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  Patriots | Ten carries for Sony Michel    Thu Aug 22, 11:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 36 yards in a 10-3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Seven grabs for Phillip Dorsett    Thu Aug 22, 11:07 PM

New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett caught all seven of his targets for 47 yards in a 10-3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | A dozen targets for Jakobi Meyers    Thu Aug 22, 11:06 PM

New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers caught seven of his 12 targets for 74 yards in a 10-3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Jarrett Stidham carves up Carolina    Thu Aug 22, 11:03 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham completed 15 of his 19 passes for 134 yards in a 10-3 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Gunner Olszewski exits early    Thu Aug 22, 10:03 PM

New England Patriots CB Gunner Olszewski (undisclosed) exited the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers and was taken to the medical tent for evaluation Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Brandon King carted off    Thu Aug 22, 08:53 PM

New England Patriots CB Brandon King (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an apparent knee or leg injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22.

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  Patriots | Demaryius Thomas cleared to practice    Tue Aug 20, 04:17 PM

New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Footballguys view: Getting activated off the PUP list means the Patriots don't think Thomas will miss six weeks to begin the season. He might not be ready for Week 1, but Thomas feels like he could be. With Josh Gordon returning, any potential fantasy value Thomas had (if healthy) takes a hit.

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  Patriots | Jakobi Meyers impressing Tom Brady    Tue Aug 20, 01:37 AM

New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers has 'taken advantage of his opportunities,' according to QB Tom Brady. 'The football doesn't care how much experience you have,' Brady said. 'It just knows that when I let that ball go, it's got to be in the hands of the guy who it's intended for.'

Footballguys view: Meyers was consistent in college at North Carolina State as a slot receiver. He's not crazy athletic but Meyers knows how to get open on underneath routes. We'll monitor him in super deep dynasty formats.

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  Patriots | Ryan Allen let go    Mon Aug 19, 06:35 PM

New England Patriots P Ryan Allen was released Monday, Aug. 19, according to a source.

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  Patriots | Demaryius Thomas not ready yet    Mon Aug 19, 06:28 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) participated in a light workout Monday, Aug. 19, but is still on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Footballguys view: Thomas is getting back out there to get some light work in and he may be ready in the near future. With Josh Gordon back, the Patriots WR corps is looking better. Getting Thomas back would be a boost too. He's not the same player he used to be, but Thomas is a seasoned veteran who could be a reliable target for Tom Brady.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman activated from NFI list    Mon Aug 19, 05:34 PM

Updating a previous story, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (thumb) has been activated from the Non-Football Injury list, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Edelman should be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season. He's going to be targeted early and often, and that makes Edelman quite valuable in PPR leagues. We might see him and Josh Gordon as the top two receivers for the Patriots to open the year.

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  Patriots | Julian Edelman, Demaryius Thomas at practice    Mon Aug 19, 02:49 PM

New England Patriots WRs Julian Edelman (thumb) and Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) were spotted warming up for practice Monday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on these two as the preseason rolls on. One of the best Patriots beat writers, ESPN's Mike Reiss, suggests it's a sign both Edelman and Thomas are being activated from the Non-Football Injury and Physically Unable to Perform lists, respectively.

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  Patriots | Dontrelle Inman has request for release granted    Sun Aug 18, 05:08 PM

The New England Patriots granted WR Dontrelle Inman's request to be released Sunday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: The writing has been on the wall for Inman at Patriots camp. With Josh Gordon getting reinstated by the league, Inman's chances of making the 53-man roster in New England were slim and none. Now, the veteran receiver gets a chance to latch on with a new team with a better opportunity.

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  Patriots | Josh Gordon placed on non-football injury list    Sun Aug 18, 05:03 PM

New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Aug. 18, upon his conditional reinstatement.

Footballguys view: This is basically just a procedural move for the Patriots and was not unexpected. Gordon has been reinstated but the team wants to clear some room for him and will use the NFI list to get him some time to get used to being with the team again. When healthy and motivated, Gordon has WR1 upside and ability. With Gordon reinstated, Fantasy GMs can grab him as a flex play at a current ADP of WR46 (10.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Damien Harris shines Saturday    Sat Aug 17, 10:25 PM

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris rushed 14 times for 80 yards in a 22-17 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 17.

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  Patriots | Big game for Jarrett Stidham    Sat Aug 17, 10:21 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham completed 14 of his 19 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 17.

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  Patriots | Josh Gordon's status for CAR game unknown    Sat Aug 17, 08:17 AM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon may be in attendance for the team's next preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Thursday, Aug. 22, but it is unknown if he will play.

