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Patriots Notebook: Testing passes grade

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Patriots player representative Matthew Slater believes the NFL and the union took an appropriate amount of time to construct a fair new drug policy that was officially ratified...
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Logan Ryan shows yet again he’s right pick for job

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — FOXBORO — Logan Ryan’s interception Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings can’t come as a surprise to those who have watched the cornerback play during his short career with the Patriots. Whether...
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Stevan Ridley must keep it up

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — FOXBORO — Following a preseason that saw him fade back into the woodwork after putting a ball on the ground against the Eagles, Stevan Ridley has re-emerged as a significant player in the Patriots...
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Jimmy Garoppolo looks like QB to watch

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Through the preposterously small sample size of two regular-season weeks, it appears Jimmy Garoppolo might just be in the best position among his class of rookie quarterbacks. Of...
  • New: 5 hr 43 min ago

Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman Limited By Back Injury on Wednesday

Boston.com The Patriots offense has run through Julian Edelman this season, so they need him back at full health as soon as possible.
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Stevan Ridley Has Special Reason To Be Excited for Patriots Home Opener

Boston.com Stevan Ridley is excited for the Patriots' home opener, which just so happens to be against his dad's former favorite team.
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Going Down Memory Lane With Bill Belichick

Boston.com It's Raiders week at 1 Patriot Place, but for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Wednesday's press conference will be memorable for referencing the T-Birds, his eight grade football team.
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Tom Brady Must Make Use of All of New England's Pass-Catchers

Boston.com Brady is locking in on wide receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he knows that has to stop if the Patriots are going to field a successful offense this season.
  • 15 hr 47 min ago

Chandler Jones Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Boston.com Patriots defensive end and linebacker Chandler Jones dominated against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2, earning himself AFC defensive player of the week honors for his effort.
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Jerod Mayo Not Present During Patriots Pre-Practice Stretches

Boston.com The Patriots have been dealing with injuries to some key linebackers this season: first Jamie Collins, now Jerod Mayo.
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

Patriots Take 2: Improved Trench Play Lifts New England To Victory Over Vikings

Boston.com The Patriots offensive and defensive lines took a lot of criticism against the Dolphins, and rightfully so, but both units came back with a vengeance in Week 2 against the Vikings.
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Patriots offense has work to do

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — The Raiders have allowed 200 rushing yards a game thus far, so it’s not outrageous to assume we’ll see a lot of the same ground-first attack on Sunday that we witnessed from the Patriots offense...
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Patriots Notebook: Not too bad for rookie

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — The Patriots have made their share of rookie quarterbacks assume the deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. They’ve also had some first-year quarterbacks take them to town. With Oakland’s Derek...
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Do-gooder Boston jocks score big

The Boston Herald (Gayle Fee) — You couldn’t swing a dead cat in this town this week without hitting a pro athlete, as the Patriots , Bruins , Celtics and Revolution were busy, busy, busy meeting fans, 
doing good deeds,...
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Patriots Shuffle Practice Squad, Bring Back LB Darius Fleming

Boston.com Darius Fleming's time away from Gillette Stadium was short-lived, as the Patriots re-signed the linebacker just three days after releasing him.
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Patriots Report Card: Week 2 at Minnesota

Boston.com It didn't happen right away but order was restored to the Patriots 2014 campaign on Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis in the form of a 30-7 win over the Vikings, the 200th victory of Bill...
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Rihanna F-Bombs CBS for Yanking Her Song From Thursday Night Football Opener

Boston.com Rihanna took to Twitter Tuesday morning to take a hard shot at CBS for pulling her musical opening from last week's premiere of "Thursday Night Football."
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Ends, linebackers pull 180 from Week 1

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — With the combination of a few personnel adjustments and some flat-out better play, the Patriots’ front seven was a much livelier bunch during Sunday’s victory against the Minnesota...
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Patriots Report Card: Defense sets the tone

The Boston Herald (Ron Borges) — Sunday was a much-needed bounce back from a second-half collapse in the Patriots’ season-opening loss. The defense was dominant and disruptive, rudely treating old-friend Matt Cassel with six...
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Make no mistake: Penalties annoy Belichick

The Boston Herald (Tom Layman) — FOXBORO — When coach Bill Belichick speaks about his frustrations publicly, it’s easy to imagine just how many times the Patriots hear about them behind closed doors. Belichick is unhappy about...
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Blog Articles

