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NFL conditionally reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon

Aug. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Josh Gordon's winding career has included several second chances following a trail of multiple drug suspensions that cast doubt whether the talented but troubled playmaker would ever get on an NFL field again. He's getting yet another opportunity. The NFL conditionally reinstated the Patriots...

Brady gives Vrabel small trophy for Titans' win over Pats

Aug. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel has been trash-talking with Tom Brady since the day the former linebacker joined the New England Patriots' offseason program back in 2001 as a free agent. Brady provided a reminder Thursday he can give just as good as he gets. With coach Bill Belichick watching, Brady...

Patriots, Titans practice like trash-talking family reunion

Aug. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Patriots' rookies surprised Titans coach Mike Vrabel at the start of their joint practice by serenading him for his 44th birthday. Vrabel knows who likely instigated the singing. "That was something that was unexpected but very appreciated," Vrabel said Wednesday. "It was a good...

Lions-Texans practice a reunion for Patricia and O'Brien

Aug. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Wednesday's joint practice between the Texans and Lions was a reunion for Houston coach Bill O'Brien and Detroit coach Matt Patricia. The two worked as assistants with the New England Patriots from 2007-11. O'Brien said the first of two practices between these teams before Saturday's...

Patriots release QB Danny Etling

Aug. 13, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quarterback Danny Etling's tenure with the Patriots has come to an end. The Patriots completed a trade with Atlanta on Tuesday to acquire tight end Eric Saubert for a conditional draft pick. The Patriots released Etling to make room for Saubert on the 53-man roster. Etling, a...

Patriots' Wynn takes live drills, game action could be next

Aug. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Isaiah Wynn's long road back from injury has reached its biggest milestone to date. The 23rd overall pick in the 2018 draft, the offensive tackle had his rookie season abruptly cut short during a preseason game when he tore an Achilles tendon. Nearly a year of rehab later, on...

Patriots boost tight end depth, acquire Saubert from Falcons

Aug. 12, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The New England Patriots have acquired tight end Eric Saubert from the Atlanta Falcons for a conditional draft pick. Saubert, entering his third season, had five catches for 48 yards for the Falcons in 2018. He played in 16 games with one start. He had one catch for 7 yards in...

Jakobi Meyers impressive as Patriots rout Lions 31-3

Aug. 9, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If Jakobi Meyers wanted to, he could probably use his status as an undrafted rookie as motivation. Not need for that, the New England receiver says. The Patriots gave him an opportunity, and that's who he needs to impress. "I have to keep proving to my coaches that I deserve to be here,"...

Patriots rout Lions 31-3 thanks to backups

Aug. 8, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jakobi Meyers caught two touchdown passes in an impressive preseason debut, and the New England Patriots drubbed the Detroit Lions 31-3 on Thursday night. Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford didn't play, and plenty of other key players were also spectators. Myers stood out for New England. The...

New England's Van Noy complimentary of Lions in return

Aug. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Van Noy had plenty of nice things to say about his former team. Of course, it's been his own career that has taken off since he left Detroit. "It feels good to come back a winner and say hi to people I haven't seen in a while," the New England linebacker said this week....