New England Patriots News and Rumors

  • Akeem Ayers Aiming to 'Find Ways To Play Faster'

    Akeem Ayers Aiming to 'Find Ways To Play Faster'

    boston.com ESPN.com Updated 14 hours ago
    Between moving from one state to another, and turning in one playbook and picking up another, it can be a stressful few days for a player who gets traded midseason. The Patriots' newly acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers is trying to keep his head above wat…
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  • Jets' Antonio Allen on 'roller coaster'

    Jets' Antonio Allen on 'roller coaster'

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Antonio Allen has played safety, cornerback and nickel this season as the New York Jets try to account for a dwindling number of defensive backs, and he has done so with a mixed amount of success. Last week against the Patriots, Al…
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  • Tom Brady working on the run

    Tom Brady working on the run

    patriotsgab.com ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    Tom Brady was throwing on the run last Thursday, and was pretty good.(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom) Patriots QB Tom Brady admits he’s not the best runner, but he’s working on it. Against the Jets, Brady rolled out to the left and threw on the run and it wa…
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  • Vince Wilfork: Can't miss tackles against Matt Forte

    Vince Wilfork: Can't miss tackles against Matt Forte

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the Patriots’ narrow 27-25 victory over the Jets, the defense was gashed for 218 yards on the ground by Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson. The task doesn’t get any easier this week against one of the best running backs in the league:…
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  • Alan Branch Spotted in Patriots Locker Room, Despite No Signing…

    Alan Branch Spotted in Patriots Locker Room, Despite No Signing Confirmed By Team

    boston.com 17 hours ago
    The Patriots reportedly signed Alan Branch to a contract, but the team has not yet confirmed the signing.
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  • After being sent home, Revis returned to facility to apologize …

    After being sent home, Revis returned to facility to apologize to Belichick

    In New England, the best way to get a day off is to show up late. But it’s still not regarded as a good thing when Patriots coach Bill Belichick sends a player home for being tardy. After that happened on Tuesday to cornerback Darrelle Revis, Revis was …
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Bills know they need to keep QB Kyle Orton on his feet more. Ever since their QB controversy, the Dolphins have liked what they’ve seen from Ryan Tannehill. Patriots QB Tom Brady is trying to be more mobile (whatever). The Jets are still alarming po…
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  • Bears Vs Patriots: 3 Players To Watch

    Bears Vs Patriots: 3 Players To Watch

    patriotsgab.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Bear season has begun! Bear season is officially 4 days away from opening up and the Patriots are ready to take aim at home. The Bears are coming off a bad loss to the Miami Dolphins in Chicago and the Pats are coming off a nice break after beating the …
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  • The Patriots favored over the incoming Bear invasion

    The Patriots favored over the incoming Bear invasion

    patriotsgab.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    The Patriots are a 6 point favorite over the visiting Bears this weekend. Here’s the full odds for week 8! Monday Night Football Odds
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  • Trestman: Bears' locker-room rift behind them

    Trestman: Bears' locker-room rift behind them

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Bears coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday his team has moved past the loss to the Dolphins and Brandon Marshall's subsequent locker room rant, and placed the focus where it matters most: preparation for Sunday's road matchup against the Patriots.
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  • Injury report: Chandler Jones lone Patriot who doesn't practice

    Injury report: Chandler Jones lone Patriot who doesn't practice

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' injury report confirmed that defensive end Chandler Jones has a hip injury. According to earlier reports, Jones will be out for a month. Jones did not participate in practice Wednesday. As Jones is expected…
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  • Quinton Coples expects bigger role Sunday

    Quinton Coples expects bigger role Sunday

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples did not start for the first time this season last week against the New England Patriots and played only 19 snaps -- less than half as many as his replacement, Jason Babin (40). But Coples exp…
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  • Rookie Zach Moore could be 'next man up' on defensive line

    Rookie Zach Moore could be 'next man up' on defensive line

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The mantra in the New England Patriots' locker room is "next man up." With defensive end Chandler Jones reportedly sidelined for one month with a hip injury, that "next man up" could be rookie Zach Moore. "Y…
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  • Jets injury report: Trevor Reilly sits, six limited

    Jets injury report: Trevor Reilly sits, six limited

    ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Trevor Reilly is the only New York Jet who did not practice Wednesday, per coach Rex Ryan. The rookie linebacker from Utah has a knee injury, which also forced him to miss the Jets' game against the New England Patriots last Thursd…
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  • Twitter heat map shows nationwide distribution of every NFL tea…

    Twitter heat map shows nationwide distribution of every NFL team's followers

    yahoo.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    If you've traveled around this great country of ours and thought, "Man, there are Cowboys and Patriots fans everywhere," guess what: you're absolutely right. One of the more fascinating and borderline sinister aspects of social media is the wa…
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  • Brett Favre: Austin Davis can be “next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner…

    Brett Favre: Austin Davis can be “next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner”

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    The most accomplished Southern Mississippi quarterback in NFL history is a fan of the only current Golden Eagle quarterback in the NFL. Brett Favre likes what he’s seen from Rams quarterback Austin Davis, the only other alum of the school to start more …
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  • Three of a Kind? Looking Back At the Patriots’ Recent Deadline …

    Three of a Kind? Looking Back At the Patriots’ Recent Deadline Deals

    boston.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Looking back at the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Patriots fans have seen both sides of the coin: one becoming a coup for the Pats, the other proving to be a flop.
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  • Tom Brady’s new UGG Commercial “Down Time”

    Tom Brady’s new UGG Commercial “Down Time”

    patriotsgab.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Tom Brady with his dog Lua in the new UGG Australia commercial.(Photo From UGG Australia) UGG Australia’s new fall commercial features Tom Brady and his dog Lua called “Down Time”. “Down Time” explores Tom’s life off the field. It focuses on how importa…
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  • Video - Inside Edge: Bears-Patriots 00:30

    Inside Edge: Bears-Patriots

    Oct 23
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Chicago at New England.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T: Powerful QBs Ahead 04:17

    Reiss' P.A.T: Powerful QBs Ahead

    Oct 22
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss previews Sunday's matchup against the Chicago Bears, discusses Darrelle Revis' performance with New England, and sits down with wide receiver Brandon LaFell.
  • Video - Weighing Hypothetical Tom Brady Deal 03:08

    Weighing Hypothetical Tom Brady Deal

    Oct 22
    Mark Schlereth breaks down the hypothetical trade deadline deal, in which the New England Patriots would trade QB Tom Brady for Texans WR Andre Johnson and Houston's 2015 first-round draft pick.
  • Video - New England Patriots cornerback Darelle Revis sent home Tuesday for being late to meeting 01:09

    New England Patriots cornerback Darelle Revis sent home Tuesday for being late to meeting

    Oct 22
    New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was sent home from practice on Tuesday after being late to a meeting.

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    Oct 24
    I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are curious about it. “I am as curious as y…
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    Oct 23
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    Oct 23
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  • Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and Goal

    Oct 23
    John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.