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Moses Cabrera, New England Patriots assistant strength and conditioning coach runs alongside of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during a stretch session before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots play the Chicago Bears Sunday in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Injury to Chandler Jones puts pressure on Patriots defense

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around New England last Thursday night. They rushed for …

Titans trade LB Akeem Ayers to Patriots

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has traded linebacker Akeem Ayers to the New England Patriots in what coach Ken Whisenhunt says gives the linebacker a fresh start. “A situation that was probably the best for both parties,” Whisenhunt said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. “Somebody that was interested and we got something out of it. It’s good for us, it’s good …

Despite problems, Patriots have won 3 straight

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn’t hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. Replacing injured players. The Patriots returned to practice Tuesday hoping to solve all that — and soon. After a home game against the Chicago Bears on …

Bills seek to end role of playing Patriots’ patsy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Forget the individual motivation. In the eight months since departing New England and signing with Buffalo, linebacker Brandon Spikes can appreciate what it would mean for the Bills to beat the Patriots on Sunday. …

Patriots CB Darrelle Revis likely to face Bills rookie Sammy Watkins

Friday, October 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Another week. Another tough matchup for Darrelle Revis. The New England cornerback, who has been lining up against the opposition’s top receiver in five games with his new team, wouldn’t commit to doing it again …

Stevan Ridley helps Patriots’ offense emerge

Thursday, October 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Stevan Ridley cracked a wry smile. Despite struggling through the first four weeks of the season, New England’s offense was never broken, or searching for an identity. The Patriots running back insists that it’s been there the entire time. He just helped it emerge again. After …

Tight end Tim Wright getting comfortable with Patriots

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tim Wright hurried to learn a different offense when he was traded to the New England Patriots less than two weeks before the season. The second-year tight end feels much more comfortable now. Comfortable enough to …

Patriots improve offense by using balance

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England is using balance to break out of its offensive slump. A statement win over Cincinnati on Sunday night helped even though the stats show the Patriots have had a mediocre offense so far this year. New England is 10th in the AFC in …

Brady back on target heading into game vs. Bills

Monday, October 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady fired a pass for a 20-yard gain on the very first play. It was like a dart that punctured the criticism that followed him after his offense’s awfulness in the previous game. Over-the-hill? An …

Brady back in form, Patriots beat Bengals 43-17

Monday, October 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — What a turnaround for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Brady finally looked like a quarterback who has 50,000 yards in his career, becoming the sixth to reach that milestone and throwing for two touchdowns …

Patriots still unsure on Brandon Browner, Brian Tyms vs Cincinnati

Friday, October 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Coach Bill Belichick said Friday no decision has been made on whether the New England Patriots will activate cornerback Brandon Browner or wide receiver Brian Tyms in time for Sunday night’s game against the Cincinnati …

Patriots’ defense looking to rebound from big loss

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — There weren’t too many bright spots for the New England Patriots’ defense during a 27-point blowout to Kansas City. The fact that it occurred in a Monday night game is one small positive. Kansas City’s 41-14 dismantling of the Patriots in front of a national audience …

Judge orders bullets in Aaron Hernandez case thrown out

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FALL RIVER — Bullets found in an apartment rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a magazine found in his Hummer were thrown out as evidence in his murder case Thursday by a judge who said …