Welcome to MikeReiss.net

Mike Reiss first started reporting on the New England Patriots in 1997 for the team’s official newspaper and is now in his fourth season doing so for ESPNBoston.com. Having covered the team over parts of the last three decades, he is one of the leading voices when it comes to Patriots football.

Mike is a lifelong New Englander, having grown up in Framingham, Mass., and later attending the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (BS Sports Management, 1997).

After writing for Patriots Football Weekly and producing both written and video content for Patriots.com from 1997-1999, he worked as a reporter and assistant sports editor at the MetroWest Daily News from 1999-2005, before moving on to the Boston Globe as both a Patriots and NFL reporter (2005-2009).

“A guy like Mike, who’s always been very professional in what he did, I was grateful for that. … Because he was Mike Reiss, I felt like this was the time to do it.”

— Former Patriots OL Matt Light, explaining why he revealed his career-long battle with Crohn’s disease to Mike

One of the staples of Mike’s work has been embracing the World Wide Web to cover the Patriots in a non-traditional, immediate and more interactive way. He started his popular “Reiss’ Pieces” Patriots blog in 2004 and embraced reader interaction through a weekly mailbag that first started in 2005. He also holds weekly online Patriots chats and makes regular appearances on ESPN’s various platforms, including serving as an on-site reporter for NFL Sunday Countdown and SportsCenter.

Mike is married, and he and his wife have two children. They live in suburban Boston.

Reiss’ Tweets

Mike Reiss
ESPN NFL Nation reporter covering the New England Patriots. Reporter/analyst for http://t.co/nIIlrZeJLQ.
  • TE Scott Chandler has played 11 of 1st 19 snaps (includes penalties). Expanded role as NE has run every snap with 2-plus TEs or 2 backs.
  • Rob Gronkowski's OPI his 5th of season. Had 2 all of last year. Revisiting a news story from Nov. 20 on Gronk/OPI: https://t.co/7TKRQUQSTt
  • At WR, it's Brandon LaFell/Keshawn Martin as top pairing tonight. Undrafted free agent Chris Harper hasn't played a snap on offense as No. 3
  • Patriots RB snap tracker (through 1st quarter): LeGarrette Blount 7, James White 3, Brandon Bolden 2. One play with 2 RBs on field together.
  • Patriots TE Asante Cleveland, No. 44 in your program, on for his first snap after being promoted from practice squad on Saturday.