New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that he has spoken with Adalius Thomas but stopped short of saying that the Jets were close to bringing him on board as part of their star-studded linebacking corps.


"We're set pretty good with the guys we have," Ryan said. "We have Jason Taylor and Bryan Thomas, so we feel pretty good about our outside backers."


FOXBORO — The Patriots began life without Laurence on Wednesday.

FOXBORO -- In a sign that he may be nearing a return to game action, Julian Edelman was in full pads for Patriots practice on Wednesday on the upper practice fields outside Gillette Stadium. 


Edelman has been nursing an injured foot. The only absences were OL Nick Kaczur and CB Terrence Wheatley. 


The Patriots practiced with music blaring over loud speakers in what could be preparation for Sunday's crowd noise at a hostile New Meadowlands Stadium. 


FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday took to task the fans who left Gillette Stadium early when the Patriots raced out to a 38-17 lead in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bengals. The subject came up when Brady was asked about traveling to the hostile Meadowlands for Sunday's road opener against the Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. 



When the news broke across the Twitternet Tuesday afternoon that the Patriots had traded Laurence Maroney, I have to admit I was a little stunned.

The Patriots have traded running back Laurence Maroney to Denver, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Maroney, who was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2006, rushed for 2,430 yards in four seasons with New England, including a career-high 835 in 2007. According to Schefter, the Patriots will receive Denver's fourth-round pick in 2011 and Denver gets New England's 6th-round pick in 2011. For more Patriots news, check

According to, Tom Brady's new contract includes a $16 million signing bonus, and maxes out with base salaries of $9.75 million in both 2013 and '14. According to the report, this will be the construction of the deal:


A 40-year-old Patriots fan from Chicopee who had an apparent heart attack at Sunday's season-opener and was taken to the field for medical assistance was later pronounced dead at Caritas Norwood Hospital, according to Foxboro fire chief Roger Hatfield. The man, who was attending the game with his 6-year-old son, was stricken about a half-hour before the start of the game while sitting near the south end zone at Gillette Stadium. The man's name was not made public.


Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is out for the season, according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network. Jenkins suffered the same injury last season. The Jets play the Patriots Sunday.


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