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Tom Brady’s Mentor Tom Martinez Loses Longtime Health Battle
February 21st, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Tom Martinez, the highly respected quarterback and offensive coach who was the mentor of Tom Brady, passed away on February 21. He was 66. ***PHOTO1*** The San Jose Mercury News reported that Martinez, who had been suffering from kidney disease for a long time and was hoping to find a suitable donor...

The National Football League Lockout is Officially Over and the New England Patriots Sign Their First Round Draft Pick
August 4th, 2011 at 8:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** The National Football League lockout is officially history. The rank and file of the National Football League Players Association have ratified the negotiated 10-year collective bargaining agreement. Some highlights of the new CBA include a testing policy for Human Growth Hormone. The NFL now becomes the first major pro sports...

New England Patriots First Team to Recertify the National Football Players Association
July 27th, 2011 at 7:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what is considered a rubber stamp, but a legally binding step to the ratification of the recent Collective Bargaining Agreement reached by the National Football League Players Association and the National Football League owners, the New England Patriots became the first team to vote to recertify the NFLPA  as...

New England Patriots Owner Praised as the Peacemaker
July 25th, 2011 at 5:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has received high praise from all quarters for his defining role in bringing the long lockout in the National Football League to an end. Kraft is known and respected as an extremely astute businessman, and as importantly, a decent and genuine person who places...

Tom Brady One of Most Popular Athletes in America
July 19th, 2011 at 5:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** What a shock. New England Patriots quarterback and reigning National Football League Most Valuable Player Tom Brady is a popular American sports hero, and he is becoming ever more so. In the recently released Harris Poll of America's Favorite Sports Stars, Brady leap frogged two spots up to number six....

New England Patriots Guard Logan Mankins Reportedly Key to Settlement in NFL
July 19th, 2011 at 5:21 PM
The devil is in the details and as leaks about which terms may be holding up the final settlement of the lockout continue to fly around the National Football League, the name of New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins is in the mix. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier today it was widely reported  that the agents for Mankins,...

New England Patriots Cornerback Leigh Bodden Raises Funds for Kids
July 18th, 2011 at 6:42 PM
While everyone involved in the National Football League remains on pins and needles waiting for the latest news on a potential end to the current lockout, a group of committed current and former players are gathering in the nation's capitol tonight for a little fun and a good cause. New...

New England Patriots Gostkowski and Hoyer Anxiously Awaiting News
July 16th, 2011 at 10:24 PM
If New England Patriots place kicker Stephen Gostkowski and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer were appearing at a Karaoke bar Friday night instead of a Lowell (MA) Spinners (Boston Red Sox Class A minor league team), they would have been singing a duet of the Dusty Springfield classic, "Wishin' and Hopin'". ***PHOTO1*** When...

Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning Say The Time Has Come for a Deal
July 13th, 2011 at 6:29 PM
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees and Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Peyton Manning, the faces of the 10-man anti-trust suit filed against the National Football League, have broken their silence. ***PHOTO1*** In a statement issued through the National Football League Players Association to Associated Press, they said....

Former New England Patriot Mike Vrabel Makes It Official and Retires from NFL
July 11th, 2011 at 5:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a highly anticipated dual announcement, former New England Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel formally retired from the National Football League on July 11 and accepted a position as the linebackers coach at Ohio State University. Vrabel, an All-American during his collegiate career with the Buckeyes and a member of their...

Sergio Brown Ready for Big Year with New England Patriots
July 11th, 2011 at 2:59 PM
Former New England Patriots Head Coach Ron Meyer used to define opportunity as the intersection of hard work and preparation. Patriots current defensive back and special teams player Sergio Brown is a prime example of how the theory works in practice. Brown (6'2, 210) was an undrafted free agent last season who didn't survive...

Former New England Patriot Mike Vrabel to Retire from NFL
July 10th, 2011 at 6:32 PM
Mike Vrabel, the former All-Pro linebacker for the New England Patriots, is expected to retire on July 11 after 14 seasons in the National Football League and it is widely reported that he will return to his alma mater and join the coaching staff at Ohio State University. ***PHOTO1*** Vrabel (6-4, 261),...

Wes Welker’s Filly on Track for Saratoga Stakes Race
July 9th, 2011 at 12:52 PM
If the National Football League lockout isn't resolved and wide receiver Wes Welker isn't in training camp along with the rest of the New England Patriots 13 days from now, he can still be where the action is every year in late July. His fast filly Gypsy Robin is being pointed...

Floyd Could Fit The New England Patriots
July 2nd, 2011 at 6:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** With The National Football League lockout dragging on and most of the country into full Fourth of July holiday mode, there is little to no hard news around the league. That presents the perfect opportunity for speculation, so Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has come up with the free agent whom he thinks can best help...

Time is Not on the New England Patriots Side
June 24th, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Have you considered what the Patriots roster would look like if the 2011 season were to begin today? You can bet Bill Belichick has and you can double up that bet on the fact it shakes him to the marrow. Should this lockout continue long into the summer and the powers...

NFL Owners and Players Meet Near Boston; No Deal Yet
June 23rd, 2011 at 8:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The latest round of talks aimed at ending the 100-day National Football League lockout wrapped up on June 23 in Hull, MA, which is right in the backyard of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. While Kraft, who is a member of the owners' labor committee and is highly respected by the...

New England Patriots Players Workout for Second Straight Day
June 2nd, 2011 at 12:27 PM
About 40 New England Patriots players were back on the field on the morning of June 2 for a second straight day of closed workouts as the NFL lockout continues and they are scheduled to meet again on June 3. New England Patriots' Randy Moss lifts teammate Kevin Faulk into the...

40 New England Patriots Players Worked Out in Boston on Wednesday
June 1st, 2011 at 11:49 AM
Multiple sources report that on June 1st, New England Patriots All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady led about 40 teammates through their first players-only unofficial work out during the NFL lockout. New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker dives forward against the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game...

New England Patriots’ Tom Brady to Attend Unofficial Team Workouts
May 31st, 2011 at 11:28 AM
New England Patriots All-Pro quarterback Tom Brady is in New England for an upcoming charity appearance and sources report that his visit coincides with the start of unofficial workouts with his teammates on June 1st. The location of the workouts is undisclosed and the players remain guarded about them as...