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New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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 — the highest coach Bill Belichick has … 0

Patriots cut receiver Josh Boyce, long snapper Danny Aiken

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce, who entered training camp favored to be New England’s No. 1 kick returner, and long snapper Danny Aiken were among those cut Saturday as the Patriots got to the 53-player limit. Boyce, who played in nine games, caught nine passes and returned nine kicks before getting hurt last season. He caught four passes for 57 … 0

Newly acquired tight end Tim Wright fitting in with Patriots

Friday, August 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he was traded to New England from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots gave up offensive … 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

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