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New England Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, left, grapples with tight end Justin Jones, right, during a field exercise in an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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 that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” Belichick said Wednesday. “It’s a little bit like a relief pitcher. He has a role, but sometimes you don’t know when that role is going to occur.” Develin played defensive line at Brown but, at 255 pounds, realized any shot at making the NFL depended on his ability to contribute in other ways. … 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 of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga played … 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 in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates scurried … 0

Patriots sign old mate, safety Patrick Chung

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Safety Patrick Chung is back with the New England Patriots as the latest addition to their rebuilt secondary. After one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chung signed on Thursday with the team that drafted him in … 0

Patriots, Broncos still fighting for AFC supremacy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Two months after meeting in the AFC championship, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are squaring off in the wine and dine game. They’ve been the conference’s most aggressive teams in trying to upgrade … 0

Patriots announce Revis signing

Monday, March 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis says at least 26 teams called after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He chose the team whose coach he once called a “jerk.” The New England Patriots announced Monday the signing … 0

Edelman stays with Patriots

Sunday, March 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Wide receiver Julian Edelman says he’s glad to be returning to the New England Patriots after a surprising breakout season. Edelman became a free agent last week, but a post on his Twitter account said, “Foxboro is home. Excited to be back.” The Patriots don’t always … 0

Patriots sign suspended Browner to 3-year deal

Friday, March 14, 2014

Suspended former Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner said on Friday that he has agreed to a contract with the New England Patriots, giving the AFC East champions another potent defender in pass coverage. A day after representatives for Darrelle Revis confirmed that the three-time All Pro would be joining … 0

Revis, other big names on the move

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast. Now Steve Smith and James Harrison look for new NFL homes. Revis’ stay in Tampa Bay was short, and he might not be in New England much … 0

Patriots snap up Revis

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sure, it stinks. Yes, it will be annoying for Jets’ fans to see him twice next season in a Patriots uniform. And yes, it would have been an unexpected treat to see Darrelle Revis back in New York, if for no other reason than to see the Jets … 0

Overachieving, injured Pats fall short of goal

Monday, January 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With too many injuries and too few receivers, the New England Patriots’ season is over two wins shy of a Super Bowl championship. They may have overachieved with rookies and unproven free agents playing key roles, … 0

Pats, Broncos overcame plenty of obstacles

Friday, January 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It’s a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far. Bill Belichick’s smarts and Tom Brady’s tenacity always seems to trump tribulation. This … 0

Welker can’t (or won’t) pick between Manning, Brady

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — He traded Picasso for Michelangelo. Or maybe it was the other way around. While John Elway famously said he had no Plan B when he signed Peyton Manning in 2012, Wes Welker certainly had one … 0