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Patriots trade Chandler Jones, sign Chris Long

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The New England Patriots announced that they acquired guard Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round draft pick (61st overall) in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for defensive end Chandler Jones. Jones, 26, is a veteran of four seasons with New England after joining the team as a first-round draft pick (21st overall) out of Syracuse in the 2012 NFL Draft. ...

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Matt Forte: New England Patriots looking into signing RB

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  Matt Forte is one of the top names on the free agent market heading into the 2016 NFL offseason. He is expected to receive a lot of interest from many different teams. According to a report, one of those teams is the New England Patriots, who are looking into signing him. There should be no surprise that Bill Belichick ...

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Jerod Mayo: Retiring a Patriot

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New England Patriots leader Jerod Mayo announced Tuesday that he’s chosen to retire. “After a lot of thought Chantel and I take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for what we consider a life changing event … that of becoming a New England Patriot for the past 8 years,” Mayo wrote. “We are extremely grateful to “Thundercat,” Jonathan, the ...

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Tom Brady: ‘It would have been a fun OT’

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady absorbed 23 hits while facing a barrage of pressure from the Denver Broncos defense in Sunday’s 20-18 loss in the AFC Championship Game. “When you play quarterback, you’re going to take hits. You have to stand in there and make throws. There are no excuses for me for not getting the job done,” Brady said. “Our guys ...

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Stephen Gostkowski 1st missed PAT in 9 years hurts Patriots chances

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New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s first missed extra point attempt in nine years forced team into two-point conversation attempt that was intercepted with 12 seconds left in the game. The Denver Broncos recovered the ensuing onside kick and advanced to the Super Bowl with a 20-18 win. “It’s kind of a cruel reality that it came down to that,” Gostkowski said. “… I just feel ...

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Tom Brady vs. Broncos’ defense will decide AFC championship

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Like it or not, we all knew that this year’s AFC Championship would be decided by a four-quarter war between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. We knew it in the pre-season when Denver and New England were declared the cream of the AFC crop. We knew it when both teams entered Week 8 undefeated. We knew it when ...

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Tom Brady: ‘Playing someone 17 times is pretty cool’

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Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will meet for the 17th time in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in Denver. Brady and Manning were asked quite a few questions about the longtime rivalry.  Not surprisingly the two quarterbacks expressed a great deal of respect for one another. “He’s a great passer. He’s so accurate, he throws it on time, he knows where everybody on ...

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Broncos criticize Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski

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With the New England Patriots set to visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday in the AFC title game, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith said Tuesday that it’s fair to call Tom Brady a crybaby. “That would be an accurate statement. I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Smith told reporters Monday, according to the Colorado Springs ...

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Patriots place Jerod Mayo on IR

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The New England Patriots announced Tueasday that they have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve. Mayo, 29, was injured in last Saturday’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Mayo played in all 16 regular season games with eight starts and accumulated 49 total tackles, 1 sack and 1 pass defensed. Mayo originally joined the Patriots as a first-round draft pick (10th overall) out ...

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Patriots advance to 5th straight AFC Championship

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The New England Patriots earned a spot in the AFC title game for the fifth year in a row, beating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 on Saturday. “It’s pretty cool. It’s hard to do,” Tom Brady said of making it to five-straight AFC title games. “You’ve got to grind throughout the entire year. There are only four teams playing next week, ...

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