Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Sep 23, 2016

Third-string QB Brissett pilots Patriots to victory

Maybe the Texans thought Jacoby Brissett would run out of bounds at the 5 in the first quarter of his first NFL start. After all, with Tom Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo injured, the Patriots didn’t have any other quarterbacks on the roster to ...

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

Sep 17, 2016

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

The New England Patriots have listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, one week after he missed the season opener with a hamstring injury. Defensive back Eric Rowe, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last ...

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

Aug 29, 2016

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be the conference’s representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Jul 14, 2016

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Quarterback Tom Brady’s last best chance to avoid serving a four-game “Deflategate” suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the National ...

May 26, 2016

Patriots join Brady appeal in court

The New England Patriots joined the latest “Deflategate” appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court ...

Apr 28, 2016

Goodell says NFL ready to move on from Deflategate

As far as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.” Speaking two days after a major victory for the NFL in its dispute with New England quarterback Tom Brady and the players’ union, Goodell defended the ...

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

Apr 26, 2016

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd ...

Mar 9, 2016

Patriots pick up option for tight end Gronkowski

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Patriots have picked up the option that will keep Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski in New England through 2019. The person spoke to AP on the condition of anonymity because the Patriots had not ...

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

Mar 4, 2016

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could again be facing a four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate after federal appeals court judges spent time Thursday shredding some of his union’s favorite arguments for dismissal. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Mar 1, 2016

Patriots QB Brady OKs two-year contract extension

Tom Brady reportedly has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots. The deal will significantly lessen Brady’s salary cap hit for 2016, which would have been about $15 million. He was due to make $9 million next season, plus a ...

Manning not forthcoming on retirement talk

Jan 29, 2016

Manning not forthcoming on retirement talk

What’s whispered into Bill Belichick’s ear stays in Bill Belichick’s ear. Peyton Manning may have told him, “This might be my last rodeo,” but he’s not telling anyone else anything about his thoughts on retirement. NFL Network cameras caught an intriguing exchange between Denver’s ...

Broncos beat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

Jan 25, 2016

Broncos beat Patriots to reach Super Bowl

When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room a few months ago, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field, playing the role of the most decorated game manager in history. Manning churning his 39-year-old legs around the right end ...