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

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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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15hMike 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)

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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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19hMike 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.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia said Friday that the Patriots don't plan to move left guard Joe Thuney to left tackle, and will instead go with Marshall Newhouse at left tackle. "Continuity is really important to us," Scarnecchia said. "We like to keep four of the five components we started with in place."

Belichick leaves podium after too many AB questions (1:15)
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Artist says Antonio Brown sent 'intimidating' texts

The lawyer for a woman who earlier this week alleged sexual misconduct by Antonio Brown reached out to the NFL on Thursday night after the wide receiver apparently sent what were described as threatening text messages to her client, SI reports.

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1dMike Reiss

Brady turns off TNF, citing 'ridiculous penalties'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted his displeasure over the high number of penalties in the first half of Thursday night's Titans-Jaguars game and said he was turning off the broadcast.

Can anybody ever top Belichick's success? (0:37)
AB speaks for the first time as a Patriot (1:01)
Cruz: Patriots look like they're in playoff form (0:46)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon, after a month with the Patriots, says: "It feels like I'm back home. It's a home environment. Family environment. I love these guys. They corralled around me to support me, to show me love. I appreciate that each and every day I'm here. It's easy to come in and do what I have to do."

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2dMike Reiss

AB deflects question about 2019 playing status

Antonio Brown addressed media for the first time since joining the Patriots but didn't directly answer a question about whether he'll be able to play the entire season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

At Thursday's media-access period at practice, what stood out was Tom Brady and Antonio Brown — seen in this photo in the distance on the opposite sideline — spending some 1-on-1 time together. Brady seemed to be going over what he expects on certain routes.

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3dJeremy Fowler

Allegheny DA won't prosecute AB due to statute

Antonio Brown will not be prosecuted by Pittsburgh-area law enforcement for a June 2017 sexual assault allegation due to the expiration of the statute of limitations.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Slater smiles when asked about playing four offensive snaps at the goal-line, saying, "I tried to do my best Jackie Slater impression." Slater's father Jackie, of course, is a Pro Football Hall of Famer who had a 20-year career as a Rams offensive tackle.

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Team Stats

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