Team Notebook: New England Patriots

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Patriots | New England releases DeAndrew White
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:54:43 -0700

The New England Patriots released WR DeAndrew White Thursday, June 22.


Patriots | David Harris likely to make team
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:12:19 -0700

New England Patriots LB David Harris is a near lock to make the 53-man roster.


Patriots | Shea McClellin likely in passing-down role
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:11:32 -0700

New England Patriots LB Shea McClellin is likely to be used in a "passing-game" role to utilize his coverage skills.


Patriots | David Harris could have sporadic role
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:07 -0700

New England Patriots LB David Harris will be competing for playing time with fellow LBs Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts and Kyle Van Noy. He is expected to be used in a mix-and-match approach, according to ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss, but Harris also provides insurance incase LB Dont'a Hightower is injured.


Patriots | David Harris financials
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:31:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB David Harris signed a two-year deal worth $6.75 million, according to a source.


Patriots | David Harris agrees with Patriots
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:23:25 -0700

Free-agent LB David Harris (Jets) agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots Wednesday, June 21, according to a source.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks praised by head coach
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:49:40 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has already impressed head coach Bill Belichick. "Brandin's worked hard. Definitely, he has some skill. A transition for him [from the Saints]; he's working hard to make it," Belichick said. Belichick said Cooks is able to do multiple things for the Patriots and they'll have to see how those tools translate at training camp.


Patriots | Malcolm Mitchell eased along during spring
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:49:55 -0700

New England Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell was kept on the sideline throughout spring practices by design. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots are subscribing to a "less is more" approach with the second-year wideout and doing what they can to help sustain him for the long haul given his extensive history with knee injuries.


Patriots | Patrick Chung can earn bigger salary
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:54:31 -0700

New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung will have a chance to earn an extra $800,000 in incentives this upcoming season, according to a source.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski a full participant
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:23:06 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in practice and hasn't missed a practice this offseason.


Patriots | Dont'a Hightower limited
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:18:51 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) hasn't fully participated in practices this offseason.


Patriots | Tom Brady's arm strength still there
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:16:37 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has showcased the same arm strength he has for most of his career in offseason workouts.


Patriots | Chris Hogan in three-wide sets
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:16:04 -0700

New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan has been lining up with WR Brandin Cooks and WR Julian Edelman in three-wide receiver sets.


Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo limited
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:43:58 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (leg) was limited to the exercise bike Tuesday, June 13, due to a minor leg injury.


Patriots | Matt Lengel favorite to be No. 3 TE
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:29:36 -0700

New England Patriots TE Matt Lengel has the slight edge over TE James O'Shaughnessy to be the No. 3 tight end, according to Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks lining up everywhere
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:23:54 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks is lining up everywhere on the field for the team, and he caught a team-high eight passes during a three-day minicamp this week. Cooks finishes every single route, regardless of how quickly the ball is delivered, and he flashes his hands at the end of the route to simulate the timing of the throw, according to S Devin McCourty.


Patriots | Derek Rivers signs
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 06:29:33 -0700

New England Patriots DE Derek Rivers, a third-round pick, signed his rookie four-year contract Friday, June 9.


Patriots | Julian Edelman can earn $19 million
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:46:31 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman can earn a maximum of $19 million with his two-year extension. He received a $5 million signing bonus, a $3 million salary in 2017 with a $750,000 roster bonus ($46,875 per game), a $250,000 workout bonus and $500,000 in incentives. In 2018, his $2 million base salary is fully guaranteed with a $500,000 workout bonus, $500,000 roster bonus and $500,000 in incentives. In 2019, his $2 million salary is guaranteed for injury with a $500,000 workout bonus, $500,000 roster bonus and $3.5 million in incentives.


Patriots | Julian Edelman extension terms
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:49:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's two-year extension that he agreed on Thursday, June 8, is worth $11 million, with $9 million in total guarantees.


Patriots | Julian Edelman agrees to extension
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:31:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman agreed to a multi-year contract extension Thursday, June 8, according to sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Patriots | Derek Rivers signs rookie contract
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:55:25 -0700

New England Patriots DE Derek Rivers signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, June 8. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | Julian Edelman talks progressing
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:49:01 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman's contract extension talks are moving forward and an agreement should be made in the next day or so, according to sources.


Patriots | Brandin Cooks impressive at minicamp
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:45:41 -0700

New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks has been one of the breakout performers during minicamp this week and his speed has set him apart from his teammates, in the opinion of the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe.


Patriots | Corey Vereen reverts to IR
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:30:14 -0700

New England Patriots DE Corey Vereen (undisclosed) reverted to the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, June 6, after being waived/injured Monday, June 5.


Patriots | Antonio Garcia signs rookie deal
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:51:55 -0700

New England Patriots OT Antonio Garcia signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, June 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Patriots | Mike Gillislee the favorite to start?
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:29:47 -0700

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee appears to be the frontrunner for the Patriots' starting running back job, according to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, although he is expected to be part of a committee.


Patriots | Defensive line has competition for Patriots
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:23:07 -0700

New England Patriots DEs Kony Ealy and Lawrence Guy are favored to play behind starting DEs Trey Flowers and Rob Ninkovich. Geneo Grissom and rookies Derek Rivers and Deatrich Wise are also in the mix.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski has no restrictions
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:29:29 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is "feeling great" after several weeks on the field and in the gym. He has practiced without restriction.


Patriots | Alan Branch should be at minicamp
Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:23:20 -0700

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch has not been present for organized team activities this offseason but is expected to take part in the mandatory minicamp.


Patriots | James White pegged for prime role
Wed, 31 May 2017 07:49:43 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White has firmly entrenched himself as the passing-down back for the club.


