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2017 Schedule
14-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills GM Doug Whaley for the first time Monday addressed Buffalo's decision to allow RB Mike Gillislee to sign a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet with New England last month. Whaley told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he believes the Patriots can "overpay" for players like Gillislee because Tom Brady is paid a less than market-value deal.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have filled the final spot on their 90-man roster by signing WR DeAndrew White, who was on their practice squad in 2016. White is an Alabama alum. He is a long shot to earn a roster spot.

Bruschi laughs off idea that 2017 Pats are more talented than 16-0 team (2:31)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Raymond Clayborn was voted by fans as the 2017 Patriots Hall of Fame inductee, as he beat out defensive tackle Richard Seymour and linebacker Mike Vrabel. Clayborn played for the Patriots from 1977-1989. This was Clayborn's fourth year as a finalist, and while he seemed to face longer odds against the other finalists (Richard Seymour, Mike Vrabel), he might have benefited from a split vote between those modern-era players.

The new wave of self-reporting concussions (2:11)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

He may be leaving Boston for Philadelphia, but former Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (with James White ahead of him) was at the Celtics blowout loss to the Cavs on Friday.

Brady's agent words statement perfectly (1:35)

ESPN Stats and Information  

LeGarrette Blount's 1,000-yard campaign in 2016 was his first since 2010. In NFL history, only Ricky Williams has had such a large span between 1,000-yard seasons, doing so at age 32 in 2009 (Elias Sports Bureau). Williams went on to play two more seasons, posting a total of 1,117 yards. Blount turns 31 in December.

No records indicate a head injury with Brady (1:47)
Brady's concussion speculation among big stories of week (6:33)
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Brady's agent says no concussion for QB in '16

Tom Brady's agent echoed a statement by the NFL that the Patriots quarterback did not have a concussion last year, despite the claims of Brady's wife made Wednesday.

Big ballers will line up for Brady's custom Aston Martin (1:28)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots rookie OL Conor McDermott smiles as he looks at a picture of him and his brother Kevin from when they were youngsters. The McDermott brothers are now both in the NFL -- Conor with the Patriots and Kevin entering his third year with the Vikings. They are best friends.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Forty of the top NFL rookies from the 2017 NFL Draft learned about the business of football today at the 23rd annual NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere, presented by Panini America, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event will continue through Saturday (May 18-20).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots waived third-year guard Chris Barker on Thursday, and in turn signed second-year interior offensive lineman James Ferentz and rookie free-agent tight end Sam Cotton. The club also announced a contract agreement with fourth-round draft pick Deatrich Wise. Barker had been with the club since 2013, mostly on the practice squad. Meanwhile, Ferentz played in 21 games over the last two seasons for the Broncos, appearing mostly on the field-goal protection unit (no starts). He is the son of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who goes way back with Bill Belichick as an assistant coach on his Cleveland Browns staff in the early 1990s. The Patriots still have one open spot on their 90-man roster.


OTL: Brain Games, Baylor Issues

Tom Brady has never officially been tagged with a concussion, so his wife's comments have sparked conversation. Plus, more on the Fenway Fallout and the issues at Baylor.

How can football rectify concussion concerns? (6:10)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

OT Conor McDermott, a sixth-round pick out of UCLA, has the look of a Patriots offensive lineman with his bushy beard. Of his first impressions of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, he said, "Great impressions. I'm excited to work with him."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Deatrich Wise, the Patriots' fourth-round pick out of Arkansas, explains how veteran DE Rob Ninkovich helped him in drills during the offseason program. This highlights some behind-the-scenes dynamics of experienced players helping newcomers.

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.34th
Rushing Yards117.07th
Points For27.43rd
Points Against15.61st

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