Latest New England Patriots News

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman announces retirement

Apr. 12, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots' Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he'll leave the league after giving everything he...

Analytics shifting views on 40-yard dash, other matrixes

Apr. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Every year the 40-yard dash is one of the most-watched segments of the NFL combine as well as at college pro days. NFL hopefuls prepare for the moment for months and have even employed speed coaches to help ensure they post a favorable result, knowing...

Tom Brady rookie football card fetches $2.25M at auction

Apr. 04, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million. The card was signed by the GOAT, a common reference to Brady that stands for...

Kraft: Spending spree response to 7-9 record, not Brady win

Mar. 31, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft denied on Wednesday that the team’s unprecedented free agent spending spree this offseason was in response to watching Tom Brady win the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay. Speaking with reporters, Kraft also blamed Cam Newton’s poor...

NY Giants grab another free agent, sign DT Danny Shelton

Mar. 29, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed veteran defensive tackle Danny Shelton. A first-round draft choice with Cleveland in 2015, Shelton has played in 87 career games with 72 starts. He spent three years with the Browns, two with the Patriots,...

Patriots re-sign running back James White to 1-year deal

Mar. 25, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed running back James White, bringing back a key veteran cog of their offense. The deal is for one year and according to reports will pay him a guaranteed $2.5 million, returning White to New England for his eighth season. ...

Cardinals bolster secondary, sign veteran CB Malcolm Butler

Mar. 25, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added cornerback Malcolm Butler on a one-year deal in an effort to bolster a thin secondary and also traded center Mason Cole to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round draft pick. Butler, a two-time Pro Bowl selection,...

Pats' defensive newcomers arrive with 'something to prove'

Mar. 24, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A smile hugging his face, Davon Godchaux had no trouble pinpointing the source of his joy as he spoke to reporters about signing a two-year, $13 million free agent deal to join the New England Patriots. “The passion comes from Week 5 (last season),...

New Pats TE Jonnu Smith eyeing 'fresh start on the journey'

Mar. 23, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jonnu Smith’s NFL career hasn’t been short on highlights. His first experience with free agency wasn’t without its share of tears. Coming off his fourth season with the Tennessee Titans, Smith was one of the most sought tight...

Patriots get extra compensatory pick via NFL miscalculation

Mar. 22, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

The NFL says it has awarded the Patriots an additional compensatory pick for this year's draft due to a correction by the league's management council. League spokesman Michael Signora said in a statement that there was a miscalculation of the average yearly compensation....