After it was reported Wednesday, the Patriots’ trade with the Texans became official on Thursday as they added wide receiver Keshawn Martin to their roster and to make room they released defensive tackle Khyri Thornton.

There were no changes to the Patriots’ injury report from Wednesday, as the Patriots get closer and closer to their Week 2 matchup with the Bills.

Dominique Easley (hip) was the only player not to practice, while offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (illness) was limited for a second straight day. With Easley missing a third straight practice, his status for Sunday is in doubt.

Former players and ESPN NFL analysts Steve Young and Jerry Rice joined Ordway, Merloni and Fauria on Thursday to discuss the Deflategate case and also Rice allegedly using “stick’em” when he played.

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski is ready for just about anything come Sunday afternoon.

FOXBORO — Dominique Easley was the only one missing at the start of Patriots practice on Thursday afternoon, a session held in sweats and shells on the fields behind Gillette Stadium.

Sports Illustrated and MMQB’s Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about matters from around the league, including Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft’s relationship.

Donald Trump is Tom Brady's choice for president? Of the United States? (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Sports and politics often intersect in meaningful ways.



Eight players with deep roots on the New England football scene were announced as Modern Era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2016, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Jerod Mayo has been a huge part of the success of the Patriots since he arrived in 2008, but he's struggled with injuries the last two years.</p>
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Before Sunday’s Week 1 win over the Colts was over, Bills fans were already looking ahead to Week 2 and the Patriots, as “We want Brady” chants came from the crowd.

On a conference call with the Buffalo media Wednesday, Tom Brady responded, but in a fun way.