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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up for a pass during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pats seek improvement in third preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in the kicking game,” the coach said Wednesday when talking about last week’s 26-24 victory at New Orleans. New England’s first-teamers were significantly outplayed by the Saints starters. “Bad coaching, bad playing, put it all down. We weren’t very good.” The third game of the preseason is regarded as the most important since the starters usually receive the most playing time. The Patriots, who still don’t know if … 0

‘Deflategate’ talks go on as lawyers try to win over judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of … 0

Patriots welcome vet Colts wideout Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow receiver Danny Amendola said Monday. “He played on some other good football teams. We’re excited to have him.” There was no announcement by late afternoon Monday … 0

Judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YORK — A federal judge took a peacemaker’s role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over … 0

Pats drop Flynn, sign Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team’s … 0

Belichick says long injury list linked to Super Bowl hangover

Sunday, August 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — There were 23 players missing from New England Patriots practice on Saturday when running back Travaris Cadet walked off the field with a trainer and kicked the ground in disgust. With more than a quarter of the roster injured, coach Bill Belichick believes the Super Bowl … 0

Amendola ready for bigger role with Pats

Friday, August 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Danny Amendola celebrated a one-handed touchdown catch at New England Patriots camp Friday by getting up and firing the ball into the stands. That’s worth a fine during games. Not in training camp. “It was just … 0

Cadet hoping to fit into Patriots’ backfield

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Travaris Cadet says a 2012 joint practice with the New England Patriots helped him decide on his new home for the 2015 season. “I had a chance to practice here in 2012, even though I was a Saint then, but I had some inside looks and … 0

Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play football

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said Tuesday, talking about his reworked contract that reportedly gives him $4 million of the $10 … 0

Brady ‘ Deflategate’ testimony released

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t turn … 0

Pat s circle wagons in camp, focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl … 0

Pats open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ racket

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from … 0

Brady, Patriots shoot back at NFL

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put … 0