Patriots

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski applauds after a play during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Panthers, Pats take different approach

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for regulars increase. But the Panthers had only four days to prepare between last Sunday night’s 28-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs … 0

Brady ready for increased action vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra steps. It signals the end of … 0

LaFell getting accustomed to Patriots’ way

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is Tom Brady. “I’m blessed, man. I’m real blessed,” LaFell said yesterday, as the Patriots continued preparing for Friday’s preseason game against his old team from Carolina. “Go from … 0

Brady superb at ‘live’ practice

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Tom Brady moved the ball with ease against the Washington Redskins during the two-minute drill, completing 9 of 10 passes in two scoring drives. Robert Griffin III lacked the same polish and precision when it … 0

Belichick discusses tale of his ‘Redskins’ connection

Monday, August 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Bill Belichick says the Washington Redskins were almost his “second home” during his first NFL season as a low-level assistant with the Baltimore Colts. It seems Ted Marchibroda didn’t change a thing after going from … 0

Pats welcome back former greats

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago. On a day when former All-Pro cornerback Ty Law entered the Patriot Hall of Fame, many of his former teammates and … 0

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. “He’s … 0

Develin’s versatility a plus for Pats at TE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the versatility … 0

Siliga wants to stick with Pats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s part … 0

Patriots secondary practiced together in Phoenix swelter

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football … 0

Brady seeking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. … 0

Gronk cleared for action at Pats camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice … 0

Pats headed to camp with restocked defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 … 0