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Alex Verdugo notches two homers in Red Sox's win (1:22)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had free agents Jordan Leggett (TE) and Darius Kilgo (DT) in for visits. Both could help add depth at positions where the team is a bit thin. The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Leggett entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Jets in 2017, and has been with the Jets and Buccaneers (career totals: 14 catches, 114 yards, 1 TD). The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Kilgo previously had a stint with the Patriots in 2016, appearing in nine games and spending time on the practice squad.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton flashed a big smile when asked about his initial reaction of how he and Bill Belichick would mesh, saying that was all about perception. He says he has loved the last week in which he's been in the building.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Hoyer says he and his family have decided to make New England their permanent home. So when the Patriots expressed interest in bringing him back, he said it was an easy decision for him.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I don't know what the plexiglass bill is around here, but it's got to be pretty high," Bill Belichick said with a smile on his Friday morning video conference with reporters. Belichick was discussing some of the changes at Gillette Stadium.