PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former UConn RB Donald Brown Released By Patriots

The former Husky star suffered an injury which prevented him from competing for a roster spot in New England. UConn football’s all-time leader in rushing yards is looking for a new home in the NFL, as the Boston Herald is reporting that Donald Brown was released by the New England Patriots with an injury settlement. Brown was signed by the Patriots this offseason to a contract...
Via The UConn Blog
1 hour ago

Report: Patriots to release starting center Bryan Stork

The New England Patriots are a franchise that tends to buck the trend in the NFL. They don’t shy away from making the unconventional move, like trading their best pass rusher from last season for an offensive guard.The Patriots continued their ways of making surprising transactions Wednesday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, New England is cutting its starting center Bryan...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Report: Pats adding Nate Washington to discard pile

The Patriots have started paring down their roster well ahead of next week’s cut to 75 players with center Bryan Stork, running back Donald Brown and cornerback E.J. Biggers among those given their release. Tom Curran of CSN New England reports that veteran wide receiver Nate Washington has been added to that list. Washington signed…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 hours ago

For Patriots' Marcus Cannon, Vollmer Injury Opens Opportunity

When word surfaced on Sunday that starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had undergone shoulder surgery and was done for the season before it even started, the news was met with gloom by New England Patriots' fans, because they saw what happened last season with the offensive line and injuries.And though many still blame the offensive line for what happened in 2015, the truth of...
Via Foxborough Free Press
22 hours ago

Tom Brady's thumb injury appears to be very minor

Tom Brady returned to practice on Tuesday after missing the previous two days to tend to a personal matter. The last time he was seen at the New England Patriots’ facility was on Thursday, when he missed his team’s preseason game after he cut his thumb with scissors. While the extent of the injury was unknown at the time, it’s probably now safe to say it won’t prevent the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Police looking for Patriots fan who stole autographed helmet

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Police in Massachusetts are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they say stole a helmet autographed by the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots from a bar near Gillette Stadium. The theft occurred Aug. 11 at Skipjack's in Foxborough. Surveillance video from the restaurant shows a man in a Tom Brady jersey climb over the bar, take...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Garoppolo does't know why Brady is excused from practice

Tom Brady reportedly was excused from New England Patriots practice Sunday and Monday, and even his teammates don’t know why. Backup quarterback — and Weeks 1 through 4 starter — Jimmy Garoppolo was asked Monday morning on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan with Minihane” where Brady has been. “Your guess is as good as mine,” Garoppolo said. “It’s kind of like the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Cowboys steal the Patriots' catch phrase?

The brand new Dallas Cowboys training camp locker room has a sign on the wall with three words that may seem familiar to a group of people in Foxborough. Cowboys new training camp locker room has "Do Your Job" on wall. Patriots have three trademarks to that phrase. pic.twitter.com/IsfDkrJO2t — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 21, 2016 Indeed, “Do Your Job” is a common...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the New England Patriots tight ends

After ending 2015 with a 12-4 regular season record and a complete turnout of 13-5, the New England Patriots had witnessed the resurgence of Rob Gronkowski as their starting Tight End. With players like Marcellus Bennett, AJ Derby, and Clay Harbor to follow up behind him, it looks like a fun year for tight ends in New England. Gronkowski looked to be an invaluable asset for the Patriots...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Lewis needs second surgery on knee

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis needs a second surgery on his injured knee, and it is unclear when and if he will return this season. Lewis, who tore his ACL last November, had not been participating in training camp. BREAKING: #Patriots RB Dion Lewis needs 2d knee surgery, league source confirms. Timetable for his return is uncertain. Tore ACL last Nov. 8 — Jim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick impressed with DL Anthony Johnson

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick went out of his way to talk about defensive lineman Anthony Johnson who was signed as a free agent after being a reserve who played in seven games with Miami as a rookie in 2014. Belichick said he was impressed when Johnson came in for a workout this offseason, and surprised him by how much weight he had dropped. “Honestly, I didn’t...
Via 60 Max Power O
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald has ‘slight MCL strain’

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was held out of Friday night’s preseason game with a minor knee injury. After the game, head coach Bruce Arians (who had his own minor health scare this week) told reporters it was a “slight MCL strain” that kept the 32-year-old receiver out of the game, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. #AZCardinals coach Bruce Arians told...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Assessing the wide receivers

With just two weeks of preseason football left, football fans are starting to look more and more towards the regular season.  With that, comes the continuation of our assessment of each positional group for the New England Patriots. For the assessment of the defensive line, click here. For the assessment of the linebackers, click here. For the assessment of the defensive backs...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alan Branch informs Patriots teammates he’s been suspended

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch notified teammates he’s been suspended, sources informed of the situation told NESN.com. According to ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss, Branch’s suspension is a “team-based issue." Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reports has been suspended “a few days” for violating team rules. Branch played 16 games — starting...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM: David Johnson ‘best receiving back I’ve seen’

The expectations keep rising for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, whom many are predicting to produce a monster sophomore season. The man who drafted the NFL’s next big thing at running back can’t even help himself. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Johnson is “probably the best receiving back” he’s ever seen, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronkowski misses practice, injury said to be 'minor'

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was not present for the start of practice on Tuesday, but the injury he suffered the day before is not believed to be serious. After Gronkowski came up lame and took himself out of practice on Monday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that Gronk is dealing with a “minor” ailment. Sounds like whatever caused #Patriots TE Rob...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New England Patriots Practice gets Violent with Chicago Bears

Pro Bowl Corner Malcolm Butler and Bears #1 Receiver Alshon Jeffery get in a fight during joint practice. Gronkowski leaves practice with a minor injury. Report by CLNS Radio's, Tyler Trudeau North Station Media Productions | CLNS Radio Follow on Twitter @CLNSRadio Subscribe to youtube.com/CLNSRadio Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CLNSFans
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five AFC East story lines heading into 2016 NFL season

The New England Patriots have been looking for revenge all summer ‘16, as they look to continue their dominance of the AFC East. Bill Belichick’s Patriots have won 13 of the last 15 AFC East crowns, including seven straight. Once Tom Brady returns from his four-game suspension, the Patriots will be like a shark searching for blood in the water. The Patriots are not the only...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: New England Patriots

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the New England Patriots. 2015 in a nutshell: They start strong but are eventually ravaged by injuries and fade down the stretch before losing the AFC title game in Denver. Why 2016 could be different: A team that went 12-4 last season will be without...
Via This Given Sunday
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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