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Bill Belichick Declines to Comment on Darrelle Revis, Alan Branch Situations

Boston.com There's been some controversy and uncertainty at Gillette Stadium this week. Not surprisingly, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick commented on neither.
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David Haugh: Maybe if Bears stop treating Jay Cutler like elite QB, it will help him become one

The Boston Herald (David Haugh) — Questions came at Jay Cutler like pass rushers Thursday at Halas Hall, each one threatening to make the Bears quarterback uncomfortable. He wasn’t. How unusual was teammate Brandon Marshall’s...
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Matt Forte a handful for Patriots to stop

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — FOXBORO — The Patriots have spent many game weeks praising opposing running backs, some of whom have gone on to slice up the defense either on the ground, through the air or both ways. The...
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Jay Cutler: Brandon Marshall, teammates not on attack

The Boston Herald (Boston Herald staff) — LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler insists receiver Brandon Marshall did not single out him or anyone else during his outburst following last week’s loss to the Miami...
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Alfonzo Dennard won’t take bait on old fight with Alshon Jeffery

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery squared off in a classic matchup in the 2012 Capital One Bowl when Jeffery’s South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Dennard’s...
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Borges: Improved Patriots defense must endure offensive gauntlet

The Boston Herald (Ron Borges) — FOXBORO — As often happens in these parts, the victory party began before the votes had been counted. Or even cast, for that matter. The coronation of the Patriots defense started the day Brandon...
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Patriots Notebook: Trade does clear Akeem Ayers

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — New Patriots linebacker Akeem Ayers didn’t appear to know the Titans were seeking to trade him, but his ears certainly perked up when he was given the news. Ayers was a healthy...
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Bruins miss old friend Johnny Boychuk

The Boston Herald (Stephen Harris) — For the Bruins and their fans, it’s probably going to be a little painful each time the team plays the New York Islanders. Watching last night’s matchup — an impressive and entertaining 3-2 win...
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Dominique Easley shows his stuff

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Dominique Easley doesn’t want to just meet his first-round expectations. He is itching to exceed them. Easley is in line to start at defensive end in place of Chandler Jones on Sunday...
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Akeem Ayers Aiming to 'Find Ways To Play Faster'

Boston.com 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...
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Talk Pats with Karen Guregian Friday at 11 a.m.

The Boston Herald (herald.staff) — Join Patriots beat columnist Karen Guregian Friday at 11 a.m. for the Herald Huddle live chat. Karen will take your questions and comment on your opinions regarding the Pats' matchup with Jay...
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Alan Branch Spotted in Patriots Locker Room, Despite No Signing Confirmed By Team

Boston.com The Patriots reportedly signed Alan Branch to a contract, but the team has not yet confirmed the signing.
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Jared Allen: Bears not missing a locker room leader

The Boston Herald (Dan Wiederer) — Jared Allen has only played six games as a Chicago Bear, not exactly a longstanding presence in the locker room after joining the organization in March. But the veteran defensive end wants it made...
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Bears must deal with Tom Brady on a roll for Patriots

The Boston Herald (Dan Wiederer) — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker doesn’t have to go back far to find a “How To” guide on frazzling Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. In Week 4, during a Monday night game in Kansas City,...
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Akeem Ayers arrives, but Chandler Jones out

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Ideally, the Patriots want linebacker Akeem Ayers to be the remedy for an ailing front seven. Practicality, however, suggests the Pats will need an injection from the thumpers who have...
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Patriots Notebook: Vereens expect impact plays

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO ­— During February’s NFL scouting combine, Brock Vereen said he hoped the Patriots wouldn’t draft him because he wanted the chance to finally hit his brother on a football field.
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Patrick Chung moves up in importance

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — FOXBORO — Patrick Chung likes to be in the middle of the action. So far this season, the Patriots safety’s wish has been granted. If nothing else, the Pats have heaped plenty of responsibility on...
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Defense preps for elite QBs

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — FOXBORO — Before the season started, this upcoming stretch of games looked daunting enough on paper given the succession of quarterbacks lined up to face the Patriots. Now it seems an even...
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Sleepy Darrelle Revis sorry after missing practice

