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2-0, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots players active today who are in position to make their NFL debuts: CB Joejuan Williams (second round, Vanderbilt), RB Damien Harris (third round, Alabama) and FB Jakob Johnson (NFL International Pathway program).

Schefter: Patriots cut AB after intimidating texts (1:20)
Kezirian breaks down large Cowboys, Pats point spreads in Week 3 (0:58)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: TE Matt LaCosse, OT Caleb Benonoch, DE Shilique Calhoun, S Nate Ebner, RB James White, OT Korey Cunningham, FB James Develin. The significant news is that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder) is active after missing last week's game.

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6hAdam Schefter

Source: AB texts 'crossed the line' for Patriots

Antonio Brown's threatening text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct "crossed the line" for the Patriots, according to a source, prompting the team to release the star receiver.

Schefter: AB's guaranteed money in jeopardy (1:12)

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Antonio Brown said he's done playing in the NFL

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB James White will not play today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, as his wife is giving birth. This likely means RB Rex Burkhead will assume a larger role in White's absence, and could potentially mean rookie RB Damien Harris is active for the first time this season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tuck rule? Patriots QB Tom Brady, with the half-tucked shirt, arrives at 8:41 a.m. for the 1 p.m. kickoff.

This Just In  

Antonio Brown's agent Drew Rosenhaus tells ESPN's Adam Schefter he already has had communication "with a few teams that are interested" in his client and that they "want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation." But other people around the league believe that until investigation is resolved, a deal is not likely to happen. Brown is currently an unrestricted free agent.

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19hMike Reiss

Pats activate first International Pathway player

The Patriots added fullback Jakob Johnson to their active roster Saturday, making Johnson the first player to enter the NFL through the International Pathway Program to make a 53-man roster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Lost in the shuffle of Antonio Brown's release is how the Patriots have a string of injuries on offense that could handcuff coordinator Josh McDaniels on Sunday against the Jets. FB James Develin (neck) is out, and there is no backup FB unless the team promotes Jakob Johnson from the practice squad. Also, starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (shoulder) will be close to a game-time decision, according to offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, while veteran Marshall Newhouse -- signed 11 days ago -- will start at left tackle. And then there's the tight end spot, where Matt LaCosse (ankle) and Ryan Izzo (calf), are both questionable. The likely result is a lot of 3-WR packages with Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.

Reiss: Decision to release AB was made by Belichick and Kraft (2:06)
Clark: Pats reached a breaking point with AB (1:56)

This Just In  

Antonio Brown likely forfeits $9M signing bonus from Patriots because of a contract clause calling for players to disclose situations preventing availability, per league source. This could lead to a grievance, but source says that money is 'gone.' Brown was due $5M Monday - Jeremy Fowler

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2dMike Reiss

Brown out: Pats cut WR amid off-field allegations

Antonio Brown's brief stint with the Patriots is over, as the team released him Friday. "We feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time," the Patriots said.

Cain on AB's release: 'This was never going to work' (1:23)
Schefter: What team will take a chance on AB now? (1:09)

This Just In  

Patriots released a statement: "The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time."

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2dMike Reiss

Belichick cuts presser short after AB questions

Patriots coach Bill Belichick's patience ran thin. He walked off after fielding seven questions about Antonio Brown's off-the-field issues. "I'm good," he said. "Thank you."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The most notable news from the media-access portion of practice — where Tom Brady (pictured) worked through a calf injury — was that FB James Develin (neck) and DE Shilique Calhoun (not injury related) were once again absent. This puts their status in doubt for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards310.55th
Rushing Yards111.5Tied-13th
Points For38.02nd
Points Against1.5