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Dont'a Hightower, Danny Amendola return to practice
The New England Patriots are getting healthy in a hurry. Dont'a Hightower and Danny Amendola participated in Wednesday's practice session. Rob Gronkowski did not practice.
Rob Ninkovich: Pats 'stirring the pot' with benchings
Patriots coach Bill Belichick benched Malcolm Butler and Alan Branch during their game against the Saints on Sunday. Former Patriot Rob Ninkovich said it's just Belichick "stirring the pot."
Tom Brady, J.J. Nelson among Players of the Week
Tom Brady, Chris Jones, Desmond Trufant and J.J. Nelson are among the players who earned NFL Player of the Week honors Wednesday for their standout Week 2 performances.
Injuries: Pats' Hightower (MCL) could return this week
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is expected to return to action either next week or the following after injuring his MCL in New England's Week 1 loss. Plus, other injuries we're tracking.
Patriots' Tom Brady bounces back with vintage game
The Patriots' problems didn't last long. The team scored 30 points by halftime and cruised to a 36-20 victory in New Orleans over the Saints.
Vaccaro: 'We can't let Brandin Cooks get a deep ball'
Brandin Cooks will square off against his former Saints teammates for the first time since being traded to New England. However, Cooks downplayed his return to the Big Easy.
Dont'a Hightower suffered apparent minor MCL sprain
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower might be available in Week 2 after suffering a knee injury in Thursday's season-opening loss. New England allowed 21 points in the 4th quarter with Hightower down.
Patriots know they have to 'be better' in short yardage
One of the reasons why the New England Patriots lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday was due to their inability to convert fourth-and-short situations. The Patriots know that must change.
Takeaways: Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt pace Chiefs' win
Behind an offensive onslaught led by Alex Smith and rookie Kareem Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs upset the New England Patriots, 42-27, in Thursday night's season opener.
Reaction to Patriots' Super Bowl banner ceremony
Ahead of Thursday night's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots celebrated their fifth Super Bowl title with a stirring ceremony.
What to watch for in Chiefs-Pats NFL Kickoff Game
The 2017 NFL season kicks off tonight at 8:30 ET when the Patriots begin their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions against the Kansas City Chiefs. What are we watching for on opening night?
Gronk: Pats need 'whole offense' to replace Edelman
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski knows it's going to take much more than one or two people to replace the injured Julian Edelman this season.
Phillip Dorsett not overwhelmed with Patriots' offense
The Colts traded WR Phillip Dorsett to the Patriots over the weekend. Dorsett said it's been an easy transition thus far despite playing catch-up on the Patriots' playbook.
Patriots solve their championship banner problem
The New England Patriots have remade their championship banner wall in response to claiming their fifth Super Bowl title. The banner will be unveiled before Thursday's season opener vs. the Chiefs.
Patriots' Bill Belichick: I watch every preseason game
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is well known for never leaving a stone unturned. Earlier this week, he admitted he watches every preseason game in an effort to gain an edge on the competition.