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12-4, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With WRs coach Joe Judge moving on to become Giants head coach, the Patriots have begun the process of bolstering their offensive staff by bringing aboard Jedd Fisch in a yet-to-be-determined role, a source confirms to ESPN's Lindsey Thiry. The 43-year-old Fisch is a well-traveled coaching peer of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels who was described as "smart, innovative, hard-working" by one former staffer who worked closely with him. His primary expertise is in the passing game/QBs.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams senior offensive assistant Jedd Fisch has departed for the New England Patriots, a source confirmed to ESPN. Fisch was at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL this week and spent time at the practice field in close range of Bill Belichick and Patriots assistants. Fisch spent the last two seasons with the Rams.

Could the Pats dynasty have reached similar heights with Bledsoe? (1:24)
'Big Truss!' and 'Zeke who?' The best NFL quotes of the season (0:59)
Huard, Bledsoe share how they got into wine tasting (0:53)

The Right Time: Zion debuts, Eli retires, Dan Wetzel on Hernandez doc

Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.

Wolfe: AB could be in jail in a matter of hours (1:07)
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Carr anticipates 'first snap' in Raiders' new home

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, on hand for Wednesday's ceremony to officially rename the franchise the "Las Vegas Raiders," was unbothered by the shot of Mark Davis chatting with Tom Brady last weekend in Las Vegas, telling ESPN, "I'm used to it now."

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Patriots CB Williams arrested on drug charges

Patriots cornerback Joejuan Williams was arrested Friday in Tennessee after officers stopped him for speeding and found that he had a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs without a prescription.

Kellerman: Patriots made a mistake trading Garoppolo (2:06)
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Stories behind every Super Bowl ring

They're big and small. They've been lost while surfing in Hawaii and dancing at Studio 54. They've been found in taxis and hotel nightstands. Each ring, and its wearer, has a unique story to tell.

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Source: Bielema joining Judge's staff with Giants

Bret Bielema, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant under Patriots coach Bill Belichick following head coaching stints at Arkansas and Wisconsin, is joining the Giants staff under Joe Judge, a source told ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots will have a void to fill at defensive line coach, as Bret Bielema is departing to join Joe Judge's staff with the Giants, a source confirms to ESPN. Bielema, the former Arkansas and Wisconsin head coach, spent the last two seasons with the Patriots. Director of skill development Joe Kim also worked closely with the d-line, and his continued presence would help in any transition.

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Sources: Edelman had surgery to repair shoulder

Julian Edelman underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of the Patriots' offseason program, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Vinnie Sunseri, who was a graduate assistant for Alabama this past season, is joining the Patriots in a support-staff role, according to AL.com. Sunseri is not a stranger to the Patriots, as he had signed with them in July of 2016 and spent training camp with the team. He later returned briefly on the team's practice squad. Developing young coaches/scouts is critical for teams, and now Sunseri joins the New England pipeline.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

From the "on to 2020" department: Senior Bowl practices begin Tuesday and I'm told one Patriots-specific change from many recent years is that some members of the coaching staff are scheduled to be there. This is one of the trickle-down effects of a rare, early playoff exit.

Team Stats

Passing Yards247.68th
Rushing Yards106.418th
Points For26.17th
Points Against14.1