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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots hosted center Tyler Gauthier on a visit. They are familiar with him, having signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of the University of Miami. Gauthier spent time on the Patriots' practice squad last season before the Jaguars signed him to their 53-man roster. He was waived by the Jaguars Saturday when they trimmed their roster to 80 players. Gauthier's expected signing would add depth behind starter David Andrews, joining seventh-rounder Dustin Woodard, among others.

Why Edelman has been nothing but impressed with Newton (0:54)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman, who meets with reporters for the first time since January, is asked about Tom Brady's departure. "Obviously we have played a lot of ball together and I love him to death," Edelman says. "But the train keeps moving, as it will when I'm not playing here."

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1dMichael Rothstein

Lions trade CB Jackson to Patriots for draft pick

The Lions traded cornerback Michael Jackson to the Patriots on Sunday after the Lions had announced they were planning to release Jackson. The Lions receive a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft pick, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The backstory of how the Patriots traded for Lions CB Michael Jackson on Sunday is notable. The Lions had announced on their website that they were waiving Jackson, but before processing that transaction officially, the Patriots traded for him. That ensured the Patriots wouldn't have to wait out a waiver claim, where they are lower in the priority order. Jackson (6-1, 210) adds depth at cornerback, where the Patriots are already deep, with his best shot to make the club coming on special teams.

Pat McAfee sees a much more humble and driven Cam Newton (2:02)

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.

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3dMike Reiss

Cam: 'Surreal' to find himself with the Patriots

QB Cam Newton said he wakes up "pinching myself each and every day" now that he's a member of the Patriots and playing for coach Bill Belichick. "It's so surreal."

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.

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4dMike Clay

Ranking every NFL position group from 1-32

Which team has the best wide receivers? The best edge rushers? We rank all 32 teams in 10 different position groups, plus with an overall roster outlook.

Team Stats

Passing Yards247.68th
Rushing Yards106.418th
Points For26.17th
Points Against14.132nd

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