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Associated Press named Rob Gronkowski its 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Gronkowski was limited to seven games in 2013 due to knee and forearm injuries. He bounced back with an 82/1,124/12 line this season, where he finished as a unanimous All-Pro. Gronkowski received 27 first-place votes, followed by Jeremy Maclin (7), Rolando McClain (7), Chris Harris (3), Justin Forsett (2), and Arian Foster (2). Cardinals LB Larry Foote and Kyle Orton also received a vote.
Jan 31 - 9:39 PM

Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Super Bowl XLIX.

Stork has been cleared to play after missing the AFC Championship Game. He practiced on a limited basis the last two weeks and was previously listed as questionable. Stork's return will provide an upgrade to the Patriots' interior line. With Stork healthy, Ryan Wendell will move back to right guard.
Jan 31 - 5:32 PM

Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) is listed as questionable for Super Bowl XLIX.

Stork has been limited in practice the last two weeks, but most signs point to him being ready for the Super Bowl. The Patriots need Stork healthy as they look to establish their power-run game against Seattle.
Jan 30 - 6:32 PM

LeGarrette Blount had his marijuana charges withdrawn after he completed 50 hours of community service.

Blount and Le'Veon Bell were arrested in August and popped with pot charges. Blount had until February 4 to complete his court-mandated community service. With the case now resolved, the league can step in and take action against Blount. It's possible he and Bell receive a fine or short suspension in 2015.
Jan 30 - 11:41 AM

Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) has remained limited in practice.

Most signs have pointed toward Stork being ready to go for Super Bowl XLIX, but this being the Patriots, we might not get official word until inactives are announced at roughly 5ET on Sunday. Stork's presence will be key with the Pats likely looking to get their power-run game going.
Jan 29 - 9:34 PM

LeGarrette Blount denies orchestrating his November release from the Steelers.

Conspiracy theorists suggest that New England reached out to Blount and told him that if he wiggled his way out of Pittsburgh, he'd be able to return to Bill Belichick's waiting arms. So then Blount went haywire with his attitude and quit on the team, leaving Mike Tomlin no choice but to dump Le'Veon Bell's backup. The hole in that theory is that every team in the league had a chance to claim him before he became a free agent and signed with the Patriots. Regardless, in seven games as a Patriot since then, Blount has rushed 93 times for 430 yards (4.62 YPC) with six touchdowns.
Jan 29 - 8:59 AM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report.

LaFell is practicing in full this week. His Super Bowl status was never in doubt.
Jan 28 - 7:43 PM

Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) "hopes" to be active for Super Bowl XLIX.

Stork said he's spending his week with the Patriots' training staff. Stork was listed as "limited" in the Pats' bye-week practices. Likely looking to employ a power-rushing attack against the Seahawks' elite defense, New England needs its middle man back as it goes for its fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick era.
Jan 27 - 2:48 PM

The Patriots have reportedly not ruled out picking up Darrelle Revis' $20M team option for 2015.

Revis' first year in New England couldn't have gone better. He played at an All-Pro level once again, helping Bill Belichick scheme up ways to stop the enemy's top weapon weekly and get back to the Super Bowl. It's possible the two sides will work out a long-term extension before April 1, when Revis' $12M roster bonus for 2015 is due. It's perfect match.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 8:18 AM

A source tells PFT that the "Deflategate" video shows a locker room attendant taking two bags of footballs into a bathroom.

The bags contained 12 balls to be used by the Patriots and 12 balls to be used by the Colts. The video does not show what went on in the stall, but attendant is in the bathroom for approximately 90 seconds. The Patriots turned this tape over to the Warren Commission, who will now scour the grassy knoll for more evidence. Expect the attendant to fall on his sword a la Lee Harvey Oswald, declining to incriminate Bill Belichick or Tom Brady.
Jan 27 - 8:05 AM

FOX's Jay Glazer reports the NFL has identified a Patriots locker room attendant as a "strong person of interest" in the ball-deflation scandal.

The league finally has its Ollie North. Per Glazer, the attendant "allegedly took balls from the officials' locker room to another area on way to the field." There is reportedly video of the incident. Glazer says the league is "still gauging if any wrong doing occurred." It's been obvious from Day 1 the Pats were going to set up some sort of underling as the fall guy, the only question is if he'll sing. The entire "scandal" is long past played out. It would be a shame were it to dominate all pre-SB chatter.
Jan 26 - 3:27 PM

Tom Brady has dealt with a cold for the last few days but never missed practice.

Tommy has a case of the sniffles and will also have to use a fully inflated football against the Seahawks Sunday. We're not sure how he'll survive these dual obstacles.
Jan 26 - 12:18 PM

Coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots "followed every rule" in their process of preparing game balls for the AFC Championship.

The Patriots called a press conference on Saturday to announce the results of an internal investigation into 'DeflateGate.' Belichick believes the Patriots' game-day process for preparing footballs artificially created a 1.5 pound difference in PSI, which led to the balls being inflated less in the second half. The NFL's investigation into the situation remains ongoing, but there's unlikely to be any resolution before the Super Bowl. New England would be subject to lost draft picks if the league determines they illegally deflated footballs.
Jan 24 - 3:53 PM

Patriots C Bryan Stork (knee) is listed as questionable on New England's bye-week injury report.

Stork is on track to return after missing the AFC Championship Game. He practiced on a limited basis the last two days and expects to be ready for the Super Bowl.
Jan 23 - 5:21 PM

Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe) is listed as questionable on the Patriots' bye-week injury report.

LaFell was limited in practice throughout the week. He hasn't had any setbacks and is fully expected to play next Sunday. LaFell will have a tough Super Bowl matchup, running routes against Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman.
Jan 23 - 5:03 PM


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