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As Postseason Arrives, Reflection is Necessary
January 10th, 2014 at 5:03 PM
The New England Patriots will begin their quest for the franchise's fourth Super Bowl championship on Saturday, and their first Lombardi trophy since 2004.  For Patriots diehards, that's nothing new.  What may be unfamiliar territory though, is just how this team has managed to position themselves nicely for another postseason...

Exploring Potential Trade Opportunities for New England Patriots as Deadline Approaches
October 29th, 2013 at 3:10 PM
  With the NFL trade deadline just an hour away, general managers across the league are evaluating their rosters, as well as those of other teams, in order to determine whether a deal can be reached that is adequately beneficial to both sides.  For playoff contenders and Lombardi hopefuls, this can...

Rob Ninkovich Signs Three-year Contract Extension with New England Patriots
September 22nd, 2013 at 1:41 PM
***PHOTO1*** According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the New England Patriots and linebacker Rob Ninkovich have agreed upon a contract extension. Ninkovich has agreed to a three-year extension worth $15 million, $8.5 million of which is guaranteed. That deal makes him the third highest paid defensive player behind defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and...

Owner Robert Kraft Wanted Tim Tebow on the Team
September 3rd, 2013 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** The general view on Tim Tebow is that you either love him or you hate him. While he does not have many fans in the NFL in terms of his potential as an NFL quarterback, Tebow has at least one fan in his corner. Earlier today, ESPN reported that Patriots owner Robert Kraft...

Patriots Set to Release Tight Ends Daniel Fells and Jake Ballard
August 30th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the last week of NFL preseason games having ended, it now is time for all NFL teams to finalize their 53-man roster by Saturday as they prepare for the start of the NFL season. In trying to get closer to the 53-man roster number, the Patriots have announced that...

Owner Robert Kraft Makes First Public Statement Since Arrest of Aaron Hernandez
July 8th, 2013 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today, ESPNBoston.com reported that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made his first official public statement since former tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested and subsequently released by the team a few hours later.  Kraft spoke to reporters from the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and ESPNBoston.com and issued the following remarks. Following...

Vladimir Putin Does Not Remember Taking Super Bowl Ring
June 21st, 2013 at 2:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The ongoing saga between New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin continues as Putin said earlier today that he does not know what ring Kraft is talking about. As abc.com reports, Putin responded to the controversy by saying, "What ring?" Putin even went further into...

Russian President Vladimir Putin Refutes Robert Kraft’s Claims of Super Bowl Ring Theft
June 16th, 2013 at 9:53 AM
***PHOTO1***A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin denies New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's story that the President stole his Super Bowl ring back in 2005, CNN reports. Both sides do agree however, that Putin now has Kraft's ring after Kraft's visit to St. Petersburg, Russia eight years ago. So why...

Long-Time Patriots Equipment Manager Don Brocher Passes Away
January 7th, 2013 at 9:30 PM
The Patriots will fondly remember equipment manager Don Brocher who passed away last week after a six month battle with leukemia.  He had enjoyed 41 years on the job as the Patriot's equipment manager.  Head Coach Bill Belichick dedicated the beginning of his press conference to give an emotional tribute to Brocher.  "I'd...

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Cameos in Audition Tape
July 11th, 2012 at 11:19 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  Seems like Gronk isn't the only New England Patriot to make headlines recently. Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared in a YouTube video, discovered by the Barstool Sports: Boston crew Tuesday evening, alongside a bikini-laden Ricki Lander. The scene, reported the Boston Herald is for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's newest film,...

Gillette Stadium to Ban Smoking at Events
July 9th, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Studies show cigarette addiction is harder to break than addiction to heroin or any other drug. Because of this, society at large has taken great strides recently to deter or prevent it in the first place. Count Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots among them. The New England Patriots announced today...

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Looks for NFL to Expand Internationally
June 29th, 2012 at 8:45 PM
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is currently in London promoting his team's Oct. 28 matchup against the St. Louis Rams and the NFL's general interests. The NFL has held one game outside of London in each of the past five years and will continue to do so through 2016, which...

Wes Welker Backs Off from Comments on Contract Negotiations That Left New England Patriots Brass Unhappy
May 19th, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Usually it is the defensive backs that line up against Wes Welker that are doing the backpedaling. Amid reports that Wes Welker's recent comments that contract negotiations between him and the New England Patriots had "gotten worse" angered Patriots brass, he appears to be entering damage control. CBS Sports reports that...

New England Patriots Finished with Free Agency?
April 7th, 2012 at 1:53 PM
One would think that by leading the pack of the National Football League in free agent signings, the New England Patriots would have maxed out their credit card by now. ***PHOTO1*** Despite an expensive offseason of signings, they Patriots may not be finished after all. Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal reports that...

New England Patriots Owner Supports NFL Bylaws Change
March 26th, 2012 at 9:04 PM
In an interview posted on the New England Patriots web site, team owner Robert Kraft voiced his support for a proposal to change the National Football League bylaws and create a new sub category within the category of Injured Reserve. ***PHOTO1*** If approved by the owners, who are discussing the matter at...

Chad Ochocinco Takes Pay Cut to Help His Chances to Remain with the New England Patriots
March 25th, 2012 at 8:11 PM
The New England Patriots may want to run an identity check on the man currently wearing their number 85 jersey. The move made today by Chad Ochocinco is one unthinkable to him years ago. ***PHOTO1*** Ochocinco agreed to take a major pay cut today, cementing his team-first mentality and helping his chances...

How Will New England Patriots Fans Like It When Their Icon is Released?
March 10th, 2012 at 12:13 PM
***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts bid Peyton Manning adieu this past week in what has to be considered the non-surprise of the year. Let's see, the choice was to retain the face of the franchise, the man who said regardless of where I may play next, I'll always be a Colt. A quarterback,...

St. Louis Rams Unlikey to Franchise Brandon Lloyd, Will the New England Patriots Profit?
March 3rd, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Ever since the departure of Randy Moss, the New England Patriots have lacked a downfield threat who could stretch defenses and open up the field for Wes Welker and the dynamic duo of Patriot tight ends. ***PHOTO1*** Such an element would make the Patriots offense nearly impossible to defend if all other...

Opinion: Win This One for Myra
January 29th, 2012 at 5:23 PM
Revenge. A dish best served cold. A dark, relentless quest to avenge a wrong done to you by someone else. A deadly sentiment that engulfs us in a never-ending cycle of righting perceived wrongs, only to create the same sentiment in another. For many fans of the New England Patriots, next...

25,000 Attend Send-Off Rally at Gillette Stadium
January 29th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed the throngs of fans gathered to wish him and his team well in Super Bowl XLVI and told them, "I wish I could take all of you guys to Indy with us." One constant throughout the speeches given by the players to address the...