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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, advances down the field during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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. “He’s got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He’s made a lot of really great plays out here.” White was thought of as being a third down back in New England passing game. However a few weeks ago, coach Bill Belichick called the rookie “a very interesting and versatile player” and hinted at more than just one down per series. White … 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 versatility that has earned praise from coach Bill Belichick. “He gets better all the time,” … 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 part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga … 0

Patriots sign draft picks Bryan Stork, Jon Halapio, Jemea Thomas

Monday, May 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed three more draft picks and added three undrafted free agents to the roster. The Patriots signed offensive linemen Bryan Stork, a fourth-round pick from Florida, and Jon Halapio, a sixth-rounder from Florida. They also signed defensive back Jemea Thomas, … 0

Patriots use draft to add depth on offensive, defensive lines

Sunday, May 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — 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 … 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