October 2013 - New England Patriots Wiretap

Gronkowski Limited In Practice With Hamstring Injury

Oct 31, 2013 12:39 AM

Rob Gronkowski's debut this season was delayed because of offseason back and forearm surgeries and was limited on Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

Gronkowski has caught 10 balls for 141 yards in his first two games this season.

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Patriots Acquire Isaac Sopoaga From Eagles

Oct 29, 2013 3:50 PM

The New England Patriots have acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth rounder.

Sopoga signed with the Eagles in March on a three-year, $12 million deal after a long career with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Brady's Hand Feels 'Perfect' Amid Injury Speculation

Oct 27, 2013 8:30 PM

Tom Brady's possibly injured throwing hand was the subject of speculation as he threw for just 116 yards in the New England Patriots' 27-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

“It’s perfect,” said Brady. 

“I didn’t know [how] anyone knows what the back of my right hand looks like, but it looks fine to me and it feels good," said Brady. "I’ll be out there next week; you don’t have to worry about that. 

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Amendola 'Not Going To Change' Style In Attempt To Stay Healthier

Oct 26, 2013 2:43 PM

Danny Amendola has missed 24 out of 39 games over the past three seasons.

Amendola won't call himself injury-prone though.

"I don't really listen to it," Amendola told USA TODAY Sports on Friday. "I know how I play and what I can bring to the team. So I'm not really interested in hearing anything else."

The Patriots envisioned Amendola playing a role similar to Wes Welker.

"I'm not going to change," said Amendola. "That's just the way I am. It's a rough game. Everybody knows that. I love the physical part of the game. So I'm not going to change. I'm ready to go this week. So really, that's the only thing that I can focus on."

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Andre Carter Signs With Patriots

Oct 22, 2013 12:32 PM

The New England Patriots have signed Andre Carter.

Carter is a defensive end that was previously with played with the Patriots.

Carter had 10 sacks and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011 with the Patriots and then signed with the Oakland Raiders.

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Gronkowski Cleared By Doctors To Play Against Jets

Oct 18, 2013 1:28 PM

Rob Gronkowski has been cleared by doctors to play on Sunday against the New York Jets.

Dr. James Andrews held off clearing Gronkowski for games because of lingering issues with his forearm.

Gronkowski has been described as "dominant" in practice for the New England Patriots.

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Rosenhaus: Gronkowski On 'Same Page' With Patriots

Oct 17, 2013 1:22 PM

Rob Gronkowski's return from multiple offseason surgeries has been the subject of mystery and speculation during the first part of the New England Patriots' season.

Some have questioned Gronkowski's timeline for returning.

"I don't understand why this story has gotten so much traction," his agent Drew Rosenhaus told 560 WQAM-AM (via The Boston Globe). "There are dozens of players around the NFL who aren't playing because they are injured and coming back from surgery. And in Rob's case, this is really straightforward. Up to this point, he hasn't been cleared to play in a game. He has not been cleared by Dr. (James) Andrews, who is the supervising doctor."

Gronkowski is one of the NFL's most productive tight ends.

"There's a huge difference between being cleared to practice and being cleared to play in a game," Rosenhaus said. "I've had great dialogue with coach (Bill) Belichick and the Patriots' medical staff, and Rob and his family. Everybody's on the same page, except it's gotten a lot of play in the media and all these unsubstantiated sources."

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Jerod Mayo Undergoes Surgery For Torn Pectoral Muscle

Oct 15, 2013 8:58 PM

Jerod Mayo underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle on Tuesday.

Mayo's surgery is typically season-ending, but no decision has been made on his roster spot.

Mayo was leading the New England Patriots with 55 tackles at the time of the injury.

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Brady Backs Gronkowski, Credits His Scout Team Work For Win

Oct 14, 2013 12:46 PM

Tom Brady publicly expressed support for Rob Gronkowski via email amid reports that some New England Patriots are critical of how he is returning from multiple offseason surgeries.

“All of us have seen how badly Rob wants to help us win,’’ Brady wrote. “He has definitely given all he could in practice, especially on the scout teams to replicate the other teams’ best receiver. Though they may seem insignificant during the week, they are a huge reason why teams win.’’

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Teammates Beginning To Resent Rob Gronkowski's Delayed Return

Oct 13, 2013 2:53 PM

Rob Gronkowski's slow return from offseason surgeries is creating tension among his New England Patriots' teammates, according to sources.

"There's curiosity and resentment, and he's creating it by going out and kicking ass during the week and then he doesn't show up on game day and help the team win," one source said.

Gronkowski may be concerned that another injury to his forearm could threaten his career.

Gronkowski, however, has practiced fully for weeks and was described as dominant ahead of the Patriots' Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints.

"If he's not playing in games, he damn sure should not be doing what he is in practice," said the same source who mentioned resentment.

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Gronkowski Still Not Cleared To Return
Optimism increased this week that Rob Gronkowski would be able to play in Week 6.

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Gronkowski Expected To Play In Week 6
Rob Gronkowski is expected to play in Week 6 against the Saints.

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Brady Has His Worst QBR Since 2006 In Loss To Bengals
Nearly 29 percent of Tom Brady's throws were off target.

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Jets Claim Zach Sudfeld Off Waivers
Zach Sudfeld will remain in the AFC East with the Jets.

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Berger: Josh McDaniels 'Was A Little Punk'
Josh McDaniels was fired after the Broncos had a 3-9 record in his second season.

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Patriots Release Zach Sudfeld
Zach Sudfeld had become a preseason fantasy sleeper at tight end.

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Trench Counter: Pats, Jets, Saints Strong Week 5 Plays ATS
The Patriots, Jets and Saints could be smart bets in Week 5 based on what we've seen in the Trench Counter.

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Austin Collie Signs With Patriots
Austin Collie is working his way back from multiple concussions.

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Richard Seymour Uninterested In Return To Patriots With Wilfork Out
With Vince Wilfork out for the season, the Patriots could use help on the defensive line.

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