Quick-hit thoughts/notes around the New England Patriots and NFL: Defense brings to mind 2014 Detroit Lions.
In celebration of Independence Day, here are the five New England Patriots that produce the most amount of "fireworks."
A judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for Aaron Hernandez can identify a tipster who said one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez might have been "untruthful" during jury selection.
With the additions of Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Leonard Williams, do the Jets have the best defense in the division? The AFC?
Addition of talented receivers make it likely the Patriots will be tested often through the air by their rivals.
Take a look at a view images and tweets from the event.
Gronkowski 'Family Feud' set for July 19
The "Celebrity Family Feud" episode featuring a team of Rob Gronkowski, his dad and three brothers is scheduled to air on ABC July 19, according to the Patriots website. The Gronkowskis will face a team led by actress Holly Robinson Peete.
A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder.
ESPN's NFL Nation reporters discuss the hot topics in video form regarding each of their teams, including Cam Newton, RG III and Carson Palmer.
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn talks about doing physical therapy and rehabbing with Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. Vote for Best Comeback at ESPYS.com.
NFL exec Troy Vincent critical of NFLPA
"Look at the amount of money being spent on legal fees for a handful of people. ... Men are in transition who aren't doing well, and yet $8M to $10 million dollars a year is spent in court fees." Vincent Q&A
Louis Riddick, John Clayton and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best positioned to be successful for the long haul.
Ashley Fox caught up with Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive VP of football operations, who provided insight on Tom Brady's punishment, domestic violence and more.
NFL future power rankings
Which NFL teams are positioned for success over the next three seasons? The Patriots and Cowboys are both in the top 10, but Green Bay claimed the top spot thanks to Aaron Rodgers and a strong draft class. Full rankings (Insider)
What is each team's plan of attack against Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh? Does the offensive line match up well against Suh?
The New England Patriots' veterans will report for training camp on July 29, the team announced Monday.
Which one of the Bills' playmakers -- Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin, LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay -- will be the primary focus for defenses?
Brady verdict could take awhile
The decision on Tom Brady's appeal is not expected to come before July 4. John Clayton added: "This could take about a month."
|4(12)||Tre Jackson||OG||Florida State|
|4(32)||Shaq Mason||C||Georgia Tech|
|6(2)||Matt Wells||OLB||Mississippi State|
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