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Tom Brady to join Fox Sports when playing career ends

May. 10, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as its lead football analyst once his playing career ends, the network said Tuesday. When that actually happens is unclear, because Brady recently changed his mind about retiring and said he plans to...

Patriots sign 8 undrafted rookies ahead of offseason program

May. 09, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots again added to their growing pipeline of former Alabama players, including defensive lineman LaBryan Ray among eight players signed Monday as undrafted free agents. With Ray the Patriots currently have six former Crimson Tide...

Patriots shore up OL, pick a QB and a couple more Joneses

Apr. 30, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

The New England Patriots picked up three players to protect quarterback Mac Jones and one to back him up. After making a surprising reach for Chattanooga guard Cole Strange in the first round of the NFL draft, the Patriots on Saturday added another guard, LSU's Chasen Hines, and...

Pats fill holes, adding Baylor WR Thornton, Houston CB Jones

Apr. 30, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots made a move to secure another weapon for second-year quarterback Mac Jones and addressed a hole in their secondary, trading up to select Baylor receiver Tyquan Thornton and adding Houston cornerback Marcus Jones on Day 2 of the NFL draft on Friday night. ...

Patriots trade down, take Chattanooga's Strange in 1st round

Apr. 29, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots made a move down the board, then another to replenish their offensive line, selecting guard Cole Strange with the 29th pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. New England entered the night with needs to fill at linebacker and in its...

Patriots head into draft looking for youth at LB, WR

Apr. 22, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were one of the biggest spenders in free agency during the 2020 offseason, uncharacteristically shelling out big-money deals to plug holes on both sides of the ball. Because of it, they entered this offseason with a much tighter grip on the...

Frugal Patriots look to use draft to get faster at LB, WR

Apr. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-7) LAST SEASON: The Patriots spent heavily in free agency last offseason and got great production in return from new additions Matt Judon, Davon Godchaux and Hunter Henry. Still, they got off to a 2-4 start, which included a loss to Tom Brady and Tampa...

Today in History: April 16, King writes from Birmingham jail

Apr. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 16, the 106th day of 2022. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 16, 1945, a Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which Germany was using...

Evan Neal takes center stage at Alabama's pro day

Mar. 30, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Evan Neal was the big man at Alabama's pro day, and not just because of his towering physical presence. The Crimson Tide's 6-foot-7, 337-pound left tackle was easily the highest-rated prospect going through pro day Wednesday before representatives of all 32...

NFL makes adjustments to Rooney Rule to aid minority hiring

Mar. 28, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To ensure more opportunities for diverse candidates, the NFL has added requirements on the hiring of offensive assistant coaches, and women in general. The moves announced Monday at the owners meeting include adjustments to the Rooney Rule adopted in 2003...