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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Logan Mankins meets with members of the media before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins  in Tampa, Fla. Mankins says he isn't upset by a trade that sent him from New England to Tampa Bay. He's focused on learning the playbook and helping the Buccaneers' struggling offensive line.  (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)

Buccaneers G Logan Mankins settling in with new team

Monday, September 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Logan Mankins was a little surprised, though not upset, by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice and are counting on Mankins to make a difference on their … 0

Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t play in any of … 0

Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Texans

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jimmy Garoppolo will be carrying a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots’ sideline this season. The Patriots traded former Brady backup Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, elevating Garoppolo to the No. 2 job behind the two-time NFL MVP. Garoppolo was a second-round pick in this year’s draft … 0

Patriots acquire DL Jerel Worthy from Packers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots have acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end. Worthy’s agent, Chafie Fields, said Wednesday the deal was … 0

Patriots, Eagles practice on rainy day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Philadelphia Eagles have made huge strides since practicing with the New England Patriots a year ago. From a 4-12 record to 10-6 and their first playoff berth in three years. From learning a different system … 0

Jeremy Maclin beats Revis for TD in Eagles-Pats practice

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jeremy Maclin ran past Darrelle Revis along the right side and hauled in a long touchdown pass. Not to worry, Patriots fans. It was just part of a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and … 0

Belichick looking forward to practices with Eagles

Monday, August 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is looking forward to this week’s joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second straight year. “This will be a good opportunity for our team to play against the Eagles — the offense and defenses and schemes that they … 0

Recovering Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski works with Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis

Sunday, August 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (A.P.)— Rob Gronkowski is getting some help from a couple of very talented friends as he continues his comeback from knee surgery: Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis. As the New England Patriots prepare for their second preseason game, Gronkowski, their star tight end, awaits a return to … 0

Patriots backup QBs need plenty of improvement

Friday, August 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady watched his backups get plenty of playing time in the New England Patriots exhibition opener. The conclusion was clear: Brady better stay healthy. Ryan Mallett struggled in Thursday night’s 23-6 loss to the … 0

Brady sits; RG3 gets a series as Redskins top Patriots

Thursday, August 7, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — For his first preseason game as an NFL head coach, Jay Gruden said his goal was to “eliminate the chaos” on the sideline. Did he succeed? “It was chaotic more so for me than everybody … 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