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New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty speaks with reporters following an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots defensive backs train together in Phoenix

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates scurried for shelter Sunday. Even if it’s 110 degrees and dry. That’s the way he remembers it when he and three teammates worked out for about two weeks in Phoenix. “I think it rained for five minutes one time,” Ryan said. “They called it a monsoon.” Ryan went to the Fischer Institute … 0

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Friday, July 25, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, argued that prosecutors hadn’t shown probable cause to sustain the murder … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Patriots

Friday, July 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the New England Patriots is practicing at training camp but not ready for full activity as … 0

Tom Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp Thursday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. … 0

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice … 0

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up … 0

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers, Patriots fight over records

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FALL RIVER — The New England Patriots will turn over hundreds of pages of personnel records to lawyers for former tight end Aaron Hernandez but object to producing scouting reports and a psychological assessment, a team lawyer said … 0

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Monday, July 7, 2014

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after … 0

Patriots: Team owes Aaron Hernandez nothing

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BOSTON — The New England Patriots don’t owe “another penny” to former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is charged in three killings, a team lawyer told a judge Wednesday. Attorney Andrew Phelan said the team terminated its contract … 0

Patriots sign first-round draft pick Dominique Easley

Monday, June 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick Dominique Easley, their surprise choice who is coming off two major knee operations. On the day the Patriots drafted the defensive lineman from Florida with the … 0

Jets coach Rex Ryan defensive about playbook tale involving Patriots

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Add yet another chapter to the long-running saga that is the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry. But, here’s a new twist: Rex Ryan actually defended Bill Belichick. Wait. Say what? Well, it started … 0

Vince Wilfork excited to be on field after major injury

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles tendon. Then he clashed with the New England Patriots about his contract. His future with the team — and in football — was uncertain. But there he was on a sunny … 0

Tom Brady’s smarts jumpstarted stellar Patriots career

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady was a solid student as a rookie learning the New England Patriots playbook. The physical part of playing quarterback was tougher. “The reason I was a sixth-round pick was I didn’t have much ability,” … 0