2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
12-4, 1st in AFC East
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What will Patriots do with linebackers?

Patriots linebackers Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower are nearing the end of their contracts, and John Clayton says the team should sign one and franchise the other. Clayton: Best 2017 free agents (Insider)

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Gronk teaches a Zumba class... that is all (0:44)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots LS Joe Cardona (Navy) was informed that his transition to the reserves is complete and he will be with team at start of training camp for his second season, per source. Team's release of LS Christian Yount on Thursday hinted at this.

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AFC East preview

John Clayton previews the AFC East with the help of the NFL Nation reporters of each team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots released rookie LB C.J. Johnson (Mississippi) and veteran LS Christian Yount, the club announced. Both were longshots to make the roster. Yount had been signed as insurance in the event starting LS Joe Cardona's Navy commitments kept him away from the team, so this is an indication that Cardona should be available in 2016.

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Gronk spike: Ice cream edition (0:18)
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Brady could break Favre's record

If Tom Brady plays into at least the 2019 season, he could chase Brett Favre's record of 10,169 career NFL passes thrown. Brady has 7,792 attempts entering the 2016 season. Who could break Favre's records?

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Edelman puts on BP show at Fenway (0:33)

Patriots don't miss on many tackles

The Pats allowed just 81 broken tackles last season, second best in the NFL. They allowed the fewest in 2014 and the second-fewest in 2013. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

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Rugby has always been a big part of Ebner's life (1:35)
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Ebner excited to play Rugby in Olympics

New England safety Nate Ebner talks with Hannah Storm about being on the U.S. Olympic rugby team and how the Patriots handled his request to try out for the team.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

With rookies scheduled to report on Sunday, Patriots coaches were expected back at work Wednesday following summer break.

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Belichick's impact on Saban (0:47)

Team Stats

Passing Yards286.75th
Rushing Yards87.830th
Points For28.93rd
Points Against19.710th

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