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Patriots left guard Logan Mankins returned to practice today after missing a week with a hip injury, and Dont’a Hightower practiced after injuring his hamstring Sunday. However, tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip), tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle), safety SUpvote Share Tweet
Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams expected to get a fine for a hit on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Sunday’s game. That doesn’t mean he was happy to find the letter informing him of the fine in his locker on Wednesday. Williams drew a flag forUpvote Share Tweet
Wes Welker And Deion Branch Were The "Bitches" Who Caught Tom Brady's Ire Last Sundaydeadspin.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Tom Brady was involved in one of the best GIFs of Week 4 when he was caught on camera saying "Fuck you, bitches" after running for a four-yard touchdown. But no one was able to discern who the "bitches" were. The Buffalo Bills? The f…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Is Peyton Manning over the hill? Is Manning’s arm strength not what it used to be? The New England Patriots aren't buying it. New England is hosting Manning and the Denver Broncos this weekend in a battle of high-profile, .500 teams. The Patriots are prUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 3, 2012The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday signed receiver Jabar Gaffney, who was cut by the Patriots in training camp before the season.Upvote Share Tweet
The Shutdown Corner Interview: Wes Welker on snap counts, Tom Brady, and why the NFL wears pinkyahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012There are times when controversies aren't all they're cracked up to be. Consider the case of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, who was allegedly being forced out of his team's offense early in the 2012 season. Fast-forward a few weeks, and you h…Upvote Share TweetBobby Carpenter, a free agent linebacker who was released by the Patriots just before the start of the regular season, is heading back to New England. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that the Patriots will re-sign Carpenter. The Patriots’ decision to siUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Said Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski of his dropped pass and fumble early in Sunday’s game against the Bills, “I can’t be having that. It hurts the team a lot, I need to be protecting the ball better. No doubt about that. It’s awesome that Tom came bacUpvote Share Tweet
Week 4 Film Review: Bumbling Billsnytimes.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Buffalo had a sound game plan against the Patriots but was done in by its errors.Upvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots PreviewOct 3Tedy Bruschi, Jerry Rice, and Mark Schlereth look forward to Sunday's matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-NEOct 3Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Broncos-Patriots
Patriots Preparing For PeytonOct 3Mike Reiss reports from Foxborough as the Patriots prepare to face old rival Peyton Manning.
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton