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  • newBrandon LaFell creating a niche for himself in New England

    Brandon LaFell creating a niche for himself in New England

    Brandon LaFell is becoming more and more comfortable with Tom Brady, and the Patriots are envisioning more and more of a role for their new wide receiver. Via Chris Mason of the Boston Herald, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been impressed with the former second-round pick. “I think he’ll be able to carve out a…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:43am -
  • Dominique Easley no longer a “lost kid” after return to full practice

    Dominique Easley no longer a “lost kid” after return to full practice

    Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley went a long time without playing full-contact football after tearing his ACL while playing for Florida last September, leaving him feeling like a “lost kid” while he rehabbed before and after getting drafted in the first round. Easley was feeling a lot less lost on Monday as he took part…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:48am -
  • Rob Gronkowski participates in 11-on-11 work for first time

    Rob Gronkowski participates in 11-on-11 work for first time

    While several injured players were making their return to Patriots practice on Monday, tight end Rob Gronkowski was taking another step forward in his own return from a torn ACL. Gronkowski participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time since training camp opened last month. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that a lot of balls were…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:32pm -
  • Jerod Mayo back at practice for Patriots

    Jerod Mayo back at practice for Patriots

    The Patriots never revealed why linebacker Jerod Mayo missed last week’s joint practices with the Eagles or the game against Philadelphia on Friday night, but it doesn’t appear to be anything with long-lasting ramifications for their defense. ESPNBoston.com reports that Mayo was back at practice on Monday and took part in the team’s full-pads practice. Mayo…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:17pm -
  • Patriots re-sign TE Justin Jones

    Patriots re-sign TE Justin Jones

    The wheels on the Patriots’ tight end depth chart go ’round and ’round. The Patriots have re-signed rookie tight end Justin Jones, whom they waived eight days ago, the club said Monday. Jones (6-8, 277) played 32 snaps on offense in the Patriots’ preseason opening loss to Washington on August 7. He was targeted once…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:49am -
  • Cary Williams apologizes to Bill Belichick for “cheaters” comment

    Cary Williams apologizes to Bill Belichick for “cheaters” comment

    Eagles cornerback Cary Williams called the Patriots “cheaters” early this month, and stood by that comment after facing some criticism for it. So surely, when the Eagles and Patriots met on the field on Friday night, Williams said it to Bill Belichick’s face, right? Wrong. Instead, Williams tracked down Belichick to apologize and tell him…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 8:58am -
  • Kelly gets pragmatic about penalties

    Kelly gets pragmatic about penalties

    Eagles coach Chip Kelly sees things for what they are, and he usually has a flair for explaining it. For the NFL, things currently are being called tight, with a renewed point of emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding.  Seven such penalties were called on Friday night during the Eagles-Patriots game, along with nine…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 4:13am -
  • Jimmy Garoppolo follows Tom Brady in first half against Eagles

    Jimmy Garoppolo follows Tom Brady in first half against Eagles

    With Tom Brady not playing, the Patriots started Ryan Mallett in their preseason opener. Brady was back on Friday night against the Eagles and played two series in the first quarter before heading to the bench. Mallett wasn’t the man replacing him, though. Second-round pick Jimmy Garoppolo got the call, playing with remnants of the…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 5:22pm -
  • Cary Williams picks Tom Brady for a TD, leaves with hamstring injury

    Cary Williams picks Tom Brady for a TD, leaves with hamstring injury

    Eagles cornerback Cary Williams generated an unusual amount of attention for a preseason game when he said that he didn’t want to take part in joint practices with the Patriots because the Patriots are cheaters. The practices seemed to serve him pretty well, though, because Williams ended the Patriots’ first drive of Friday night’s game…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 4:49pm -
  • Jeremy Maclin officially out for Eagles on Friday night

    Jeremy Maclin officially out for Eagles on Friday night

    Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin injured his hamstring on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday, making it highly unlikely that he’d be in the lineup when the Eagles played the Patriots on Friday night. Whatever chance Maclin had of playing was extinguished on Friday afternoon when the team announced that he wouldn’t be in the…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 3:33pm -

