Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially announced the signing of rookie RB Sony Michel on Monday. All draft picks are signed, already getting to work at Gillette Stadium after reporting Sunday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

First-year safety David Jones (Richmond), who spent last year on the Patriots practice squad, was informed of his release by the team. The Patriots now have two open spots on their 90-man roster.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots captain Matthew Slater, at a football camp for kids in Sudbury, Mass., discusses his plans to change as many diapers as he can before the start of training camp Thursday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots first-round picks Sony Michel (right) and Isaiah Wynn — former teammates at Georgia — greet each other as they host a football camp for 400-plus kids in Sudbury, Massachusetts on Saturday. Rookies, all quarterbacks, and players recovering from physical ailments report to training camp Monday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots placing longshot OL Andrew Jelks (Vanderbilt) on the reserve/retired list Friday, it opens a spot on the team's 90-man roster. The Patriots would ideally like to have three full offensive-line units for camp, so filling the open spot with an offensive lineman would be the best-case scenario for them. There are currently 13 offensive linemen on the roster, although not all are 100 percent healthy.

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Hayward still fan of esports, not yet investor

NBA All-Star forward Gordon Hayward said on Thursday that although he's considered investing in esports in the past four to five years, given the growth of the industry he feels it's "over [his] head."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Several opposing executives say the Toronto Raptors remain motivated to shed salary via trade following the Kawhi Leonard deal earlier this week.