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  Patriots | Josh Gordon conditionally reinstated    Fri Aug 16, 06:36 PM

New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated after serving an indefinite suspension. He will be allowed to go to the Patriots facility starting Sunday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Gordon applied for reinstatement earlier this month and the league responded quickly. He's back and gives a boost to Tom Brady and the passing game. The Patriots have a clouded WR corps outside of Julian Edelman. If healthy and motivated, Gordon could be a playmaker. There are some hurdles he needs to clear before playing in the preseason but he should be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Patriots | Maurice Harris misses practice    Thu Aug 15, 06:15 PM

New England Patriots WR Maurice Harris (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: The injury is undisclosed, so there's no way of knowing what is going on or what kind of recovery he's facing. Most reports indicate Harris has been the best wide receiver at Patriots camp. We want to see him on the field but will have to wait.

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  Patriots | Demaryius Thomas does some work    Thu Aug 15, 06:14 PM

New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) was doing full sprints on a side field during practice Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Thomas is a bit of a wild card in the Patriots WR corps. If healthy, he could become a favorite target of Tom Brady -- especially in the red zone. However, Thomas has struggled to stay healthy in recent years and is not quite the same player he used to be. We'll watch him as training camp and the preseason rolls on.

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  Patriots | Phillip Dorsett has thumb taped    Thu Aug 15, 02:17 PM

New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (thumb) had tape on his thumb during his brief appearance at practice Thursday, Aug. 15. Dorsett left Wednesday's practice session after a hard fall.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady says no to coaching    Thu Aug 15, 01:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said Thursday, Aug. 15, he has no plans on becoming a coach after his playing career ends. 'Oh, hell no, I'm never coaching,' Brady said. 'Playing is enough for me.'

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  Patriots | N'Keal Harry remains sidelined    Thu Aug 15, 12:15 PM

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (unknown) participated in warmups Thursday, Aug. 15, but did not practice for the fourth straight day. The exact nature of Harry's injury is unknown, but he is believed to have sustained in last week's joint practices with the Lions before re-aggravating it during the Thursday, Aug. 8, game between the teams.

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  Patriots | Two receivers leave practice    Wed Aug 14, 02:13 PM

New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett (undisclosed) and WR Maurice Harris (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 14, because of undisclosed injuries.

Footballguys view: Some reports have suggested that Harris has been one of the best receivers in camp for the Patriots. We'll see if any more news about these two banged up wideouts gets released.

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  Patriots | Damien Harris nicked up    Wed Aug 14, 01:36 PM

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (hand, wrist) has been dealing with a minor hand or wrist injury.

Footballguys view: Harris has had a 'meh' kind of training camp according to some reports. The rookie from Alabama has a well-rounded skill set and can be a factor on all three downs. However, he's not pushing Sony Michel for the starting job as some had predicted before the start of training camp.

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  Patriots | N'Keal Harry returns    Wed Aug 14, 10:55 AM

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (hamstring, foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Footballguys view: Harry needs to stay healthy and start impressing in Patriots camp. The 2019 first-round pick has been a disappointment so far according to beat writers covering the team. We'll see if things can turn around for him as training camp rolls on.

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  Patriots | D'Angelo Ross reverts to IR    Wed Aug 14, 02:37 AM

New England Patriots CB D'Angelo Ross (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the team's Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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  Patriots | Danny Etling waived    Tue Aug 13, 11:03 AM

New England Patriots WR Danny Etling was waived Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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  Patriots | No practice for N'Keal Harry    Mon Aug 12, 08:22 PM

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (hamstring, foot) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 12, because he is dealing with multiple injuries.

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  Patriots | D'Angelo Ross gets the boot    Mon Aug 12, 05:51 PM

New England Patriots CB D'Angelo Ross (undisclosed) was waived with an injury designation Monday, Aug. 12. OT Cole Croston (Patriots) was signed to fill his spot on the roster.

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  Patriots | Quiet camp for Damien Harris    Mon Aug 12, 04:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris has not seen many reps during training camp, according to the Boston Herald's Kevin Duffy, who adds it is 'pretty clear' Sony Michel is the 'No. 1 RB on the team right now.'

Footballguys view: Harris is a talented rookie and has a good all-around skill set. Michel is more dynamic as a runner and reports indicate he's the main man for the Patriots. Harris will have to work as a backup and wait for his opportunity if Michel is healthy.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead back at practice    Mon Aug 12, 09:51 AM

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 12, after missing time last week.

Footballguys view: Burkhead is trying to work his way into the mix in the Patriots backfield once again. Sony Michel is the lead back and rookie Damien Harris is his biggest threat for touches.

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  Patriots | Lance Kendricks limited    Mon Aug 12, 09:48 AM

New England Patriots TE Lance Kendricks (undisclosed) is in a red, non-contact jersey Monday, Aug. 12.

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  Patriots | Eric Saubert headed to NE    Mon Aug 12, 09:31 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Eric Saubert was acquired by the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 12, in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

Footballguys view: The Patriots get an interesting and athletic player here to add to the tight end room. Saubert is a move tight end who can make difficult catches over the middle or near the sidelines. The Falcons rarely used him and when he was on the field, Saubert was mostly a blocker. Matt LaCosse should be the starter for the Patriots to open the season and Saubert will compete to make it as an end-of-the-bench guy. In crazy deep dynasty formats we'll continue to watch Saubert.

