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Patriots re-sign TE Ben Watson, release QB Cody Kessler

Oct. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed tight ends Ben Watson and Eric Tomlinson and released quarterback Cody Kessler. New England announced the moves on Tuesday. Watson rejoins the team less than a week after being released. Tomlinson joins the Patriots after stints with the Eagles, Texans,...

Patriots release veteran tight end Ben Watson

Oct. 7, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have released tight end Ben Watson. The team announced the move on Monday. It came shortly after Watson tweeted that he didn't do enough to earn a roster spot. Watson was eligible to make his debut for the Patriots against Washington on Sunday. But the 38-year-old...

Brady, 4-0 Pats face 0-4 Skins, whose QB situation is shaky

Oct. 4, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — One of these NFL franchises is not like the other. At all. On one side, there's the New England Patriots: Led by Bill Belichick's defense and Tom Brady at quarterback, they're the reigning Super Bowl champs and just so happen to be 4-0 this season. On the other? The Washington Redskins...

Gruden's rabble-rousers are diminishing in numbers

Oct. 1, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack "The Assassin" Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Gruden added mischief-makers Richie...

Patriots' Brown practices, status for Sunday's game unclear

Sep. 11, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Before the practice session, coach Bill Belichick declined to answer...

New England Patriots struggling to rebuild tight end corps

Aug. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For nearly a decade, the tight end position was one of the greatest strengths of the New England Patriots' offense. But that's changed rather quickly. First came the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history, following the 13-3 victory over...

Patriots' Kendricks suspended for regular-season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Kendricks' suspension leaves the Patriots further depleted at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for...

Newton injures foot, Brady solid in Patriots' 10-3 win

Aug. 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make. The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline. The 2015 MVP was...

NFL 2019: AFC East: It's Old Man Brady and the Young Gun QBs

Aug. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady is an old man by NFL standards, and he has been for a few years. Yeah, whatever. The New England Patriots quarterback has defied age, logic and the annual naysayers who think this might just be the season when he'll finally look like a guy whose playing days are coming to a close....

Patriots Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5) New faces: DE Michael Bennett, DE Chase Winovich, TE Ben Watson, WR Jakobi Meyers, WR Demaryius Thomas, WR N'Keal Harry, P Jake Bailey. Key losses: Linebackers coach/defensive play caller Brian Flores, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Trey Flowers, OT Trent Brown., DL Malcom Brown. Strengths:...