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  • newSteelers' Bell, Blount arrested (The SportsXchange)
    Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were taken into custody Wednesday after a police officer found approximately 20 grams of marijuana in their car. Bell and Blount, the team's starter and backup at running back, were pulled over at about 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday when the motorcycle officer smelled marijuana. Detective Brian Kohlhepp of the Ross Township (Pa.) Police Department told NFL.com that he expects marijuana possession charges to be filed.
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:46pm -
  • newCardinals work to replace Dockett; Mathieu returns (The Associated Press)
    On the day the Arizona Cardinals went back to work for the first time since Darnell Dockett went down with a knee injury, the impact of losing the big defensive tackle for the season was softened a bit by the return of safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu. The 'Honey Badger' Mathieu, a crucial component of Arizona's talented secondary, went down in the 13th game of his impressive rookie season a year ago with a torn ACL and LCL. With just Frostee Rucker and two rookies at Dockett's position, the Cardinals signed two free agent defensive linemen on Wednesday - 6-foot-2, 330-po…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:01pm -
  • newNFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel (The SportsXchange)
    Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. First-year head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he needed more time to evaluate the competition between Hoyer, who started both of the Browns' preseason games, and rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel. While Hoyer has only four career starts -- and went 3-0 with the Browns before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in 2013 -- his biggest advantages were experience and leadership. Manziel, drafted 22nd overall in May, played only two seasons at Texas A&M in an offe…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:01pm -
  • newRivera: Panthers OL rounding into shape (The Associated Press)
    While he's not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change. The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year's roster to retirement, including longtime left tackle Jordan Gross. ''That's a bummer,'' Rivera said following Wednesday's practice. Despite the departures, most of Carolina's offensive linemen have some experience playing in the system with the exception of rookie Trai Turner, who has been working as the starting right guard.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:48pm -
  • newBrady ready for increased action against Carolina (The Associated Press)
    Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. It signals the end of training camp and joint practices, and means the barometer that is the third preseason game finally has arrived, with the regular season looming around the corner. I don't think anyone ever knows with him,'' Brady joked of coach Bill Belichick.
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:19pm -
  • newBrady and Patriots still a constant in AFC East (The Associated Press)
    Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East. While the faces across the sideline keep changing, Brady has been a constant since leading the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl title during the 2001 season. Now, at 37 years old, Brady is still everything the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills have been searching for. It's a pretty good office.'' Since Brady took over as the Patriots' starter, the Jets have had nine quarterbacks start.
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:26pm -
  • newCowboys, Patriots top Forbes NFL franchise value list; Bills, Rams on bottom (Shutdown Corner)
    Want to buy an NFL franchise? Better liquidate grandma's AT&T stock. Forbes has come out with its annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises , and there are some familiar names at the top. The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots top the list, coming in well above the exorbitant $2 billion that the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers were recently sold for. [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] The Cowboys, which Forbes estimates will generate a combined $8.6 million in revenue for the team over the next five years with its massive Jerry…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:08pm -
  • newJaguars sign FB Kettani (The SportsXchange)
    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed fullback Eric Kettani, the team announced Wednesday. Kettani (5-foot-11, 240 pounds) was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New England Patriots in 2009 and had to leave training camp in July of 2009 for military commitments. He was reinstated to the Patriots' roster in September of 2011 and spent part of the season on the club's practice squad. Kettani, 27, spent the entire 2012 season on the Washington Redskins' practice squad and was with the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2014 offseason before he was waived on May 12.
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:20am -
  • newCowboys extend reign as NFL's most valuable team: Forbes (Reuters)
    (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable National Football League (NFL) team for an eighth consecutive year, more than double the average league value, according to an annual survey by business magazine Forbes The Cowboys, whose total revenue during the 2013 season was $560 million, are worth $3.2 billion, a whopping rise of 39 percent over last year, Forbes said in a statement on Wednesday. ...
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  • newCowboys most valuable by Forbes at $3.2B (The SportsXchange)
    The Dallas Cowboys lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list for the eighth consecutive season, rising in value by 39 percent to $3.2 billion.
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  • newNew England Patriots Links 8/20/14 - LaFell Falling Into Big Role

