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2019 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East

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."

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.

Watson details decision to return to Patriots (0:26)

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."

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Watson targeted two teams; Gronk wasn't factor

When tight end Ben Watson realized that he really wasn't ready for retirement, he narrowed his focus to two teams based on his history -- New England and New Orleans.

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).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Reporters will get their first look at the 2019 Patriots on the field Thursday, with media availability to an organized team activity. The practice, which is closed to the public, begins at 10:50 a.m. ET. Interviews with Bill Belichick and players are scheduled for around 12:45 p.m. QB Tom Brady has not been participating, similar to last year.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-year DT Adam Butler (70) and second-year TE Ryan Izzo help create a garden of 37,000 flags to celebrate the brave Massachusetts men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This is the 10th year that the Massachusetts Military Heroes organization has planted flags on Boston Common. Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona, an active member of the Navy, also participated.

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Prosecutors granted more time in Kraft case

A Florida judge has granted prosecutors' request to extend the time they have to bring Patriots owner Robert Kraft to a speedy trial on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor.

What does Edelman's extension mean for Brady? (0:48)
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Source: Patriots, Edelman reach 2-year extension

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, a three-time Super Bowl champ and the MVP of Super Bowl LIII, has signed a two-year extension that is worth up to $19 million in "new" money, a source told ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran OT Jared Veldheer, who had signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on May 13, has informed the team that he plans to retire, per a source. That could lead the team to place the 31-year-old Veldheer on the reserve/retired list as early as Tuesday. The Patriots had signed Veldheer to provide experienced depth behind projected starter Isaiah Wynn at left tackle, as Wynn is recovering from a torn Achilles in August.

This Just In  

The New England Patriots and star receiver Julian Edelman have agreed to a two-year contract extension, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth up to $19 million in new money and includes an $8 million signing bonus for Edelman, a source tells ESPN's Mike Reiss.

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DT Danny Shelton's deal with the Patriots is for one-year with a signing bonus of $75,000, a base salary of $805,000 and bonuses/incentives worth up to $150,000, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Shelton's cap charge is $1,001,875. The Patriots had turned down Shelton's fifth-year option, which would have paid him $7.1 million, so this pact reflects that Shelton didn't generate much financial momentum on the open market.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards266.18th
Rushing Yards127.35th
Points For27.34th
Points Against20.37th