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2017 Schedule
14-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted WR Cody Hollister (Arkansas) talks about being roommates with his brother Jacob (Wyoming) after both signed with the Patriots.

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7hDavid Purdum

Vegas likes Patriots in AFC East yet again

Divisional runaways have become the norm for New England. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook doesn't see that changing in 2017.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots and TE Rob Gronkowski agreeing to a revised contract for 2017 (the final two years of the deal were not affected) that gives him a chance to increase his pay based on playing time or production, it helps to look at his recent playing-time numbers for context. Gronkowski played in 31.5 percent of the offensive snaps in 2016; he played in 84.2 percent in 2015; and 70.3 percent in 2014.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's Austin Carr, the 2016 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, talks about why he chose to sign with the Patriots and which player he has developed a quick connection with in short time.

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13hMike Reiss

Patriots' best acquisition: Brandin Cooks

Cooks brings youth, speed, the ability to beat man coverage and dynamic playmaking ability to a Tom Brady-led offense that showed some deficiencies in the first half of Super Bowl LI.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots will welcome the Jaguars to town for joint practices on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday Aug. 8. The teams will then play their preseason opener Thursday Aug. 10. These practices are free and open to the public.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills GM Doug Whaley for the first time Monday addressed Buffalo's decision to allow RB Mike Gillislee to sign a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet with New England last month. Whaley told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he believes the Patriots can "overpay" for players like Gillislee because Tom Brady is paid a less than market-value deal.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have filled the final spot on their 90-man roster by signing WR DeAndrew White, who was on their practice squad in 2016. White is an Alabama alum. He is a long shot to earn a roster spot.

Bruschi laughs off idea that 2017 Pats are more talented than 16-0 team (2:31)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Raymond Clayborn was voted by fans as the 2017 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee, as he beat out defensive tackle Richard Seymour and linebacker Mike Vrabel. Clayborn played for the Patriots from 1977-1989. This was Clayborn's fourth year as a finalist, and while he seemed to face longer odds against the other finalists (Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel), he might have benefited from a split vote between those modern-era players.

The new wave of self-reporting concussions (2:11)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

He may be leaving Boston for Philadelphia, but former Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (with James White ahead of him) was at the Celtics blowout loss to the Cavs on Friday.

Brady's agent words statement perfectly (1:35)

ESPN Stats and Information  

LeGarrette Blount's 1,000-yard campaign in 2016 was his first since 2010. In NFL history, only Ricky Williams has had such a large span between 1,000-yard seasons, doing so at age 32 in 2009 (Elias Sports Bureau). Williams went on to play two more seasons, posting a total of 1,117 yards. Blount turns 31 in December.

No records indicate a head injury with Brady (1:47)
Brady's concussion speculation among big stories of week (6:33)

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.34th
Rushing Yards117.07th
Points For27.43rd
Points Against15.61st

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