    New England Patriots Links 8/20/14 - LaFell Falling Into Big Role

    Daily News and Links for 8/20/14TEAM TALKJohn Rooke waves the white flag on yellow flags.Paul Perillo tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Roster taking shape.Press Conference - Bill Belichick (18.52 min. video)Press Pass - Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty focus on Panthers. (4.50 min. video)LOCAL LINKSTom E. Curran notes Bill Belichick equates having a good team to having had a good camp.Lee Schechter notes Brandon LaFell has gone from shell-shocked to comfortable.Doug Kyed reports Belichick believes LaFell could carve out a big role with the Patriots, "He’s got a go…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:04am -
  • NFL to Expand Practice Squad to Ten Players

    NFL to Expand Practice Squad to Ten Players

    The league is expected to expand its practice squad to 10 players. Here is a list of Patriots who can benefit from this change.The NFL is expected to increase the size of practice squads from eight players to ten players, increasing the football workforce by 64 persons. The Patriots love to grow their trenches with players from the practice squad, so this expansion will greatly help one of the better teams at evaluating talent.The pipeline of NFL talent in the Patriots practice squad is...storied? Current linemen Dan Connolly (practice squad class of 07) and Ryan Wendell (class of 08)…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • New England Patriots Links 8/19/14 - Many Happy Returns at Final Camp Practice

    New England Patriots Links 8/19/14 - Many Happy Returns at Final Camp Practice

    Daily News and Links for 8/19/14TEAM TALKPaul Perillo blogs from camp: Gronkowski, Easley turn it up, Mayo, Hooman return and more.Erik Scalavino shares some news and notes from the final public practice of camp: Hooman returns.Andy Hart projects the 53-man roster: Ridley, Vereen, White and Finch are the RBs.Press Conference - Bill Belichick (14.08 min. video)Patriots Today - Gronkowski and Easley in on 11-on-11 drills. (2.15 min. video)Locker Room Uncut - Rob Gronkowski: "I've progressed a lot out there." (4.34 min. video)Patriots All Access - Tom Brady sits down with Ch…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:12am -
  • GNOTD: Mass Return of Patriots Players from the Sidelines

    GNOTD: Mass Return of Patriots Players from the Sidelines

    The Patriots saw the return of a fair number of injured players back to practice.Today marked a positive return for a handful of important Patriots. Reports that linebacker Jerod Mayo, tight end Michael Hoomanwanui, center Bryan Stork, wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, and defensive tackles Ben Bass and Jerel Worthy all made their way onto the practice field. Additionally, defensive tackle Dominique Easley started participating in contract drills, a big milestone in his recovery.It should be noted that right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was not present and that defensive tackle Tommy Kelly show…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Patriots Greatly Affected by Illegal Contact

    Patriots Greatly Affected by Illegal Contact

    The Patriots have been getting in trouble with the new focus on rules- but not in the way you would think.The league's crackdown on the rulebook has spawned waves upon waves of disapproving fans. It's the Peyton Manning treatment, some say; no one is allowed to breathe upon receivers, never mind touch them. Flags on flags on flags and it makes football unwatchable, especially knowing that the referees have every intention of calling the regular season in the same fashion.So clearly the Patriots newly physical secondary will be left hung out to dry as the importer Legion of Boom alum B…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:30am -
  • Patriots Re-Sign Justin Jones, Release Tyler Ott

