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Troy Vincent: NFL “still gathering information” on Patriots video

A report on Tuesday indicated the NFL’s investigation into the latest Patriots videotaping incident could be wrapped up by the end of the week, but NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent declined to give a timeline on Wednesday. Vincent told reporters at the league meetings that the league is “still gathering information” [more]

Will NFL release Patriots’ tape of Bengals’ sideline?

The NFL apparently will be moving quickly to resolve the investigation regarding New England’s inadvertent rules violation, which resulted from a video camera being pointed at the Bengals’ sideline on Sunday. The Patriots contend that the crew that captured the images has no connection to the team’s football operations; the league’s investigation should take reasonable [more]

Bill Belichick: Scout at Bengals game was doing his job

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says the scout who attended Sunday’s Bengals game, when a Patriots videographer broke league rules by taping the Bengals from the press box, was not involved in the taping and did nothing wrong. “The football team, the football staff and the coaching staff had nothing to do with what happened. Nothing. [more]

Antonio Brown returns to airing grievances on social media

Former Steelers, Raiders and Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown used social media to offer an apology last week, but he’s using it for different purposes on Wednesday. Brown has posted a series of tweets that take issue with the fact that he’s not currently in the NFL. One of the tweets features a list of [more]

Saban surprised NFL teams don’t pick his brain before picking his players

Nick Saban has built a football factory at Alabama the likes of which has rarely been seen in the history of the sport, with talent so concentrated at Alabama that every year multiple Alabama players go in the first round of the NFL draft. Despite that, Saban says the vast majority of NFL teams that [more]

Kyle Van Noy calls booing fans “disrespectful”

The Patriots haven’t had to endure the booing of their home fans very often over the last couple of decades. So naturally, they have a negative reaction to it. Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy told Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com that he didn’t care for the boos that rang down as they left the field at [more]

Robert Kraft declines to address Spygate 2: “You know everything you should know”

Spygate 2 happened only days before the quarterly ownership meetings in Texas. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, already present for the session, was asked by reporters to comment on the situation. “You know everything you should know,” Kraft said, via multiple reporters. He’s right. The facts are undisputed, and they are unconcealed. The Patriots admit that [more]

Common sense likely will prevail in Spygate 2

The Patriots expect to be punished for Spygate 2: Stupid Spygate, but if it’s true that severe sanctions aren’t expected for the comedy of errors that resulted in a Patriots videographer capturing several minutes of footage from the Bengals’ sideline in clear violation of league rules, it means that common sense will have prevailed. Which [more]

Jaguars place Jake Ryan, Brandon Thomas on injured reserve

The Jaguars announced Tuesday they placed linebacker Jake Ryan and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas on injured reserve. Ryan has a hamstring injury and Thomas a knee injury. Ryan played the past two weeks after being activated from the non-football injury list. Thomas has not played a game this season. The Jaguars signed linebacker Dakota Allen [more]

Report: Severe sanctions unlikely in SpyGate 2

In Spygate, which happened during the 2007 season, the NFL fined Bill Belichick $500,000, fined the team $250,000 and docked the Patriots their first-round draft pick in 2008. The Patriots again are under investigation for an incident that involved a videographer. Severe sanctions are not expected this time, with a resolution of the NFL’s investigation [more]

Five teams can clinch playoff berths in Week 15

Three teams have booked passage to the playoffs and five more can join them before Week 15 comes to an end. Two of those teams play in the AFC East. Per the NFL, both the Patriots and Bills will wrap up playoff spots if they win this weekend. The Patriots will be in Cincinnati and [more]

Bill Belichick claims no knowledge of, no involvement in Spygate 2

Patriots coach Bill Belichick reiterated on Tuesday morning that he has nothing to do with the incident at Sunday’s Bengals game in which a Patriots videographer was caught filming the field from the press box in violation of league rules. “Yeah I’m really focused on getting ready for the Bengals here,” Belichick said on Tuesday [more]

Report: Patriots video focuses on Bengals sideline for eight minutes

Whether and to what extent the Patriots will face punishment for Spygate 2 depends in large part on what the video shot by a crew ostensibly filming an in-house documentary feature contains. Paul Dehner Jr. of TheAthletic.com reports, citing unnamed sources who have seen the video, that “it shows about eight minutes of footage focusing [more]

Jaguars signing Tyler Gauthier off Patriots’ practice squad

The Jaguars are signing offensive lineman Tyler Gauthier off the Patriots’ practice squad, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Gauthier signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May. He has never appeared in an NFL game. Gauthier started 25 games at center his final two seasons at the University of Miami. He [more]

Patriots admit video crew violated league policy, say it was unintentional

The Patriots have admitted that a video crew they sent to Sunday’s Bengals-Browns game violated league policy by filming the field from the press box. But the team says it was a mistake, not an attempt to cheat. In a statement issued Monday night, the Patriots indicated the filming was done for content on the [more]

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