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Programming note: Bye week

This will be the first of two "bye weeks" on the Patriots blog. It's time to disconnect, with family time on the schedule.

A few programming notes to pass along:

Tuesday mailbag returns next week. The weekly Patriots mailbag will return Tuesday, June 28.

Thursday chat takes a one-week vacation. The weekly Patriots chat on ESPNBoston.com, held each Thursday, returns June 30.

Daily series to begin later today. One blog entry per day has been pre-scheduled over the next week as part of a series that introduces you to some of the Patriots staffers who play key roles behind the scenes. I think you'll enjoy getting to know some of these unsung staffers.

In the event of breaking news ... Student assistant Mike Rodak will make sure readers in this space know about it, along with the editors at ESPNBoston.com.

We'll catch up next week.