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Rooney rescues D.C. with late penalty kick (1:39)
Price leaves game with flu-like symptoms in 1st inning (0:24)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On Instagram, Tom Brady posted this picture of him working with first-round pick N'Keal Harry. It is the first time the two have worked together in person. On Thursday, Harry has said he only had connected with Brady on social media.

Stanley Cup Preview

Don La Greca is joined by E.J. Hradek of the NHL Network to look ahead to the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona (Navy) on Memorial Day weekend: "Memorial Day is a day of reflection. It's great to spend time with family and enjoy that. But it's imperative that every American takes time to reflect on a loved one, a friend, a family member, someone they are connected to who either paid the ultimate sacrifice or served honorably in difficult circumstances. It's a time to reflect upon that and be grateful for it."

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Marchand appears to avoid injury in B's tuneup

Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have signed undrafted rookie WR/PR Gunner Olszewski of Division II Bemidji State (Minnesota). Olszewski, who played CB in college, was present at today's voluntary organized team activity, wearing No. 72. The team had an open roster spot after OT Jared Veldheer was placed on the reserve/retired list on Tuesday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jamie Collins, who in spring practices is wearing the same jersey number he donned in college, acknowledged that part of him was surprised to hear from the Patriots as a free agent. He said part of his decision to return was based on family considerations. Collins added that one of the nice parts of returning to New England is reunited with LB Dont'a Hightower, whom he called his "big bro." He also said that being coached by his former teammate Jerod Mayo makes it "even more fun."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman on his contract extension: "I'm born here in my football career. I'm going to have a few more years here. I just want to take a second and thank the Kraft family, Coach Belichick, Nick Caserio, my agents, and everyone that was involved for getting this done. I love being here. I don't want to be anywhere else. I'm excited for this upcoming year … to mold our team and keep it going. I've got a big chip on my shoulder still."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

My biggest takeaway from the Patriots' voluntary organized team activity is that the depth is thin at left tackle with 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) and 2019 third-round pick Yodny Cajuste (calf) not yet ready to participate in 11-on-11 drills, and then veteran Jared Veldheer informing the club he plans to retire earlier this week. So that had starting left guard Joe Thuney kicking out to left tackle, where he had played at NC State, with veteran Brian Schwenke moving to left guard.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots first-round draft choice N'Keal Harry, who was active in Thursday's practice and made a nice play on a slant to catch a short TD pass, said that he has yet to connect with Tom Brady other than on social media.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The following Patriots players weren't spotted during Thursday's OTA: P Ryan Allen, QB Tom Brady, S Patrick Chung, RB Sony Michel, S Nate Ebner, LS Joe Cardona, LB Kyle Van Noy, OT Yodny Cajuste, RB Nick Brossette, OT Isaiah Wynn, DE Michael Bennett, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Demaryius Thomas, DE Deatrich Wise Jr.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick wore a Boston Bruins cap at his post-practice press conference, and wished them luck in the Stanley Cup Final, saying the Patriots are behind them.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Jamie Collins is wearing an unusual jersey number in his return to the Patriots: 8. Numbers that players wear in the spring aren't permanent, as Bill Belichick once again has rookies wearing numbers starting in the 50s. A few other veterans of note: WR Dontrelle Inman (15), RB Brandon Bolden (38), DE/OLB Shilique Calhoun (74), DE Michael Bennett (77), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (81), WR Maurice Harris (82), TE Matt LaCosse (83), TE Ben Watson (84), WR Demaryius Thomas (88) and DT Mike Pennel (98).