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. 

 

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Laurence Maroney's time with the Patriots came to an end Tuesday with his trade to the Broncos. (AP)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.



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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 weei.com.

According to ESPN.com, 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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In a wide-ranging interview on ESPN, Randy Moss acknowledged that the timing of his contract comments following Sunday's season-opening win over the Bengals might not have been good, but that he felt he needed to say it. "I think that the timing could have been bad, but it was actually my first time speaking to the media this year and I wanted to get it off my chest instead of waiting until Week 12 or Week 13 to where it really could be a distraction to our team and what we're trying to accomplish," Moss said. "It was something I just wanted to do.

Jets coach Rex Ryan left little doubt what the gameplan will be Sunday when his team plays the Patriots. "There’s only one guy in this league that can cover Randy Moss," he told The New York Daily News. “And that’s Darrelle Revis. Nobody else.”

 

Ryan added, "Randy Moss beats you for touchdowns. Randy Moss is a stud. Him and Chad [Ochocinco], you better double them. Well, we don’t have to. That’s what Revis brings for us.”

 

In his postgame press conference following a 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Monday night, Jets head coach Rex Ryan was asked if an 0-1 start puts even more pressure on his team heading into a Week 2 showdown vs. the Patriots.

 

"It’s hard to make up games, that’s for sure," Ryan said. "We all saw their game. New England looked pretty darn good. There are no easy games in this league. New England looks like they are right at the top, so we are going to have to play our best, no question."