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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  smiles as he answers a reporter's question after an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 training camp and joint practices, and means … 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

Gronk joins contact drills

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Go ahead and hit Rob Gronkowski on his right knee. See if he cares. The tough tight end is anxious to get into a game and take his chances less than eight months after surgery. “If I’m ready to get out there, I’m ready to get out there,” the Patriots’ star … 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

McDaniels tries to stick dagger in Broncos

Thursday, January 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto — running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists … 0

Bruising Blount leads Patriots vs. Broncos

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Check out the video of LeGarrette Blount. Not the one of him punching an opponent at a college game. Or the one showing him smacking an NFL teammate during a preseason practice. Try these: Blount returning … 0

Patriots secondary ready for rematch with Broncos, Manning

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Denver Broncos tried to beat the New England Patriots less than two months ago by running the ball. It didn’t work. With a Super Bowl berth at stake in Sunday’s rematch, Peyton Manning figures to … 0

Brady savors role of the underdog

Monday, January 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s been seven years since the Patriots were underdogs in a postseason game. So Tom Brady isn’t wasting a chance to embrace that role now. If that motivational tactic is good enough for the star quarterback, … 0