New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense4th117.0 (7th)269.2 (4th)
Defense8th88.6 (3rd)237.9 (12th)

Schedule

8:30 pm EDT
Thu Sep 7
KC
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
at NO
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
HOU
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
CAR
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 5
at TB
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at NYJ
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
ATL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
LAC
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
at DEN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
at OAK
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at BUF
8:30 pm EST
Mon Dec 11
at MIA
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
at PIT
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
BUF
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
NYJ

Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England14-2-05-1-0
Miami10-6-04-2-0
Buffalo7-9-01-5-0
New York5-11-02-4-0
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Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo: Likely still staying in New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

While the Browns and/or Texans might make a late push to trade for Garoppolo, it's still unlikely the Patriots will part ways with their backup quarterback this offseason, The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian reports.

The Patriots clearly want a lot in return for Garoppolo, who is preparing for the final year of his rookie contract after thriving in his two starts last season. Cleveland has been the most frequently mentioned destination, but Houston might actually be a better fit, with the Texans boasting a playoff-caliber roster that doesn't have many weaknesses besides quarterback. Both teams are expected to select signal-callers in the early rounds of the draft, but one (or both) could make a late push for Garoppolo instead. The Browns have plenty of time to develop a young quarterback, whereas the Texans may be worried about wasting a talented roster because of poor play from Tom Savage and a rookie. While such a concern makes a lot of sense, it probably won't be enough to motivate Houston to meet the Patriots' lofty asking price.

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Patriots' Matthew Lengel: Re-signs with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lengel signed his tender with the Patriots on Tuesday.

Lengel played in six games for New England last season, catching two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown. He'll likely be the team's No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski (back) and Dwayne Allen in 2017.

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Patriots' James White: Inks three-year extension with Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots reached an agreement on a three-year extension with White on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

White has developed into a fairly reliable pass-catching back, corralling 100 of 140 passes for 961 yards and nine touchdowns over the past two seasons. He capped the latter campaign with the most impactful performance of his three-year career: a Super Bowl record 14 receptions and three total touchdowns in February's comeback victory against the Falcons. The Patriots will be sporting some different bodies out of the backfield in 2017, as Rex Burkhead was locked up in March, Mike Gillislee received an offer sheet from the team Tuesday, and LeGarrette Blount remains on the market. No matter who's getting the rock on a weekly basis, White is expected to serve primarily as a receiver, along with Dion Lewis, who has missed 18 regular-season games combined the last two seasons.

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Patriots' Malcolm Butler: Signs one-year contract tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butler has signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Patriots, which is worth $3.91 million for the 2017 season, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

While Butler is now under contract with the Patriots for the coming season, it's not out of the question that he could be traded leading up to, or during, the NFL Draft later this month. The Saints remain a possibility on that front. If Butler, who joined the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2014, stays put, he'd combine with newcomer Stephon Gilmore to form a quality cornerback combo in the team's secondary. Butler is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he recorded 63 tackles and four picks.

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Patriots' Danny Amendola: Agrees to restructured contract to stay with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Amendola, who was scheduled to make $6 million this coming season, has agreed to reduced contract to remain with the Patriots, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

It's not the first time Amendola has restructured his deal to stay with the Patriots and retaining him gives the team valuable depth and experience behind top wideout options Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan. Meanwhile, the emerging Malcolm Mitchell rounds out the core group of the unit, which also includes depth options in Devin Lucien and special teams ace Matthew Slater. Amendola, who turns 32 in November, caught 23 of 29 targets for 243 yards and four TDs in 12 games for New England this past season.

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