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — FOXBORO — Darrelle Revis and Bill Belichick had some quiet time on Revis Island Tuesday afternoon. It was at Revis’ request, after he missed practice and was nowhere to be seen at the Patriots...
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Darrelle Revis Being Sent Home For Tardiness Refuted by Business Manager

Boston.com After a report came out that Darrelle Revis was dismissed from practice on Tuesday for showing up late, the cornerback’s business manager came to Revis' defense on Twitter.
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Blog Articles

Bill Belichick cites Dominique Easley's versatility, instinct

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As the New England Patriots prepare to play without defensive end Chandler Jones, who is reportedly out for a month with a hip injury, the defense is turning to the next man...
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Making sense of Patriots and Alan Branch

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One of the more unusual occurrences with a potential New England Patriots free-agent signee has unfolded this week.On Tuesday, it was reported in multiple outlets --...
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Bill Belichick deflects questions about Darrelle Revis

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Making his first public comments since cornerback Darrelle Revis was kept out of practice for tardiness, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was characteristically deflective when...
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Bill Belichick Declines to Comment on Darrelle Revis, Alan Branch Situations

Boston.com There's been some controversy and uncertainty at Gillette Stadium this week. Not surprisingly, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick commented on neither.
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New England Patriots Links 10/24/14 - Remodeled Defense Gets First Real Test vs. Bears

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Daily News and Links for 10/24/14 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino posts some news, notes and locker room chatter from Thursday at Gillette: Ayers 'happy' to be in New England; Branch on board....
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Bears vs. Patriots preview

ESPN (Mike Reiss and Michael C. Wright) — Has it really been eight years already?The last time the Chicago Bears visited the New England Patriots, on Nov. 26, 2006, quarterback Tom Brady was juking linebacker Brian Urlacher on an...
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What Patriots can learn from TNF

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick sometimes will show New England Patriots players and coaches key developments from other games around the NFL, as those situations could come up in their own...
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Pats Pulpit Thursday Night Football Open Thread

Pats Pulpit (Richard Hill) — Come talk about Thursday Night Football with the Pulpiteers! The AFC West is up for grabs tonight as the San Diego Chargers head to Denver to take on the Broncos . At 5-2, the Chargers are...
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Patriots have running back, defensive end in for tryout

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had third-year defensive end Scott Solomon and rookie running back David Fluellen in for tryouts on Thursday.The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Solomon played in...
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Akeem Ayers Aiming to 'Find Ways To Play Faster'

Boston.com 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...
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What to Do With the Patriots Receivers Aaron Dobson and Brian Tyms

Pats Pulpit (Richard Hill) — The Patriots have two athletic outside receivers. Where are they in the game plan? The Patriots 2012 second round pick Aaron Dobson was supposed to be the next great Patriots wide receiver....
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New England Patriots injury report: Chandler Jones out; 6 limited

ESPN (ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots had no changes to their injury report as defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) was the only player who did not participate in practice on Thursday.Jones will...
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2014 Week 7 Patriots Power Rankings

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Check out what the 'experts' are saying about the Patriots after Week 7. Once again the Patriots at 5-2 have risen to the top of the AFC East.  But similar to last year, this team is still a...
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Pats locker room leftovers

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Leftovers from the Patriots’ locker room on Thursday: Wilfork on Revis. Cornerback Darrelle Revis missed practice on Tuesday and there have been reports that he was...
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Tom Brady working on the run

Patriots Gab (Morgan Smith) — 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 was a 19 yard touchdown to WR...
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Versatile Akeem Ayers adapts to Patriots

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Newly acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers drew a large media crowd in the locker room today following his second practice with the New England Patriots.Here were some quick...
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Vince Wilfork: Can't miss tackles against Matt Forte

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — 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...
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Alan Branch Spotted in Patriots Locker Room, Despite No Signing Confirmed By Team

Boston.com The Patriots reportedly signed Alan Branch to a contract, but the team has not yet confirmed the signing.
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Chandler Jones is lone absence at practice

ESPN (Lee Schechter, Special to ESPNBoston.com) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive end Chandler Jones was the only Patriots roster player missing from practice on Thursday. Jones is reportedly out for one month with a hip injury. He was listed on...
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Weekly Patriots chat recap

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following...
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