Patriots | Cyrus Jones to see increased role in 2017?
Tue, 30 May 2017 20:43:48 -0700

New England Patriots CB Cyrus Jones will have an opportunity to become the team's top slot corner after CB Logan Ryan signed with the Tennessee Titans in free agency, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Eric Rowe may be matchup player
Mon, 29 May 2017 16:07:48 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe's playing time in 2017 may depend on the opponent, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Rowe could see more playing time against taller receivers as well as certain tight ends.


Patriots | Jonathan Jones working as No. 3 CB
Sun, 28 May 2017 13:24:17 -0700

New England Patriots CB Jonathan Jones was receiving most of the snaps as the No. 3 cornerback in nickel formations during organized team activities last week.


Patriots | Andrew Hawkins contract update
Sun, 28 May 2017 13:14:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Andrew Hawkins' one-year deal includes a $900,000 base salary.


Patriots | Danny Amendola in fight for last WR spot
Sun, 28 May 2017 10:45:31 -0700

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola is expected to battle Andrew Hawkins for the sixth and likely final receiver spot in camp, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Dion Lewis' roster spot likely safe
Sun, 28 May 2017 08:08:36 -0700

New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis still has a spot on the club despite the additions of Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead this offseason, likely as a kickoff returner and reserve running back who will play 15 to 20 snaps per game, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski looks like old self
Fri, 26 May 2017 18:46:46 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has been a full participant in drills during voluntary workouts, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Gronkowski has been "involved in everything" and "looks like Gronk."


Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared to take field
Thu, 25 May 2017 12:12:05 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) has progressed well enough that he has been cleared to take the field for organized team activities.


Patriots | Devin Street released
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:14:48 -0700

New England Patriots WR Devin Street was officially released Wednesday, May 24.


Patriots | Devin Street to be cut
Wed, 24 May 2017 13:42:23 -0700

New England Patriots WR Devin Street will be waived to create a roster spot for WR Andrew Hawkins, according to a source


Patriots | New England set to add Andrew Hawkins
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:26:08 -0700

Free-agent WR Andrew Hawkins (Browns) is close to signing a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to a source.


Patriots | Restructured deal for Rob Gronkowski
Tue, 23 May 2017 14:35:41 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski restructured his deal for 2017 and has a chance to become the highest paid tight end in the league. The deal can boost his salary from $5.25 million to $10.75 million.


Patriots | DeAndrew White joins Patriots
Mon, 22 May 2017 14:38:18 -0700

Free-agent WR DeAndrew White (49ers) was signed by the New England Patriots Monday, May 22.


Patriots | Julian Edelman sticking around?
Sun, 21 May 2017 17:40:29 -0700

New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman is in the final year of his contract, but former teammate Heath Evans said he doesn't expect a contract dispute like the one that saw WR Wes Welker leave New England and sign with the Denver Broncos in free agency. "I don't think we're going to see that with Jules," Evans said. "I think Jules embraces the grind-it-out-for-the-common-good mentality."


Patriots | Agent denies Tom Brady's concussion rumors
Fri, 19 May 2017 10:38:24 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was not diagnosed with a concussion last season, according to his agent.


New England Patriots

Allen Dwayne TE
Allen Ryan P
Amendola Danny WR
Andrews David C
Augusta Josh DL
Bates Trevor LB
Belichick Bill HC
Bolden Brandon RB
Boyer Josh AC
Brady Tom QB
Branch Alan DL
Brissett Jacoby QB
Brown Malcom DL
Burkhead Rex RB
Butler Adam DL
Butler Malcolm CB
Caley Nick AC
Cannon Marcus OT
Cardona Joe LS
Carr Austin WR
Caserio Nick TO
Chung Patrick SS
Coleman Justin CB
Cooks Brandin WR
Cotton Sam TE
Croston Cole OL
Daly Brendan AC
Daniels Jr. LeShun RB
Develin James FB
Douglas Jamil OG
Ealy Kony DL
Ebner Nate FS
Edelman Julian WR
Farris Chase OT
Fears Ivan AC
Ferentz James C
Fleming Cameron OT
Flores Brian AC
Flowers Trey DL
Foster D.J. RB
Freeny Jonathan LB
Garcia Antonio OT
Garoppolo Jimmy QB
Gillislee Mike RB
Gilmore Stephon CB
Gostkowski Stephen PK
Grissom Geneo DE
Gronkowski Glenn FB
Gronkowski Rob TE
Guy Lawrence DL
Hamilton Woodrow DL
Harmon Duron CB
Harris David LB
Hawkins Andrew WR
Hightower Dont'a LB
Hogan Chris WR
Hollister Cody WR
Hollister Jacob TE
Jelks Andrew OT
Jones Cyrus CB
Jones David X. DB
Jones Jonathan CB
Karras Ted OG
Kilgo Darius DT
Killings D.J. DB
King Brandon CB
King Jason OL
Langi Harvey LB
Lawrence Rashad WR
Lengel Matt TE
Lewis Dion RB
Lucien Devin WR
Mason Shaquille OG
McClellin Shea LB
McCourty Devin FS
McDaniels Josh OC
McDermott Conor OT
Mitchell Malcolm WR
Moore Kenny X. DB
Ninkovich Rob DL
O'Shaughnessy James TE
O'Shea Chad AC
Patricia Matt DC
Rich Max OL
Richards Jordan SS
Rivers Derek LB
Roberts Elandon LB
Rowe Eric CB
Scarnecchia Dante AC
Scruggs Greg TE
Slater Matthew WR
Solder Nate OT
Thomas Dwayne DB
Thompson Jason DB
Thuney Joe OG
Travis Damarius S
Valentine Vincent DL
Van Noy Kyle LB
Ventrone Ray AC
Vereen Corey DE
Waddle LaAdrian OT
White James RB
Wise Jr. Deatrich DE