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Patriots sign DL Keionta Davis, release DB Dwayne Thomas

The Patriots announced the signing of defensive lineman Keionta Davis. They released defensive back Dwayne Thomas. Davis, 23, was a two-time All-American at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He finished his college career with 31 sacks, second in school history. As a senior in 2016, Davis was named a first team All-American after finishing with 10.5 [more]

Patriots fan pictured with Goodell: “I really don’t care for him”

The NFL published a photo on social media Thursday night of three Patriots fans smiling with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at New England’s preseason opener. That has led some other Patriots fans to rip the three on social media, saying real Patriots fans wouldn’t pose with Goodell, who suspended Tom Brady for the first four [more]

Patriots think their new “airkraft” will help team stay healthier

The Patriots responded to the increasing difficulty of air travel by buying their own planes. But their motivations go beyond convenience or expense. Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft said during a pregame interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub that he thought the pair of 767s — which they jokingly refer [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo not sure why he’s better in games than practice

Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo got negative reviews for his work in an intrasquad scrimmage last week and said that he’d work with coaches to “diagnose what happened and what we could do to fix that.” Thursday night’s game against the Jaguars went better for Garoppolo. The Patriots offense got off to a slow start with [more]

Deatrich Wise left with head injury Thursday night

Fourth-round pick Deatrich Wise is among the Patriots players vying for playing time at defensive end in the wake of Rob Ninkovich’s retirement, but his push hit a stumbling block on Thursday night. Wise, who got the start after showing well in recent practices, appeared to take a knee to the head during the second [more]

Roger Goodell drops by Gillette Stadium

Roger Goodell’s extended absence from Gillette Stadium was expected to end when the Patriots and Chiefs kicked off the regular season next month, but Goodell decided to call an audible on Thursday night. Goodell is at the Patriots-Jaguars exhibition game and was spotted by Ben Volin of the Boston Globe visiting with Patriots owner Robert [more]

Report: Mike Gillislee dealing with hamstring injury

Running back Mike Gillislee has been working on the side at recent Patriots practices and it seems the reason is his hamstring. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Gillislee is dealing with a hamstring injury and that he was hindered by a similar issue during OTAs this spring. That lack of recent activity [more]

Vince Wilfork’s one regret: His parents didn’t live to see him play in the NFL

During the summer after Vince Wilfork‘s freshman year at Miami, his father died of kidney failure. Six months later, his mother died of a stroke. Wilfork persevered through a college football career that made him a first-round draft pick, and a pro football career that ended with his retirement this week after 13 season, five [more]

Blake Bortles “definitely” sees improvement in Jaguars offense

The Patriots have the kind of defense that can make people look bad. But after Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles went 5-for-17 passing against them in a joint workout yesterday, perhaps it isn’t all about the Patriots. Bortles told Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union that he could “definitely” see progress from their offense during training camp, [more]

Patriots buy their own planes

While various other NFL teams have found themselves at the mercy of airlines that have either jacked up the prices or yanked service altogether, the Patriots have taken matters into their own hands by buying their own planes. With an “S”. Via ESPN.com, the Patriots have purchased a pair of Boeing 767 wide-body jets, revising [more]

Former Patriots coach Dick MacPherson dies at 86

Dick MacPherson, who capped a long coaching career with a two-year stint leading the Patriots, has died at the age of 86. MacPherson was born and raised in New England, played his college football at Springfield College in Massachusetts, and got his first head-coaching job at UMass. So when the Patriots offered him their head-coaching [more]

Vince Wilfork announces his retirement

Vince Wilfork has made it official: He’s walking away from the NFL. Wilfork, the former Patriots and Texans defensive tackle, announced today that he is retiring. That announcement has been expected all offseason. Always an intelligent player, Wilfork found a smart way to make some money from his announcement: He had it sponsored by Kingsford [more]

How has Jay Cutler fared against the Patriots? Not too well

The Dolphins have set their sights on taking down the Patriots. Coach Adam Gase embraces the challenge, since it provides the ultimate measuring stick for any NFL team. Gase’s team’s new quarterback has faced that ultimate measuring stick three prior times. And the stick routinely has been stuck in places where sticks don’t normally go. [more]

Jonathan Cooper on track for a starting job

A top-10 pick of the Cardinals in 2013, offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper has been a major disappointment. He has started only 14 games over four years, bouncing from Arizona to New England to Cleveland. He’s on track to start up to 16 in 2017. Cooper is listed as the starting left guard in the new-look [more]

Gilmore, Harris, Ealy, Cooks, Gillislee debut as starters for Patriots

It’s unofficial depth chart season, and one of the first teams to unveil it’s non-binding hierarchy of players has dropped several newcomers into key roles. On defense, the Patriots list cornerback Stephon Gilmore (pictured), linebacker David Harris, and defensive end Kony Ealy as starters. Gilmore’s status is hardly a surprise; he was a big-money free-agent [more]

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