Patriots

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2013, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Chung follows the action during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Philadelphia. Patriots have signed Chung on Thursday, April 3, 0214, after spending last season with the Eagles. He had played his previous four seasons with New England after being drafted in the second round in 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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 the second round in 2009. “I’m glad to be back. It’s like family here. It feels like home,” Chung said in a conference call. “I love the fans, love the coaches, love the environment, love the city.” The Patriots already have added free agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and have a vacancy at starting safety after releasing Steve Gregory. Safety Devin McCourty and cornerback Alfonzo … 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 their rosters in free agency. After watching Seattle win the Super Bowl, both Denver and … 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 of the three-time All-Pro cornerback who used that description of Bill Belichick in a word … 0

UM dunks RedHawks

Sunday, January 5, 2014

AMHERST — The truly best teams may never look past seemingly lesser opponents, but UMass had only to look back to last year’s game at Miami (Ohio) to get an idea of what to expect in Saturday’s rematch … 0

Patriots preparing with life of leisure

Thursday, January 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Devin McCourty knows the 14 rookies on the New England roster will be facing a different game when the Patriots return from their first-round bye to play in the divisional playoff Jan. 11. It’s the sense … 0

Brady is just fine with handing off the ball

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady has had to win so many games for the New England Patriots over the years with his right arm. So he’s thrilled with the way his team has run the ball the past two weeks. “Last week, we just did a great job of … 0

True grit: Pats’ toughness lifted team to week off

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — LeGarrette Blount carries defenders with him. Logan Mankins misses just one series after hurting his ankle. Tom Brady drives his team to last-minute victories. These New England Patriots are one tough bunch. “You’ve got to deal … 0

Patriots’ McDaniels possible Browns fit

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CLEVELAND — The Browns ended the year the same way they began 2013 — looking for a coach. The search is on. Again. The team will begin the interviewing candidates to replace Rob Chudzinski this week by meeting … 0

Belichick studies Pats’ possible playoff foes

Monday, December 30, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick doesn’t have much time to rest during the Patriots’ bye. He’ll study ways to improve his own team and beat three potential playoff opponents. Just as he’s done so many times before. New England’s … 0

Pats earn bye with 34-20 win over Bills

Sunday, December 29, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — LeGarrette Blount made one last big splash into a soggy end zone. The powerful back finished his 35-yard touchdown run up the left sideline by flopping with outstretched arms and capping the New England Patriots 34-20 … 0

Ridley aims to get back starting job

Thursday, December 26, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Stevan Ridley took a giant step back into the good graces of his coaches in last week’s AFC East-clinching win at Baltimore. Now the goal for the New England running back is to stay there. Ridley, … 0

Pats face finale with playoff seeding at stake

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Young or old, Patriots players have the same view of looking ahead to the playoffs. They don’t. The Patriots already have won their fifth straight AFC East title and can clinch their eighth first-round bye in … 0

Turnovers by Pats’ defense fuel rout of Ravens

Monday, December 23, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Something important was missing from the New England Patriots defense besides some of its best players: Turnovers. Not anymore. The Patriots’ injury-filled defense ended a two-game takeaway drought by grabbing four in a surprising 41-7 rout … 0