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New England Patriots

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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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  • Published
    February 7, 2012

    Patriots Beat: Loss stings because Patriots came so close

    INDIANAPOLIS — The first tweet from New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco on The Morning After was simple: “I love you all.” And maybe that’s what we need to take from the Patriots’ latest Super Bowl failure. Because in the end, we can dissect the Patriots’ 21-17 last-minute loss to the New York Giants […]

  • Published
    February 7, 2012

    No regret about unusual move

    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady say a decision to allow the Giants' winning TD was the right call.

  • Published
    February 7, 2012

    Now, time to pick up the pieces

    The Patriots face some critical offseason choices as they try to recover from another Super Bowl loss.

  • Published
    February 6, 2012

    The MVP: Manning’s the man of the moment, again

    Eli Manning demonstrates that he is much more than Peyton's little brother; he belongs in an elite class.

  • Published
    February 6, 2012

    Patriots Beat: Ugly scene that’s been seen before

    INDIANAPOLIS – How do you explain this? Tell me, how do you explain this? The New York Giants did it again to the New England Patriots. Eli Manning did it again to Tom Brady. Tom Coughlin did it again to Bill Belichick. It was New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17 on Sunday night […]