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  • newKeeping secondary intact would cost the Pats a fortune

    Keeping secondary intact would cost the Pats a fortune

    With free agency starting next week, the Patriots are in an interesting position: They can keep the three best players in their secondary but spend a fortune, or they could take the frugal route and risk losing Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty and Brandon Browner. The good news for the Patriots is that they have the…
    - 53 mins ago, 1 Mar 15, 9:41am -
  • newJonas Gray determined to avoid inactive list in future

    Jonas Gray determined to avoid inactive list in future

    Patriots running back Jonas Gray experienced highs, lows and everything in between during the 2014 season. Gray started the year on the practice squad, but was bumped to the active roster in October and became an overnight sensation by running for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a November victory over the Colts. Gray was…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Mar 15, 6:44am -
  • newPFT’s 2015 Veteran Cuts Tracker

    PFT’s 2015 Veteran Cuts Tracker

    The following is a list of notable veterans released or waived since the beginning of February. Players who have indicated they will retire are omitted from the list. We will update the tracker with signings and other cuts throughout the offseason: Ex-Chiefs WR Donnie Avery Ex-Falcons OG Justin Blalock Ex-Jaguars CB Will Blackmon Ex-Washington DE…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 1:59pm -
  • Twenty-five years ago Friday, the NFL added a bye to the regular-season schedule

    Twenty-five years ago Friday, the NFL added a bye to the regular-season schedule

    In late-summer 1989, when fantasy football owners drafted their teams as “Batdance” played on a loop until the person closest to the boom box flipped over the cassette tape, there were no such things as regular-season bye weeks. Owners didn’t have to worry about whether John L. Williams and Neal Anderson were both getting the…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:13am -
  • Recalling the Raymond Berry era and New England’s failed run at Bill Walsh

    Recalling the Raymond Berry era and New England’s failed run at Bill Walsh

    Bill Belichick. Pete Carroll. Bill Parcells. As coaching goes, the Patriots couldn’t have done much better over the last 22 seasons. Parcells is a Hall of Famer, and Belichick will surely have his day in Canton, too. Carroll, meanwhile, went on to lead title-winning teams at USC and with the Seattle Seahawks after leaving New…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 2:24pm -
  • Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    Ten NFL teams are currently falling shy of minimum cash spending requirements agreed upon in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. The CBA calls for teams to spend 89 percent of the salary cap in cash over the span of four seasons. The current four-year period spans from 2013-16 with another four-year span from 2017-2020 spanning…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 11:39pm -
  • Shell casing from Hernandez rental car connected to crime scene

    Shell casing from Hernandez rental car connected to crime scene

    It’s not getting much better for the defense at the first Aaron Hernandez murder trial. Via the Associated Press, Sgt. Stephen Walsh testified Wednesday that a shell casing found in the rental car used by Hernandez matched the shell casings found at the scene of Odin Lloyd’s shooting. An employee at the rental-car company found…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:35pm -
  • Mike Adams was too excited to notice anything wrong with Patriots footballs

    Mike Adams was too excited to notice anything wrong with Patriots footballs

    With Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitting last week that he alerted the NFL to the team’s concerns about the inflation (or lack thereof) of Patriots football before the AFC title game, it’s reasonable to conclude that the Colts became concerned in whole or in part by the inflation (or lack thereof) of the two Patriots…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:03pm -
  • Devin McCourty would be OK with “player-friendly” franchise tag

    Devin McCourty would be OK with “player-friendly” franchise tag

    No decent free agent really wants the franchise tag. But Patriots safety Devin McCourty also knows it could be a lot worse. McCourty might command more security and long-term money on the open market, but knows that making around $9 million next year for the defending Super Bowl champions isn’t a bad deal either. “I’ve…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 10:11am -
  • Grigson has a bit of a history with the Pats

    Grigson has a bit of a history with the Pats

    As the football-following world waits (and wait . . . and waits) for the Second Annual AFC East Ted Wells Report, there’s an interesting wrinkle regarding the genesis of the allegation that the Patriots were deflating footballs. Last week, Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson admitted that he alerted the league of the team’s suspicions the week…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 6:13am -

