2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DL Deatrich Wise Jr. said that the main thing he did after signing his contract (four years, base value $22 million) in March was pay off all his debt. That included a house he had previously purchased for his parents, Deatrich and Sheila. "Both made a lot of sacrifices to put my brothers and I in the places we are now. I just wanted to give back to them, as they have given to me. This offseason, I finally paid it off and everything is theirs," he said.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' offseason dates have been solidified. Top draft pick Mac Jones and the rookie class returns to town for the rookie minicamp May 14-16. The team's full-squad mandatory minicamp is scheduled for June 15-17. And then the Patriots have organized team activities scheduled for the following dates: May 24-25, May 27, June 1, June 3-4, June 7-8 and June 10-11.

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Dolphins release S McCain, add CB J. McCourty

Starting safety Bobby McCain, who was a captain for the Dolphins last season, has been released, the team announced Thursday. The Dolphins later agreed to a contract with former Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kicker Quinn Nordin is signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, the Michigan football program announced. Nordin was a four-year letterman at Michigan and is the school's all-time leader in career 40-plus yard field goals (14), and tied for the all-time lead in 50-plus yard field goals (4). The Patriots have veteran Nick Folk and Roberto Aguayo on the roster, and this will give them a chance to take a look at another developmental option at a time when the roster limit is 90.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"We were just trying to figure out what was best for us, and our family. We knew we wanted to be back here if it all made sense. I kind of made that clear throughout the whole process. Super excited to be back, super excited to see all the new faces we have added. This is home. This is a special place to me. The Kraft family is very special to me. The community, the team, the coaches. I enjoy playing here and want to play here." -- center David Andrews, on his return in free agency.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Ernie Adams: "The last 21 seasons with the New England Patriots have been extraordinary for me. I am fortunate to have been part of a team along with Bill Belichick, outstanding colleagues, patient owners, and a lot of great players. It is time for me to stop working and join the many wonderful fans who have been with us for this run."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have received a roster exemption for FB Jakob Johnson, as he is a player who entered the NFL through the International Pathway Program. This means Johnson -- who played in every game last season (11 starts) -- doesn't count against the 90-man roster limit. Thus, there are currently 8 spots to possibly fill to get to 90.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots will be picking up the fifth-year option for LT Isaiah Wynn for 2022, a source tells ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, which fully guarantees Wynn's $10.4 million salary next season. While Wynn's availability hasn't been what he or Patriots have hoped for over the last three seasons, left tackle is a premium position. Monday marked the deadline for teams to make a decision on the fifth-year options for 2018 first-round draft picks. The team is not expected to exercise Sony Michel's option.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Football research director Ernie Adams concluded his final draft with the Patriots on Saturday, according to coach Bill Belichick, who called Adams' impact on the organization "historic" going back to the 1970s with coach Chuck Fairbanks and personnel chief Bucko Kilroy. "He's literally been involved in every single aspect of the football program at every level that you possibly could," Belichick said. "Not all coaches have the kind of involvement that Ernie's had in the draft process."

Team Stats

Passing Yards180.630th
Rushing Yards146.64th
Points For20.427th
Points Against22.126th