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2019 Schedule
11-5, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The structure and details of TE Benjamin Watson's 1-year, $3 million contract with the Patriots puts him at the No. 1 financial spot on the tight-end depth chart. The deal includes a $600,000 signing bonus, a $1.45 million base salary, $300,000 in roster bonuses, and $650,000 in incentives. This is significantly richer than the minimum deal signed by Austin Seferian-Jenkins.The rest of the depth chart is filled out by Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo, Matt LaCosse and Andrew Beck.

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Florida prosecutors appeal Kraft video decision

Attorneys for Patriots owner Robert Kraft expected Florida prosecutors to appeal a judge's decision to suppress video evidence, saying the state could have opened itself up to a civil lawsuit if it hadn't.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots and core special teams player Brandon King have agreed to a 2-year extension, a source confirms. The extension gets tacked on to this year, so King is now signed through 2021. The extension adds $3.5 million to the pact, while also giving King a chance to earn more in 2019 than just his $925,000 base salary.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamie Collins' deal with the Patriots is for one year, including a $150,000 signing bonus, $900,000 base salary and bonuses that bring his cap charge to $3 million for 2019, sources tell ESPN's Field Yates. This is a modest deal that reflects how Collins is fighting for a roster spot.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Duron Harmon says Jamie Collins' return is "great" for Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots left guard Joe Thuney answered questions from reporters Thursday, and said the first five weeks of the voluntary offseason program have been "going really well." Thuney relayed that he takes pride in being available for the team, and that he focuses on flexibility in the offseason. That approach helped him play every snap in 2018.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Contract note: WR Dontrelle Inman's 1-year deal includes a $200k signing bonus, $100k of his base salary guaranteed, $300k in roster bonuses, and a $100k reporting bonus, in addition to incentives up to $1m. This reflects how he had other suitors, and chose the Patriots over them in part because of the opportunity presented to him. This isn't a minimum-level deal.

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Source: Free-agent LB Collins returns to Patriots

Jamie Collins, who was drafted by the Patriots in 2013 and was traded to the Browns in 2016, has agreed to a deal to return to New England, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots reaching agreement with first-round pick N'Keal Harry on a 4-year, $10,098,348 deal that includes a $5.364 million signing bonus, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it means that just two New England picks remain unsigned: OLB Chase Winovich (3rd) and RB Damien Harris (3rd).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fullback James Develin answered questions from reporters Tuesday and he noted how the arrival of rookies in recent days has altered the dynamic of the offseason program. "These young guys hit the field running and they're getting used to the whole competitive nature we have here," he said. "Hopefully we can carry that into OTAs next week."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski answered questions from reporters Tuesday and one theme was how he would like to finish his career where it started. He's been a Patriot since 2006 and re-signed this offseason for two more years. The 35-year-old Gostkowski deflected a question on if he would like to kick into his 40s, saying he prefers to keep a short-term focus.

Judge suppresses video in Kraft solicitation case (1:36)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially announced the signings of WR Dontrelle Inman and OT Jared Veldheer on Monday. To make room on the 90-man roster, the club has released undrafted free agents Calvin Anderson (OL) and Xavier Ubosi (WR). Both Anderson and Ubosi were longshots to stick on the roster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Oakland Raiders have hired former New England Patriots' national scout DuJuan Daniels to a Senior Executive position, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Daniels' departure from the Patriots was anticipated, in part because all of the team's senior positions in personnel are solidified and thus there wasn't the opportunity for upward mobility for him. When Daniels wasn't in the Patriots' draft room in 2019, which was a change from the norm, it was a tip-off that his departure was imminent.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have agreed to terms on a contract with free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman, per a source. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Inman adds another layer at a position of need for the Patriots. Inman had 28 catches for 304 yards and 3 TDs in nine games with the Colts last year. Here is one view of the team's current projected depth chart, with competition to ultimately sort itself out: 1. Julian Edelman; 2. N'Keal Harry; 3. Phillip Dorsett; 4. Braxton Berrios; 5. Demaryius Thomas; 6. Dontrelle Inman; 7. Maurice Harris; 8. Damoun Patterson; 9. Jakobi Meyers; 10. Ryan Davis; 11. Xavier Ubosi.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

1-on-1 with former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo, who returns as the team's inside linebackers coach.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia says the club is still excited about 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn, who is still rehabbing from a torn Achilles from August. "I went back over all of training camp and looked at everything, and this guy is a really good football player. We just have to get him out there. I'll just leave it at that," he said, adding that Wynn's recovery has proceeded well.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots assistant coaches met with reporters today, and the composition of the staff has come into focus. One notable development is special teams coordinator Joe Judge (pictured) adding WRs coach to his duties. Also, Bret Bielema will coach the d-line, De'Marcus Covington and Jerod Mayo will team up to coach linebackers, and Mike Pellegrino will join Steve Belichick with the DBs.

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Team Stats

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