It’s been a homecoming week of sorts for Tom Brady.

In his first public comments since going down with a hip injury in Week 7, Chandler Jones told reporters Thursday that he’s “just following the protocol” and doing what he needs to do to help the team.

It’s been all business in San Diego this week as the Patriots prepare for the Chargers on Sunday night, but a few players on the team did get to a Clippers game in Los Angeles Monday night before the team’s off day on Tuesday.

If you thought Aaron Dobson’s season couldn’t get any worse, it has.

Bill Belichick doesn’t often show emotion but when he does, it’s usually for very good reason.

It seems like last week’s Patriots-Packers game was a physical one, as the Patriots have a packed injury report this week leading up to this Sunday’s game against the Chargers. The Patriots held practice at the University of San Diego, as they will be spending the week in California.

Bill Leavy has been assigned to work as the referee for Sunday night’s Patriots-Chargers game, according to FootballZebras.com.

This marks the second New England game of the year for Leavy and his view — he was previously the lead official for the Nov. 16 game in Foxboro between the Patriots and Jets.

Patriots fans can stop worrying about whether Josh McDaniels will be distracted by the Florida head coaching job.

Philip Rivers' emotional swings can be a big plus or a big negative for the Chargers.</p>
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Former Patriots wide receiver and current Huffington Post writer Donte’ Stallworth joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday to discuss various topics around the NFL, including the latest on the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations.