New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th107.9 (18th)257.6 (9th)
Defense13th104.3 (9th)239.8 (17th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
132Malcom BrownDTTEXAS
264Jordan RichardsSSSTNFRD
397Geneo GrissomOLBOKLA
4101Trey FlowersDEARK
4111Tre JacksonOGFSU
4131Shaquille MasonCGATECH
5166Joe CardonaNAVY
6178Matt WellsOLBMISSST
6202A.J. DerbyTEARK
7247Darryl RobertsCBMRSHL
7253Xzavier DicksonOLBBAMA

Schedule

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Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England12-4-04-2-0
Buffalo9-7-04-2-0
Miami8-8-03-3-0
New York4-12-01-5-0
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Patriots Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler absent at OTA's
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Patriots cornerback and Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler was noticeably absent from organized team activities on Friday, per nesn.com. It's unclear why Butler was not at practice.

Butler recorded 15 tackles in 11 games last season, but most noticeably came up with a game-clinching interception in the waning moments of Super Bowl XLIX.

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Report: LB Dane Fletcher back with Patriots
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The trend of bringing back familiar faces has apparently continued for the Patriots with the signing to a one-year deal of linebacker Dane Fletcher, according to NFL.com.

Fletcher played for New England from 2010 to 2013 before hightailing it for one season to Tampa Bay. He played in all 16 games, but started just four and contributed to a career-high 27 tackles.

He would be expected to provide depth along with Brandon Spikes, who has also returned to the Patriots after one year away.

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Report: Tom Brady appeal won't be heard by Wednesday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal won't be heard by Wednesday, the Associated Press reported, citing sources. 

Brady is appealing his four-game suspension as a result of the investigation into deflated footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game. 

The NFL collective bargaining agreement requires appeals to be heard within 10 days, a window that expires on Wednesday. As of Monday, no hearing had been scheduled. 

Appeals can be heard after the 10-day window, if the league and players union agree to extend the deadline, which is likely to occur in the Brady case. 

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Jets' Darrelle Revis won't defend Pats' Tom Brady on Deflategate
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Darrelle Revis is in a unique position when it comes to the Deflategate controversy.

When the initial allegation was made following the AFC Championship, Revis was a member of the Patriots and teammates with Tom Brady. Now he's back on the Jets and a rival of the team he won a Super Bowl with this past season. 

When asked by the New York Daily News about the issue, Revis didn't say his old teammate should get a pass

"Everybody's blowing it up because it is Tom Brady," Revis said. "I understand that. But if (the NFL) feels he did the crime or he did something and they want to penalize them, then that's that. (The Patriots) have a history of doing stuff. You can't hide that. ... Tom was there when they did that stuff in the past."

Revis added that if Brady wins his appeal and his suspension is reduced it should be due to new evidence, not because of who he is in relation to the NFL's brand. 

"If I fail a drug test, then I fail a drug test. If I get a DUI, I get a DUI," Revis said. "If Tom gets caught with a DUI, it's a DUI. ... If they are saying that he did what he's done, then the suspension is the suspension. I'm not the commissioner and don't make the rules. If they want to change (the suspension) based on new information or new evidence, then okay, but it should have nothing to do with Tom being the face (of the NFL)."

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Patriots work out CB C.J. Spillman at team facility
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

The Patriots hosted veteran cornerback C.J. Spillman for a workout on Wednesday, reports ESPN Boston. 

Spillman has long been a special teams standout and a highly-regarded gunner on punt coverage units. He spent the 2014 season with the Cowboys after having stints with the Chargers and 49ers. 

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