that the appeal hearing "defied any concept of fundamental fairness" and that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was partial in his decision to uphold the suspension.
Patriots | Two other players go on NFI list
Patriots | LeGarrette Blount goes to NFI list
Patriots | James Develin officially signs tender
Patriots | Tom Brady defends broken phone
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady posted on Facebook that he replaced his broken phone with a new one after his attorneys told the NFL "my actual phone device" would not be investigated. His representatives turned over requested cell phone records and emails, Brady said, and tried to obtain text messages from his old phone.
Patriots | Tom Brady offers lesser penalty
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could have had his suspended reduced based on a series of conditions. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL was willing to drop the suspension by "at least 50 percent" if Brady admitted to having knowledge of what the team's staff was doing to footballs, he admitted to failing to cooperate with the Ted Wells investigation and he apologized.
Patriots | NE still wins without Tom Brady
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is facing a four-game suspension, but the Patriots have done fairly well without him. In games Brady has missed since he became a starter in 2001, New England has gone 10-5. They have averaged about two fewer points per game and about 27 fewer passing yards per game. However, their rushing yards have increased from 115.7 yards per game to 143.5 yards per game. Their total yards per game have actually increased as well from 366.8 yards per game to 367.3 yards per game.
Patriots | Tom Brady taking appeal to court
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has given permission to the NFL Players Association to appeal his case in federal court, according to a source. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension for his involvement in deflating footballs in last year's postseason.
Patriots | Tom Brady's suspension upheld
Patriots | Tom Brady settlement talks continue
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's legal team is expected to continue settlement negotiations Tuesday, July 28, according to sources. If the suspension is upheld, Brady is expected to go to federal court and seek an injunction that will allow him to play while his case works its way through the courts.
Patriots | Tom Brady suspension to be upheld?
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is expected to have his four-game suspension upheld, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith said on "ESPN First Take" Tuesday, July 28, that a source told him "within the last hour," that unless something changed at the last minute, Brady's suspension would be upheld. Smith said an announcement is expected within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Patriots | Several players placed on PUP list
New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (undisclosed), DT Chris D. Jones (calf), WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed), DT Vince Taylor (undisclosed), C Ryan Wendell (shoulder) and LB Chris White (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.
Patriots | Brandon LaFell added to PUP list
Patriots | Tom Brady's case may be settled
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension still has not been announced, and the NFL is now open to talking with the NFL Players Association about a possible settlement in the case, according to sources. Brady is not expected to accept any suspension in a settlement with the NFL but is willing to accept a fine.
Patriots | Scott Chandler impressed
Patriots | Brandon Gibson on the bubble?
Patriots | No Tom Brady decision Friday
Patriots | Zach D'Orazio re-signed
Patriots | Union offered league deal for Tom Brady
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was the subject of a settlement offer from the NFL Players Association to the league last week, but the offer was met with silence by the NFL, according to a source. It is believed Brady is holding firm on his refusal to accept any suspension, though he would consider accepting a fine. If the NFL upholds any part of his four-game suspension, he is expected to go to federal court to fight the decision.
Patriots | NE RBs in close battle
New England Patriots RBs James White, Travaris Cadet and Dion Lewis aren't far apart in the battle to take over the pass-catching role vacated by New York Giants RB Shane Vereen, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
Patriots | No timetable for Tom Brady's appeal
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal on his four-game suspension does not have a specified timeline, according to commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell said the league is being thorough with the appeal process, adding that a decision will be made as quickly as possible.
Patriots | Reggie Wayne drawing interest from Pats
Patriots | Tom Brady ruling coming this week?
Updating previous reports, the camp for New England Patriots QB Tom Brady believes an appeal decision could come this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Brady appealed a four-game suspension ruling for his involvement in deflating footballs last postseason. Litigation is likely to follow if the outcome is not favorable for him.
Patriots | Brandon Gibson to receive camp bonus
Patriots | Julian Edelman focused on football
New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he is focusing on preparing for training camp, not worrying about the looming decision regarding QB Tom Brady's suspension. "I'm not really thinking about that right now," Edelman said. "I have 10 more days to get ready for camp and I'm going to worry about what I can do to put myself in the best situation to help this team."
Patriots | Tom Brady decision not coming Friday
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal decision is unlikely to come Friday, July 17, according to a source. Brady appealed a four-game suspension ruling for his involvement in deflating footballs last postseason.
Patriots | Guaranteed money for Stephen Gostkowski
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski's four-year, $17.2 million contract came with $10.1 million fully guaranteed and a $6 million signing bonus. He will receive $8.1 million in 2015, $10.7 million through two years and $13.7 million through three years.
Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski contract update
Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski signs long-term deal
Patriots | Tom Brady will sue if given any games
Patriots | Don't'a Hightower ahead of schedule?
Patriots | James White could break out
Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo making progress
New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has made a lot of progress since last season and performed well during offseason workouts, according to WR Brandon LaFell. "Jimmy has grown a lot since he first stepped foot up there in Foxborough last year," LaFell said. "He got a little experience during the later part of the season against Buffalo; he showed a little glimpse of what he can do. He's been having a nice OTAs, a nice offseason with us."
Patriots | Tom Brady appeal ruling near
Patriots | Brandon LaFell out of walking boot
New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (undisclosed) said he is out of the walking boot he was wearing earlier this offseason. LaFell said he was dealing with some nagging injuries from the season and was giving the injuries time to heal. He has been trying to improve this offseason by working with QB Tom Brady and improving his knowledge of the playbook.
Patriots | Dion Lewis on the bubble?
New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis could be the odd man out in the Patriots' backfield, in the opinion of Patriots Football Weekly's Paul Perillo. RBs Tyler Gaffney, Jonas Gray, James White and Travaris Cadet are among the other running backs competing for roster spots. RB LeGarrette Blount seems to be a lock to make the team.
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