Contract extension in hand, Edelman can get down to business

Football 05/23/19, 13:51

On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best: practicing with his fellow New England Patriots."We got something done," the veteran wide receiver said Thursday after the Patriots concluded an organized team activity on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. "Business ...

Patriots select N’Keal Harry, add youth to receiving group

Football 04/25/19, 23:31

The Patriots spent their lone pick of the first round of the NFL draft getting Tom Brady a fresh pair of hands to throw to.New England used the 32nd pick of Thursday's opening round to select receiver N'Keal Harry out of Arizona State.He is the first receiver selected by the ...

Super Bowl MVP Edelman to wave green flag at Daytona 500

Football 02/14/19, 15:01

New England Patriots receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter for Sunday's Daytona 500.The honor caps a whirlwind two weeks for Edelman, who since winning his third Super Bowl on Feb. 3 has visited Disney World with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and served as ...

Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

Football 02/05/19, 02:06

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went to Patriots receiver Julian Edelman.Where's the love for the defense?Sure, Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, including two grabs ...

Column: Edelman is Super Bowl MVP, but don’t forget cheating

Football 02/04/19, 17:16

Julian Edelman is certainly a compelling story.A diminutive guy with a bushy beard, picked in the final round of the draft, defying the odds to become one of the NFL's top receivers.And, now, a Super Bowl MVP.But let's not forget one other fairly important element to this story:He cheated.Edelman was ...

Pats’ Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with 6 championships

Football 02/04/19, 13:01

Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL's all-time greatest coaching icons.When considering his place in history, Belichick's accomplishments transcend the Super Bowl era after his New England Patriots' 13-3 Super Bowl 53 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.Belichick has joined George Halas and ...

5 plays, 69 yards _ and the Patriots get their winning TD

Football 02/03/19, 22:46

For five plays, and for 2 minutes, 49 seconds, Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady and the Patriots offense looked like it had most of the season.Turns out, that's all they needed.On a day that knocked two of the NFL's high-flying scoring machines back into the 1970s, Brady mustered one ...

Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

Football 02/03/19, 22:28

Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers.Catch after catch in this one, Tom Brady's favorite wide receiver helped make them winners again.Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards and was selected ...

Patriots right where they want to be entering Super Bowl

Sports 02/01/19, 17:59

The Super Bowls have become a yearly ritual for the New England Patriots under Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.They're back for the third straight year and the ninth time overall despite a taxing season that seemed doomed after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for performance-enhancers, a 1-2 start to the regular ...

New Hampshire girl, a QB, gets 2 tickets to Super Bowl

Football 01/31/19, 17:11

A seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots.Dejah Rondeau, of Exeter, who wears No. 11 in honor of her favorite player, Julian Edelman, was invited to Foxborough recently to ...

‘Bromance’ of Brady and Edelman key to Patriots success

Football 01/29/19, 19:03

Teammates have called their relationship a "bromance."Patriots quarterback Tom Brady himself openly uses the word love to describe his bond with Julian Edelman, a receiver he's come to depend on during his career.As the duo prepares to play in a fourth Super Bowl together, each says the connection might ...

Titles won by Pats, Rams not tarnished by bad officiating

Sports 01/22/19, 02:56

Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ."Yes, the Patriots won in ...

Chiefs’ defense collapses in 37-31 OT loss to Patriots

Football 01/20/19, 22:49

The dominant story line all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs.Must have lit a fire under the Pats.The team that has been there, done that — ...

Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities

Sports 01/15/19, 18:36

His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday .Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment.Then he was asked ...

Patriots hope adversity has prepared them for playoffs

Football 01/03/19, 17:36

The 2018 season has been one of constant adaptation for the defending AFC champion Patriots.From adjusting after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension to open the season to a surprise 1-2 start to dealing with several injuries at running back to Josh Gordon's arrival and abrupt departure , New England's mettle has ...

Pats beat Bills 24-12, earn 10th straight AFC East title

Sports 12/24/18, 04:23

It's not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl.This isn't the typical season for the New England Patriots.Patriots players erupted in a loud cheer in the locker room as Eagles kicker Jake Elliott's 35-yard field goal ...

Steelers defense comes up big while finally stopping Pats

Football 12/17/18, 16:03

Joe Haden saw the ball floating toward him, Rob Gronkowski bearing down on him, stretched out every inch of his 5-foot-11 frame and hoped for the best.For once, the first time in a while, the best actually happened for the erratic Pittsburgh Steelers defense.Haden's leaping fourth-quarter interception — one in ...

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Sports 12/16/18, 19:42

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off the New England 17-10 on Sunday.Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver ...

Jewish athletes condemn anti-Semitism after temple shooting

Football 12/02/18, 02:47

Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi, who was born in Israel, was early in his NBA career when he saw a picture of himself defaced with a swastika. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen grew up with kids who made fun of the size of his nose.New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman ...

Brady new NFL leader in yards passing, Pats top Jets 27-13

Football 11/25/18, 16:19

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading the New England Patriots to a 27-13 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.Brady also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th straight season, tying Peyton Manning ...

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