Patriots team employees John Jastremski and Jim McNally are back in the news this week.

According to multiple reports, the Patriots have applied to the NFL for the reinstatement of Jastremski and McNally, the two equipment staffers at the heart of the Deflategate controversy.

The issue of who ordered them be suspended remains up in the air.

Tom Brady will be put to the test immediately in Week 1 against PIttsburgh. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)And now we learn the real toll of Deflategate.



There’s another player backing Tom Brady and it may be someone Patriots fans would least expect it from — Seahawks corner Richard Sherman.

Apparently Patriots center Bryan Stork’s concussion is worse than many thought.

According to the NFL transaction wire, the Patriots have placed center Bryan Stork (concussion) on the injured reserve designated for return list. This means he can begin practicing after six weeks, but cannot appear in a game until spending eight weeks on the list.

Bryan Stork has been ruled out of Thursday’s regular-season opener against the Steelers, while safety Tavon Wilson (quad), running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring) and defensive end Trey Flowers (knee) are all listed as questionable for the contest.

There seems to always be a surprise cut when the Patriots get their roster down to 53 players and this year it was Jonas Gray.

Speaking on “The Dan Patrick Show” Wednesday morning, former Broncos, Raiders and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that when he was coac

According to multiple reports, Patriots left tackle Nate Solder has signed a two-year, $20.62 million contract extension through 2017. The deal is fully guaranteed in 2015 and 2016, and the Patriots can’t use the franchise tag on Solder after 2017.

ESPN’s Tim Hasselbeck joined Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning to discuss ESPN’s latest story about the Patriots that recaps Spygate and includes additional accusations of malfeasance.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Patriots have applied to the NFL for the reinstatement of John Jastremski and Jim McNally, the two equipment staffers at the heart of the Deflategate controversy.