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Wilfork says time with Patriots is over

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Vince Wilfork is set to become a free agent next week after the Pro Bowl defensive lineman said the Patriots won't pick up his contract option. Wilfork released a statement Thursday via Twitter, saying the Patriots told him Tuesday of their decision. "I want to take this time to just let everyone know that I was informed on Tuesday that the Patriots will not be...

Patriots use franchise tag on K Gostkowski

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots used their franchise tag on kicker Stephen Gostkowski prior to Monday's deadline. Gostkowski will earn $4.126 million next season, according to the widely reported number for kickers, and can still work out a longer deal with the team up until July 15. The 31-year-old has been New England's kicker for the past nine seasons...

NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 2 months 18 hours ago
NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April. Here are the top needs for each AFC team: AFC EAST New York JetsFirst-Round Pick: No. 6What They Need:...

Super Bowl Scuffle: Seahawks, Pats fined

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Members of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots were reportedly fined for their roles in the end zone scuffle at the conclusion of last Sunday's Super Bowl. As the Patriots were trying to run out the clock following the game-clinching interception by New England's Malcolm Butler, the teams became embroiled in a skirmish that featured Seattle's Bruce Irvin and...

Pats, fans celebrate 4th Super Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots and their fans celebrated their fourth Super Bowl championship with a parade through the streets of Boston on Wednesday. Despite cold temperatures and piles of snow left over from last week's blizzard, fans lined the streets for the parade, which finally got underway around 11:30 am ET, beginning at Prudential Tower on Boylston Street...

Carroll shoulders blame in loss

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Seattle Seahawks were a yard away from tasting the rainbow for a second straight year. All they had to do was give it to their beast. At least you'd think so ... right? Instead, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll elected to throw a slant pass to Ricardo Lockette and it was intercepted by New England rookie Malcolm Butler, sealing a 28-24 Patriots' victory in...

Extra Points: Butler proves to be the best backup

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - No legacy really needed to be stamped for the greatest coach/quarterback duo in NFL history but for all the naysayers who wanted validation, it was a little known cornerback from the University of West Alabama who affirmed it all. Malcolm Butler's interception at the goal line in the waning seconds preserved New England's 28-24 win over Seattle in Super...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 2 months 2 weeks ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...

25 Amazing Super Bowl XLIX Photos

By hmcclary, 2 months 2 weeks ago

Tom Brady Ties Record with Third Super Bowl MVP

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - New England quarterback Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX after leading the Patriots to a 28-24 come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Seahawks for his fourth career Lombardi Trophy. Brady threw two of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, the last a 3-yard strike to Julian Edelman that put the Patriots ahead...