7:57 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots prepare for Matt Forte and the Bears

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago

Expect Brandon Browner to be factor vs. Bears

ESPN New England Patriots reporter Mike Reiss discusses the return of cornerback Brandon Browner and how he’ll match up against the talented, tall receivers of the Chicago Bears.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 11 hours ago

Stat check: Bears at Patriots

A look at the 5-2 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing the team's next opponent -- the 3-4 Bears -- into the discussion: Points per game This week: 7th (26.7) Last week: 11th (26.6) Last season: Third (27.75) Bears in 2014: 18th (22.4) Points allowed per game This week:...
Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 2 hours ago

Brock Vereen excited about family reunion

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears first-year free safety Brock Vereen has had the date circled on his calendar for months. Sunday’s game in New England potentially pits Vereen against old brother Shane -- the Patriots' starting running back and key contributor on offense with 259 rushing yards (one...

Bill Belichick: 'We will see' what Akeem Ayers has

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots formally announced the trade for Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday morning, which means the linebacker passed his physical. "Well, we will see," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said when asked at his Wednesday news conference about what Ayers brings to the team. "Start working with him today. He's played linebacker. He's played defensive end in some sub situations. "We will see [what he is more suited to play].
It Is What It Is | WEEI 10 hours ago

Patriots officially announce acquisition of LB Akeem Ayers

The Patriots have officially announced the trade for linebacker Akeem Ayers. Here’s a portion of the release issued by the team: The New England Patriots announced that they have acquired LB Akeem Ayers in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Trade terms were not disclosed. In addition, the Patriots...

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Boston Globe 58 mins ago

Darrelle Revis Being Sent Home For Tardiness Refuted by Business Manager

After a report came out that Darrelle Revis was dismissed from practice on Tuesday for showing up late, the cornerback’s business manager came to Revis' defense on Twitter.

Injury report: Chandler Jones the lone Patriot who doesn't practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' injury report confirmed that defensive end Chandler Jones has a hip injury. According to earlier reports, Jones will be out for a month. Jones did not participate in practice Wednesday. As Jones is expected to miss multiple games, the Patriots are preparing for the next man to step up. The team could turn to rookie defensive linemen Dominique Easley and Zach Moore to fill in for the injured Jones. While the Patriots lost Jones to injury, Tom Brady (ankle), cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle), safety Devin McCourty (rib) and linebackers Dont'a...
Boston Globe 2 hours ago

Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones Misses Practice With Hip Injury

There's a big-name player absent from the New England Patriots' practice field, but several other players are on the mend.

Rookie Zach Moore could be 'next man up' on defensive line

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The mantra in the New England Patriots' locker room is "next man up." With defensive end Chandler Jones reportedly sidelined for one month with a hip injury, that "next man up" could be rookie Zach Moore. "Yeah, most definitely," Moore, a sixth-round pick, said when asked about his preparedness to step in. "But, it's kind of the philosophy out here, ‘next man up.' Guys go down left and right. "So you have to fit in where you can, take your opportunity because you never know when you could get another one.

Report: Darrelle Revis Sent Home From Tuesday Practice After Showing Up Late

Nobody on the Patriots roster gets preferential treatment. Cornerback Darrelle Revis found that out the hard way on Tuesday.

Quick hits from the Patriots' locker room

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick hits from the New England Patriots' locker room on Wednesday: Revis on his absence. Cornerback Darrelle Revis missed practice on Tuesday and didn't offer any reason as to why he was absent. "Between me and Coach [Belichick]," Revis said. Next man up. With defensive end Chandler Jones reportedly out for a month with a hip injury, the Patriots are moving forward with the "next man up" mentality. "There's nothing you can do," Devin McCourty said.
Boston Globe 5 hours ago

Three of a Kind? Looking Back At the Patriots’ Recent Deadline Deals

Looking back at the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Patriots fans have seen both sides of the coin: one becoming a coup for the Pats, the other proving to be a flop.

Michael Sam could be a possible Patriots match

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots will be without their best pass-rusher, Chandler Jones, for "about a month," according to the Boston Globe. With that news breaking Tuesday night and the Dallas Cowboys releasing defensive end Michael Sam off their practice squad, some have asked on Twitter if the Patriots and Sam might be a match. Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, and there is widespread interest in his next potential landing spot.

Quick hits from Tom Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Leftovers from Tom Brady's news conference on Wednesday: Faith in Vereen. After the Patriots lost running back Stevan Ridley to a season-ending injury, the team needed someone to fill his role. While Shane Vereen doesn’t bring the same power-running style as Ridley, Brady trusts Vereen and is confident in what he can do. “Yeah, he’s done such a great job for us over the time that he’s been here,” Brady said.

Patriots Practice Attendance: Darrelle Revis Returns, Chandler Jones Misses Second Straight Day

One player returns and another player remains absent as the Patriots are dealing with a slew of injuries.

Darrelle Revis returns to Patriots practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis returned to practice Wednesday after missing Tuesday's practice for an unknown reason. The lone player missing from practice Wednesday was defensive end Chandler Jones. Jones, who also missed practice Tuesday, is reportedly out for a month with a hip injury. Newly acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers, who was brought to New England in a deal with the Tennessee Titans Tuesday, was on the field for his first practice with the Patriots.

Tom Brady Working To Be More Mobile, Extending Plays

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be a veteran, but he can still learn a lot from younger players in the league. Chief among those things he can learn is how to extend plays with his legs.

Tom Brady's work at extending plays

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Fifteen years into his NFL career, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows his deficiencies well. One of them is extending plays with his feet. "It's never really been something I've been great at -- extending plays," he said. "I see so many of these players, whether it be Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers or Jay Cutler and Alex Smith, some really mobile quarterbacks who do a great job for their team; Ben Roethlisberger has done it for a lot of years.

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