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    May 2, 2012

    Patriots Beat: Patrick Chung greets fans, and just the fans

    PORTLAND — If you were a New England Patriots fan, Tuesday was a good night to be at Hadlock Field. Yes, it was raw and drizzly and the Portland Sea Dogs’ game was postponed. But Patrick Chung, the Patriots hard-hitting safety, was at the ballpark. For just under an hour, he signed autographs, posed for […]

  • Published
    April 27, 2012

    Patriots draft for defense

    New England trades up to acquire a defensive end, then selects a linebacker in the first round.

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    April 26, 2012

    Patriots pick Jones, Hightower

    Defensive end Chandler Jones of Syracuse and linebacker Dont'a Hightower of Alabama are taken in the first round of the NFL draft.

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    April 25, 2012

    Pats no strangers to making moves during the draft

    New England is giving no clues, but when it does make selections, defense could be the priority.

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    April 18, 2012

    NFL Notebook: Patriots open at Titans, play on holiday

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots, the defending AFC champions, will open the 2012 season in Nashville, Tenn., against the Titans on Sept. 9, and will meet the rival New York Jets in New Jersey on Thanksgiving night. The game at the Jets will be the Patriots’ fifth Thanksgiving game. New England last played […]

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    March 22, 2012

    Patriots Beat: Patriots stocking up in a quiet way

    While the Twittersphere was exploding about Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow and the Saints, the Patriots quietly went about their business signing key free agents and bringing new players aboard.

  • Published
    March 21, 2012
    Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III, Daniel Synder

    NFL Notebook: Two free agents leave Patriots, sign deals with Bengals, Bills

    CINCINNATI – A person familiar with the negotiations said former Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, who need a replacement for Cedric Benson. Green-Ellis spent four seasons with New England, carrying 181 times for 667 yards in 2011 with 11 touchdowns. Various reports had him agreeing to a […]

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    March 6, 2012

    NFL Notebook: Patriots slap Welker with franchise tag

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on Wes Welker, the receiver who caught more passes than anyone else in the NFL last season but couldn’t come down with one that might have clinched a Super Bowl victory. The move means Welker would be paid about $9.5 million for next season […]

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    February 7, 2012

    Tom Caron: Despite run of success, loss still hurts

    The Patriots are still on the clock. After Sunday’s disheartening loss to the Giants, the Patriots are still the Boston team that has gone the longest since its last championship. Tom Brady might be 0 for 2 in his last two Super Bowl appearances, but it’s still hard to get disheartened in a city that […]

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    February 7, 2012

    Super Bowl Notebook: Lightning struck Pats again

    INDIANAPOLIS — Three times. Not once, not twice. The New York Giants have ripped the hearts out of the New England Patriots the last three times the teams have played, including wins in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. The latter, of course, came Sunday night when the Giants rallied in the final minutes, aided by […]

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