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Patriots sign DB Dewey McDonald, place WR Aaron Dobson on injured reserve

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The New England Patriots signed defensive back Dewey McDonald to the 53-man roster Thursday and placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve. The 25-year-old McDonald was claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 28 and played in two games before being released Nov. 12. He was signed to the practice squad Nov. 14 and released Nov. 18. The 24-year-old Dobson had 13 catches for …

Former UMass WR Julian Talley works out for Patriots

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The New England Patriots, who are searching for wide receiver depth to counteract their recent injury woes, brought in former UMass receiver Julian Talley for a workout, according to ESPNBoston.com. Talley was cut from the New York Giants’ practice squad on Tuesday, the second time that happened this season. Talley, who had 162 …

Tom Brady says despite no matchup, he still respects Peyton Manning

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady is too busy concerning himself with what he calls “the best defense in the NFL” to spend much time thinking about missing another matchup with Peyton Manning. That’s not keeping the New England Patriots quarterback from tipping his helmet to his long-time adversary. “There’s nobody that has more respect for Peyton than me, outside of probably his parents, …

Pats take air out of Colts’ upset hopes in 34-27 win

Monday, October 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Brady got his revenge — with a little help from the Colts. He exposed holes in the defense, allowed his teammates to do most of the heavy lifting and let Indianapolis take the air out …

Colts preparing for any, all possibilities against Patriots

Saturday, October 17, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts spent all week poring through New England’s game tapes looking for answers. They know they haven’t really seen anything yet. If Indianapolis has learned anything from four straight blowout losses to the rival Patriots, …

Colts still seeking solutions for Patriots’ ground game

Friday, October 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts defense knows all about the ugly numbers. Indianapolis has faced New England four times in the past three years. Each time, the Colts’ defense was run over. Each time, Indianapolis read the stats, endured the film sessions and searched for answers. On Sunday night, …

Colts linebacker surprised to be at center of ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, October 15, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is a quiet, laid-back kind of guy. He doesn’t worry about personal mementoes, tries to avoid controversy and scandal and normally toes the company line. But as this weekend’s NFL feature attraction …

Q&A: Tom Brady on Deflategate, Gisele and Trump

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady has four Super Bowl rings, is a future Hall of Famer and his New England Patriots are off to a 4-0 start, and yet he’s still quick to mention his 199th rank in …

Former Patriots offensive lineman Adams, 67, dies in Houston

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) —Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Sam Adams has died in Houston at the age of 67. Adams became ill at his Houston home last Saturday and died at a hospital, Rodney Coleman of Coleman’s Mortuary in Jasper said Wednesday. No cause of death was released. …

Patriots OL Nate Solder placed on season-ending injured reserve

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday, three days after he left the game against the Dallas Cowboys with an arm injury. “Nate is a big part of …

Colts giving Patriots silent treatment heading into big game

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts spent so much time trying to catch the Patriots this offseason, they may actually have taken a page out of Bill Belichick’s playbook. Instead of talking about Sunday night’s eagerly anticipated showdown with New …

As usual, Patriots playing down any intrigue in next game

Monday, October 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nobody in the Patriots locker room is feeding into the hype of Sunday night’s AFC championship game rematch against the Indianapolis Colts. There’s plenty of potential for distraction after the “Deflategate” scandal when the Patriots were …

Colts QB Andrew Luck a full participant at practice for Patriots

Monday, October 12, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a full participant in Monday’s practice for the first time in two weeks, though his availability for this weekend’s showdown with New England remains unknown. Luck is still day-to-day with a …