NFL Writer

Ben Volin

Ben Volin joined the Globe in 2013 as the national NFL reporter, with a focus on the Patriots. During his tenure in Boston, Volin has covered two Patriots Super Bowl runs, Deflategate, and the Aaron Hernandez murder saga.

A graduate of Emory University with an MBA from the University of Florida, Volin previously spent eight years at the Palm Beach Post, where he covered the Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.

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NFL has moved on from the national anthem issue

By , Globe Staff

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is focused instead on working with players on social programs.

‘Remember, we can fine it on Monday’: NFL urging refs to show restraint on roughing-the-passer penalties

By , Globe Staff

Though there was a spike in calls early on, the league has emphasized to officials to exercise more caution.

Ben Volin | On Football

Ex-Patriots are struggling, and other observations around the NFL

By , Globe Staff

Any second-guessing of Bill Belichick’s offseason moves should be quieted after Week 6.


It wasn’t pretty, but this win may have saved the Patriots’ season

By , Globe Staff

New England’s chance to earn the top seed in the AFC would have been remote if they’d lost to the Chiefs.