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Patriots | Martellus Bennett will test free agency
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:49:47 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free-agent market. Based on his asking price, he could be with a different team next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.


Patriots | Danny Amendola open to pay cut
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:09:12 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is receptive to a pay cut in order to stay with the team.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could get transition tag
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:04:05 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower may be more likely to receive the transition tag than the franchise tag if the Patriots decide to use a tag on him, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Hightower would receive around $11 million if he receives the transition tag and the Patriots would have the first right of refusal if another team signed him. The franchise tag would be worth between $14.5 million and $15 million, which may be too rich for the Patriots.


Patriots | Brian Daboll leaving New England
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:09 -0800

New England Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is leaving the team to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, according to sources.


Patriots | Michael Floyd gets jail sentence
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:00:17 -0800

New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd was sentenced Friday, Feb. 17, after pleading guilty to his extreme DUI charge. He will have to spend 120 days in jail, 24 of which to be served in Maricopa County Jail and the other 96 to be served under house arrest. In addition, Floyd must pay a $5,115 fine and complete 30 hours of community service. The other six charges against him were dismissed.


Patriots | Tom Brady extension possible
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:27:31 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has expressed mutual interest in a new contract with the team, according to source. Talks are in preliminary stages. Brady is signed through 2019. He will earn $1 million in 2017, but he has a $14 million salary cap number.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo draws praise
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:51:18 -0800

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was compared to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre by Patriots WR Julian Edelman during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, appearance on NFL Network. "The guy is a stud. He went out and played in the regular season and played very well. He has that kind of gunslinger-like confidence, that Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence," Edelman said. Garoppolo is entering the final year of his rookie deal.


Patriots | Glenn Gronkowski back with Patriots
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:29:08 -0800

New England Patriots FB Glenn Gronkowski re-signed to a Reserve/Future deal Tuesday, Feb. 14.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower a candidate to be tagged
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:05:35 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is "the prime candidate to receive the franchise tag" if the team decides to use it, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com


Patriots | Martellus Bennett may not re-sign
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:39:43 -0800

The New England Patriots are interested in re-signing impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett but may not be willing to get into a bidding war for him if other teams are interested, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler may receive high tender
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:15:15 -0800

New England Patriots restricted free-agent CB Malcolm Butler could receive a first-round tender this offseason.


Patriots | Malcolm Butler staying put
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:41:13 -0800

New England Patriots restricted free agent CB Malcolm Butler "won't be going anywhere" this offseason as the team plans to place a first-round tender on him, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo to fetch Day 2 draft pick?
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:29:24 -0800

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to attract a second-round selection from interested teams this offseason, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.


Patriots | Danny Amendola will need to take pay cut
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:18:51 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is due $6 million in base salary in 2017, but it is a "certainty" he will not be returning under the turn of his current contract, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Julian Edelman productive on road
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:44:24 -0800

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman caught all three of his touchdowns on the road this season. He finished the season with 43 receptions and 522 yards at home while catching 55 receptions for 584 yards on the road.


Patriots | No INTs on road for Tom Brady
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:43:42 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady threw for 1,973 yards, 18 touchdowns and zero interceptions on the road this season. He threw for 1,581 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions at home.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower may test the market
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:28:13 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower said he's been in contact with former teammate and current Cleveland Browns LB Jamie Collins and other players to better handle the free-agent process. When asked if Hightower would take less money to stay with the Patriots, Hightower only said "we'll see," and that he has a long process to go through.


Patriots | No surgery for Dont'a Hightower
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:49:01 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee, shoulder) will not need to undergo any surgeries this offseason even though he dealt with knee and should injuries during the season.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could receive tag
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:04:51 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower is a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.


Patriots | Three players sign with Patriots
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:25:11 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Housler, RB Tyler Gaffney and WR Devin Lucien were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Tuesday, Feb. 7.


Patriots | Big disparity in Super Bowl plays run
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:30:29 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his offense ran 47 more plays (93 to 46) than the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. It was the biggest disparity in plays in postseason history, according to Elias Sports.


Patriots | More records for Tom Brady
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:37:00 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set career Super Bowl records for passing yards (2,071) and touchdown passes (15).


Patriots | Tom Brady not done playing
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:27:24 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said he will not retire despite being 40 years old next season and winning his record fifth Super Bowl.


Patriots | James White sets points record
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:16:51 -0800

New England Patriots RB James White set a Super Bowl record with 20 points scored in Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Dion Lewis hurt his hamstring
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:21:38 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (hamstring) injured his hamstring late in Super Bowl LI. Lewis said the injury didn't seem severe.


Patriots | James White breaks records
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:15:12 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB James White's 14 receptions and 110 receiving yards broke records for the respective categories by a running back in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.


Patriots | NE would like to bring back Michael Floyd
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:47:33 -0800

The New England Patriots would like to bring back WR Michael Floyd for the 2017 season, according to sources.


Patriots | Martellus Bennett getting franchise tag?
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:25:36 -0800

There is speculation the New England Patriots may use the franchise tag on TE Martellus Bennett for 2017.


Patriots | James White scores three times
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:53:52 -0800

New England Patriots RB James White had six carries for 29 yards and two touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 110 yards and a score in a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.


Patriots | Record night for Tom Brady
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:42:45 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady set Super Bowl records for passing yards and completions in a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, completing 43 of his 62 attempts for 466 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.


Patriots | Dion Lewis goes down
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:19:39 -0800

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis (knee) appeared to injure his knee against the Atlanta Falcons on the final play of regulation in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5.


Patriots | Unwanted record for Tom Brady
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:43:04 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady threw his 31st career postseason interception in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5, breaking a tie with retired QB Brett Favre for the most ever in the postseason.


Patriots | Super Bowl inactives for Pats
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:02:48 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared CB Cyrus Jones, RB D.J. Foster, QB Jacoby Brissett, SS Jordan Richards, CB Justin Coleman, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR Michael Floyd inactive for Super Bowl LI


Patriots | Michael Floyd expected to be inactive
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 12:11:48 -0800

New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd is expected to be a healthy scratch for Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | New England pursued DeAndre Hopkins
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 11:04:20 -0800

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was a primary trade target for the New England Patriots during the season. Prior to dealing LB Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a conditional third-round pick, the Patriots asked for Hopkins in a potential trade for Collins.


Patriots | Tom Brady expected to play 3-5 more years
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:51:21 -0800

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could play three to five more years as the team plans for the long-term, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It is that window that is allowing the Patriots to consider trading Jimmy Garoppolo.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski wants a long career
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:14:51 -0800

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said he plans on playing as long as he can even though he has dealt with multiple injuries during his career.


Patriots | Dante Scarnecchia plans to return
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:09:48 -0800

New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia said he plans to return in 2017 even though he will be 69 years old.


Patriots | Alan Branch says he will play
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:06:22 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe) said he will play in Super Bowl LI even though he is listed as questionable because of a toe injury.


Patriots | Nate Ebner expected to be cleared
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:53:23 -0800

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he believes FS Nate Ebner (concussion) will be cleared to play in Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:49:24 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) were limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Martellus Bennett questionable
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:44:12 -0800

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Questionable tag for Malcolm Mitchell
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:37:03 -0800

New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Chris Hogan listed as questionable
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:26:56 -0800

New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and is listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.


Patriots | Michael Floyd wants to re-up with Pats
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:57:59 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Michael Floyd said he wants to re-sign with the Patriots in the offseason.