    Patriots Re-Sign Justin Jones, Release Tyler Ott

    The Patriots announced a pair of roster moves on Monday morning, releasing long snapper Tyler Ott and re-signing tight end Justin Jones.The New England Patriots announced two roster moves on Monday morning, re-signing tight end Justin Jones and releasing long snapper Tyler Ott.Ott's release doesn't come as a surprise.  He was considered the underdog in the long snapper battle to incumbent Danny Aiken, and his missed assignment led to a blocked punt in Friday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.  Aiken doesn't have the perfect record of Lonnie Paxton, but it appears…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:38am -
  • New England Patriots Links 8/18/14 - Jones, Ninkovich Get Creative With Pass Rush

    New England Patriots Links 8/18/14 - Jones, Ninkovich Get Creative With Pass Rush

    Patriots Daily News and Links for 8/18/14TEAM TALKPatriots Training Camp - Monday is the final training camp practice at 2 pm.Press Pass - Jimmy Garoppolo and others discuss the win. (2.29 min. video)Patriots Today - QBs compete, and other postgame thoughts. (2.49 min. video)LOCAL LINKSMike Reiss posts his quick-hit weekend thoughts: Referee John Parry enjoyed being around the Patriots last week, in part because of the teaching environment and culture created by the organization.Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: Earning Tom Brady's trust big part of confidence game for…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:15am -
  • New England Patriots Links 8/16/14 - Recapping Patriots' 42-35 Win Over Eagles

    New England Patriots Links 8/16/14 - Recapping Patriots' 42-35 Win Over Eagles

    Bonus Weekend Links For 8/16/14TEAM TALKAndy Hart observes Friday night's second preseason contest saw New England make -- and give up -- plays in all three phases.Erik Scalavino analyzes the Patriots preseason home opening win.Paul Perillo gives us his Risers and Fallers in preseason Week 2.Post Game Press Conferences: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.Post Game Quotes: Patriots - Eagles.LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss posts his observations from Patriots-Eagles: Overall, this was a good night for Patriots quarterbacks. Erik Frenz shares his Preseason Week 2 Notes: Patriots testing…
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    • newPatriots Notebook: Jerod Mayo mum on absence
      FOXBORO — Jerod Mayo didn’t have any concerns yesterday while addressing his weeklong absence for the first time.Mayo has practiced twice in a row after missing the string of joint sessions and the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles last week.“I feel good,” Mayo said before yesterday’s practice. “I went out there (Monday) and ran around a little bit. I feel pretty good.”
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:17pm -
    • newBuckley: Darrelle Revis’ gut says this one’s real
      Week 3 of the NFL preseason schedule now has a cool name, courtesy of Darrelle Revis: “The Butterfly Effect.”The Patriots meet the Carolina Panthers on Friday night at Gillette Stadium in Week 3 of the NFL’s annual tune-up campaign, and Revis, entering his eighth pro season, surprised a few people yesterday when he admitted that he’s a little, well, nervous about it all.
      - 22 hours ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:02pm -
    • newAaron Dobson works toward return to old form
      FOXBORO — Aaron Dobson can almost hear the roar of the crowd, the feel of his gloves wrapped tightly around his hands and the rush of adrenaline that will surely spill through his veins as he stares down his first meaningful reception in an eternity.“I can’t wait,” Dobson said. “I’m excited to do it, and I can’t wait to finally get back out there and do it.”
      - 23 hours ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:58pm -
    • newBrandon LaFell en route to filling big role
      FOXBORO — The longer training camp has gone on, the more comfortable Brandon LaFell has felt with the Patriots.And the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver, in his first season with the Pats after signing on as a free agent, has shown enough improvement this summer to earn some praise from coach Bill Belichick.
      - 23 hours ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:54pm -
    • Back in action, Dominique Easley like kid in candy store
      FOXBORO — Dominique Easley described his time away from the football field in his own, somewhat unique way.“I feel like I’m a lost kid,” Easley said.The rookie defensive lineman was selected by the Patriots in the first round of this year’s NFL draft out of Florida despite suffering a torn right ACL and MCL last September.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00pm -
    • Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski fully engaged
      FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski reached a significant checkpoint yesterday in his quest to be ready for the start of the regular season in Miami in three weeks.For the first time since undergoing surgery on his torn right ACL, the all-world tight end competed in full-team drills.Gronkowski’s work had been limited primarily to individual drills, one-on-one work with Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis, and a few 7-on-7 repetitions.To the surprise of nobody, Brady hit Gronkowski with his first try in front of a complete defense.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00pm -
    • Patriots Beat: Stevan Ridley’s fate in his hands
      FOXBORO — When it comes to putting the ball on the ground, Stevan Ridley doesn’t have the luxury of skating by on a technicality. Fair or not, that’s just how it is when you have a reputation as a fumbler.While his fumble during Friday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles might not have technically been a fumble upon further review — it appears his knee or even his arm was on the ground before the ball came loose — he doesn’t get a break.
      - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00pm -