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A Losing Culture: NFL’s Bottom Franchises  Click to read the full story: A Losing Culture: NFL’s Bottom Franchises  The 2014 NFL has come to an end, and the New England Patriots have won yet another Super Bowl. Over the past decade it has been much of the
A Losing Culture: NFL’s Bottom Franchises Click to read the full story: A Losing Culture: NFL’s Bottom Franchises The 2014 NFL has come to an end, and the New England Patriots have won yet another Super Bowl. Over the past decade it has been much of the
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New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts (45 - 7) - AFC Championship 2015 - ESPN First Take by Espn 1st Take | February 08, 2015 at 07:38PM
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  • NFL draft watch: Needs that teams should pass on in Round 1 (Shutdown Corner)
    It’s time to revive the need-vs.-BPA (best player available) debate, with an eye on this year’s draft. I was stunned at how many comments, Twitter remarks and emails I got after my post-combine mock draft that were something along the lines of “[insert their favorite team] won’t do that … they have bigger needs.” Knowing that my mock will be torn to shreds after the first round of free agency, I won’t defend the picks — but rather my method. Think of it this way: If you were to go back and do a redraft from three, four, seven, heck, 10 years ago, what are you going to do…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:35pm -
  • Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone (The Associated Press)
    Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone. Evidence presented to the jury Friday also showed multiple calls placed from the phone of co-defendant Ernest Wallace to the victim, Odin Lloyd, in the hours before he was killed, including the same minute that Lloyd was seen getting into a car outside his home about an hour before he died early on June 17, 2013. The records showed that Hernandez, at times using hi…
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  • Ex-NFL star Hernandez sent urgent text on night of murder (Reuters)
    (Adds text messages, testimony, paragraphs 3-8) By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass., Feb 27 (Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez texted a friend to "hurry" in the hours before prosecutors say the pair and another man murdered an associate in an industrial park in 2013, according to testimony on Friday. Ricardo Leal, a records custodian for Sprint Telecommunications, identified text messages between Hernandez and Ernest Wallace in records and read them aloud from Hernandez's Blackberry phone, which prosecutors showed in court. Hernandez, 25, a former tight end f…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 12:08pm -
  • Boston sports stars among those with unclaimed property (The Associated Press)
    Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and one-time World Series MVP David Ortiz are among tens of thousands of Massachusetts taxpayers on the state treasurer's latest unclaimed property list. Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, and Ortiz, designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, as well as Patriots coach Bill Belichick, are all owed $300 or less. The treasurer's office says more than 51,000 individuals and businesses were added this year to the state's unclaimed property list totaling more than $2 billion. Owners of unclaimed property are encouraged to call the treasurer's office to make a…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 10:04am -
  • Atlanta Falcons cut RB Steven Jackson (Shutdown Corner)
    In a move most people expected, the Atlanta Falcons parted ways with running back Steven Jackson. The Falcons save $3.75 million in salary cap space by cutting him now but must carry $1.1 million on this year's books for a signing bonus spread over from last year. He is now a free agent and can look for a new home immediately if there's work out there. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Jackson signed with the Falcons two seasons ago but was limited to 1,250 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 27 games. His streak of eight straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons ended after he left the St. Louis Rams, w…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:26pm -
  • Video shows Hernandez dancing near gas pump before killing (The Associated Press)
    Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ran up a $243 bar tab and smoked marijuana in the hours before the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister was shot to death, according to testimony Thursday at his murder trial. The video also shows a co-defendant, Carlos Ortiz, wearing a white towel around his shoulders. A white towel was found near Lloyd's body later that morning in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home. Thursday's testimony began with an account from Kelly Rose Belanger, who was bar manager at South Street Cafe in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 16, 2013, which was F…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 12:01pm -
  • Ex-NFL star bought drinks, smoked pot before murder: witness (Reuters)
    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez smoked marijuana and bought food and drinks for friends at a Rhode Island restaurant hours before prosecutors say he fatally shot an acquaintance, a witness testified on Thursday. Kelly Rose Belanger, former manager of the South Street Cafe in Providence, said Hernandez arrived at the restaurant with a woman and other people around 9:30 p.m. on June 16, 2013, and at one point stepped out to smoke marijuana with another man. "I asked them to put it out because the other customers could smell it,…
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  • Shaun King's mock draft 1.0: QB Marcus Mariota falls to Bears (Yahoo Sports)
    The Bears have outstanding offensive skill-position personnel which will make Mariota's transition easier.
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  • Cop: Shell casings in Hernandez car, at scene from same gun (The Associated Press)
    A shell casing found in a car rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and at the scene of a killing near his home were fired from the same weapon, a state police sergeant testified Wednesday. Five shell casings were found near where Odin Lloyd was shot to death June 17, 2013, in an industrial park not far from the Hernandez home in North Attleborough. An employee of a rental car business has previously testified that she found one shell casing under the driver's seat of Hernandez's rented Nissan Altima, which he returned the day of the killing.
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  • Ravens' Steve Bisciotti : 2014 was 'worst' year owning team (The Associated Press)
    The team was engulfed in off-the-field problems - most notably the arrest and subsequent release of running back Ray Rice. Five Ravens were arrested in 2014, including Rice, who was charged with assault in February after punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. For Bisciotti, all of it overshadowed Baltimore going 10-6, winning a playoff game in Pittsburgh and nearly upsetting the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. "I had 14 good years and then I had an absolutely crappy year." Bisciotti and the Ravens came under fire for putting their support behind Rice until the video c…
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  • newCaporoso: Eagles the Frontrunner for Patriots Opener

