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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, speaks with his lawyer Michael Fee during a hearing in Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Dominick Reuter, Pool)

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 Wednesday. Patriots’ attorney Andrew Phelan said at a hearing in Fall River Superior Court the team has agreed to produce 317 pages … 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 the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. Brody had previously questioned … 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 with Hernandez shortly after he was charged last year in the death of semi-pro football … 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

Patriots rookie QB Garoppolo focusing on transition to NFL

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Forget all the talk of Jimmy Garoppolo being the heir apparent to Tom Brady. That’s what Garoppolo is doing. The New England Patriots rookie quarterback is more concerned with preparing for the next practice, film session … 0

Aaron Hernandez lawyers want subpoena of Patriot records

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s attorneys asked a judge on Tuesday to approve their subpoena to the New England Patriots for the team’s medical, psychological and other records on the former player. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the June 2013 shooting death of … 0

Veteran LB James Anderson adjusting to Patriots

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — James Anderson is used to being a starting linebacker. Now he must fit in with younger players at that position on a better team. And, perhaps, get used to playing less. Anderson signed with the New … 0

Patriots QB Tom Brady trying to improve on last season

Monday, June 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — In packed stadiums, Tom Brady had one of his worst statistical seasons. Behind the scenes, he’s working hard to have a better one. And, more importantly, carry the New England Patriots further — to the Super … 0

Patriots RB Stevan Ridley focused on eliminating fumbles

Thursday, June 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Fumbles plagued Stevan Ridley even when the ball was dry. A steady rain presents another challenge to the New England Patriots running back. It wasn’t a problem for him Thursday. The Patriots continued their organized team … 0

New England OTAs: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner enjoying patriotism

Friday, May 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — It’s still early, but cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are both enjoying their new starts with the New England Patriots. “Last year it was a tough year when I played in Tampa Bay,” said Revis, … 0