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      • newPatriots Practice Report: Sealver Siliga Works On Conditioning
        FOXBORO, Mass. — Sealver Siliga could be close to returning from injury for the New England Patriots.The third-year pro was spotted working on conditioning during Wednesday’s practice with a splint on his left arm. Siliga injured his arm during joint practices with the Washington Redskins two weeks ago in Richmond, Va.Siliga, in sweats, worked alongside tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, in uniform, on the Patriots lower practice fields.The Patriots were in shells and sweats for Wednesday’s practice. Offensive tackles Sebastian Vollmer and Chris Martin, running back Tyler Gaffney, tight…
        - 11 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:42am -
      • newBelichick eyes big role for Brandon LaFell
        Having a big framed strong receiver for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to target is something new, as he's found success with much smaller receivers, i.e Wes Welker, Julian Edelman.But that looks to change in 2014 with former Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell coming aboard to add a new wrinkle, and more importantly a new weapon in the Pats offense.Head coach Bill Belichick seems to think so, saying LaFell has a chance to "carve out a role for himself" in New England, reports NFL.com's Chris Wesseling."It might be a big one," Belichick said, via ESPN Boston. "I don't kn…
        - 16 hours ago, 20 Aug 14, 4:11am -
      • Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season
        Former Patriots great Willie McGinest has some high hopes for his former team for the upcoming season. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Willie McGinnest has high hopes for the Patriots this season appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 12:55pm -
      • Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick Knows When To Name Patriots Starting Secondary
        FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have seen a lot of moving parts in their starting secondary throughout training camp and the first two preseason games of 2014.All-Pros Darrell Revis and Devin McCourty are locked into their starting roles at cornerback and safety, respectively, but it’s still unknown who else will fill out the Patriots’ first-team defensive backfield. Brandon Browner, Alfonzo Dennard, Logan Ryan and even undrafted rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler have seen starting reps at cornerback across from Revis. Ryan, Dennard and Kyle Arrington will compete for the nicke…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 10:48am -
      • Rob Gronkowski says 'once I get rolling like that, it'll just be like another day getting hit' as he nears full return
        New England Patriots fans have had some nice distraction this offseason in Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Brandon LaFell.They had two key defenders return from season ending injuries in 2013, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, but the one player everyone has been keeping tabs on is tight end Rob Gronkowski.The red zone dominator made a huge step on Monday being cleared and participating in contact drills for the first time this offseason and preseason."If I'm ready to get out there, I'm ready to get out there," Gronkowski said, via the Associated Press."It's just like any other pa…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:14am -
      • Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head of officiating agrees it will happen
        Today Pro Football Talk’s owner Mike Florio was on the Dan Patrick Show talking with Dean Blandino the head of officiating in the NFL.  Blandino believes that the NFL will change the extra point rule soon. Blandino said that after seeing NFL kickers make extra points less than 95 percent of the time through the […] The post Expect the NFL to change the Extra Point rule; Head of officiating agrees it will happen appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:53am -
      • Tom Brady, Gisele combined to make $78.3M over past year
        2014 didn’t exactly get off to a great start for Tom Brady when the New England Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game in January. As a recent report from Forbes shows, however, Brady can take at least one huge positive out of last 12 months. The study ranked the world’s highest-paid models in 2013-2014, before taxes and fees. At the top of the list was none other than Brady’s Brazilian supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, who pulled an astonishing $47 million over the last 12 months. Add Bundchen’s haul to the $31.3 million that her husband reportedly earned…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:52am -
      • Which wideout will be left off the New England Patriots final roster?
        Who is the odd man out at wide receiver?That is one important question that Bill Belichick and the rest of his staff will be asking themselves when the time comes to start cutting down to the 53-man roster at the end of training camp. Even with the retooled secondary, running back competition, backup quarterback controversy and Gronk-health guesswork, the Pats’ stable of pass catchers is one of the more intriguing storylines on the team halfway through the preseason.So let’s dive in, shall we?“Pygmies” Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are both locks to make the team, bringing solid…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:09am -
      • Patriots Training Camp Standouts Include Malcolm Butler, Brian Tyms
        The New England Patriots wrapped up training camp on Monday with a bang.Tight end Rob Gronkowski and first-round draft pick Dominique Easley — both coming off torn ACLs — participated in team drills for the first time, and several players, including linebacker Jerod Mayo, seventh-round pick Jeremy Gallon and newly acquired defensive tackles Jerel Worthy and Ben Bass, returned to practice.The Patriots now have tough decisions to make before the 2014 season begins on Sept. 7 against the Miami Dolphins. The team must decide who will start at key positions, including strong safety and right…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 7:23am -
      • Patriots' Defense: Bubble Players Making An Impact Week P2
        I sure hope the NFL doesn't change the preseason format. The four-week schedule seems like just the right amount of time to give teams a chance to evaluate talent in real time. And young players, as well as, new players to the team, get their chances to make their best, first impression.The New England Patriots are known to have a steep learning curve, and Coach Belichick is as demanding as any in the league. Some new defensive players, like Darrelle Revis, are virtually guaranteed a roster spot. And no one is scrutinizing Vince Wilfork to see if he has what it takes to survive cuts next week.…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:28am -

