NFL Writer

Ben Volin

Ben Volin joined the Globe in 2013 as the national NFL reporter, with a focus on the Patriots. During his tenure in Boston, Volin has covered two Patriots Super Bowl runs, Deflategate, and the Aaron Hernandez murder saga.

A graduate of Emory University with an MBA from the University of Florida, Volin previously spent eight years at the Palm Beach Post, where he covered the Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.

Latest stories

NFL prime time games will start a bit earlier

, From staff and wire reports

Kickoffs for Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night games will be moved up in an effort to maximize viewership.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Why the NFL Draft isn’t as important as it used to be

By , Globe Staff

The new CBA has changed the dynamics of successful roster-building around the league.

Patriots notebook

UCLA offensive lineman visits Patriots Monday

By , Globe Staff

Kolton Miller’s top comparable player is said to be previous Patriots left tackle Nate Solder.

Ben Volin | On football

Rob Gronkowski will make contract statement by missing Monday’s practice

By , Globe Staff

Gronkowski wants a pay raise, and has been contemplating retirement since shortly after the Super Bowl