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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, advances down the field during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. “He’s got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He’s made a lot of really great plays out here.” White was thought of as being a third down back in New England passing game. However a few weeks ago, coach Bill Belichick called the rookie “a very interesting and versatile player” and hinted at more than just one down per series. White had … 0

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 … 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

Brady savors postseason

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady head-butted teammates before his first Super Bowl. Twelve years and four more NFL championship games later, the quarterback hasn’t lost his fire. He still shows it before games and after big plays by banging helmets with other New England Patriots. “I’m pretty emotional,” Brady … 0

Fletcher likely to spell Spikes

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The mantra of the New England Patriots when a player gets injured is “next man up.” This week that man will be backup linebacker Dane Fletcher. With Brandon Spikes joining three key defenders on injured reserve with a knee injury, Fletcher is likely to see a … 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