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This booking photo provided by the Highland Park, Texas, Department of Public Safety, shows former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was booked and posted bond Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in a domestic violence case, one day before he faces his first court hearing. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January. (AP Photo/Highland Park Department of Public Safety)

Johnny Manziel appears in court in domestic violence case

Manziel is facing a misdemeanor assault charge that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

From left: Family Reach’s Carla Tardif, Ming Tsai, Ashlynn Hull, and Patrick Chung at the Ritz Carlton hotel.


Patriots’ Patrick Chung outperforms Ming Tsai at foodie fund-raiser

Tsai said Chung’s Chinese-Jamaican jerk chicken dish was superior. And “there’s no shame in admitting that.”

Tom Brady’s legal team earned a small victory in court Tuesday.

Tom Brady gets more time to ask court to reconsider Deflategate case

Tuesday’s ruling gives Brady’s legal team an extra 14 days to file a motion to have his case reheard.

Coach Ivan Fears (right) has been with the Patriots for 20 years.

Patriots Notebook

Coach isn’t worried Patriots didn’t draft a running back

Running backs coach Ivan Fears said Monday the team is still building its backfield for 2016.

Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker signed a free agent deal with the Chicago Bears.

Four Harvard football players land with NFL teams

Three versatile offensive linemen and a tight end made the pro jump, one in the draft and three on free agent deals.

Wearing his late son’s jersey, Ron Brace‘s father spoke at the funeral in Springfield Monday.

Ron Brace’s father believes concussions factored in son’s death

The father of the former Patriot, who died in April at age 29, spoke at his son’s funeral in Springfield.

Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, shown speaking to the media Monday, returned to the Patriots after two years away.

For Dante Scarnecchia, it was a tough decision to return

The Patriots’ offensive line coach was happy in retirement, but he sees this as “a good thing on a lot of different levels.”

Malcolm Mitchell, Jacoby Brissett, and Cyrus Jones.

Meet the Patriots’ 2016 NFL Draft class

“Clamp Clampington,” and a tackle who can solve Rubik’s Cube in a minute are among the new guys in Foxborough.

The Broncos jumped up in the first round to land Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

NFL notes: Jerry Jones rues not moving up for Paxton Lynch

The Dallas owner said of missing out on Tony Romo’s possible successor: “I probably should have overpaid here.”

Former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington announced the selection of the Jets’ newest quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, on Friday night.


Draft results won’t affect Patriots’ AFC East dominance

The Jets, Bills, and Dolphins all made some good picks, but also some mistakes.

After spending time at Florida and North Carolina State, Jacoby Brissett’s next football home will be with the Patriots.

Christopher L. Gasper

Another year, another eclectic Patriots draft

They traded down. They traded into the 2017 draft. They picked a guy most folks haven’t heard of. They eschewed a skill-position need.

Quarterback Connor Cook showed off his arm for scouts in March. The Raiders took him with the second pick of the fourth round Saturday.

NFL notes: Raiders trade up to take QB Connor Cook

Cook, the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history, fell to the top of the fourth round.

Malcolm Mitchell left the University of Georgia third in school history with 174 catches.

Malcolm Mitchell headlines Patriots’ picks on final day of draft

After grabbing the receiver, New England went into wheeling and dealing mode.


Patriots trade for extra fourth-round pick in 2017

New England dealt that 147th pick to Seattle, along with a seventh-round pick at No. 243.


What’s going on at the QB position around the NFL?

The Jets gave themselves leverage against Ryan Fitzpatrick by drafting Christian Hackenberg.

Harvard’s Cole Toner, UMass’s Tajae Sharpe taken in fifth round of NFL Draft

Toner was picked by the Cardinals, and Sharpe was selected by the Titans.

Malcolm Mitchell’s love of reading led him to author a children’s book

The newest Patriot did not enjoy reading as a kid. Then, in college, he got hurt and developed a passion for it.

Malcolm Mitchell, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Elandon Roberts, Ted Karras, and Devin Lucien.

Here’s a closer look at the Patriots’ Day 3 draft picks

New England picked WR Malcolm Mitchell, DB/LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Elandon Roberts, OL Ted Karras, and WR Devin Lucien.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Linebacker Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lays on the field after an injury during the first quarter of the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Linebackers Jaylon Smith, Myles Jack go in 2d round

Pair of athletic, and game-changing defenders may sit 2016 recovering from knee injuries, but Cowboys, Jaguars like potential.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft said there is no finer ambassador for the game of football and the New England Patriots than Tom Brady.


Kraft expresses frustration with NFL in passionate defense of Brady

Patriots owner has had “numerous” conversations with his QB in light of the reinstatement of his four-game suspension.

North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett is big (6 feet 4 inches, 235 pounds), strong-armed, and athletic.


What does the Jacoby Brissett pick mean for Jimmy Garoppolo?

The N.C. State quarterback was taken just two years after Garoppolo was drafted.

