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Quick Hit Roster Update for the Patriots
November 26th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Perhaps no team in the NFL tinkers with the bottom of the roster as much as Bill Belichick.   ESPN Boston reports that New England has waived rookie free agent cornerback Justin Green out of Illinois.  Green had been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game...

Quick Hit Update on Injured New England Patriots Players
November 5th, 2013 at 6:42 PM
ESPN insider Adam Shefter has reported that starting strong safety Steve Gregory has a broken thumb, and will likely be out 3-4 weeks.  In just his second full year with the Patriots, Gregory has become an every-down player and a strong contributor in run support.  Rookie Duron Harmon is next on...

Stephen Gostkowski Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month
October 31st, 2013 at 2:08 PM
For his efforts during the month of October, New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month earlier today by the NFL.  Gostkowski was perfect during the month of October, going 9-for-9 on field goal attempts. His best game of the month was against the...

Silver Medalist Jeff Demps Makes His Transition Back to Football
August 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Rookie New England Patriots running back/special teamer Jeff Demps made his debut today in a state he's rather familiar with. In Day 1 of the Patriots' joint training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the recent silver medalist got in on the action after waiting the NFL allotted three days after signing. To throw...

New England Patriots Pick up Olympic Sprinter Jeff Demps
August 17th, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Former University of Florida Gator Jeff Demps may not have had the kind of April he wanted, but he sure is having a heck of a July. After not getting picked up in the 2012 NFL Draft, Demps quit football momentarily to focus on track and the upcoming Olympics in London. Combined...

Legendary New England Patriots Broadcaster Gino Cappelletti Signing Off After 32 Years
July 21st, 2012 at 7:32 PM
If fans of the New England Patriots are having trouble coping with the fact that Wes Welker may be entering his final season with the team, then Patriots legend Gino Cappelletti's announcement that he is hanging up his headset after 32 years of broadcasting games on the radio is an...

New England Players Surprised on the Final Day of OTAs
June 14th, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots coaching staff gave the Patriots an unexpected "day off" on the final day of organized team activities today. “You’ll have to ask Bill (as to why)… maybe he was so mad that we’ve been doing so poorly, he wanted to get us out of...

New England Patriots Tom Brady and Zoltan Mesko Host Charity Events
June 1st, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Off the field, the New England Patriots are known for their community involvement - players and management alike. Friday was a perfect example of that as both Tom Brady and Zoltan Mesko hosted events.  “It’s really stressed by our ownership, and I think the players really enjoy it, to take part in...

New England Patriots Hall of Fame Nominated Troy Brown Spoke with Media
May 8th, 2012 at 5:13 PM
Retired New England Patriot Troy Brown, a possible Patriots Hall of Fame inductee, answered questions for the local media today about the HOF and his career. Brown, who was drafted in the eighth round by New England in 2003, was unsure after his rookie season if he would don the Patriots...

Current and Former New England Patriots React to Junior Seau Death
May 2nd, 2012 at 5:27 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  NFL coaches, players and fans have gone to Twitter to express their thoughts and give their condolences to the friends and family of former New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, who died this morning. Patriot players in particular, those who played with Seau in his four years in New England (2006-09), are...

New England Patriots Make Moves for Each Phase of the Game in Final Day of the Draft
April 28th, 2012 at 7:49 PM
Entering the final day of the draft, the New England Patriots had only one pick remaining in the fifth round. Things change. ***PHOTO1*** The Patriots ended up trading their fifth-round pick, acquired from the Green Bay Packers in a Friday trade, back to the Packers for three later draft picks. They used...

New England Patriots Take Flyer on Former Rugby Player in Sixth Round
April 28th, 2012 at 5:29 PM
With the 197th pick in the 2012 National Football League Draft, the New England Patriots made a move that initially left people scratching their heads. With many players of proven football talent remaining on the board, they instead went with Ohio State defensive back Nate Ebner. Ebner is a rugby player...

Gary Guyton is Going While Dan Koppen is Coming Back
April 13th, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Consider the news as good as it can get without official word from the New England Patriots. Free agent linebacker Gary Guyton is headed to play for an American Conference East rival next season while center Dan Koppen will return to the fold in New England. ***PHOTO1*** Koppen, who got hurt and...

Easter Wishes from the New England Patriots
April 8th, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Sundays are often Prime Time for The New England Patriots but on Easter Sunday their only playing field was the Twitterverse. On a day off from all of the free agent flurry and one that was devoid of any hard news, let alone the "alert the media" breaking type of information,...

New England Patriots Sign Free Agents Hoyer and Stallworth
March 23rd, 2012 at 11:09 PM
The New England Patriots announced today the signing of two more free agents, and both should be familiar to fans. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who has backed up No. 1 QB Tom Brady for the last three seasons, will do so again in the 2012-13 season. The Michigan State product has appeared...

New England Patriots Sign Free Agent DB Marquice Cole
March 19th, 2012 at 9:58 PM
***PHOTO1***Make it nine. And counting. The New England Patriots on Monday (March 19) announced that former New York Jets defensive back Marquice Cole has been signed. The restricted free agent was not tendered by the Jets after spending the past three seasons with the team. He played his collegiate football for...

New England Patriots Sign a Few More Free Agents
March 15th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
While March Madness fans whooped and groaned about his or her NCAA men's basketball brackets today, the New England Patriots focused on football and signed a few more free agents. New England re-signed special teams captain Matthew Slater and signed former San Diego Chargers safety Steve Gregory and ex-Chicago Bears defensive...

New England Patriots Make Free Agency Moves
March 14th, 2012 at 3:42 PM
The relative silence coming from Foxboro appears to have broken. The New England Patriots have signed former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene to a three-year contract.  ***PHOTO1*** Fanene, 6-foot-4 and 292 pounds, can play all over the line -- he has the versatility head coach Bill Belichick likes in his players...

New England Patriots Start Slow in Free Agency
March 13th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
***PHOTO1***Rather than explode into free agency, the New England Patriots first tended to some housework. They resigned special teams standout Niko Koutovides to a one-year contract. In 2011, he was cut in preseason, but was brought back to the active roster where the erstwhile linebacker stood out on special teams. Over...

Two New England Patriots up for Madden 13 Cover
March 8th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker will represent the New England Patriots in ESPN Sportsnation’s bracket competition for the cover of Madden 13.  ***PHOTO1***  Last year’s winner, voted by fans, was Cleveland Brown Peyton Hillis, who had a stellar 2010-11 season in the Browns backfield. Gronkowski’s breakout year including setting the record of touchdowns...