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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up for a pass during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo)

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. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest on the team to the guy who’s … 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 Thursday. “He’s been cleared to play,” coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. That’s welcome news to … 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 507 yards, the most New England allowed in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as coach. So … 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

NFL headed for expanded playoffs in 2015

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams. “Teams can go from 9-7 to the Super Bowl, as we’ve seen,” said Mara, knowing full … 0

Patriots sign draft picks Bryan Stork, Jon Halapio, Jemea Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed three more draft picks and added three undrafted free agents to the roster. The Patriots signed offensive linemen Bryan Stork, a fourth-round pick from Florida, and Jon Halapio, a sixth-rounder from Florida. They also signed defensive back Jemea Thomas, … 0

Patriots use draft to add depth on offensive, defensive lines

Sunday, May 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive and defensive lines on the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. The Patriots, who allowed 40 sacks in 2013 — the most times quarterback Tom Brady has … 0

Patriots add depth to offensive, defensive lines

Saturday, May 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots bolstered their offensive and defensive lines on the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. The Patriots, who allowed 40 sacks in 2013 — the most times quarterback Tom Brady has been sacked in a full season since he arrived in Foxborough … 0

NFL Draft Day 2: Patriots take QB Jimmy Garoppolo; Raiders grab QB David Carr

Saturday, May 10, 2014

NEW YORK — The only two quarterbacks chosen on the second day of the NFL draft Friday have a lot to emulate. Derek Carr’s guiding light has been older brother David, the top overall pick in the 2002 … 0

Patriots take QB Jimmy Garoppolo in 2nd round

Friday, May 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots, casting an eye toward the future, selected Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with their second-round pick in the NFL draft Friday night. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be 37 in August and doesn’t appear near retirement, but Garoppolo, who says Brady … 0

Patriots draft Florida DL Dominique Easley in 1st round

Friday, May 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots selected Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley with the No. 29 overall pick in the NFL draft. A 6-foot-2, 288-pound lineman who could play on the inside or outside, Easley was said to … 0