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Patriots Notebook: Hustle pays for Matthew Slater

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — The Patriots have made Matthew Slater the highest-paid special teamer in the NFL. Slater yesterday signed a two-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $4.2 million. He...
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Tim Wright’s a 
risk reward

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — FOXBORO — The Logan Mankins trade didn’t make a lot of sense at the time it went down. In some ways, it still doesn’t. And yet, after two months to get past the shock of watching the Patriots...
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With talented CBs, Patriots built for matchup vs. Packer's WRs

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — This might sound strange, but the Patriots’ defensive plan for Green Bay might be relatively easy in comparison to some of their recent opponents. The Patriots are built for this...
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Bruins give David Pastrnak chance to stick

The Boston Herald (Steve Conroy) — WILMINGTON — Well, it looks like David Pastrnak will get a real chance to show what he can do in the National Hockey League. After first dipping his toes into the NHL waters on a line with...
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Danny Amendola returns in prominent role

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — FOXBORO — When Danny Amendola came to the Patriots last year, the slot receiver was expected to help fill the hole in production created by Wes Welker’s departure to the Denver Broncos. That...
  • New: 7 hr 29 min ago

Brandon LaFell, Dan Connolly Limited Participants at Practice

Boston.com Wide receiver Brandon LaFell, offensive lineman Dan Connolly, long snapper Danny Aiken, and running back Shane Vereen were all new additions to the Patriots' Wednesday injury report.
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Patriots Practice Attendance: Chandler Jones Seen at Walkthrough

Boston.com The New England Patriots' defensive line is getting healthy just in time for the stretch run to the playoffs.
  • 15 hr 52 min ago

One Preview: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers finally square off

NFL.com (Reineking, Jim) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will square off for the first time when the Patriots visit the Packers at legendary Lambeau Field on Sunday. This encounter is historic for a variety of reasons.
  • 15 hr 58 min ago

Belichick on Brady, Rodgers: 'They both wear No. 12'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Asked to list the similarities he sees between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, Patriots coach Bill Belichick provided one of his classic blowoffs, telling reporters: "They both wear No. 12."
  • 16 hr 54 min ago

How Have the Patriots Fared in So-Called Super Bowl Previews?

Boston.com With a lot on the line in Green Bay this weekend, let's take a quick look back at how the Patriots have performed in previous so-called Super Bowl preview games the past few years.
  • 18 hr 32 min ago

Report: Patriots Sign Matthew Slater To 2-Year Extension

Boston.com The Patriots have extended one of their most prominent special teams players, and a team captain, to a two-year contract.
  • 20 hr 9 min ago

Patriots Take 2: Tom Brady, Passing Game Neutralizes Lions Defensive Line

Boston.com Just when you think the New England Patriots are done blowing out their competition, they hang another 30-burger on an opponent and keep on rolling. Here's the video breakdown of the big win.
  • 23 hr 36 min ago

Patriots Notebook: Team rebound ‘fun’ for Robert Kraft

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — Robert Kraft knows what was being said after his team was embarrassed by the Chiefs in Kansas City to drop to 2-2 on the season. Seven wins later, the Patriots owner couldn’t be happier how the...
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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers finally square off when Pats visit Packers

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — During Tom Brady’s remarkable career, we’ve had a ringside seat for duels with many of the game’s greatest quarterbacks, be it Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or of late, the up-and-coming Andrew Luck....
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Jim Caldwell: ‘We don’t condone’ actions by Raiola, Mosley

The Boston Herald (Dave Birkett) — When head coach Jim Caldwell came to Detroit 10 months ago, he promised a better behaved Detroit Lions team that was more disciplined on and off the field. A day after Sunday’s 34-9 loss to the...
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Patriots Report Card: Week 12 vs. Detroit

Boston.com Another first place team was brought to its knees on Sunday by the Patriots, who again rode the combination of a perfectly drawn up game plan and a stellar defensive effort to their seventh...
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Brady quickly got the Lions in trouble

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — While the Patriots offensive line stood strong against Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions’ menacing front, it was the totality of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ game plan and the...
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Patriots Notebook: Talk centers on Lions cheap shots

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots lambasted Lions center Dominic Raiola yesterday for his dirty play toward the end of Sunday’s 34-9 shellacking at Gillette Stadium. While the...
  • 2 days ago

Patriots-Lions: 5 takeaways from the game

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — The Patriots are closing in on their 12th AFC East title of the Bill Belichick era, and they could conceivably claim it in two weeks. As strangely sudden as that seems, they were...
  • 2 days ago

Red zone becomes red-hot for Pats offense

The Boston Herald (Chris Mason) — FOXBORO — The Patriots are leading the NFL in points scored, and one of the biggest factors is their red-zone efficiency. The Pats are first in red-zone scoring, racking up 251 points in 11...
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Blog Articles

