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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

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

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