Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have released veteran LB Shea McClellin with a failed physical designation, ESPN's Field Yates reports. McClellin missed the entire 2017 season (concussion), as he had been one of the team's designated-to-return players on injured reserve but remained on IR after experiencing a setback upon his return to practice. Because of that, McClellin wasn't projected to be a big part of the Patriots' 2018 plans.

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Kimbrel returns after baby daughter's surgery

Craig Kimbrel rejoined the Boston Red Sox on Monday after his infant daughter, Lydia Joy, underwent heart surgery in Boston. "She's in a good, comfortable place for me to be down here," he said. "If she wasn't, I wouldn't be here."

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to free-agent OT Cameron Fleming visiting the Cowboys, fellow free-agent OT LaAdrian Waddle is also expected to visit Dallas, according to ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer. Waddle, who has been with the Patriots since Dec. 16, 2015, had been in Foxborough late last week. With the Patriots' left tackle spot their biggest question mark, re-signing Fleming and/or Waddle would another layer of depth – but other teams are now interested.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Jeremy Hill's 1-year deal with the Patriots has a $1 million base salary, and includes a $150,000 signing bonus. He can earn an additional $300,000 in roster bonuses, and has a $50,000 workout bonus.

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Ainge clarifies 'setback' reference on Hayward

Danny Ainge sought to clarify his comments on Gordon Hayward having a "setback" a month and a half ago in his rehab from a fractured ankle, saying that wasn't accurate and perhaps too strong a word.

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Team USA star Donato signs with Bruins

Left wing Ryan Donato, who starred for Team USA at last month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, has signed with the Boston Bruins and will play Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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23hMike Reiss

Source: Pats trading for Raiders WR Patterson

The Patriots have agreed to a trade to acquire receiver/returner Cordarrelle Patterson from the Raiders, with the two teams expected to exchange late-round draft picks, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Field Yates.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Free-agent offensive tackle Cameron Fleming is scheduled to visit the Cowboys early this week, according to ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer. Fleming has been a valuable backup since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft out of Stanford, stepping in as a starter for 20 regular-season games. The Cowboys could be looking at Fleming as a starting right tackle, which would allow them to move La'el Collins back to left guard. In New England, Fleming would project to compete for a starting role at left tackle, as the team's right tackle spot is locked down by Marcus Cannon (who previously struggled when moved to left tackle).

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