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2016 Schedule
14-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Brandin Cooks trade wasn't a situation where "we felt like we've gotta make this trade or else. It was the opposite actually." Payton said at one point the Saints told Cooks a deal might not happen. But Payton said a few clubs reached out to the Saints and they eventually liked the Patriots deal. Payton again blamed Cooks' agent for last year's complaints about Cooks' role in the Saints' offense and pointed out that Cooks switched agents after the season.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Why were the Panthers willing to part with Kony Ealy in a trade to New England? Ron Rivera says re-signing Mario Addison played into the decision, as well as a looming contract negotiation with Ealy.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton on the decision not to sign Malcolm Butler to an offer sheet.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said he knows the Saints won't give up the 11th pick in the draft by signing an offer sheet with CB Malcolm Butler. Perhaps a trade with the Patriots could emerge, but Payton said that would just be "speculation" since they can't talk trade until Butler signs his restricted free agent tender with New England. (Photo of Payton at NFL meetings coaches' breakfast courtesy of ESPN's Mike Reiss)

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Patriots' zero-tolerance policy applies to Mixon (0:49)
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Source: Pats won't consider Mixon after assault

The New England Patriots have scratched Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon off their draft board because of his domestic assault incident while at Oklahoma, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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Goodell says he'll be in Foxboro for opening night (1:00)
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Goodell planning to attend opener for Patriots

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday he plans to attend the opening game of the 2017 season, which means his absence from Gillette Stadium since Deflategate will come to an end.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he plans to attend the league's 2017 kickoff game at Gillette Stadium. It will mark his first game at Gillette since Deflategate.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran DE Chris Long, who spent the 2016 season with the Patriots, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Eagles. Long had previously said he wouldn't be returning to the Patriots, as he enjoyed his Super Bowl season in New England but was looking to be part of a scheme that he felt would allow him to get back to being himself. The Eagles' 4-3 defense under coordinator Jim Schwartz fits the bill for him.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens' John Harbaugh on what the Patriots are getting in DL Lawrence Guy.

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Kraft takes Pats offseason with 'a grain of salt' (0:38)
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Kraft views Super Bowl as 'vindication' (1:48)

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Robert Kraft on the stunning comeback against the Falcons: "It was great vindication for us."

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano discusses what the Patriots are getting in TE Dwayne Allen.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Six (or seven) more years of Tom Brady

Tom Brady says he's going to play until he's 45 or 46. What records could he break, and how much money could he make?

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Brady will 'defy perceptions' (1:33)

Team Stats

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