Patriots likely to decline RB Sony Michel's 5th-year option, picking up OT Isaiah Wynn's option
The New England Patriots will likely decline one fifth-year option and pick up another on their 2018 first-round draft class. Ian Rapoport reports that the Pats will likely decline the option year for RB Sony Michel while exercising the option for OT Isaiah Wynn.
Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 first-round picks
The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2018 first-round picks is Monday, May 3, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
Weighing fifth-year options for 2018 NFL Draft's first-rounders
Gil Brandt examines which first-round picks from 2018 should have their fifth-year options picked up. Where do the Browns' Baker Mayfield and the Jets' Sam Darnold stand?
2020's 10 best run-blocking teams by expected rushing yards
Nick Shook eyes the 10 best rushing attacks by expected yards per carry. Where do Clyde Edwards-Helaire's Chiefs sit?
Saturday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 11
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel is being activated from injured reserve and will play on Sunday vs. the Texans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport
Patriots sloppy in loss to Broncos after COVID-19 disruption
Judy Battista says the Patriots delivered an uncharacteristic -- but predictable -- performance in Week 6. Can the team get back on track after having its season disrupted by COVID-19?
Patriots place RB Sony Michel, G Shaq Mason, DE Derek Rivers on reserve/COVID list
The New England Patriots are placing running back Sony Michel, guard Shaq Mason and defensive end Derek Rivers on the reserve/COVID-19 list, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday.
Monday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 5
The Falcons will have their top two wideouts Monday night against the Packers. Tom Pelissero reported that Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley will play tonight, per a source informed of the situation. Here's other news we're tracking on Monday.
Lamar Jackson's kryptonite; Aaron Rodgers' resurgence
Bucky Brooks identifies the reasons for the Chiefs' success against Lamar Jackson. Plus, examining Aaron Rodgers' hot start and the hype around Nick Foles.
NFL stats and records, Week 3: Russell Wilson breaks early-season TD records
Every week the NFL Media Research team puts together the best notes from Sunday's slate of games. Here are the top nuggets from Week 3.
Patriots RB Damien Harris recently had surgery on pinky finger, could miss Week 1
The New England Patriots are dealing with a backfield injury. Damien Harris, who missed the past two practices, recently had surgery on his pinky finger, which will take a few weeks to heal.
Sony Michel (foot) departs PUP list, returns to Patriots practice
Patriots running back Sony Michel is officially off the PUP list and returned to practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport reports.
State of the Franchise: Will Cam Newton continue Patriots' reign?
Yes, Tom Brady is gone. But are you really about to overlook a Bill Belichick team featuring Cam Newton at quarterback? In exploring the state of the Patriots, Adam Rank expects New England to be right in the thick of the AFC race once again.
Ranking all 32 RB1s heading into 2020: Saquon Barkley at No. 6
Saquon Barkley held the top spot in Maurice Jones-Drew's ranking of the league's 32 RB1s heading into 2019. This year, however, the Giants RB didn't crack the top five. Check out why and where the rest of the NFL's starting running backs land in MJD's list.
Sony Michel undergoes foot surgery to relieve discomfort
The Patriots would be missing their feature back if there were minicamps. Sony Michel had foot surgery in May and his timetable to return is unknown, Mike Giardi reports.
2020 NFL Draft: Prospect-pro comparisons for top running backs
Gil Brandt finds pro comparisons for his top six running back prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft -- including the Melvin Gordon-esque Jonathan Taylor.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots vulnerable after Tom Brady's exit?
The New England Patriots have reigned over the AFC East for two decades, but with Tom Brady gone, are we about to witness a changing of the guard. Jeremy Bergman explores where each team in this division stands heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
Which 2019 NFL playoff teams look the shakiest this offseason?
Will the 2020 NFL postseason field NOT include Deshaun Watson's Texans or Bill Belichick's Patriots? Marc Sessler spotlights three 2019 playoff teams heading in the wrong direction this offseason.
Fantasy Points Per Touch: Running backs
Michael Fabiano ranks the top 25 fantasy running backs based on a combination of rushing attempts and receptions and the positive points that resulted in 2019.