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  Patriots | N'Keal Harry should be ready for opener    Fri Aug 9, 05:41 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (undisclosed) does not appear to be in any danger of missing the start of the regular season, according to a source.

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  Patriots | N'Keal Harry could be out for a bit    Fri Aug 9, 03:45 PM

New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry (leg) is expected to miss some practice time over the next few days after suffering an apparent leg injury in the preseason opener against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Harry made a few plays in the first preseason game to continue some positive momentum after a mixed start to camp, but this will slow his momentum to get a lot of early season snaps and targets. He is falling on redraft boards.

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  Patriots | Jakobi Meyers excels    Fri Aug 9, 10:58 AM

New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers caught six balls for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Meyers has been getting praise and creating buzz throughout camp, and his performance will only continue that trend. He is well on his way to making the team, and if this keeps up, he'll be worth a late round pick in drafts.

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  Patriots | NEP backup QBs stand out    Fri Aug 9, 10:58 AM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer and QB Jarrett Stidham combined to go 26-for-38 for 326 yards and three scores in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Patriots | Early exit for Matt LaCosse     Fri Aug 9, 12:31 AM

New England Patriots TE Matt LaCosse (undisclosed) exited the preseason game against the Detroit Lions with an undisclosed injury and did not return Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: LaCosse is in line to start while Ben Watson is suspended for four games, but he'll have to be healthy to merit consideration in deep TE premium leagues.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady to sit out preseason game    Wed Aug 7, 02:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is not expected to play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, according to a source.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. We are not going to see much of Brady if at all during the exhibition season.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady contract update    Mon Aug 5, 03:58 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady's new two-year contract extension includes a provision that does not allow the team to use the franchise or transition tag on him for the 2020 season, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Also, the final two years of Brady's deal will automatically void on the last day of the 2019 league year, allowing him to become a free agent when the 2020 league year officially begins in early March. Brady is 42-years old and the Patriots need to start thinking about the future without him. He is not quite the player he used to be, but Brady can still make the Patriots one of the best in the league.

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  Patriots | Contract is year-to-year for Tom Brady    Sun Aug 4, 02:03 PM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is technically on a year-to-year contract. The deal can -- and likely will -- be adjusted each season Brady plays from here on out.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady lands 2-year extension    Sun Aug 4, 01:56 PM

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady agreed to a two-year contract extension Sunday, Aug. 4, that will run through the 2021 season. Brady will earn $23 million in 2019.

Footballguys view: Brady apparently wanted a shorter extension than the team. For him to get this kind of extension at age 42 is unprecedented. Fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham could be groomed as a long term replacement and he'll have a lot of time to develop with this contract on the books.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady extension near    Sun Aug 4, 01:04 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and the team are close to finalizing an agreement on a contract extension, according to a league source Sunday, Aug. 4.

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  Patriots | Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement    Sat Aug 3, 11:10 AM

New England Patriots WR Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement from suspension, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: We've all been waiting for this to become official. The Patriots must feel good about the situation and that's why they've held onto Gordon. He's immensely talented but needs to get things off the field in order so he can get back to making plays on the field. Roger Goodell will eventually make a decision on Gordon's future but it may not come anytime soon.

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  Patriots | Cameron Meredith on PUP list    Fri Aug 2, 06:21 PM

New England Patriots WR Cameron Meredith (knee) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Meredith has been a non factor in the NFL for a couple of seasons due to knee problems. He was productive with the Bears in 2016, but Meredith barely played for the Saints in 2018 and was released last month. The Patriots quickly signed Meredith but this move shows how ulra-cautious they are going to be with the veteran.

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  Patriots | Cameron Meredith headed to New England    Fri Aug 2, 03:18 PM

Free-agent WR Cameron Meredith (Saints) agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the New England Patriots on Friday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: The Patriots love picking through other teams scrap heaps. Meredith could be a big slot for them if his knee is sound, although that's the question looming over Meredith's future after the Saints released him so early in camp.

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  Patriots | Cameron Meredith looking to catch on    Fri Aug 2, 01:29 PM

Free-agent WR Cameron Meredith (Saints) has returned to the New England area Friday, Aug. 2, as he seeks to sign with the Patriots. Meredith also visited with the team earlier in the week.

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  Patriots | Isaiah Wynn ramping up activity    Fri Aug 2, 12:17 PM

New England Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) had his most active practice of training camp Friday, Aug. 2, and said he expects to soon be able to participate in competitive drills. Wynn added that head coach Bill Belichick will make the decision on that.

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  Patriots | Isaiah Wynn still limited    Thu Aug 1, 10:04 PM

New England Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) remained limited to position drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 1.

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