Patriots-Raiders through stats-based lens

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders through a stats-based lens, via ESPN's Stats & Information:1. Divergent paths since the Snow Bowl:...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman Limited By Back Injury on Wednesday

Boston.com The Patriots offense has run through Julian Edelman this season, so they need him back at full health as soon as possible.
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Jerod Mayo's absence not injury-related

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Starting linebacker Jerod Mayo's absence from Wednesday's practice was not injury-related, but the New England Patriots had a longer list of players showing up on their first...
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Stevan Ridley Has Special Reason To Be Excited for Patriots Home Opener

Boston.com Stevan Ridley is excited for the Patriots' home opener, which just so happens to be against his dad's former favorite team.
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Tom Brady Disappoints Time.com

Pats Pulpit (Alec Shane) — Apparently, Tom Brady and the Patriots are launching yet another diabolical scheme. This is a first for me. I'd like to think that we as Patriots fans are all well past the point where we're...
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For Ridley, balance means committing to run

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots are preaching balance on offense this week.Most of the attention is on quarterback Tom Brady and the desire to spread the ball around to skill players other than...
  • 13 hr 43 min ago

With Ridley, Pats' attack more than passing

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots are preaching balance on offense this week.Most of the attention is on quarterback Tom Brady and the desire to spread the ball around to skill players other than...
  • 13 hr 43 min ago

Brady, Patriots not in Spurs-like form

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a training camp chat with Sirius XM NFL Radio, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady talked about his desire to lead an offense that was like the San Antonio Spurs of...
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Going Down Memory Lane With Bill Belichick

Boston.com It's Raiders week at 1 Patriot Place, but for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Wednesday's press conference will be memorable for referencing the T-Birds, his eight grade football team.
  • 15 hr 50 min ago

Tom Brady Must Make Use of All of New England's Pass-Catchers

Boston.com Brady is locking in on wide receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski, but he knows that has to stop if the Patriots are going to field a successful offense this season.
  • 15 hr 50 min ago

Chandler Jones Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Boston.com Patriots defensive end and linebacker Chandler Jones dominated against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2, earning himself AFC defensive player of the week honors for his effort.
  • 16 hr 6 min ago

Jerod Mayo Not Present During Patriots Pre-Practice Stretches

Boston.com The Patriots have been dealing with injuries to some key linebackers this season: first Jamie Collins, now Jerod Mayo.
  • 16 hr 37 min ago

Collins returns to practice; Mayo absent

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh) returned to the practice field on Wednesday, but another important linebacker was missing.Jerod Mayo, who played all 68...
  • 16 hr 57 min ago

Why did Tom Brady wear a glove?

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the things we wanted to follow up on with quarterback Tom Brady, after reviewing the tape of Sunday's win over the Vikings, was why he wore a glove on his non-throwing...
  • 18 hr 12 min ago

Belichick touches on Raiders ... and T-Birds

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick covered everything from the Oakland Raiders to the T-Birds, his middle school football team, during his Wednesday press conference....
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NFL-NFLPA Change Steroid Policy: Will Not Affect the Patriots

Pats Pulpit (Richard Hill) — The league has updated it stance on performance enhancing substances, but the changes won't have an immediate effect on the Patriots. The NFL and the NFL Players Association have come to terms on...
  • 18 hr 42 min ago

Chandler Jones earns AFC defensive honor

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after turning in one of the best games in his three-year career on Sunday against...
  • 19 hr 2 min ago

Exclusive Interview: Devin McCourty Tackling Sickle Cell

Pats Pulpit (Richard Hill) — The Patriots have a true leader in Devin McCourty, both on and off of the fied. He has championed a cause that is near and dear to his heart. Never forget that there will always be great men in...
  • 19 hr 12 min ago
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New England Patriots Links 9/17/14 - Offensive Woes: A Matter of Trust or Game Plan?

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily News and Links for 9/17/14 TEAM TALK Game Preview: Patriots vs. Raiders . Broadcast info, series history, team connections and who to watch for on both sides of the ball. Paul...
  • 19 hr 39 min ago

Give Gronkowski time to get up to speed

ESPN  New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss talks about the minimal impact tight end Rob Gronkowski had in the victory against Minnesota and what to expect with his progress.
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