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File-This June 17, 2014, file photo shows New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis reaching for a pass during NFL football minicamp in Foxborough, Mass. Revis, while with the New York Jets in 2012, called Belichick a "jerk." Now, it seems, they've made up. "We had a conversation about it and it's in the past," Revis said after joining the Patriots. Since then, he's seen a more positive side of Belichick.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Pats headed to camp with restocked defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as coach. So the Patriots stocked up on players to fix … 0

Judge denies bid to suppress Hernandez evidence

Monday, July 14, 2014

FALL RIVER — A Massachusetts judge on Monday rejected a bid by lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from a cellphone and video surveillance footage taken from his home during an investigation into the killing of a friend. The former Patriots tight end has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of semi-professional football player Odin … 0

Jets’ Coach Ryan defensive about playbook tale

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what? Well, it started Thursday when a profile on Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine published on Sports Illustrated’s theMMQB.com … 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

Pats rally to stun Browns

Sunday, December 8, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback. Just about everything did. Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Cleveland Browns committed two critical … 0

Pats try to clinch East vs. Gordon, Cleveland

Friday, December 6, 2013

FOXBOROUGH — No matter who throws to him, Josh Gordon puts up big numbers. Whether it’s Brian Hoyer, Jason Campbell or Brandon Weeden at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Gordon produces. Against the New England Patriots on Sunday, … 0