    Caporoso: Eagles the Frontrunner for Patriots Opener

    An inside look at who the Patriots will host in the season opener. Ever since the Patriots won in 2003, it has been tradition for the reigning Super Bowl champion to host the following season's kickoff game. The league always wants to start the season off on a good foot, so they try to schedule a quality match-up for the first game.The game takes place on Thursday (apart from the 2012 Giants, who played on a Wednesday) prior to the other games and, apart from the 2013 Ravens opener due to scheduling issues, always takes place at the reigning champion's home field. Here's a list of the…
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  • new2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Brandon Browner Lays the Wood vs SS Chandler Jones

    2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Brandon Browner Lays the Wood vs SS Chandler Jones

    The Tedy Bruschi Division starts the next round!2. Brandon Browner Lays the Wood Brandon Browner straight up destroyed Darrelle Revis in the opening round, collecting 86% of the vote. It was a massacre.Speaking of massacres, I can't believe that Devin McCourty's return was called back. It allowed for one of the greatest "Ball Don't Lie" moments when Akeem Ayers picked off a pass later in the game, and I guess it took a juicy stat off of McCourty's record for the sake of negotiations.But can we please get another year with McCourty, Browner, and Revis? A full year?7. SS Chandler Jon…
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  • new2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Ryan Allen's Insane Punt vs Brandon Bolden Block

    2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Ryan Allen's Insane Punt vs Brandon Bolden Block

    The Tedy Bruschi Division starts the next round!3. Ryan Allen's Insane Punt Ryan Allen managed to make it to the second round in one of the most convincing victories, taking down both Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower in an 89%-11% landslide. For good reason, too.This is one of the best punting plays in the NFL this year (here's the best all time). Perhaps the way it's recorded is the best part of it all:4th and 10 at NE 14: (7:39) R.Allen Aborted. D.Aiken FUMBLES at NE 1, recovered by NE-R.Allen at NE -1. R.Allen punts 66 yards to DET 20.ABORT ABORT.11. Brandon Bolden Block…
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  • new2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: A Hoomangous Catch vs Rainbow LaFell

    2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: A Hoomangous Catch vs Rainbow LaFell

    The Tedy Bruschi Division starts the next round!12. A Hoomangous Catch Folks, Michael Hoomanawanui advances in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. He beat Bill Belichick laughing at the thought of benching Tom Brady. That's inexcusable. I have no idea how that happened.Well, maybe a little. So the Belichick GIF is titled "Belichick laughs at controversy". The title also had "GIF" in it. So "GIF" and "Belichick" and "Controversy" basically cleaned up at the SEO sweepstakes and brough a ridiculous amount of traffic. Over 2000 votes were collected.Hooman won with 53% of the vo…
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  • new2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Malcolm Butler Saves the Season vs Gronk Loves to Dance

    2015 Patriots GIF of the Year: Malcolm Butler Saves the Season vs Gronk Loves to Dance

    The Tedy Bruschi Division starts the next round!1. Malcolm Butler Saves the Season I still can't believe this play happened. This is a play that just never happens ever ever ever ever ever. Not in practice. Not in the preseason. Not in the regular season. Let's be serious, this is an extremely safe play for the Seahawks, except that in a one in a million chance, the one happens.Brandon Browner was perfect. Malcolm Butler went Super Saiyan mixed with Harry Potter and Luke Skywalker. Ricardo Lockette is demolished by a sniper. On the biggest stage in the history of the sport.Hubba hub…
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  • newPatriots Score the Most Points Before the Half, Allow 3rd Most