Patriots-Packers through a stats-based lens

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at Sunday's New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers game through a stats-based lens (via ESPN's Stats & Information):1. Brady and Rodgers: QBR kings. This marks the...
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Tom Brady lauds Aaron Rodgers

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived for his weekly news conference Wednesday wearing a gray sweatshirt without sleeves, giving it the look of a muscle shirt....
  • New: 9 hr 20 min ago

Brandon LaFell, Dan Connolly Limited Participants at Practice

Boston.com Wide receiver Brandon LaFell, offensive lineman Dan Connolly, long snapper Danny Aiken, and running back Shane Vereen were all new additions to the Patriots' Wednesday injury report.
  • 12 hr 59 min ago

Patriots' injury report: Chandler Jones, eight others limited

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) was a limited participant in the New England Patriots' walk-through practice on Wednesday. This is the first time Jones has participated in...
  • 14 hr 40 min ago

Patriots Practice Attendance: Chandler Jones Seen at Walkthrough

Boston.com The New England Patriots' defensive line is getting healthy just in time for the stretch run to the playoffs.
  • 15 hr 47 min ago

Quick hits from Patriots' locker room

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some quick hits from the media-access period in the New England Patriots' locker room on Wednesday:Fleming sheds walking boot. Rookie offensive tackle Cameron Fleming, who...
  • 16 hr 5 min ago

Chandler Jones at Patriots' walk-through

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones returned for the team’s walk-through practice on Wednesday.Jones has been out with a hip injury since Week 7. He played...
  • 17 hr 45 min ago

Pats sign TE Xavier Grimble to practice squad

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In addition to bringing in long-snapper Charley Hughlett to the practice squad, the New England Patriots signed tight end Xavier Grimble.Grimble, a 6-foot-4 and 261-pound...
  • 17 hr 51 min ago

How Have the Patriots Fared in So-Called Super Bowl Previews?

Boston.com With a lot on the line in Green Bay this weekend, let's take a quick look back at how the Patriots have performed in previous so-called Super Bowl preview games the past few years.
  • 18 hr 36 min ago

A Patriots Thanksgiving Extravaganza

Pats Pulpit (Alec Shane) — It's almost time for everyone's favorite meal of the year! But what if that meal were members of the New England Patriots? Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! My love for Thanksgiving has been...
  • 18 hr 50 min ago

Follow-up thoughts on Matthew Slater's contract extension

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few follow-up thoughts on special-teams captain Matthew Slater's contract extension through 2016, which was reported by ESPN.com NFL Insider Field Yates.Slater could have...
  • 19 hr 35 min ago

Week 12 Patriots vs Lions: GIF of the Week

Pats Pulpit (Richard Hill) — The Patriots steamrolled the Lions into submission. Pick your favorite play of the day! How does that feel? Three straight victories by 20 or more points, all against division leaders who are...
  • 19 hr 50 min ago

Report: Patriots Sign Matthew Slater To 2-Year Extension

Boston.com The Patriots have extended one of their most prominent special teams players, and a team captain, to a two-year contract.
  • 20 hr 9 min ago

Patriots RB Jonas Gray's very bad day

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — Everyone knows New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray had a tough day on the field this past Sunday, as he did not receive any snaps during the Patriots’ win over the Lions. Gray went...
  • 20 hr 35 min ago

Patriots reach contract extension with Matthew Slater

Patriots Gab (Morgan Smith) — The Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with special team’s ace Matthew Slater, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Slater’s contract was ending after the season, but the...
  • 20 hr 46 min ago

New England Patriots Links 11/26/14 - Belichick Aims to Keep Team Focused

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily News and Links for 11/26/14 TEAM TALK Game Preview -  Green Bay vs. Patriots: Broadcast info, series history, team connections and more. Paul Perillo notes the Patriots 34-9...
  • 21 hr 2 min ago

Report: Patriots sign Matthew Slater to a two-year extension

Pats Pulpit (Greg Knopping) — The New England Patriots have signed special teams captain Matt Slater to a two year extension. The Patriots are ensuring one of their captains, and core special teams players will remain in...
  • 21 hr 24 min ago

Bill Belichick's detailed comparison of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was at the tail end of his Wednesday morning news conference as there was a call for one last question.Turns out Belichick saved...
  • 21 hr 45 min ago

Injuries to three players could hamper Patriots vs. Packers

ESPN (ESPN.com staff) — Patriots reporter Mike Reiss says the team is dealing with injuries to receiver Brandon LaFell, guard Dan Connolly and cornerback Kyle Arrington as it begins preparations for the Packers.
  • 21 hr 50 min ago

Long-snapper Charley Hughlett added to Patriots' practice squad

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After a game in which long-snapper Danny Aiken skipped a snap to punter Ryan Allen, the Patriots signed Charley Hughlett to their practice squad Wednesday.Hughlett's signing...
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