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Kendrick Bourne gives Patriots a welcome boost of energy on practice field

Whether zipping through individual drills, cutting on a dime in team periods, or showing off salsa moves in the stretching lines, the receiver is clearly enjoying himself. → Read More

Brandon Bolden has stepped in to give Patriots backfield a steady veteran presence

With the running back ranks springing some leaks, the versatile Bolden has been plugged in from special teams as a reliable and productive performer. → Read More

Numbers don’t tell the story of Dont’a Hightower’s contributions to Patriots

The linebacker, who opted out of last year, had his best performance of the season so far against the Texans. → Read More

Presto! Texans’ trick play went up in smoke against alert Patriots

Patriots special teams coordinator Cam Achord praised the players in his unit for recognizing what was happening and adjusting their roles accordingly. → Read More

Patriots were on the run, but their finishing kick spared them of a heartbreaking loss

The Patriots went 84 yards in 15 plays to beat the Texans. → Read More

The Patriots and Texans have plenty of ties, and it was a reunion on the field before the game

From Jack Easterby to Ben McDaniels — Josh's brother — their are lots of connections between the two teams. → Read More

Patriots-Texans inactives: Rhamondre Stevenson active for first time since Week 1; Jamie Collins is back

Running back J.J. Taylor, who had been active the last three weeks but had a costly fumble last week against the Buccaneers, is inactive. → Read More

For Jamie Collins, there’s something special about returning for a third tour with Patriots

The linebacker was traded to the Browns in 2017 and returned to New England in 2019. He signed with the Lions in 2020 before his release last week. → Read More

Patriots offensive line is starting to look like a problem spot

Because of injuries and COVID-related absences, center David Andrews was the only regular available for the second consecutive practice. → Read More

Patriots bringing back linebacker Jamie Collins called ‘a good possibility’

The Patriots are hoping the third time in New England will be the charm for Collins, a Pro Bowler in 2015. → Read More

The Mac Jones-Josh McDaniels partnership is starting to find its rhythm for the Patriots

The relationship between signal-caller and play-caller can make or break an offense, and Jones and McDaniels started to hit their stride Sunday. → Read More

Patriots place offensive linemen Isaiah Wynn and Mike Onwenu on the COVID-19 list

An already-struggling offensive line took another hit on Tuesday. → Read More

Tom Brady delivers late, per usual, this time to get his Buccaneers past the Patriots

New England and Tampa Bay traded the lead five times in the second half, the last with 1:57 to go, and Nick Folk's potential winning field goal from 56 yards bounced off the upright. → Read More

Blitz pickup will be important for Patriots Sunday night against Buccaneers

Running back doing their homework to identify fronts is critical. → Read More

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick: perfect compliments

Both have been exceptionally complimentary of one another all week, steering clear of anything remotely controversial. → Read More

Patriots linebacker Matt Judon points out that the Bucs are more than just Tom Brady

"Tom Brady is a great quarterback … but we’re not here to talk about that right now," said Judon, sounding a little exasperated. → Read More

Calm and cool under pressure? Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is working on it

Jones's goal is to not let the emotional ebbs and flows of a game affect how he performs. → Read More

Bill Belichick’s sons share their special memories of time spent with Tom Brady

Brian and Steve Belichick, now Patriots assistant coaches, spent some quality time with Brady over the years. → Read More

Patriots’ Kendrick Bourne has a career day in loss to Saints

Bourne finished with six catches for a career-high 96 yards. → Read More

On Julian Edelman day, Patriots’ magic merely a historic footnote in humbling loss to Saints

The Patriots were beaten in every phase in losing their second game at home. → Read More