2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3rd in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots waived kicker Roberto Aguayo on Thursday, thinning their ranks to just two at the position, with veteran incumbent Nick Folk and Michigan undrafted free agent Quinn Nordin (pictured). Aguayo had clanged one field-goal attempt off the left upright at the end of Wednesday's final practice of mandatory minicamp, but even before that point, Nordin seemed to have the upper hand. Meanwhile, the club has signed OL R.J. Prince, who had been participating in minicamp on a tryout basis.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Josh Uche attended the fifth-annual Von Miller pass-rush summit last week in Las Vegas. "I've been looking up to Von since I was little," Uche said. "So for him to invite me, to be a part of it, meet DeMarcus Ware, Chuck Smith, a couple other guys, and just talk about our craft, pass-rushing, it was just a dream come true."

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Wilfork's son charged with stealing dad's SB rings

D'Aundre Holmes-Wilfork, the son of former Patriots star Vince Wilfork, is charged with stealing more than $300,000 of his father's jewelry, including two of his Super Bowl rings.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots OT Trent Brown (pictured) on working with QBs Cam Newton and Mac Jones: "Cam is a high energy guy. He brings the juice every day. I can definitely get used to that. I enjoy that. Mac, he's a young guy, but you can't really just refer to him as a young guy. You can tell he's been at a place where's got some coaching. I think he's going to be special here in the future."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower on his return: "My thought was, the opt-out was for (2020). And that was (2020). All the rumors about about retirement, you all had me thinking someone was trying to kick me out. But when I did what I did, it was for what I felt was best for my family. And, obviously, I feel a little different about the situation I'm in now. But I would absolutely do it again."

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Newton supports Pats drafting QB Jones '110%'

Saying that Mac Jones "was the best player available, and that's what the NFL draft is for," New England quarterback Cam Newton appears unfazed the first-round quarterback from Alabama is in the fold as the veteran prepares for Year 2 with the Patriots.


NFL Live: Does Stephon Gilmore missing mandatory minicamp mean something big?

Stephon Gilmore not reporting to mandatory minicamp leaves many wondering if the star veteran is on the move. Our analysts dive into the situation and how things would look like for the Patriots defense with and without Gilmore. Also, Travis Kelce talked highly of the Browns at Jarvis Landry' softball event. Are the Browns still the same old Browns?

Stephon Gilmore a no-show at Pats minicamp (1:18)
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CB Gilmore (due $7M) skips Patriots minicamp

Star cornerback Stephon Gilmore did not report for the Patriots' mandatory minicamp this week and could be making a statement about his contract.

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QB Newton practicing with Pats after hand injury

Quarterback Cam Newton, who missed several practices due to a minor hand injury, participated in practice on Monday as the New England Patriots opened mandatory minicamp in Foxborough.

Will Newton's injury affect his chances of starting? (0:42)
How Stephon Gilmore can change the dynamic of a defense (0:49)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson (4th round, Oklahoma) said he has dreamed about being an NFL player since he was 7. Of the volume of info he is getting from the coaching staff, he said: "It's a bunch. You have to stay in that playbook or you'll get left behind. … I'm trying to become a sponge, soak it all in."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year WR Isaiah Zuber had reason to smile after catching a deep pass from Brian Hoyer in Thursday's practice. The play reflected how Zuber is building momentum into the start of training camp in late July. "I don't know if I'm going to be on the active roster or the practice squad. I'm just trying to attack each and every day," he said.


Hour 1: Best Nicknames in Sports

The crew reacts to the Bucks beating the Nets last night. Does it feel like the Bucks actually have a chance? Cam Newton’s nickname for Mac Jones is “Mac and Cheese.” What are the best and worst nicknames in sports?

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Jones on Patriots QB battle: 'All in this together'

Patriots rookie Mac Jones is slowly getting more comfortable after his first month as an NFL quarterback and said Thursday he's learning from the other quarterbacks he is competing against to win the starting job.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick says QB Cam Newton (right hand) won't participate Thursday, but "he's getting better. … I think he'll be all right."


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendrick Bourne on why mentoring is important to him.

Team Stats

Passing Yards180.630th
Rushing Yards146.64th
Points For20.427th
Points Against22.126th

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