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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, runs a drill with defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, left, and running back James Develin, right, during NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo)

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 part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga played well after being signed late last … 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 football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates … 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

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

NFL Draft: Texans pick Jadeveon Clowney No. 1

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NEW YORK — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: … 0

And the New England Patriots will select in the NFL draft ...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Predicting who the New England Patriots will take in the draft during the Bill Belichick era has always been challenging. The Patriots have been so unpredictable in the draft that most prognosticators will often preface a prediction with the caveat that nobody really knows what’s likely to happen. … 0

Patriots hope to improve pass rush in draft

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots stocked up on top free agent cornerbacks. Now it’s time to make their job easier by adding a young pass rusher. They hope to find one in the NFL draft starting Thursday night. “There’s a deep group of defensive linemen that are … 0

Newly appointed Troy Vincent looks to upgrade NFL

Sunday, April 27, 2014

NEW YORK — New director of football operations Troy Vincent can see in the NFL’s future a developmental league, an eighth official on the field for games, and coaches using tablets on the sidelines to call plays. Vincent, a former Pro Bowl player and president of the players’ … 0

Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Mike McCarthy promises there won’t be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. The last time Green Bay visited CenturyLink … 0

David Ortiz want to visit Marathon finish line Monday

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON — David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots’ Day game against Baltimore. Just more than a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about … 0