FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again added to their growing pipeline of former Alabama players, including defensive lineman LaBryan Ray among eight players signed Monday as undrafted free agents.
The New England Patriots picked up three players to protect quarterback Mac Jones and one to back him up.
After making a surprising reach for Chattanooga guard Cole Strange in the first round of the NFL draft, the Patriots on Saturday added another guard, LSU's Chasen Hines, and Michigan offensive tackle Andrew Stueber.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were one of the biggest spenders in free agency during the 2020 offseason, uncharacteristically shelling out big-money deals to plug holes on both sides of the ball.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Evan Neal was the big man at Alabama's pro day, and not just because of his towering physical presence.
The Crimson Tide's 6-foot-7, 337-pound left tackle was easily the highest-rated prospect going through pro day Wednesday before representatives of all 32 NFL teams.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s retirement lasted 40 days.
Brady said Sunday he’s returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd NFL season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram, saying he has “unfinished business.” The news stole the spotlight from the NCAA’s Selection Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have filled a key vacancy in their front office, promoting Matt Groh to director of player personnel.
Groh assumes the post vacated by Dave Ziegler after he left to become general manager of the Las Vegas Raiders.
FOXBOROUGH, Mas. (AP) — The Patriots are bringing back Joe Judge as an offensive assistant less than a month after he was fired as head coach of the Giants.
Judge, who served as an assistant in New England for eight seasons, rejoins coach Bill Belichick's coaching staff after going 10-23 over two seasons in New York.
Tom Brady, whether he calls it quits soon or not, is unmatched in the history of NFL quarterbacks: seven Super Bowl wins, five Super Bowl MVPs and a host of passing records over 22 seasons.
After ESPN first reported Brady’s retirement on Saturday, citing unidentified sources, Brady called Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to say he has not made a decision, according to two people who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the conversations.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills pitched a near-perfect game in their playoff victory against the New England Patriots.
The Bills became the first team in NFL history to score touchdowns on their first seven drives of a playoff game, before kneeling down on the final possession of a 47-17 win over New England.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have talked about needing to summon a heightened sense of urgency since having their seven-game win streak ended during a mistaken-laden loss at Indianapolis last month.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When the NFL regular season draws to a close on Sunday night, the New England Patriots might end up as the No. 1 seed for the AFC playoffs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots’ one-year, post-Tom Brady postseason drought is over because of their 50-10 rout of the Jaguars on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots squandered an opportunity to lock up the AFC East title in a humbling loss to the Bills last week.
They took out their frustrations on the lowly Jaguars to earn their way back into the postseason.
Something we've come to expect is Kansas City closing in on AFC home-field advantage for the playoffs and the only bye. A win and the Titans losing to the Dolphins does the trick.
As for the Cincinnati Bengals clinching anything but a high draft choice?
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A week after apologizing for his surly demeanor in the aftermath of the Patriots’ loss to the Colts, Bill Belichick was more composed Sunday as he answered questions about what went wrong in New England’s 33-21 loss to Buffalo.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For three weeks, safety Jordan Poyer and the Buffalo Bills had to live under the cloud of being embarrassed by Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots on national TV.
“Embarrassing” was the word phrased in a question Poyer took issue with following a 14-10 prime-time loss to the Patriots on Dec.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Pat Graham is one of the those cheery characters who always seems to have a smile on his face, and it just gets bigger around Christmas.
The New York Giants' defensive coordinator loves the season, except during football season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In successive weeks last season, the Buffalo Bills ended the Patriots’ run of 11 consecutive AFC East titles and put a cap on their first season sweep of New England in more than a decade.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots could have their two top contributors on offense back on the field for Sunday’s key AFC East matchup with the Bills.
Leading rusher Damien Harris returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out last week’s loss at Indianapolis with a hamstring injury.
What’s more surprising than Bill Belichick’s team making sloppy mistakes? How about the longtime Patriots coach apologizing for his surly attitude in the post-game media availability.
The “on to Cincinnati” meme-maker told reporters on Monday that he was sorry for being curt after the 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts that dropped New England from the No.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Belichick relied on his characteristically short, sharp answers to explain what went wrong Saturday night at Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Taylor understood the challenge long before he suited up Saturday night.
He anticipated defensive mastermind Bill Belichick would stack the line of scrimmage and dare the Indianapolis Colts to beat them with the passing game as he's done to so many other opponents.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills appear to be in denial identifying their shortcomings and the challenges ahead in staying afloat in the AFC playoff picture.
It didn't take long for the New England Patriots to become the New England Patriots again.
After stumbling through a 7-9 season last year while watching Tom Brady win a seventh ring in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Belichick's squad is once again the class of the AFC.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Their kids are friends, even were classmates in some cases. All their wives are close with one another. The group has won together, lost together, celebrated Super Bowl championships together.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s beginning to feel like old times in New England.
