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Patriots equipment manager dies of leukemia

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Don Brocher, the Patriots' equipment manager and longest tenured employee, lost his battle with leukemia late Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots lone division team above .500

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
The AFC East may boast the No. 2 seed in the league in the Patriots, but the rest of the division remains well behind New England.

Patriots shut out Dolphins, earn playoff bye

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Dolphins.

Report: Patriots' Gronkowski likely to play Sunday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is likely to play Sunday vs. Miami, according to Comcast SportsNet New England. 

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. Dolphins run defense

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Stopping Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing game is tough enough, but Miami can pull off an upset if it can stop New England’s running game. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots get ugly win, Dolphins aim for .500

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Patriots struggled to beat the Jaguars, the Dolphins got revenge by beating the Bills and the Jets fell in Greg McElroy's first start.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Patriots hold off Jaguars for 11th win

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Tom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two touchdown passes, and the playoff-bound Patriots held on to beat the woeful Jaguars 23-16 Sunday.

Patriots getting improved play from Deaderick

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots third-year DL Brandon Deaderick has seen more playing time, taking snaps from DT Kyle Love, adding to an already strong D-line.

AFC East Spin cycle: Pats stumble, Dolphins hanging on

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots’ winning streak came to an end in a wild Sunday night loss to the 49ers and the Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes on life support.

49ers withstand Patriots' comeback, clinch playoff spot

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers earned a playoff berth by withstanding a stunning comeback by New England from a 28-point deficit to beat the Patriots 41-34.

No surprise when Patriots re-sign WR Branch

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Observers were far from surprised when New England brought back former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to add depth to an injury-riddled position.

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. 49ers run defense

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Edelman, Julian (WR)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 3:43 p.m.
The New England Patriots have re-signed Edelman. He was an unrestricted free agent.
The 26-year-old former seventh-round draft choice caught 21 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns last season before going on injured reserve with a foot injury. In four NFL seasons, he has 69 receptions for 714 yards and four touchdowns. He has also returned three punts for touchdowns, including a franchise-record 94-yarder against Miami in the 2010 season.

Dennard, Alfonzo (CB)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:02 a.m.
Dennard was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for assaulting a police officer outside a Lincoln bar last year.
In court, Dennard apologized to his coaches, supporters, police and his family and promised to abide by the terms of the probation. He declined comment after leaving court.

Gronkowski, Rob (TE)

Posted April 07, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m.
The New England Patriots say they don't have any comment on published reports that Gronkowski has an infection in his broken arm that could keep him out into the season.
The Boston Herald reported on Sunday that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team doesn't expect to comment on the report.

Jenkins, Michael (WR)

Posted March 28, 2013 @ 5:48 p.m.
The New England Patriots have signed free agent wide receiver Michael Jenkins.
In his ninth season, Jenkins caught 40 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns with the Minnesota Vikings last year. He joined them in 2011 after seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who drafted him in the first round in 2004 out of Ohio State.

Kelly, Tommy (DT)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 3:49 p.m.
The Oakland Raiders have released Kelly, cutting ties with their longest-tenured position player on the roster.
Kelly signed a $50.1 million, seven-year contract to remain with Oakland in 2008. He was owed $6.5 million this year before being cut. Kelly had one sack in 16 games last season.

Svitek, Will (T)

Posted March 18, 2013 @ 7:03 p.m.
The Patriots have signed Svitek.
Svitek is a seven-year veteran who spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and the past four with the Atlanta Falcons. He was on injured reserve all last year with an arm injury. Svitek has played in 61 games with 16 starts since being drafted by the Chiefs in the sixth round in 2005 out of Stanford. Kansas City released him at the end of training camp in 2008. He was out of the NFL that year, then signed with Atlanta on Feb. 12, 2009.

Wilson, Adrian (S)

Posted March 16, 2013 @ 6:54 p.m.
The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson. The team made the announcements on Saturday.
Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season by a defensive back, eight, and is the sixth player in NFL history to record 25 sacks and 25 interceptions in his career.

Arrington, Kyle (CB)

Posted March 16, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.
The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson. The team made the announcements on Saturday.
Arrington tied for the NFL lead in 2011 with seven interceptions.

Talib, Aqib (CB)

Posted March 16, 2013 @ 6:53 p.m.
The New England Patriots have released receiver Brandon Lloyd and re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington and Adrian Wilson.
Talib was acquired by New England in a trade with Tampa Bay on Nov. 1 for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. He started in five of six games for New England after the trade and had 19 tackles and an interception that he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.

Washington, Leon (RB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 6:57 p.m.
The Patriots announced the signing of Washington, who has played seven seasons with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Washington, 30, is a former fourth-round draft choice from Florida State who shares the NFL record of eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2012.

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