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Patriots players back to work today

After having the weekend off, Patriots players return to work today. The temporary blue lockers that are in the middle of the locker room should now be removed with the roster trimmed from 80 to 53, which always signifies a shift to the regular-season fast approaching.

Here is a look at the media-based schedule:

10:45-11 a.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference

11:15 a.m.-noon -- Media access to locker room

1:05 p.m. -- Media access to practice