New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th129.1 (10th)255.4 (8th)
Defense22nd134.1 (25th)239.0 (18th)
Aaron Dobson heads list of unavailable Patriots
by Marty Gitlin |

Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson will start training camp on the PUP list as he continues to rehab from March foot surgery. Also on the list are defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), special teams standout Matthew Slater and receiver Jeremy Gallon.

In addition, first-round defensive lineman Dominique Easley will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered at Florida last season. Joining him on that list are running back Roy Finch, linebacker Deontae Skinner and offensive tackle Chris Martin.

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Patriots make roster moves
by Larry Hartstein |

The Patriots signed former Giants defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna and released defensive lineman Seali'i Epenesa. Epenesa, 22, was signed as a rookie free agent out of UCLA last month.

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Rob Gronkowski 'planning on playing the whole season'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Speaking to an audience during a football clinic last week, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he's "planning on playing the whole season this year." 

Gronkowski is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered last December. He's been working out at the Pats' facility. The typical nine-month timetable to rehab and return from the injury puts him on track to come back just after the team's Week 1 game at Miami. 

Gronk wasn't sure whether or not he'd be ready to participate in the Pats' training camp, which opens soon. 

"I'll sit down with the coaches and training staff and we'll see," he said per ESPN. "I'm just working with the trainers right now, improving every single day and whenever it starts up, whatever the trainers have, whatever the coaches have for me, whatever we feel comfortable with [we'll be] doing as much as possible every day that I can do."

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Patriots grab TE Nate Byham
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

The Patriots announced the signing of tight end Nate Byham over the weekend, adding depth to that position group. Byham is known as a blocker and spent time with the Buccaneers and 49ers over his career. 

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Patriots release two receivers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

On Thursday the Patriots released receivers Jeremy Johnson and Reese Wiggins. Both were rookie free agents signed on May 27. 

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