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New England Patriots cornerbacks Darrelle Revis (24) and Alfonzo Dennard (37) walk during a stretching session before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Darrelle Revis a success in New England

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek Carr into a mistake or two Sunday when the Patriots (1-1) host the Raiders (0-2). Chances are, though, Revis will do just that. The eight-year veteran was acquired during the offseason to bolster a mediocre defense and already is making a major impact through just two weeks. New England’s defense ranks near the top of the NFL …

Raiders rookie Derek Carr focuses on job at hand

Thursday, September 18, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. — As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach’s job security. But if the Raiders don’t start winning soon, those questions about Dennis Allen’s job will only get …

Tom Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at them. “I’ve got to do a …

Tom Brady wins preseason debut, Pats top Eagles 42-35

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on …

Tom Brady, LeSean McCoy lead respective offenses of 2013 playoff teams

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Still wearing their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy smiled and chatted with each other after their teams’ joint practice. Two of the busiest and best players at their positions won’t have such relaxing moments when …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …