Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Tom Brady says his mother is ‘on the road to recovery’ after cancer battle

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Tom Brady's mother is on "the road to recovery" after a battle with cancer, the quarterback said today. In an interview with the Kirk & Callahan radio show to launch the 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, Brady said that his mother, Galynn Brady, recently got back "really positive" rest results and "couldn't be any better considering everything she's gone through." Brady did not give details about his mother's condition, nor did he specify the type of cancer with which she was diagnosed. “She’s doing really well," Brady said. "Everyone in our family is so happy." Brady, 40, told the radio hosts that much of his mother's treatment took place during the 2016-2017 football season, during

Tom Brady: Unfair to compare this team to past Patriots greats

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Tom Brady doesn’t want to hear anyone say this year’s Patriots are as good a team as the ones that he’s led to the Super Bowl. Asked this morning on WEEI if the 2017 Patriots are as loaded a team as the five that won the Super Bowl, or the one that went 16-0 in the regular season but lost the Super Bowl, Brady scoffed. “It’s so far from those types of things,” Brady said.

From gridiron to ice: Bruins coach wants Gronkowski on skates

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Could New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski be successful on the ice? Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy seems to think so. Cassidy visited Patriots training camp Monday morning, according to ESPN.

Report: Patriots rookie DE Wise might miss a week with concussion

Monday, August 14th, 2017

FOXBORO - The Patriots were back on the Gillette Stadium practice fields for their final workout before heading to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for joint practices with the Texans. Players were in shorts and shells. Here's what we saw... ATTENDANCE *Alan Branch was back in uniform, indicating he was activated off of the physically unable to perform list. Dont'a Hightower remains the lone Patriots player on PUP. *Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell both returned to 11-on-11 work and seemed to be full participants. It will bear watching whether either player will be fully involved when full pads are reintroduced. *Cody Hollister (in a red non-contact jersey) returned to practice. Damarius

Super Bowl rematch tops 10 best games on the 2017 NFL schedule

Monday, August 14th, 2017

There will be a Super Bowl rematch in Week 9 and the defending champs will get things kicked off in Week 1.The 2017 NFL schedule was released Thursday and the Patriots are heavily featured with five prime-time games.The Patriots are involved in several

Monday morning one-liners

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Bills remain concerned about T Cordy Glenn‘s foot. The Dolphins are pleased with what they’ve seen from their rookie defensive linemen. A look at how the Patriots roster is shaping up. Jets LB Frank Beltre is trying to become the first player

Belichick on Hollister: Patriots ‘fortunate’ to land him as an undrafted rookie

Monday, August 14th, 2017

FOXBORO -- After Jacob Hollister's showing on Thursday night against the Jaguars, when he caught seven passes for 116 yards and proved himself to be one of Jimmy Garoppolo's most reliable targets, Bill Belichick was asked where he found the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder. Hollister was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted rookie out of Wyoming, which produced two NFL draft picks last spring for just the second time in the last 20 years. Judging by the guaranteed money the Patriots handed him -- $90,000, which was second only to Harvey Langi's $115,000 -- Hollister's talent may have earned him consideration to be drafted as well.  The Patriots picked up both Hollister twins, Jacob and Cody Hollister

Patriots holding nearly twice as many players out of games as rest of league

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Patriots have long been proponents of joint workouts with other teams in training camp. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Patriots held 40 of their 90 players out of their preseason opener, far more than the rest of the league. The league average was 14 players per team being held out, with the Steelers (24), Cowboys (21) and Raiders (20) closest to New England.

Volin: I would not have Cyrus Jones on the team

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Rodney Harrison gave a colorful description of Bill Belichick's approach to roster-building when the former Patriots safety spoke to The Ringer for a piece on how the Patriots have taken "no-name" players and turned them into valuable commodities. “When the season started, he showed us an empty depth chart,” Harrison said of Belichick. “He does not care how many Pro Bowls you’ve made. He says: I don’t make the depth chart; you guys make the depth chart.” Training camp matters. Training camp performances matter. And in New England, when well-established players say they're "just trying to make the team," that's not just humility. The reality is, even accomplished players aren't guaranteed spots.

‘Man babies with torches’: Athletes attack far-right violence in Charlottesville

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

LeBron James has spoken out on social issues in the past. NFL players Chris and Kyle Long, who hail from Charlottesville, Virginia, were among the sports stars who condemned the violence that erupted in the city over the weekend. White supremacists had gathered in Charlottesville to protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee and were met by counter-protesters.