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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,...

Browns' Mayfield slowed by hip injury, but should face Pats

Oct. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it. Cleveland's quarterback was limited during Tuesday's practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble in the second half on Sunday against Seattle. Mayfield was hurt when he made a spin move and got...

Pats, Saints top 2 teams in AP Pro32 poll; 49ers now 3rd

Oct. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the top teams in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers stand out for one important reason: They are still unbeaten. The 49ers improved to 5-0 on the season after shutting down the Los Angeles Rams 20-7 last week. The Niners, who are one of four NFC teams with five wins, moved up one spot...

Patriots FB Jakob Johnson placed on IR with shoulder injury

Oct. 14, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have placed fullback Jakob Johnson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The team announced the move on Monday. Johnson was injured during New England's 35-14 win over the Giants on Thursday. The 24-year-old appeared in four games with three starts. He caught one...

Giants' Engram expects to return vs Cards; Barkley possible

Oct. 14, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The anemic and injury-plagued New York Giants' offense expects to get a little help when it plays the Arizona Cardinals this weekend in a game matching the first two quarterbacks taken in this year's NFL draft. Giants tight end Evan Engram was optimistic Monday about playing...

Seahawks flying high as they visit unpredictable Browns

Oct. 12, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

The Seahawks were supposed to be continuing their retool this year, one season after their remake helped get them back into the playoffs. Instead, they have one of the NFL's best records. The Browns were pegged (hyped?) to be a budding powerhouse with all of the improvements in talent, plus the predicted maturity...

Buffalo in winter? Miami in September? NFL schedule matters

Oct. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

Coaches will deny until the end of their careers that when you play an opponent in the schedule doesn't matter. It's doubtful they truly believe it. When and where you face a team in the NFL makes a whole lot of difference. Weather, for example. Do you really want to be in Miami, Tampa or Jacksonville in...

Despite losing to Patriots, New York Giants showed promise

Oct. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting beaten by 21 points in a game filled with major mistakes might not be a reason for optimism for most teams. It is for the New York Giants (2-4) despite the refusal of players and coaches to admit it following a 35-14 loss to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots...

Pats win, but injuries and offensive execution are concerns

Oct. 11, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Try as he might, Tom Brady appeared to be a little stumped when he was asked the question that continues to hover over the Patriots following their latest victory. Has the offense been good enough this season? "We'll see," Brady said before pausing for a few seconds. "We're 6-0, so...

Giants' Jones has 3 INTs in 35-14 loss to Patriots

Oct. 11, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Daniel Jones will have plenty to learn from in this one. The rookie quarterback threw three interceptions during an error-filled display by the New York Giants, who took advantage of some New England mistakes to stay close for three quarters before losing to the Patriots 35-14 on...