This Day in Football History: March 9 to March 15, 2020
From the anniversary of Nick Foles' return to the Eagles that ended in a Super Bowl win to the anniversary of the Saints signing Drew Brees, check out some of this week's historic NFL people and moments. Think you know your football trivia? NFL Research looks back at some of the great games, stunning accomplishments and historic people to keep you in the loop on this day in history.
All 32 NFL teams' RB situations ahead of free agency and draft
With free agency and the draft around the corner, Jeremy Bergman takes stock of all 32 teams' RB situations. Will the Rams move Todd Gurley? Is Le'Veon Bell staying with the Jets? Where is Derrick Henry headed?
Fantasy Combine Crash Course
With the NFL Scouting Combine underway, some of the top college prospects will showcase their skills ahead of April's draft. Adam Rank reveals his picks for who could make a fantasy impact in 2020.
Most consistent fantasy running backs of 2019
Michael Fabiano takes a lot at which running backs consistently excelled in fantasy from week to week during the 2019 NFL season.
Michael Fabiano's Top 200 fantasy players for 2020
It's never too early to prepare for the fantasy football season! Michael Fabiano provides his early positional top-200 ranks for 2020.
Rapoport: Patriots decline Sony Michel's fifth-year option
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports New England Patriots decline running back Sony Michel's fifth-year option.
Top 10 Patriots plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the top 10 highlight plays made by the New England Patriots in the 2020 NFL season.
Cam Newton finds Sony Michel in the flat for 31-yard catch-and-run TD
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton completes 31-yard touchdown pass to running back Sony Michel.
Bills vs. Patriots highlights | Week 16
Watch the Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots highlights from Week 16 of the 2020 season.
Sony Michel puts Micah Hyde on skates on 29-yard burst
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel puts Micah Hyde on skates on 29-yard burst.
Patriots vs. Dolphins highlights | Week 15
Watch the highlights from the Week 15 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins.
Top catches of the week | Week 13
Watch the top catches of Week 13 during the NFL 2020 season.
Top runs and YAC of the week | Week 13
Watch the top runs and YAC of Week 13 during the NFL 2020 season.
Patriots vs. Chargers highlights | Week 13
Watch the highlights from the Week 13 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Next Gen Edge: Patriots RBs have found their lane
Next Gen Stats might prove the New England Patriots have the edge over the Denver Broncos in Week 6.
Next Gen Edge: Patriots RBs have found their lane
Next Gen Stats might prove the New England Patriots have the edge over the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
Next Gen Stats: Patriots' Top 5 plays at the quarter-season mark
Check out the Patriots' top 5 plays from the first four weeks of the 2020 NFL season, according to Next Gen Stats.
Top rushes of September 2020
Check out the top rushes from the NFL during September of the 2020 season.
Next Gen Stats: Top 5 rush yards over expected | Week 3
Next Gen Stats ranks the top runs of Week 3 by rush yards over expected.
Raiders vs. Patriots highlights | Week 3
Watch the highlights of the Las Vegas Raiders against the New England Patriots in Week 3 of the 2020 season.
Sony is off to the races AGAIN! Michel evades Raiders for 48 yards
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushes for 48 yards.
Can't-Miss Play: Sony Michel presses turbo for massive 38-yard run into Raiders territory
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushes for 38-yard gain.
Dolphins vs. Patriots highlights | Week 1
Watch the highlights from the Week 1 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.
Sony Michel caps off strong drive with TD
New England Patriots running back Sony Michel rushes for one-yard touchdown.
Rapoport: Sony Michel returned to practice Wednesday, removed from PUP list
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the New England Patriots activated RB Sony Michel from the PUP list.
MJD's Top 5 breakout RBs of 2020
NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew shares his list of top five breakout running backs of 2020.
Giardi: Sony Michel recovering from foot surgery, return timetable unknown
NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is recovering from foot surgery and says his return timetable is unknown.
Titans vs. Patriots highlights | AFC Wild Card
Watch the highlights from the Wild Card matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots.