2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Sports 04/24/19, 14:53

Talk about a culture change.Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high — and they come from the same school.T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa are projected to go early, and it's not ...

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Football 04/18/19, 13:08

The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. That's the good news in New England. The bad news is they lost one key player to retirement and have others that are winding down their careers as well. FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Iowa tight end Noah Fant scores on ...

Tom Brady saves 1st tweet for April Fools’ Day: I’m retiring

Sports 04/01/19, 12:05

Don't. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that it's April Fools' Day might been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted on Monday that he had decided to retire.The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply, "I'm retiring. In my spare time, I'll be ...

Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun

Sports 03/25/19, 01:21

Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished .Yeah, but what about Gronk?Well, the party is about to go bazooka .FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski (87) makes a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby during the second half of the ...

Rob Gronkowski, tight end de los Patriots, anuncia su retiro

Football 03/24/19, 19:03

El tight end Rob Gronkowski, de los Patriots de Nueva Inglaterra, anunció el domingo su retiro de la NFL después de nueve temporadas.Gronkowski publicó su decisión a través de Instagram, comentando que a pocos meses de su 30mo cumpleaños "es tiempo de seguir adelante y seguir adelante con una enorme ...

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

Sports 03/24/19, 17:38

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.Gronkowski announced his decision via a post on Instagram Sunday, saying that a few months shy of his 30th birthday "it's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile.""It all started at 20 ...

Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade

Football 02/07/19, 08:45

Gronk got bonked.Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut ...

Gronkowski makes 2 key caches in what could be his last game

Football 02/04/19, 03:04

Rob Gronkowski rumbled down the field, got past two defenders and hauled in the football to set up New England's go-ahead touchdown.If this was the farewell performance for the Patriots tight end, he went out in playmaking style.Was it his biggest catch ever?"You tell me," Gronkowski said after New England's ...

Column: A Super stinker, Patriots prevail but ugliness wins

Sports 02/03/19, 23:11

The NFL should've ended the season two weeks ago.This Super Bowl was a hot mess, really no better than a sloppy preseason game.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots captured their sixth championship Sunday night, an amazing accomplishment that was overshadowed by the ugly way they won it against the ...

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 ...

Gurley over Gronkowski in Madden NFL 19 video game matchup

Sports 01/30/19, 02:09

It might have zero bearing on Sunday's Super Bowl, in which the Patriots are a 2½-point favorite over the Rams. Still, on Tuesday night, Los Angeles All-Pro running back Todd Gurley had the upper hand against New England star tight end Rob Gronkowski.Gurley beat Gronkowski 21-6 in a Madden NFL ...

After tough year, Gronk coming alive at right time for Pats

Football 01/22/19, 19:31

Even as Rob Gronkowski turned in a vintage performance with his big grabs down the stretch in the AFC championship game, the veteran Patriots tight end also did plenty of dirty work.Gronk the blocker? The label didn't fit in the past. But this season, one of the best receiving tight ...

NFL investigating laser pointed at Brady in AFC title game

Sports 01/22/19, 14:46

NFL security is investigating whether a fan attempted to shine a laser into the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during their AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.Local television stations posted footage Tuesday that showed a green light flashing on Brady late in the ...

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 offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game

Football 01/14/19, 15:27

This much is clear about the Patriots' latest run to the AFC championship game: it's come with a lot of introspection and reinvention on offense.Gone are the days in which New England can just bank on Tom Brady piling up four-touchdown games on a weekly basis or can simply toss ...

Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game

Football 01/14/19, 03:09

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski said the Patriots would take the night to enjoy it. Safety Devin McCourty said it would be closer to just a few hours of celebration.However long the Patriots players planned to relax after their dominating 41-28 divisional-round win over the Chargers on Sunday , ...

Kelce, Kittle chase Gronkowski’s record for best TE season

Sports 12/27/18, 03:30

Getting a Twitter follow from Travis Kelce was one of the major accomplishments this season for San Francisco 49ers second-year tight end George Kittle.Now heading into the final game of the season, Kittle is in a battle for Kelce in a race for the most productive season ever for a ...

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 ...

Road Rash: Sloppy Patriots fall to Steelers 17-10

Football 12/16/18, 22:07

No last-second meltdown. No double-lateral magic by the opponents. No, the New England Patriots couldn't point to anything fluky in a 17-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Not after a game in which they were penalized 14 times for 106 yardsOne in which they punted on five straight possessions ...

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