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2018 Schedule
13-3, 1st in AFC East
Kellerman: Brady's 'taking a page out of LeBron James' book' (1:25)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LS Joe Cardona's four-year extension includes $1 million guaranteed and $850,000 in bonuses. Salary-cap charges: 2018 - $860,000; 2019 - $955,000; 2020 - $990,000; 2021 - $965,000; 2022 - $1.21 million. The extension is a strong reflection of how the Patriots view Cardona's work on the field, and also as a strong locker-room and community presence. Meanwhile, Patriots FB James Develin's two-year extension through 2020 includes the following salary cap charges: 2018 -- $1.675 million; 2019 -- $1.7 million; 2020 -- $1.9 million. That's a win-win situation for a player who has said he wants to remain in New England and a team that likes to build quality depth at manageable financial figures.

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Brady, Shiffrin, LeBron to vie for ESPY awards

Tom Brady, Jose Altuve, Alex Ovechkin and James Harden will vie for the best male athlete award at the ESPYS, while Mikaela Shiffrin, Sylvia Fowles, Chloe Kim and Julie Ertz are nominated for the women's award.

Is Brady better than Rodgers? (1:23)
Bad timing for Brady's retirement talk? (1:36)
Greeny: Nothing 'shocking' about Brady retirement talk (0:57)
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Brady to Oprah: 'Respect' to players who knelt

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said "a lot of good conversations" came out of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem last season.

Kellerman questions Brady's motive for supporting teammates' protest (1:24)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots and long snapper Joe Cardona have reached agreement on a four-year extension, per a source. Cardona was entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

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Gruden blames CBA for Hackenberg's struggles

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden says it's depressing that teams can't spend more time developing young quarterbacks like Christian Hackenberg.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had free-agent QB Christian Hackenberg in for a visit on Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The Patriots have Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer and Danny Etling on the depth chart, and usually take three quarterbacks to training camp. But they always keep their emergency lists updated.

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Source: Pats, Develin close to 2-year extension

Fullback James Develin, who earned his first career Pro Bowl berth in 2017, is close to a two-year extension with the Patriots, a source told ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are closing on a two-year contract extension with Pro Bowl FB James Develin, a source confirms. Develin had signed a two-year deal with the Patriots last offseason. Jeff Howe of The Athletic first reported that the sides were close to an extension.

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Tom Brady's One-On-One With Oprah

Bomani Jones & Pablo Torre react to Tom Brady's interview with Oprah, debate if Dan Gilbert should sell the Cavaliers to one of LeBron's rich friends and much more.

Kellerman 'impressed' by Brady's reaction to Super Bowl (1:31)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Jordan Matthews was joined by teammates Malcolm Mitchell, Nicholas Grigsby and Jason King in the South End of Boston, where they donated iPads on behalf of the team's charitable foundation and met with children at an afterschool program. Afterwards, he discussed how he's enjoyed his first offseason with the Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With Eagles coach Doug Pederson ruling out joint practices with the Patriots in training camp, it narrows the list of possibilities for New England to do so in the preseason. Those practices have been one of the highlights of recent training camps.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards276.12nd
Rushing Yards118.110th
Points For28.62nd
Points Against18.55th