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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

Pats smack Ravens, 41-7

Sunday, December 22, 2013

BALTIMORE — The New England Patriots put on a performance worthy of a division winner. Making it even sweeter was that it came at the expense of the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, who bounced New England … 0

Patriots-Ravens: Many new faces, same old rivalry

Friday, December 20, 2013

BALTIMORE — Ray Lewis is retired, Bernard Pollard is playing elsewhere, and Tom Brady won’t have Ed Reed to kick around anymore. Much like the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots have also undergone a radical transformation since … 0

Pats’ Mankins ready to play tackle again

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick saw promise and versatility watching tape of Logan Mankins play left tackle in college. The New England coach now needs his stalwart left guard to duplicate those efforts more than ever. When starting left … 0

Brady hopes for improved performance at Baltimore

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s recent problems against the Baltimore Ravens came when they still had Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. They’re gone now, but the New England quarterback still expects a tough time against one of the NFL’s … 0

Pats’ Ninkovich not discouraged by missed chance

Monday, December 16, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ habit of trailing in the fourth quarter was bound to catch up with them. When it did, it cost them a chance to clinch their fifth straight AFC East title. Discouraging? Not … 0

Comeback bid falls short, Pats lose

Sunday, December 15, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — When Tom Brady’s day ended with an errant final pass, he hung his head, unsnapped his chin strap and looked up at the scoreboard, which summarized his frustrating afternoon. Dolphins 24, Patriots 20. A … 0

Patriots try to clinch AFC East crown at Miami

Friday, December 13, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The game hasn’t even started, and the Miami Dolphins are already braced for a comeback by the New England Patriots. AFC East leader New England has achieved come-from-behind victories in its past three games, … 0

Perfect 10? Pats can win 10th AFC East title in 11 years Sunday

Thursday, December 12, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots get their second chance this season to clinch the AFC East title. The Miami Dolphins can ruin that for the second straight Sunday. With the way the Dolphins have been surging, the … 0

Williams gets another chance with Pats

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — D. J. Williams finally has his packing strategy down. Now he’d like to master the Patriots playbook. The tight end has been cut three times in just over three months. And he’s with New England again … 0

These Pats just won’t quit Another late comeback solidifies stranglehold on AFC East

Monday, December 9, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are making the amazing look automatic. Week after week, comeback after unlikely comeback, they startle fans and foes by finding strange ways to win. They overcame a 24-point halftime deficit then recovered … 0