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Super Bowl champion twins urge graduates to follow dreams

May. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers alumni Devin McCourty and his twin brother Jason urged graduates of the university to overcome their own fears and those of their loved ones to pursue their dreams. The brothers, the first twins to play on the same team in a Super Bowl, said in Sunday's commencement address...

Only four players in 100 years have won six NFL titles

May. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

Tom Brady will soon slip on his sixth Super Bowl ring, and Herb Adderley is the only other player on the planet who can relate to that level of success in the National Football League, which celebrates its 100th season this year. "It's going to be a long time, another 100 years, before somebody wins himself six...

Pioli steps down as assistant GM of Atlanta Falcons

May. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Scott Pioli stepped down Thursday after more than five years as assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, the latest front-office change for a team coming off a disappointing season. "I am ready for a change," he said in a statement released by the team. Pioli said he had...

Patriots sign 1st-round draft pick N'Keal Harry

May. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick N'Keal Harry. The receiver from Arizona State was the 32nd overall pick in the draft. At 6-foot-4 and 213 pounds, Harry had 213 receptions for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. He also ran 23 times for 144...

Pats take Stidham as possible successor to Brady

Apr. 27, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham now stands where several others have before him — as a possible successor to Tom Brady as quarterback of the New England Patriots. But like nine other drafted signal-callers before him, Stidham knows it's best to concentrate solely upon making the football...

Patriots grab CB, edge rusher, make multiple trades on Day 2

Apr. 26, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots took their first step in upgrading their aging secondary and picked up a versatile edge rusher on a busy Day 2 of the NFL draft on Friday night. New England chose former Vanderbilt cornerback Joejuan Williams in the second round with the No. 45 overall pick. After a...

Patriots select N'Keal Harry, add youth to receiving group

Apr. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots spent their lone pick of the first round of the NFL draft getting Tom Brady a fresh pair of hands to throw to. New England used the 32nd pick of Thursday's opening round to select receiver N'Keal Harry out of Arizona State. He is the first receiver selected by the...

Mike Mayock takes center stage for 1st draft as Raiders GM

Apr. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. As the lead analyst at NFL Network, Mayock spent so many hours on the air each draft for more than a decade analyzing prospects and critiquing picks made by the 32 teams that he sometimes even lost his voice...

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. That's the good news in New England. The bad news is they lost one key player to retirement and have others that are winding down their careers as well. Rob Gronkowski's decision to hang up his cleats last month didn't come as a...

Patriots Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5) LAST SEASON: Patriots chances of reaching third straight Super Bowl seemed doomed after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for performance enhancers, 1-2 start to regular season, various injuries and arrival and abrupt departure of Josh Gordon. Yet New England rallied, claiming...