    Patriots Score the Most Points Before the Half, Allow 3rd Most

    The Patriots are known to defer to receiving the kickoff for the second half. Is it effective?The Patriots won the coin toss in 14 of their 19 games this season, and received the ball after the half 15 times. The one team that won the coin toss and didn't defer was the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau, where they were looking for a quick start to get an early lead on New England.Belichick coined deferring receipt of the kickoff until after the half because there's value in the opportunity to score before and after the half, a double tap of points, if you will. The Patriots have led the le…
    - 24 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 11:02am -
  • Cardinals Cut Darnell Dockett

    Cardinals Cut Darnell Dockett

    In order to save some cap room the Arizona Cardinals just announced the release of DT Darnell Dockett.Dockett, a three time Pro Bowler, is coming off a season in which he missed the entire year with an ACL injury and simply wasn't worth the $9.8 million cap hit retaining him would cost Arizona. Dockett has been on the roster since 2004, and it's a sign of respect for the Cardinals to cut him early so he can test his value on the open market once free agency opens on March 10th.Anybody who has seen Dockett play knows that the man is an absolute monster. Up until 2014, he had only missed…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 1:37pm -
  • Shane Vereen's $5 Million Mark Not Set in Stone, Possibility to Return

    Shane Vereen's $5 Million Mark Not Set in Stone, Possibility to Return

    The Patriots star third down running back is a free agent- will he be back on a new deal?The Herald published a note saying that Patriots running back Shane Vereen was looking for $5 million per year on the open market, a number which is far above the set market price for the position.It immediately priced Vereen outside of the Patriots checkbook and made it slightly easier to move forward with visions of James White and, possibly, Reggie Bush or some other cheaper free agent. Vereen personally chimed in after the article surfaced to laugh at the thought."Haha not true," the running…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 8:16am -

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    • newJonas Gray determined to work way back
      After showing up late for a Friday meeting following his breakout game against the Colts in November, Patriots running back Jonas Gray went from Sports Illustrated cover boy to under cover. He became nonexistent in the offense, was in and out of the doghouse and ultimately relegated to sideline cheerleader at the Super Bowl.
      - 13 hours ago, 28 Feb 15, 9:27pm -

