Patriots introduce top pick Malcom Brown

The defensive tackle out of Texas received his ceremonial No. 1 Patriots jersey from Robert and Jonathan Kraft Wednesday.

If Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had allegedly deflated footballs, Patriots fans would want the book thrown at him.


Patriots hated because they can’t be trusted

Winning is not the only reason the Patriots inspire enmity from fans and commentators from other corners of the country.

Houston Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork (75) works out during an NFL football organized team activity, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

‘Hard Knocks’ to film the Houston Texans

Vince Wilfork is among several former Patriots now with the Texans organization.

James White has a chance to seize the “Shane Vereen” role in New England’s offense.

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Patriots have number of position battles to sort out

Tuesday was the first of 10 practices the team can conduct over the next three weeks as it gets back to the business of football.

Tom Brady and the Patriots defeated Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers in their last meeting in November of 2013.

Ben Roethlisberger says season opener ‘not the same’ without Tom Brady

The Steelers’ quarterback acknowledged things will be different if his Patriots counterpart’s suspension is upheld.


// Deflategate a stunning fall for Tom Brady

It’s getting tougher every day to separate the deeds of Brady from the sins of the Patriots franchise.

Tom Brady looked to pass during the first half of the AFC Championship game in January, 2015.

No Tom Brady punishment appeal date set

Wednesday would be the 10-day deadline for a hearing, but the sides can mutually agree to delay it.

Tom Brady has a new dog named Scooby

The Patriots quarterback shared a photo on Facebook of the latest addition to his family.

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27: NFL Network personality Willie McGinest addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Willie McGinest elected to Patriots Hall of Fame

Fans selected the defensive end and linebacker over Raymond Clayborn and Leon Gray.

Brian Gourgue of Boston was among roughly 150 New England Patriots fans who gathered for a “Free Tom Brady” rally in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough Sunday.

Tom Brady fans stand by their man at Foxborough rally

Supporters of the Patriots quarterback waved signs, chanted, and wore No. 12 jerseys at Sunday’s event outside Gillette Stadium.

// Bears release Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

According to police, McDonald assaulted a woman who was holding a baby.

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// Patriots come with baggage for fans

There are people who sincerely believe the Patriots have won four tainted Super Bowl championships.


// Robert Kraft chose legacy over team

Deflategate has become legacy Russian roulette for Roger Goodell, Kraft, and Tom Brady.


// NFL teams battle it out for Los Angeles

The return of the NFL to LA — possibly as soon as the 2016 season — is a foregone conclusion.

// NFL lawyers advise Roger Goodell to hear Tom Brady’s appeal

Despite the recommendation, Goodell has not notified the players’ union whether he will be the appeal hearing officer.

Belichick era database


// Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

// Giants break Patriots’ hearts again

Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

// An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.