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New England Patriots Wednesday Practice Report
December 18th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The New England Patriots will face a daunting task on Sunday, traveling to M&T Bank Stadium where they will take on a Ravens team that has won two of the previous three meetings.  With the seemingly constant wave of injuries this team has managed to deal with throughout the season, the...

New England Patriots Friday Practice Report
December 13th, 2013 at 1:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson returned to action on Friday, marking his first practice appearance since being sidelined with a sprained foot after a week twelve victory over the Denver Broncos.  It is unclear whether or not Dobson will be able to get in enough reps to play in Miami, as...

Rob Gronkowski Tears ACL and MCL, Officially Done for the Year
December 9th, 2013 at 3:14 PM
A Monday morning MRI has confirmed Patriots fans' worst nightmare; according to multiple reports, New England's star tight end Rob Gronkowski has suffered both a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and medial collateral ligament, ending his season.   Gronkowski was carted off of Gillette Stadium Sunday and would not get the opportunity to...

LB Brandon Spikes Returns to Practice, OL Marcus Cannon and WR Aaron Dobson Still Out
December 5th, 2013 at 3:40 PM
As the New England Patriots continue to prepare for the Cleveland Browns Sunday, they took to the practice field. Returning to the field with the rest of the team is LB Brandon Spikes following an absence from Wednesday's practice due to a non-injury related reason.  While Spikes returned, WR Aaron Dobson...

Patriots and Browns Wednesday Practice: News and Notes
December 4th, 2013 at 7:24 PM
The Patriots had an encouraging practice on Wednesday, listing just three players who were unable to participate on the weekly practice report.  As to be expected, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, who did not play in Sunday's game versus Houston, sat out with an ankle injury.  The only other injury-related absence...

New England Patriots-Denver Broncos Injury Report: Friday
November 22nd, 2013 at 5:09 PM
The final injury report has been released by both teams and not many surprises have surfaced with the updated reports. As reported earlier today, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui missed his third straight practice today. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he is officially listed as out for Sunday.  The secondary will...

Marcus Cannon Fined for Leg Whip to Carolina Panther Defensive End Charles Johnson
November 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Despite apologizing to Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson, Marcus Cannon's actions from Monday night's loss will cause him to be a little lighter in his wallet. Pro Football Talk reports that Cannon has been fined $15,750 for his leg-whip of Johnson. In Monday night's controversial 24-20 loss to the Panthers,...

Tight End Michael Hoomanawanui Out for Third Straight Day
November 22nd, 2013 at 2:23 PM
The New England Patriots hit the practice field Friday, as they finished their on field preparations for their Sunday night matchup with the Denver Broncos.  The Patriots did so without tight end Michael Hoomanawanui once again. Today's absence from practice marks Hoomanawanui's third straight practice missed and it looks as if his...

New England Patriots Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard Out for Game Against Denver Broncos, Maybe More
November 19th, 2013 at 5:01 PM
According to Pro Football Talk and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is expected to miss this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. However, the bad news doesn't stop there as he may miss more games after that as well.  Dennard missed last night's game against...

Carolina Panthers Defensive End Charles Johnson Says Marcus Cannon Apologized
November 19th, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Lost in all the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots 24-20 defeat to the Carolina Panthers was the injury sustained to Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson. Johnson was injured as New England Patriots offensive lineman Marcus Cannon whipped his leg around and hit Johnson's right knee.  After the game, Pro Football...

Running Back Shane Vereen Expected to Be Activated for Monday Night Football
November 17th, 2013 at 7:13 PM
New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen has been out since breaking his wrist in Week 1 versus the Buffalo Bills. It looks like Week 11 will be when he makes his next appearance for the Patriots. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted earlier today that Vereen is expected to be activated for...

Aqib Talib Expected to Play Monday Night Against Carolina Panthers
November 17th, 2013 at 6:59 PM
New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib's status for Monday's game against the Carolina Panthers has been in doubt throughout the week. Despite practicing the last three weeks he has not played since injuring his hip against the New Orleans Saints.  With the Patriots secondary already depleted because of injuries to safety...

Steve Gregory and Alfonzo Dennard Ruled Out for Monday Night Football
November 16th, 2013 at 4:30 PM
The Patriots conducted their last practice earlier today as they get set to play the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. For the third consecutive day, safety Steve Gregory was not seen practicing. Joining him as a non-participant is cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, who missed practice due a knee injury.  With both players...

New England Patriots-Carolina Panthers Injury Report: Friday
November 15th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers both concluded practice for the week and not much has changed for both teams as they head into the Monday Night Football tilt.  Safety Steve Gregory, who missed practice for the third straight day today, is, as expected, listed as the lone player who...

New England Patriots-Carolina Panthers Injury Report: Thursday
November 14th, 2013 at 9:58 PM
The first injury report of the week has been released and there are not too many surprises for either team.  As expected, Steve Gregory has been listed as a non-participant in practice, especially since he has missed the last two days as he heals from a broken thumb.  Meanwhile, Aqib Talib, Rob Gronkowski...

Cornerback Aqib Talib Speaks to Media for First Time Since Injury
November 14th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The status of cornerback Aqib Talib has been a fluid situation since he suffered a hip injury in Week 6. Since then Talib has missed the last two games for the New England Patriots even though he has practiced the last two weeks.  Earlier today he spoke to reporters for the first time...

Safety Steve Gregory Absent from Practice for Second Straight Day
November 14th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
As the New England Patriots continue to get ready for the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, the team has practiced with everyone but safety Steve Gregory for the second straight day.  Gregory broke his thumb against the Pittsburgh Steelers right before the bye weeks and is expected to miss a couple...

Bill Belichick Deflects Questions About New England Patriots Signing Free Agent Safety Ed Reed
November 13th, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Yesterday the Houston Texans announced that they were releasing safety Ed Reed after signing him this offseason. Yesterday, Patriots101.com looked into the possibility of whether or not the New England Patriots should pursue Reed. Today, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com is reporting that Bill Belichick deflected questions as it pertained to Reed and...

Safety Steve Gregory Lone Absentee at Practice
November 12th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
After having six days off from the football field, the New England Patriots returned to the practice field on Tuesday as they begin their preparation for the Carolina Panthers.  Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that safety Steve Gregory was the lone absentee as the team took the practice field earlier today....

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...