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      • newNew England Patriots: The Forgotten Few | Players That Need to Step Up in 2015
        The New England Patriots are Super Bowl Champions, yes everyone not living under a rock for the last four weeks knows that. Super Bowl XLIX will go down in history as one of the best ever.
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      • newPatriots Beat: NFL Offseason | Revis |McCourty|Vereen|Gostowski
        The Patriots Beat Podcast continues its look into the NFL Off-season 
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      • New England Patriots: 9 unrestricted free agents
        NFL unrestricted free agents  - 2015 league year and free agency period begins Match 10 (4 p.m. ET)An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back to his old team. The team then has until the Tuesday after the 10th week of the season to re-sign him. If he's not re-signed, he must sit out the…
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      • Should the New England Patriots consider a d-lineman in free agency?
        In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare.But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where a very good defense was able to beat the best offense the NFL has to offer. The Giants did it in 2009 when they knocked off the previously unbeaten Patriots in the Super Bowl and the Seahawks did the same thing a yea…
        - 1 day ago, 28 Feb 15, 7:00am -
      • Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season
        New England Patriots’ running back Shane Vereen set the record straight himself directly via Twitter in regards to rumors that he is seeking a $5 million annual contract.Haha not true but who wouldn't be?!?! RT @_D_Flo: “@jeffphowe: Source: @ShaneVereen34 hopeful for $5 … http://t.co/GMrXQZenQU— Shane Vereen (@ShaneVereen34) February 26, 2015 Vereen is slated to become a free agent next month and will likely draw serious interest on the open market. It’s important that the former second-round pick set the record straight here. He’s not going to get $5 million per season in t…
        - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 11:42am -
      • Patriots Draft Needs Part 2: Edge Rushers
        In this series, I will look at different needs on the Patriots' roster and give a brief overview of the top prospects at those positions in the draft including who will definitely be gone by the time the Patriots pick, who could slip a little and find themselves available at…
        - 2 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 5:40am -
      • Gronk Denies Girlfriend Rumors With Tweet: ‘Sometimes Chicks Are Crazy’
        Rob Gronkowski is still single, and everything is right in the world again.Rumors began swirling earlier this week that the New England Patriots tight end was dating actress and model Marisa Hunter after the pair hosted an event together at Foxwoods over the weekend, but Gronk quickly set the record straight. Gronk sent out a tweet Wednesday night to confirm he’s not off the market in the least, with some words of wisdom sprinkled in there.Sometimes chicks are crazy...I don't got a girlfriend— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 26, 2015Well, that settles that.Gronk has been on…
        - 3 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 5:49am -
      • Gronk tweets he does not have a girlfriend despite rumor
        Rob Gronkowski responded to a rumor that circulated on Wednesday about him having a girlfriend by sending an interesting tweet. Here’s what the Pats tight end tweeted Wednesday night: Sometimes chicks are crazy…I don't got a girlfriend — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) February 26, 2015 Gronk more than likely was responding to the rumor that he...Read More
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      • Is Rob Gronkowski dating swimsuit model Marisa Hunter?
        Sorry ladies, but it looks like New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may be off the market.Gronk has wasted no time since Super Bowl XLIX ended, and the party hasn’t stopped. The Gronk World Tour began immediately after the game, when he danced and jumped around with Flo Rida at the Patriots’ after-party. He then made his way to South Florida, where he hit on a local news reporter and revealed his big plans for Valentine’s Day. Just days later he was in New York City for All-Star weekend and the end of Fashion Week. He spiked a Dolphins hat and talked about how life has been…
        - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 12:05pm -
      • Aaron Hernandez murder trial reaches Gillette Stadium
        Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:Via the Boston Herald, trainer Brian McDonough told the jury on Tuesday about his interaction with Hernandez the day after Lloyd was shot and killed. Hernandez was due to meet McDonough at Gillette Stadium for injury rehab that day, but Hernandez texted McDonough to cancel.“I will not be there today . . . suttin came up but ill jus call u when I’m back around which should be soon but ill b in touch!” Hernandez said via text. “I truly am sorry for the hassle but something serious came up.” The murder trial of Odin Lloyd has finally reached Gillette Stadi…
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      • Shane Vereen dismisses rumor he wants $5M per year
        New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen doesn't expect to make $5 million next year, and wants that to be perfectly clear before the negotiation period gets particularly heated.
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      • Patriots' McCourty: Franchise tag player-friendly now
        Devin McCourty isn't fretting about his future because, as he sees it, the worst thing that can happen is he gets franchise tagged. The Patriots safety wouldn't mind playing at that rate for one season.
        - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 9:41am -
      • Percy Harvin to the New England Patriots? Why not?
        Percy Harvin is still under contract with the New York Jets -- but at a hefty price. Should New York and the wide receiver fail to rework his deal, could he move to the division rival Patriots?
        - 4 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 4:39am -
      • Akeem Ayers discusses leaving field for Malcolm Butler
        Acquired via trade from the Titans earlier this season, Akeem Ayers will be looked at as a crucial addition down the stretch, one that helped the Patriots earn their fourth Super Bowl title.
        - 13 days ago, 16 Feb 15, 8:32am -
      • Joe Namath: No QB's ever been better than Tom Brady
        Former Jets icon Joe Namath believes no quarterback has ever been better than Tom Brady. Find out what it is about the Patriots star that has allowed him to succeed so late in his career.
        - 14 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 7:55am -
      • Bill Belichick talks deflated footballs on Letterman
        Bill Belichick is on top of the world. On Wednesday, the New England Patriots coach was on the end of some hard-hitting questions from David Letterman.
        - 17 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 12:13pm -
      • Malcolm Butler picks up Tom Brady's Chevy truck
        Malcolm Butler wasn't the Super Bowl MVP, but he still got the big red truck that Chevy intended for the winner. The Patriots cornerback can thank Tom Brady for his new transportation.
        - 18 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 10:37am -
      • LaFell: I hoped Belichick would let Seahawks score
        After Jermaine Kearse's bobbling Super Bowl catch, Brandon LaFell wanted Bill Belichick to allow Seattle to score. What did the Patriots receiver think of the Seahawks passing so close to the end zone?
        - 18 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 7:21am -
      • LeGarrette Blount: Trent Richardson can succeed in NFL
        LeGarrette Blount still believes in Trent Richardson. The New England Patriots running back says the former Alabama star and current Colts runner has a chance to have a moment in the NFL.
        - 19 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 7:00am -
      • Vereen: SB XLIX 'a different ending' if Lynch ran ball
        The debate rages on about whether the Seahawks should have tabbed Marshawn Lynch to run on second-and-goal. Patriots running back Shane Vereen thinks the game would have ended differently had Seattle done so.
        - 20 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 8:44am -