Nebraska defensive lineman Vincent Valentine runs the 40 yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vincent Valentine at a glance

Valentine fills a need for the Patriots on the defensive line.

Wearing a Tom Brady jersey under his blazer, former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk announced New England’s third-round selection of Joe Thuney Friday night in Chicago.

Kevin Faulk wears Tom Brady jersey to announce Patriots’ draft pick

The fan favorite made a statement in support of the QB at the NFL Draft in Chicago.

North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett runs the 40 yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Jacoby Brissett at a glance

The quarterback from North Carolina State was taken at No. 91.

North Carolina State's Joe Thuney (54) is seen during warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Joe Thuney at a glance

Thuney, the Patriots’ third-round pick, played all three positions on the offensive line at North Carolina State.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: Cyrus Jones #5 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after returning a punt for a 57 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Michigan State Spartans during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cyrus Jones at a glance

The Alabama cornerback started his college career as a receiver.

From left: Quarterback Jacoby Brissett, defensive lineman Vincent Valentine, offensive lineman Joe Thuney, and cornerback Cyrus Jones.

Patriots fill three immediate needs on Day 2 of NFL Draft

They picked up CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, QB Jacoby Brissett, and DL Vincent Valentine.

Attorney Theodore B. Olson.

Former US solicitor general added to Brady’s legal team

Theodore Olson’s experience is the surest sign yet that Brady will exhaust every legal avenue before accepting his suspension.

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots have options on Day 2 of NFL Draft

The team’s positions of need remained well-stocked after the first round was completed.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Draftee Robert Nkemdiche of Mississippi arrives with mother Beverly and father Sunday at the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/Getty Images)

Who could Patriots have picked at No. 29 in NFL Draft?

New England didn’t have a first round pick. Instead, Arizona picked DL Robert Nkemdiche in the 29th overall slot.

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Former Mississippi left tackle Laremy Tunsil had a good chance to be the NFL draft's No. 1 overall pick less than two weeks ago when the Tennessee Titans had the pick. Then the Los Angeles Rams traded up for the No. 1 pick in search of a quarterback. Now Tunsil's future is much more uncertain. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NFL prospect plummets in draft after bong video posted on Twitter

It is unclear if Laremy Tunsil is in the video, but it was posted to his verified account just before Thursday’s draft.

Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil landed with the Dolphins.

Ben Volin | On Football

Video likely contributed to Laremy Tunsil’s costly slide in draft

Miami selected the offensive lineman, once considered a candidate for the top overall choice, at No. 13.

Mr. Carlson, of Braintree, was also a retired brigadier general in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

John Carlson, 82, former Patriots radio announcer

Over the years, his repertoire included reciting the Gettysburg Address and patriotic verses at Boston Pops concerts.

Patriots get their message across on draft night

The Patriots aren’t making a pick, but they are making a statement.

Cal quarterback Jared Goff was taken by the Rams with the first selection.

NFL Notebook

QBs Jared Goff, Carson Wentz go 1-2 in NFL Draft

For the second straight year quarterbacks were taken with the first two picks in the draft.

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Jared Goff (California) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Goff goes No. 1 in 2016 NFL Draft

The Los Angeles Rams chose the Cal quarterback after trading up to be in the top position.

Where and when Patriots pick in the NFL Draft

The Patriots do not have a first-round pick, but they have four picks in the top 100.

The NFL Draft is at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago for the second straight year.

Live updates: 2016 NFL Draft

Follow along with commentary and analysis throughout all seven rounds of the draft.

Cardell Hayes is seen in a booking photo released by the New Orleans Police Department, in New Orleans, Louisiana April 10, 2016. Hayes, accused of killingretired NFL player Will Smith and injuring the athlete's wifethis month in a New Orleans shooting, was indicted on April 28, 2016, on charges including second-degree murder and attempted murder. New Orleans Police Department/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Man indicted in death of former NFL player Will Smith

A business owner and semiprofessional football player was icharged with second-degree murder.

2016 NFL Draft picks

Here’s a look at the players chosen in order of selection during the 2016 NFL Draft.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses during the national anthem before an NFL Play 60 event at Grant Park, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago before Thursday's first round of the NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)


Goodell ready to move on from Deflategate

Goodell defended the league’s discipline process for players.


What do the Patriots do without a first-round draft pick?

They still have four picks in the top 100, and are in position to add depth at several spots.

Assessing the Patriots roster, position by position

Here’s a look at the depth at all positions, and how it will affect what the Patriots do in the draft.

California quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for California's NFL Pro Day Friday, March 18, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Ben Volin’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Look for quarterbacks to go 1-2, followed by a run on offensive and defensive linemen.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selects Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the first pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Your guide to the 2016 NFL Draft

Everything you need to know about the three-day draft that starts Thursday night.

Ron Brace was drafted by the Patriots in 2009 and played 39 games over four seasons with the team.

Former Patriot Ron Brace died of apparent heart attack

Springfield police said they do not consider Brace’s death suspicious.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

// Giants break Patriots’ hearts again

Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' 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.