FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has proved to be a quick study on the field. That extends to off the field as well. One example came this week when Garoppolo, who grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was asked his favorite team growing up as part of the weekly “football journey” series. “Is this a setup?” a smiling Garoppolo asked in the days leading up to Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Boston Herald 6 hours ago
FOXBORO — When the Patriots opened this week’s game plan and flipped through pages of the Bears’ array of offensive weapons, it might have been natural to wonder, “How do we stop all of these guys?”And then they turned on the tape.The Bears’ remarkable ability to turn the ball over has neutralized...
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots host the Chicago Bears on Sunday (1 p.m. ET), and here are some of the key areas to watch: Easley on the edge: With starting right defensive end Chandler Jones ruled out with a hip injury, the likely replacement is first-round draft pick Dominique Easley....
Extra Points | Boston Globe 14 hours ago
The Patriots' running backs are dropping like flies. First, they lost running back Stevan Ridley (knee) for the season, and now, running back Shane Vereen (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots filled the final two spots on their practice squad Friday by re-signing linebacker Ja'Gared Davis and also signing rookie receiver Jonathan Krause. Davis was waived Thursday so the Patriots could make room for linebacker Akeem Ayers, who was acquired in a trade from Tennessee. The 22-year-old Krause, who played at Vanderbilt, was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent. Krause (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) totaled 42 receptions for 714 yards and three touchdowns at Vanderbilt in 2013.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB on Friday to preview the Patriots-Bears game and discuss other NFL news. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. Darrelle Revis reportedly was sent home Tuesday after arriving late to practice. Coach Bill Belichick would not discuss the matter […]