7 hrs ago
Pats fans, teammates stunned by Mankins trade
After going the bulk of 2013 without a legitimate receiving threat at tight end thanks to Aaron Hernandez's legal troubles and Rob Gronkowski's medical woes, the Patriots made a decisive move with the addition of tight end Tim Wright Tuesday.
18 hrs ago
Who Is Tim Wright? Some Things to Know About the Newest Patriot
Steve Silva, a lifelong Massachusetts resident, joined Boston.com in 2004. He's covered the world championship runs of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, the Boston Marathon, and more as part of the BDC and Boston Globe sports teams.
23 hrs ago
Former A-B star now with Colts
The Indianapolis Colts have recently signed former Acton-Boxboro linebacker Robert Ruggiero, a 2008 Sun All-Star and Dual County League Defensive Player of the Year.
Beauharnais in battle
In the defensive secondary, Devin McCourty is a well-established leader heading into his fifth season, while both Duron Harmon and Logan Ryan saw varying degrees of success as rookies last season.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Patriots Notebook: Is it Jimmy's shot?
Rookie Jimmy Garoppolo will be starting the final preseason game against the Giants, and could wrestle the backup job away from Ryan Mallett with another solid effort.
Devin McCourty Wins Ron Burton Community Service Award
Devin McCourty became the 12th player to receive the New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award on Monday evening.
New England Patriots: What We've Learned Through Week 3 of Preseason
The New England Patriots had taken a measured approach to their first two preseason games, choosing to focus on joint practice with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles more than the games themselves.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Coverage Sacks A Sign of New England Patriots' Upgraded Defense
While watching the New England Patriots roll over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night, you might've noticed something unusual.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
5 Takeaways from the Patriots-Panthers Game
Zuri Berry is a sports writer and producer for Boston.com, covering the New England Patriots.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
New England Patriots' diverse defense limits options for Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers quarterback handled the snap and dropped back to dissect his reads versus the 3-4 defense before him.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Patriots' Brandon Browner set to play by rules
By now, every Patriots defensive player is well aware of the NFL's emphasis on illegal contact downfield and defensive holding for the 2014 season.
On defense, Patriots value versatility over specialization
Bill Belichick has mastered the modern NFL, winning 11 division titles and three Super Bowls in 14 years in an era of parity designed to push every team toward 8-8.
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz Ready For Breakout Season in 2014
After going above and beyond last year's expectations, the Philadelphia Eagles offense is certainly a unit that people have their eyes on.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Fun With Flags? Patriots DBs Express Concern Over Rules EmphasisSports
That's the best way to describe what we've seen so far in the preseason, and it has been an adjustment for everyone, from players to coaches to fans.
Patriots Notebook Patriots' Jerod Mayo is mum on injury status
Jerod Mayo did confirm that his absence last week was not due to a personal issue, but otherwise the linebacker didn't say much about his status and whether he'll play Friday night when the Patriots host the Panthers in a preseason game.
Patriots Blog: Belichick, Revis Discuss High Rate Of Penalties In NFL Preseason
The Patriots are getting ready for Friday night's game against the Carolina Panthers, and coach Bill Belichick spoke to the media today.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Belichick Explains Logic Behind MovesSports
Erik Frenz has been covering the Patriots and the AFC East in different roles since 2010, and joined Boston.com in 2013.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Soaking and standing as one
If veteran Darrelle Revis and rookie Jimmy Garoppolo didn't fully understand all the dynamics of being a Patriot, they received a much better understanding on Tuesday.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Patriots have decisions to make on offensive line
The Patriots brought back all five starting offensive linemen from last year, but that doesn't mean the returning quintet will be on the field together when New England opens the 2014 season Sept.
Leftovers from Patriots-Eagles game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few leftovers from the New England Patriots ' 42-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the second preseason game for both clubs: Butler drawing notice .