2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Floyd Mayweather tells Sal Paolantonio about his relationship with Tom Brady and why he wanted 8-ounce gloves for the McGregor fight.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Rex Burkhead, who had an impressive debut in the Patriots' preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday, was not present at the start of practice for the second day in a row. That makes it unlikely he will play against the Lions on Friday night. The reason for Burkhead's absence is not known. He spoke with reporters Monday in the team's locker room.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Answering football-specific questions from reporters for the first time since he re-signed with the Patriots this offseason, LB Dont'a Hightower called free agency "stressful" before adding, "When it came down to making my decision, it wasn't too hard of a choice."


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady said he looks forward to playing again Friday night, while also talking about how it was nice to be able to look at RB Rex Burkhead in the huddle, and how everything is geared toward being at his best in the season opener Sept. 7

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Dwayne Allen is greeted by a large crowd of reporters at his locker at 7 a.m. ET, as it is an early day of media access with the team traveling to Detroit. How nice is it to be greeted by such a large crowd? Allen smiled and said, "It's amazing, it's amazing. I'm lucky I woke up on the right side (of the bed). No, the game of football is important to me and you guys are here because it's obviously important to a lot of other people. I'm appreciative of you guys being here to support the game."

1dMike Sando

2017 NFL QB Tier Rankings

A panel of 50 NFL coaches and executives ranked 36 QBs into five tiers. Only two passers were unanimous Tier 1 selections.

Jones isn't worried about criticism from fans (0:30)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

CB/KR/PR Cyrus Jones discusses how he tunes out criticism from the outside.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Rob Gronkowski is all smiles as he turns to humor when discussing how he won't make a prediction on the Mayweather/McGregor fight.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB Mike Gillislee says he was a full participant in practice today after being limited the last two weeks with a hamstring injury.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Elandon Roberts, who sustained an injury to his ribs in Saturday's preseason game, is present at practice in a red, non-contact jersey.

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2dMike Reiss

Pats LB Hightower off PUP, on track for Week 1

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower hit a key marker in his preparation for Week 1, as the team took him off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Dont'a Hightower is back at practice, as he is off the PUP list.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots and Lions have changed their plans to hold a joint walkthrough on Thursday in Detroit. Instead, the teams will hold separate walkthrough practices. So this preseason ends with the Patriots having held two sets of joint practices, with the Jaguars and Texans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Rex Burkhead touches on one of the themes in the Patriots' locker room Monday: How the team is treating Friday's preseason game at Detroit with a regular-season type feel.

Team Stats

Passing Yards269.34th
Rushing Yards117.07th
Points For27.43rd
Points Against15.61st

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