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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs onto the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy after two injury-plagued seasons, the NFL’s third-highest scoring team last year should be even more potent. And the Patriots’ prospects of winning … 0

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh ruled that police were not entitled to take those items because they didn’t specifically list … 0

Patriots trade Pro Bowl lineman Logan Mankins to Buccaneers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have closed the door on the prospect of giving one of the players at the center … 0

Practices top game for Patriots, Redskins starters

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WASHINGTON — In some ways, the preseason opener between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins is very much an afterthought. For the regulars, the real work has already been accomplished. The teams went head-to-head over three days … 0

Tom Brady shines at Patriots-Redskins practice

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Tom Brady moved the ball with ease against the Washington Redskins during the two-minute drill, completing 9 of 10 passes in two scoring drives. Robert Griffin III lacked the same polish and precision when it … 0

Patriots, Redskins kick off joint practices

Monday, August 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Bill Belichick says the Washington Redskins were almost his “second home” during his first NFL season as a low-level assistant with the Baltimore Colts. It seems Ted Marchibroda didn’t change a thing after going from … 0

Patriots welcome back former greats at camp

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago. On a day when former All-Pro cornerback Ty Law entered the Patriot Hall of Fame, many of his former teammates … 0

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. … 0

Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end so James Develin is getting another chance to show the … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0