The Patriots were solid in all three phases as they romped to a 36-13 win over Tennessee on Sunday. It was their sixth straight victory and kept them atop the AFC East standings with five games remaining.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After taking care of business in New England, Houston coach Dana Holgorsen decided to channel Bill Belichick, happy that his team can finally switch its focus to next weekend's American Athletic Conference championship game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In its two matchups with New England under coach Mike Vrabel, Tennessee has turned the Patriot Way into the Titan Way.
The Patriots dominated the series for years, winning 10 of 12 before the Titans hired the former New England linebacker as their head coach in 2018.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are back in a familiar spot. Same for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
The Chiefs and Patriots have surged to first place in their respective divisions with monthlong winning streaks.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The starting quarterback is injured and won't be close to 100% — even if the No. 1 overall pick plays. The passing game isn't producing nearly enough big plays or points and the season has grown desperate.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming out of Rutgers as a third-round draft pick in 2013, defensive back Logan Ryan vividly recalls his first on-field workout with the New England Patriots.
It was an organized team activity and players were wearing blue or gray T-shirts.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A month ago, the New England Patriots were 2-4 and appeared headed for a second straight season of irrelevance.
Four games later, they are back in a familiar spot as a playoff contender in the AFC.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bill Belichick doesn't have to worry about his New England defense containing Cleveland's best offensive player.
Browns' star running back Nick Chubb will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and then not passing protocols in time to be eligible to play.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This past offseason was filled with atypical moves by the New England Patriots.
First, the normally frugal Bill Belichick went on a rare spending spree, committing lots of money to bring in free agents on both sides of the ball.
CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) — Bill Belichick has the blueprint for beating Sam Darnold, and it starts with disguising coverages.
His players just seem to do the rest.
New England's defense intercepted Darnold on three consecutive possessions in the second half — including one that J.C.
Fox Sports could have had one of the more intriguing games of the week with Green Bay visiting Kansas City — until Aaron Rodgers went into the NFL's COVID-19 protocol, ending a potential shootout with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
BOSTON (AP) — Jerseys, baseball bats and other items that belonged to Pete Frates, the former college baseball player whose inspiring fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped popularize the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert is in a rough patch for really the first time in his ascendant NFL career.
Back-to-back East Coast opponents with cagey veteran coaching staffs put him there.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots experienced their share of near misses in opening the season with four consecutive losses at Gillette Stadium.
On Sunday there wasn’t much they didn’t do well in routing the Jets 54-13 to post their first home victory of 2021.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Things didn't go so well for Zach Wilson the first time he faced the New England Patriots.
Four interceptions, a 25-6 loss and Bill Belichick making the New York Jets' quarterback look every bit a rookie.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dak Prescott threw 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime, and the Dallas Cowboys survived a wild finish to beat New England 35-29 on Sunday, their first win over Bill Belichick’s Patriots.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For 60 minutes, the New England Patriots had an answer for nearly everything the Dallas Cowboys threw at them.
But as they trudged off the field following a 35-29 overtime loss on Sunday, they had to confront the reality that they're not quite good enough to beat one of the league's elite teams.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dak Prescott wasn't going to let anything prevent him from enjoying the moment.
While his team celebrated around him after he threw 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime to beat the New Patriots 35-29 Sunday, the Cowboys quarterback felt pain in his right calf.
BOSTON (AP) — The sure sign for Red Sox manager Alex Cora that things are getting serious in the baseball playoffs: He got a text from Patriots coach Bill Belichick wishing him luck.
“That’s like the highlight of the year,” Cora gushed before the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) — The mistake-riddled performance of Houston rookie quarterback Davis Mills last week against the Buffalo Bills led to the most lopsided loss in franchise history.
Things won’t get any easier Sunday when Mills leads the Texans (1-3) against coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots (1-3).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andy Reid kicked off Homecoming Sunday with a record-setting win in Philadelphia, and Tom Brady finished it with one of his own against Bill Belichick in New England.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass (AP) — Put another mark in the win column for Tom Brady in his lingering grudge with Bill Belichick.
The Buccaneers quarterback, who has already won a Super Bowl since leaving his longtime coach behind, won his first matchup against Belichick on Sunday night when he led Tampa Bay to a 19-17 victory over the New England Patriots.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stood on a stage and spent a few minutes running down a partial list of Don Shula’s accomplishments: two Super Bowl wins, more wins than any coach in NFL history and the only perfect season the league has ever seen.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady’s legacy is forever steeped in each of the six Super Bowl championship banners he had a part in hanging above New England’s Gillette Stadium.
Yet, he might as well be playing in front of a mirror when he returns to face the Patriots.