A sizable number of important Patriots defenders were released by other teams before finding success in New England.
Broncos QB Tim Tebow played hurt on Saturday night, but apparently will make a full recovery from his injuries, without requiring surgery.
Heading into the playoffs, getting off to better starts as to not put so much pressure on Tom Brady early on will be a big focus of the Patriots' defense.
For this week's "Five questions with..." PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain spoke with Patriots OLB Rob Ninkovich about the team's defense and what needs to improve.
The Patriots have had no problem putting up points, but when the defense needed to make stops on Sunday because of Tom Brady's interceptions, they couldn't get the job done.
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OLB Rob Ninkovich, keeping him off the free agent market following the season.
In addition to Jermaine Cunningham, who will be counted on to step up in his second season, DE-OLB Eric Moore could be one of the reasons the Patriots can feel comfortable standing pat during free agency.
This is the seventh in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's LB situation.
Although he's been impressive in his first year as a starter, New England OLB Rob Ninkovich isn't certain to have a starting job next season.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, QB Tom Brady and other players spoke to the media on Wednesday before the team's bye week for the wild-card round of the playoffs. All quotes are from transcripts provided by the Patriots.
Julian Edelman's punt-return touchdown was the play of the game for the Patriots and garnered him special-teams player of the game honors.
In the Patriots' victory over the Ravens, their starting linebackers, including rookie Brandon Spikes, made big plays to seal the win late.
After starring under the "Monday Night Football" lights in Week Four, Patriots OLB Rob Ninkovich can say he has come a long way since bouncing around on practice squads in Miami and New Orleans.
Each week throughout the season we'll ask our Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport five questions about the Pats. This week, Ian reacted to the Randy Moss trade and talked about the surprising play of OLB Rob ...
The Patriots didn't need their offense to carry them to victory Monday night, thanks to a special-teams clinic.
Here are some noteworthy quotes from Patriots players and head coach Bill Belichick following their 41-14 victory over the Dolphins on Monday night.
The Patriots' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 41-14 win over the Dolphins in Week Four.