ESPNBoston.com coverage team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The following staffers are on hand today to deliver coverage of the Patriots' season-opener against the Bengals, which includes a live in-game chat:

Jackie MacMullan -- Presented the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award at this year's Pro Basketball Hall of Fame ceremonies, Jackie makes her debut on ESPNBoston.com. She will be writing columns on a variety of sports for ESPNBoston.com over the course of the year.

Mike Reiss -- Having first covered the Patriots in 1997, and introducing the "Reiss's Pieces" blog in 2004, Mike begins his second season working for ESPNBoston.com.

Chris Forsberg -- Reporting on the Boston sports scene since 1999, Chris covered the Celtics beat last season and returns to Gillette Stadium, where he was a big contributor to the coverage of the team during the 2009 season.

Mike Rodak -- A student assistant from Providence College, Mike has provided detailed reports on the Patriots throughout training camp and will continue to do so over the course of the season.

Jack McCluskey -- An editor at ESPN.com who graduated from Boston University, Jack contributes to ESPNBoston.com as a writer as well.

On the television side, Bob Holtzman is on site to deliver reports.