New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th107.9 (18th)257.6 (9th)
Defense13th104.3 (9th)239.8 (17th)
2015 Draft
Rnd#PlayerPos.School
132Malcom BrownDTTEXAS
264Jordan RichardsSSSTNFRD
397Geneo GrissomOLBOKLA
4101Trey FlowersDEARK
4111Tre JacksonOGFSU
4131Shaquille MasonCGATECH
5166Joe CardonaNAVY
6178Matt WellsOLBMISSST
6202A.J. DerbyTEARK
7247Darryl RobertsCBMRSHL
7253Xzavier DicksonOLBBAMA

Schedule

8:30 pm EDT
Thu Sep 10
PIT
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 20
at BUF
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 27
JAC
4:25 pm EDT
Sun Oct 11
at DAL
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 18
at IND
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 25
NYJ
8:25 pm EDT
Thu Oct 29
MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 8
WAS
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 15
at NYG
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 23
BUF
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 29
at DEN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 6
PHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 13
at HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 20
TEN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 27
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 3
at MIA

Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England12-4-04-2-0
Buffalo9-7-04-2-0
Miami8-8-03-3-0
New York4-12-01-5-0
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NFLPA files formal complaint over Malcolm Butler's benching
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The NFLPA filed a formal complaint Thursday over the punishment of Patriots safety Malcolm Butler during team OTAs, per the Boston Globe

Butler was late to a team practice during OTAs due to a flight being delayed due to inclement weather. The team responded by preventing him from practicing. But OTA sessions are considered voluntary by the NFL, which raises issues about the team's handling of the situation. 

Butler, who declined to speak on the benching at the time, is not involved in the complaint process. 

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Tom Brady appeal hearing ends after nearly 11 hours
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The appeal hearing for Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady over his "deflate-gate" suspension ended on Tuesday after nearly 11 hours. 

NFL executive Greg Aiello tweeted, "The Tom Brady appeal hearing concluded tonight after 10 hours of testimony. No further hearings are scheduled."

NFL Players Association attorney Jeffrey Kessler said that the union presented a "compelling case" and that Brady was present until "the bitter end," per CNN's Rachel Nichols

Brady didn't speak or testify at the hearing, per the New York Post

There is no timetable for Roger Goodell to make a ruling on the appeal. Greg Hardy's appeal was heard on May 28, and no ruling has been released on that case yet. 

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Patriots cut TE Fred Davis
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Patriots cut tight end Fred Davis on Friday, according to profootballtalk.com.

Davis signed with the Patriots last month, but previously spent his first seven seasons with the Redskins.

Davis missed all of the 2014 season due to a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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Patriots release tight end Logan Stokes
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

The Patriots released rookie tight end Logan Stokes on Thursday, the team announced. Stokes was signed as an undrafted free agent.

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Patriots new QB Matt Flynn not focusing on competition
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Perhaps Matt Flynn was signed by the Patriots as a veteran who can take over for Tom Brady if the latter fails to overturn his four-game suspension. Perhaps he was merely signed to provide depth.

Flynn doesn't want to talk about either of those possibilities. He's too busy learning.

"It's always tough going to a different team," he told NESN. "You have this huge task of learning the new offense, and that's what I'm in the middle of right now - just trying to cram as much information as I can right now and forget about the old offense."

Flynn isn't concerned at the moment with competing against Jimmy Garoppolo, who had been deemed the starter in Brady's potential absence.

"I don't look at it as anything," Flynn said. "Right now I have a big task ahead of me and that's learning the playbook. That's the only thing I'm thinking of right now, and that's the only thing they're telling me to do right now is learn."

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