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New England Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremoney Moved to July 29
June 18th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today it was announced via Patriots.com that the New England Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony would be moved to July 29. The original date was to be on August 11. It will be held at 5:00 p.m. on the NRG Plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.  According to the...

Retired Patriot Offensive Lineman Honored at Halftime Monday Night
December 12th, 2012 at 1:30 AM
Matt Light, who retired this past offseason spent his entire 11 year career with the Patriots.  He was honored at halftime of Monday night's game against the Houston Texans.  "There's a lot of things about the game that you don't miss," Light said.  "But you're reminded of how special all those...

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...

Matt Light Joining ESPN as NFL Analyst
July 19th, 2012 at 10:23 AM
ESPN confirmed rumors today about former New England Patriot Matt Light, who visited the Bristol campus in May, joining the sports network as an NFL analyst. The offensive lineman retired earlier this summer because he wanted to spend more time with his family. Here's the official press release from ESPN: Three-time Super...

Matt Light Looks to Join Former Teammate Tedy Bruschi on ESPN
July 2nd, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Matt Light was always a popular teammate during his tenure with the New England Patriots. When he decided to hang up his cleats after the 2011-2012 season, it was clear he would be sorely missed. One of his former teammates may be seeing much more of him, as an interview with...

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...

Former New England Patriots LB Junior Seau Found Dead; Suicide Suspected
May 2nd, 2012 at 2:24 PM
Former New England Patriots linebacker and 12 time NFL Pro Bowler Junior Seau was found dead inside his Oceanside, CA home on Wednesday morning. Although details are still sketchy at this time, Seau died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. ***PHOTO1*** Back in 2010, Seau was involved in a single-car crash when...

Matt Light Decides to Hang ‘Em Up
April 24th, 2012 at 9:53 PM
To the surprise of no long time observers of the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl left tackle Matt Light has decided to retire officially. The Patriots placed Light on the reserve/retired list on Tuesday and the move was confirmed by National Football League sources. ***PHOTO1*** Light, who protected Tom Brady's blind side...

Troy Brown to Announce Draft Picks Thursday Night
April 23rd, 2012 at 10:23 PM
With the National Football League draft only three days away and head coach Bill Belichick not tipping his hand as to what he intends to do, all was pretty quiet on the New England Patriots front on Monday. But speculation was still rampant that the team may pull off a...

Tedy Bruschi to Run Boston Marathon on Monday
April 14th, 2012 at 9:23 PM
Tedy Bruschi was an inspiration and a source of pride for New England when he continued to play football in the National Football League following a debilitating stroke. It only makes sense that he would add to his inspiring life story by participating in something else that brings pride to New...

New England Patriots Great Tedy Bruschi Part of Connecticut Forum
February 15th, 2012 at 9:52 PM
Former New England Patriots All-Pro linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi will be on an esteemed panel of sports personalities for the Connecticut Forum in Hartford on February 16. "The World of Sports- It's Beauty, Corruption and Power" is the topic and Bruschi will discuss the current issues with New York Times...

Bill Parcells out, Curtis Martin in – NFL Hall of Fame
February 4th, 2012 at 8:35 PM
Two nominees with close ties to the New England Patriots met with mixed results when the ballots were counted on Saturday for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former head coach Bill Parcells did not make the cut, but running back Curtis Martin will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio this summer. The fact that Parcells, who won two Super Bowls as the head coach of the...

New England Patriots Fill the Calm Before the Storm by Announcing a London Game and a Honorary Captain
January 20th, 2012 at 7:29 PM
***PHOTO1***Believe it or not, even with the American Football Conference Championship a mere 48 hours away, there can be a step back period in New England Patriots Nation. Head Coach Bill Belichick stepped out of the oven of intensity and center stage was given to the future. The immediate future has...

Former New England Patriots Linebacker Tedy Bruschi Calls Out Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco
September 15th, 2011 at 7:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** As a rule, it usually takes at least half of the season before a media member and a player get into what we shall gently phrase, a pants-wetting contest. Ah, but rules are made to be broken and one week into the season the role of the media member...

New England Patriots Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork Named in Miami Scandal
August 17th, 2011 at 8:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the New England Patriots holding a walk through afternoon practice on August 17 and then boarding a plane to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second pre-season game on the following night, the only news out of Gillette Stadium was the release of five-year offensive tackle...

Former New England Patriots Player and Coach Hospitalized with Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Would
August 14th, 2011 at 4:11 PM
Former New England Patriots player and coach Corwin Brown was taken from his home in Indiana on the night of August 12 with a self-inflicted gun shot wound following a seven-hour standoff with authorities, the Associated Press reported. St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett said that he did not know if...

Randy Moss Won’t Return to the New England Patriots
August 1st, 2011 at 2:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Randy Moss, who made no secret of his desire to return to the New England Patriots as a free agent, retired from the National Football League on August 1. The Patriots trade last week for Chad Ochocinco and the signing of Plaxico Burress by the New York Jets over the...

Push on for New England Patriots Plates in Maine
July 20th, 2011 at 10:47 AM
If all goes according to plan, the State of Maine will soon join neighbors Massachusetts and Rhode Island in issuing specialty New England Patriots license plates to fans wishing to display proudly their support for the franchise. On July 20, retired Patriots linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Andre Tippett led...

Former New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Eric Naposki Convicted of Murder
July 15th, 2011 at 4:25 PM
The New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts have had a lot in common over recent years. Both are led by Hall-of-Fame-caliber quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Both suffered years of frustration before prolific success. Most importantly, both share a role in what is arguably the greatest rivalry...

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...