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      • Belichick: Brandon LaFell can have 'big' role for Pats
        Coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that Brandon LaFell has a chance to carve out a "big" role with the Patriots. Should LaFell be on the radar in fantasy football drafts?
        - 1 day ago, 19 Aug 14, 3:41pm -
      • Stevan Ridley had 'sick feeling' after fumble vs. Eagles
        Stevan Ridley was left feeling ill after his fumbling woes resurfaced in the Patriots' second preseason game. Is coach Bill Belichick ready to send Ridley back to the doghouse?
        - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 3:40pm -
      • Rob Gronkowski (knee) participates in 11-on-11 drills
        Rob Gronkowski took a positive step Monday, seeing action in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time during New England Patriots training camp. Is Gronk still planning to be full-go for the season opener?
        - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:34pm -
      • New England Patriots' quarterbacks impress vs. Eagles
        Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes
        - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:35pm -
      • Jimmy Garoppolo plays over Ryan Mallett on Friday
        Jimmy Garoppolo played ahead of Ryan Mallett in Friday's preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Are the New England Patriots turning to the rookie as Tom Brady's backup?
        - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 5:33pm -
      • Rob Gronkowski still favoring knee in Patriots camp
        Rob Gronkowski has been favoring his surgically repaired knee and running with a slight limp in training camp. Chris Wesseling examines if it's wise for the Patriots to trot Gronk out in early September.
        - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 3:25pm -
      • Ben Hartsock released by New England Patriots
        Renowned blocking tight end Ben Hartsock didn't stick around long with the New England Patriots. The team announced his release on Thursday after signing him four days prior.
        - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 7:52am -
      • Patriots' James White gets first-team reps in practice
        The Patriots might have unearthed a sleeper in fourth-round running back James White. On Wednesday, the rookie took first-team snaps during a joint practice with the Eagles.
        - 7 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 7:30pm -
      • Brady: My hands are on centers' butts more than wives
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