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Patriots sign DB Dewey McDonald, place WR Aaron Dobson on injured reserve

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots signed defensive back Dewey McDonald to the 53-man roster Thursday and placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve. The 25-year-old McDonald was claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 28 and played in two games before being released Nov. 12. He was signed to the practice squad Nov. 14 and released Nov. 18. The 24-year-old Dobson had 13 catches for …

Former UMass WR Julian Talley works out for Patriots

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The New England Patriots, who are searching for wide receiver depth to counteract their recent injury woes, brought in former UMass receiver Julian Talley for a workout, according to ESPNBoston.com. Talley was cut from the New York Giants’ practice squad on Tuesday, the second time that happened this season. Talley, who had 162 …

Tom Brady says despite no matchup, he still respects Peyton Manning

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady is too busy concerning himself with what he calls “the best defense in the NFL” to spend much time thinking about missing another matchup with Peyton Manning. That’s not keeping the New England Patriots quarterback from tipping his helmet to his long-time adversary. “There’s nobody that has more respect for Peyton than me, outside of probably his parents, …

With Danny Amendola out, Patriots QB Tom Brady could be hurting for targets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is running out of receivers. Two more New England pass-catchers — Aaron Dobson and Danny Amendola — left Monday night’s game with injuries, leaving Brady to fill in with backups, running backs and a …

Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills — again. After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills …

Rex Ryan vexed by unbeaten Patriots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s over. So says Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, who conceded the AFC East to the undefeated New England Patriots this week even though the Bills — and everyone else in the division — still have a mathematical chance to catch the Super Bowl champions. “They are …

LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams provide Bills’ ground-game a 1-2 punch

Thursday, November 19, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Karlos Williams can’t imagine anyone in the NFL having a more ideal backup role than the one he has in Buffalo playing behind LeSean McCoy. “I’m just blessed to be able to have him go out there and tear them up and loosen up …

Julian Edelman tough to replace for Pats, but Danny Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over the New York Giants last Sunday, leaving quarterback Tom Brady without …

Bills view Patriots game as barometer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday …

Tom Brady: tough to replace ‘great player’ like Julian Edelman

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the …

Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard FG keeps Patriots unbeaten, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There’s an air of invincibility and inevitability about the New England Patriots. Invincible because since January, they haven’t lost. Inevitable because of the feeling they will find a way — something they did in …

Giants RB Shane Vereen sees no weaknesses in his former team: the Patriots

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady …

Justin Pugh’s college teammate, Chandler Jones, will prove Giants’ biggest challenge

Friday, November 13, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Giants left guard Justin Pugh knows exactly what he has to do Sunday against New England Patriots pass rusher Chandler Jones. He has since college. The rivalry between he and Jones go back to their Syracuse days, when Pugh and the 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive …