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Report: Chargers add LB Guyton

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed LB Gary Guyton on Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Patriots place Stallworth on I.R. and release TE Shiancoe

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed WR Donté Stallworth on injured reserve and released TE Visanthe Shiancoe, the team announced Tuesday.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Texans will learn from humbling loss

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots are the class of the AFC, but the Texans are far better than they showed Monday and will respond with a strong effort against the Colts.

Patriots rout Texans in key AFC matchup

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, one to Brandon Lloyd, and the Patriots rolled over the Texans, 42-14, on Monday night.

Patriots activate RB Bolden

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Patriots activated RB Brandon Bolden to the 53-man roster on Monday. He is eligible to play in Monday night’s game against the Texans.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Key matchup: Texans running game vs. Patriots run defense

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
In a potential AFC title-game preview between the Patriots and Texans, Arian Foster and Houston's rushing attack will be under the microscope.

Battle for AFC supremacy in Foxborough

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Two AFC heavyweights battle when the Texans travel to New England for a classic Monday-night game; plus, lots more from the Week 14 action.

Patriots place WR Edelman on I.R.

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced the re-signing of WR Donté Stallworth and placed WR Julian Edelman on injured reserve.

Texans to sign CB Routt

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Texans will sign CB Stanford Routt after working him out on Tuesday, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.

Reports: Patriots to re-sign WR Stallworth

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots will bring back WR Donté Stallworth, according to multiple reports.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots again reign supreme

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
It's a familiar sight — the Patriots donning celebratory AFC East champion gear, with the rest of the division looking up at them.

Patriots top Dolphins, clinch AFC East title

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Patriots took advantage of Miami's mistakes Sunday to win 23-16 and clinch their fourth consecutive AFC East title.

Key matchup: Dolphins defense vs. Patriots QB Tom Brady

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Dolphins kept their faint playoff hopes alive with a win over the Seahawks in Week 12, but have a much stiffer test against Tom Brady's Patriots.

Patriots have scheme, personnel to replace Cunningham

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Jermaine Cunningham's strong season has been put on hold as the Patriots turn to the "next man up" to replace the suspended defensive end.

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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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