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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, runs a drill with defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, left, and running back James Develin, right, during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo)

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 well after being signed late last season. … 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

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. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest … 0

Patriots not taking Colts D lightly

Monday, January 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent. Such generosity rarely leads to wins. But the New England Patriots aren’t counting on the Indianapolis Colts being … 0

Patriots set to face Colts in divisional round

Sunday, January 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The bye week is over. Now the New England Patriots can focus on a major challenge. How can they stop Andrew Luck? The quarterback who brought Indianapolis back from a 28-point, third-quarter deficit to a 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC wild-card … 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