Transactions: Baltimore Ravens sign Brandon Boykin
The Ravens are shuffling the deck in their secondary, less than week after losing one of their key contributors. Baltimore has signed Brandon Boykin and released veteran defensive back Kyle Arrington.
Injuries: Malcolm Mitchell suffers elbow subluxation
Playing in his NFL debut, it's hard to imagine a worse start for Malcolm Mitchell. The Patriots' fourth-round pick out of Georgia suffered an elbow subluxation during Thursday's preseason win.
What we learned: Justin Tucker saves Ravens' season
Justin Tucker pulled the Baltimore Ravens from the jaws of a fourth-straight defeat with a 52-yard field goal against the Steelers in overtime. His counterpart, Josh Scobee, cost his team dearly.
Dolphins trade CB Will Davis to Ravens
The Dolphins announced they have traded cornerback Will Davis to the Ravens. Miami will receive a late-round draft pick, Ian Rapoport reported. Is Davis an immediate fix for Baltimore's secondary?
Peyton Manning, Broncos preach patience after Week 1 struggles
Peyton Manning talks to Michael Silver after a shaky Week 1 showing that has him "sure there's nobody on offense that's happy" -- and there's one question that gets a glare out of the Broncos QB.
NFL's top defensive divisions: AFC East, NFC West dominate
Bucky Brooks orders the NFL divisions according to defensive dominance. Do Ndamukong Suh and the rest of the stars in the AFC East trump Richard Sherman and his NFC West brethren?
Patriots reach 1-year deal with CB Tarell Brown
The Patriots and Tarell Brown reached a one-year deal ahead of next week's training camp. Bill Belichick has remade his secondary this offseason after losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.
Patriots, Colts, Broncos lead a crowded pack of AFC contenders
Tom Brady's Patriots and Andrew Luck's Colts are just two of the flawed contenders crowding the AFC. Elliot Harrison breaks the conference into four tiers and lists all 16 teams' major weaknesses.
Patriots' McCourty doesn't want to switch back to CB
New England's cornerback exodus has led to speculation that the Patriots might move Devin McCourty back into the role, but the Pro Bowl backstop said this week: "I want to play safety."
Weakest defensive position groups
The Raiders' defensive line could be in trouble with veteran Justin Tuck leading the charge. So is the Patriots' revamped cornerback group. Which position groups look the most unfinished?
Panthers, Steelers, Broncos most vulnerable division champs
Gil Brandt ranks the defending division champions from most vulnerable to least -- and sees trouble ahead for Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers and Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos.
New England Patriots cut CB Chimdi Chekwa
The New England Patriots cut cornerback Chimdi Chekwa. The fifth-year veteran becomes the third corner the Patriots have released in as many weeks.
What's going on in the Patriots' secondary?
The Patriots are set to release slot cornerback Kyle Arrington after cutting ties with 2014 starters Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. What's the plan for New England's secondary this season?
Patriots release veteran slot corner Kyle Arrington
The Patriots released veteran cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday. Arrington had been due $3 million this season, none of it guaranteed.
Malcolm Butler: I don't want to be known for one play
Malcolm Butler made one of the greatest plays in NFL history. The New England Patriots corner doesn't want that to be his only legacy.
Malcolm Butler, Chris Matthews legit? Plus, future surprise stars
Malcolm Butler and Chris Matthews became instant Super Bowl stars -- but, Gil Brandt says, the future is much brighter for one than the other. Plus, four unknowns who could rise to the limelight.
Malcolm Butler a late substitution on game-winner
Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler wasn't on the field when the Seahawks huddled for the ill-fated call that resulted in an interception. Willie McGinest breaks down the Patriots' adjustment.
Patriots starters who were lightly recruited heading into college
Not all of the starters on the Super Bowl-winning Patriots were stud recruits heading into college. Here are eight players who earned a ring Sunday that weren't in high demand coming out of high school.
Brandon Browner: I 'begged' to cover Chris Matthews
Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews nearly went from being unknown to Super Bowl MVP. Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner begged his position coach to be switched on Matthews, and that changed the game.
Super Bowl XLIX pick: Patriots over Seahawks in a classic battle
The undisputed king of the NFC vs. the clear No. 1 team in the AFC -- this is how Super Bowls are supposed to be, writes Elliot Harrison. Who will leave this enticing bout with the Lombardi Trophy in hand?
How the New England Patriots were built
New England's drafting of Rob Gronkowski in 2010 was just the beginning of a string of draft successes. Around The NFL's Gregg Rosenthal takes a look at how the Patriots' roster took shape.
Brandon Browner: Kyle Arrington is Patriots' T.Y. Killer
Playing next to Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, cornerback Kyle Arrington was the unsung hero in Bill Belichick's foolproof defensive game plan. Read about the love Browner sent Arrington's way.
Patriots dominate Colts, to meet 'Hawks in Super Bowl
The New England Patriots made easy work of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game, dominating them 45-7 to move on to face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.