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Tom Brady throws pick; Dolphins lead 6-0

Tom Brady has thrown an interception in three consecutive games after throwing only two picks in the first 10 games. Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard, who didn’t have an interception in his first 18 games, made his third interception in two weeks. Brady went 0-for-2 with the interception on the Patriots’ first series as he tried [more]

Chris Hogan, Matthew Slater return to action

The Patriots get wide receiver Chris Hogan, wide receiver Matthew Slater, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle and linebacker Trevor Reilly back in the lineup tonight. With Rob Gronkowski suspended, the Patriots welcome Hogan back after a four-game absence. Slater, the Patriots’ special teams captain, returns after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury. The [more]

Chris Hogan made trip to Miami, could return tonight

The Patriots are going to be missing one key target tonight, but they could be getting another back. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, wide receiver Chris Hogan made the trip to South Florida for tonight’s game against the Dolphins, and could return. Hogan has missed the last four games with a shoulder [more]

Gettleman, Caserio, Wolf among the candidates for Giants job

Unlike the Browns, the Giants don’t plan to hire a new G.M. before the season ends. Like the Browns, the Giants may hire a guy who was fired from another G.M. job in the offseason. As PFT noted several days ago, former Panthers G.M. Dave Gettleman has emerged as the front-runner for the job. The [more]

Kenny Britt could sign with a contender by Tuesday

The waiver period for claiming the contract of former Browns receiver Kenny Britt expires on Monday at 4:00 p.m. If no one claims his contract, which carries a prorated base salary of $4 million for the rest of the year ($235,529 per week), Britt will become a free agent. And if he clears waivers, Britt [more]

Tom Brady opens weekly press conference with apology to Josh McDaniels

With the Patriots not playing until Monday night and with quarterback Tom Brady‘s practice schedule altered by a lingering Achilles tendon issue, his weekly non-game-day press conference occurred on Saturday. He opened it with a public apology to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. “One thing I do want to say, first, is I want to apologize [more]

Eight teams that missed playoffs in 2016 currently in playoff position

Since the 12-team playoff format was introduced to the NFL in 1990, every year has seen at least four teams advance to the postseason after failing to make it the previous year. We’re on track to see that number double. As of today, eight of the 12 playoff spots in the league are taken up [more]

Tom Brady practices on a limited basis Friday

The Patriots don’t play until Monday night, so Thursday’s practice was like a Wednesday and Friday’s practice was like a Thursday. Thus, it was no surprise quarterback Tom Brady missed Thursday’s practice, which has become his Wednesday routine the past few weeks. Brady, who is dealing with a minor Achilles’ injury, returned to practice Friday [more]

Suh on Brady: “My job is to piss him off”

As the Dolphins prepare to face the Patriots again, Miami defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh prepares to try to get under the skin of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “I’d love to make him mad,” Suh told reporters on Thursday. “My job is to piss him off and have him yelling at his offensive linemen for not [more]

Tom Brady one of four Patriots out of practice on Thursday

Tom Brady has been sitting out practice on Wednesdays in recent weeks and he didn’t work on Wednesday when the Patriots began their preparations for Monday night’s game against the Dolphins. Because they play on Monday, the team didn’t issue an injury report for Wednesday’s practice. They did issue one on Thursday and Brady remained [more]

A Ravens-Chargers AFC title game isn’t as crazy as it sounds

While contemplating the AFC playoff field during Thursday’s PFT Live, a crazy thought that may not be all that crazy occurred to me: What if the presumed AFC Championship showdown between the Steelers and Patriots were disrupted not by one team losing in the divisional round but by both losing in the conference semifinals? Indulge [more]

Tre’Davious White: Gronk could have broken my neck, one game is a joke

Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White is not happy that the NFL only gave Patriots cornerback Rob Gronkowski a one-game suspension for his cheap shot on Sunday. White said today that Gronkowski’s hit was dangerous and could have caused a severe injury, and that the NFL’s suspsension was woefully inadequate. “It’s a joke,” White said. “I don’t [more]

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has no desire to see a targeting rule added in NFL

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a visceral reaction regarding the idea of college football style “targeting” rules being implemented in the NFL. “It’s terrible,” Wagner said on Wednesday. “You can just see it now, you watch the college games and they kicking players out for clean hits because they can’t tell what is a clean [more]

Patriots re-sign Jonathan Freeny

The Patriots re-signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny. Freeny, 28, spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with New England. The Patriots released him following training camp this past summer on the final cut-down on September 2. He spent time with Baltimore and Jacksonville after being released by New England. He played in three games with the Ravens [more]

Chris Hogan back on practice field

The Patriots won’t have tight end Rob Gronkowski in the lineup against the Dolphins on Monday night, but they may have wide receiver Chris Hogan back in action. Hogan has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury, but multiple reporters who were at the team’s practice on Wednesday report that he was on [more]

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