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2018 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman will be waving the green flag for the Daytona 500. He's attended NASCAR races before at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "I think these guys are absolutely insane."

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Kap 'absolutely' still wants to play, lawyer says

Attorney Mark Geragos said he believes the Panthers and Patriots are two potential landing spots for his client, Colin Kaepernick, who still "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are hiring Youngstown State offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo to a yet-to-be-announced position on Bill Belichick's coaching staff, the Vindicator newspaper reports. The team had five assistant coaches depart after Super Bowl LIII, and thus has some spots to fill. Bricillo joins Mick Lombardi among those newcomers to the staff in 2019.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have signed reserve C/G Brian Schwenke to a one-year, $895,000 extension through 2019, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Schwenke was active for 3 games in 2018. Alongside Ted Karras, he added experience/depth behind starters David Andrews (C), Shaq Mason (RG) and Joe Thuney (LG).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

As Bill Belichick fills out some of the vacancies on his staff this offseason, the expectation is that Mick Lombardi will be one of the additions. Lombardi spent the 2011-2012 seasons in New England as a scouting assistant/coaching assistant. He then went on to work for the 49ers and Jets as a coaching assistant who elevated to assistant QBs coach in his final seasons in New York.

Orlovsky doesn't expect Patriots to 'load up' at WR (1:03)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DL coach Brendan Daly is departing to join the Chiefs' staff. Daly, whose contract expired after the season, was with the Patriots the last five seasons. Daly, whose wife has ties to the Kansas City area, spoke highly of his time with the Patriots over the last five years. Daly's decision was first reported by the Boston Globe.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

When the Krafts raised the Gillette Stadium sign two years ago to make room for a 5th Super Bowl banner, they had the foresight to consider extra real estate needed if they were fortunate enough to one day raise another. Plenty of room for No. 6 ... and potentially more.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had three members of their coaching staff leave to be part of Brian Flores' staff in Miami. Longtime cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer will be the Dolphins' defensive passing-game coordinator/cornerbacks coach; longtime wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea will be Miami's offensive coordinator; and assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski will have the same title for the Dolphins.

Michel: Transition from CFP to Super Bowl is amazing (1:11)
Van Noy will take Brady's 'wet noodle arm any day' (1:01)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In Wednesday's Boston Globe, the Kraft family took out a full-page color advertisement to say "thank you" to Patriots fans.

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Sources: Pats close to adding Schiano to staff

In a move that has been anticipated for several weeks, the Patriots are moving toward hiring Greg Schiano for their coaching staff, league sources tell ESPN. Schiano will be given the title of defensive coordinator, according to The Boston Globe.

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Is this Gronk's last call?

After another grueling season, the Patriots' endearingly dominant tight end weighs retirement. Whatever comes next, he has left his mark on a fan base that reveres his authenticity as much as his excellence.

Schiano set to join Patriots' staff (0:54)

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.18th
Rushing Yards127.35th
Points For27.34th
Points Against20.3