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Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo taking first-team reps
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:57:24 -0700

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
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:10:44 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) is participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 1.


Patriots | Tom Brady resolution close?
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:25:45 -0700

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
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:48:51 -0700

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson came into training camp in great shape, according to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Dobson "put himself into good position," Belichick said.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower making progress
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:21:52 -0700

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
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:12:23 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady received all of the repetitions with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 30, and completed 27 of his 30 passes during team drills.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo struggles Thursday
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:24:18 -0700

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
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:59:45 -0700

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
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:08:01 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's lawsuit was transferred to Manhattan, N.Y., by a Minnesota judge Friday, July 30.


Patriots | Tom Brady files suit against NFL
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:48:14 -0700

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
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:49:11 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (undisclosed) and OT Caylin Hauptmann (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29.


Patriots | LeGarrette Blount goes to NFI list
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:47:36 -0700

New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Wednesday, July 29.


Patriots | James Develin officially signs tender
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:41:34 -0700

New England Patriots FB James Develin officially signed his exclusive-rights tender Wednesday, July 29.


Patriots | Tom Brady defends broken phone
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:19:23 -0700

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
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:42:52 -0700

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
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:07:49 -0700

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
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:43:54 -0700

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
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:43:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's four-game suspension has been upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, July 28.


Patriots | Tom Brady settlement talks continue
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:59:25 -0700

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?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:11:05 -0700

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
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:24:08 -0700

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
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:18:32 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandon LaFell (foot) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.


Patriots | Tom Brady's case may be settled
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:58:15 -0700

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
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:20:51 -0700

New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler was one of the stars of the offseason workout program by dominating in the red zone alongside TE Rob Gronkowski.


Patriots | Brandon Gibson on the bubble?
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:03:18 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandon Gibson is not projected to make the final roster, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.


Patriots | No Tom Brady decision Friday
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:24:36 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is unlikely to have a ruling on his appeal announced Friday, July 24.


Patriots | Zach D'Orazio re-signed
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:55:23 -0700

Free-agent WR Zach D'Orazio (Patriots) re-signed an undisclosed deal with the New England Patriots Thursday, July 23.


Patriots | Union offered league deal for Tom Brady
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:31:25 -0700

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
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:01:41 -0700

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
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:16:29 -0700

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
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:26:33 -0700

Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) is drawing interest from the New England Patriots.


Patriots | Tom Brady ruling coming this week?
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:30:58 -0700

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
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:51:04 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandon Gibson is scheduled to receive a $40,000 bonus when he reports for training camp. The bonus will not guarantee Gibson a spot on the final roster.


Patriots | Julian Edelman focused on football
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:31:49 -0700

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
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:52:48 -0700

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
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:36:19 -0700

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
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:22:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski's four-year contract is worth $17.2 million, according to sources.


Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski signs long-term deal
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:18:33 -0700

New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski agreed to terms with the Patriots Wednesday, July 15, on a four-year deal worth around $17 million.


Patriots | Tom Brady will sue if given any games
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:16:49 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will challenge an appeal ruling of missing any games in federal court, according to NFLPA sources.


Patriots | Don't'a Hightower ahead of schedule?
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:26:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) said he doesn't have a target date for his return, but said he has visited a doctor and could be ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.


Patriots | James White could break out
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:48:41 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White is expected to make a jump in his second year in the NFL, according to Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo making progress
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:08:52 -0700

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
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:27:56 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's appeal ruling of a four-game suspension could come as early as next week, according to commissioner Roger Goodell.


Patriots | Brandon LaFell out of walking boot
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:58:09 -0700

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?
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:44:30 -0700

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.


New England Patriots

Aiken Danny DL
Allen Ryan P
Allen Will D. CB
Amendola Danny WR
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
Brown Tarell CB
Butler Malcolm CB
Cadet Travaris RB
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Caserio Nick TO
Chandler Scott TE
Chung Patrick SS
Collins Jamie LB
Cox Derek CB
D'Orazio Zach WR
Daboll Brian AC
Daly Brendan AC
DeGuglielmo Dave AC
Derby A.J. TE
Develin James FB
Devey Jordan OT
Dickson Xzavier LB
Dobson Aaron WR
Easley Dominique DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Fears Ivan AC
Fleming Cameron OT
Fleming Darius LB
Fletcher Bradley CB
Fletcher Dane LB
Flores Brian AC
Flynn Matt QB
Freeny Jonathan LB
Gaffney Tyler RB
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gibson Brandon WR
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
Lynch D.J. LB
Martin Eric DL
Mayo Jerod LB
McClain Robert CB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
Moore Zach DL
Morris James LB
Mundine Jimmay TE
Nash Harold AC
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 LB
Siliga Sealver DL
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
Watson Dekoda LB
Wendell Ryan C
White Chris LB
White James RB
White Tracy LB
Wilson Tavon CB