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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches a team scrimmage during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or in the kicking game,” the coach said Wednesday when talking about last week’s 26-24 victory at New Orleans. New England’s first-teamers were …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I felt like this was the best place,” Wayne said Tuesday before joining his new team …

Talks go on as lawyers try to win over ‘Deflategate’ judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of …

Patriots release QB Matt Flynn, sign Ryan Lindley

Monday, August 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the …

Jerome Bettis, Junior Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

Friday, August 7, 2015

CANTON, Ohio — Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley. Not Jerome Bettis. Forget the politics. Forget …

Danny Amendola ready for bigger role with Patriots

Friday, August 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Danny Amendola celebrated a one-handed touchdown catch at New England Patriots camp Friday by getting up and firing the ball into the stands. That’s worth a fine during games. Not in training camp. “It was …

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie: Patriots’ Brady shouldn’t be suspended

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tom Brady has an unlikely ally in Antonio Cromartie. The New York Jets cornerback defended Brady during a television interview Thursday, saying the New England Patriots quarterback shouldn’t be suspended by the NFL for …

Cadet hoping to fit into Patriots’ backfield

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Travaris Cadet says a 2012 joint practice with the New England Patriots helped him decide on his new home for the 2015 season. “I had a chance to practice here in 2012, even though I was a Saint then, but I had some inside looks …

Hey Buddy: Junior Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 6, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Junior Seau was many things to many people. He was one of the most ferocious linebackers of all time, the fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers for 13 seasons. He was a …

Cornerback competition heats up in Patriots’ training camp

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Devin McCourty is ready to change the subject. Like his coach Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots safety is focusing on this year’s team and not the players who got away, like cornerbacks Darrelle Revis …

Ravens deny ‘tipping off’ Colts about deflated footballs

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Baltimore Ravens deny they tipped off the Indianapolis Colts about underinflated footballs before the AFC championship game. Court papers released Tuesday in New England quarterback Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL over his four-game suspension show that …

Deliberations start in ex-NFL’s star’s mortgage fraud case

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the mortgage fraud case of a former NFL star and his mother. Jurors got the case involving former New England Patriots wide receiver Irving Fryar, shortly after closing arguments concluded in the trial that lasted for about three …

NFL union releases Tom Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England …