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2018
13-3, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots re-signed first-year guard Jason King (Purdue) on Friday. To make room for King, who has had multiple stints with the club, the Patriots waived undrafted rookie receiver Chris Lacy (Oklahoma State). The team has a full 90-man roster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Shelton wore No. 55 in Cleveland as a tribute to Junior Seau. He says he tried for 55 in New England but feels good about being issued No. 71, which he wore in college and high school. "It's more of me wanting to play as myself, finally take charge and just try to do me."

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3dJordan Raanan

The dilemma of the QB succession plan

Teams like the Giants are gambling with a win-now approach while not preparing a succession plan for their franchise QB, and they're not alone.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

David Andrews liked seeing two Georgia alums as 1st-round picks.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have added Joe Kim as a pass rush consultant coach, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Kim has a strong reputation for helping to develop some top pass rushers. He worked closely with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali in Kansas City, and Danny Shelton in Cleveland, among others. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe previously reported the addition of Kim.

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Ex-Georgia QB/NFL RB Andy Johnson, 65, dies

Andy Johnson, who set an SEC rushing record for a quarterback at Georgia before an NFL career as a running back, died at the age of 65.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2018 inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame, as voted by fans, is offensive tackle Matt Light (2001-2011). The longtime blindside protector of Tom Brady, and a three-time Super Bowl champion, Light beat out finalists Mike Vrabel and Richard Seymour. This was Light's first year as a finalist.

Johnson still not sold on the 'Patriot Way' (1:53)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie WR Darren Andrews (UCLA) cleared waivers and reverts to the Patriots' reserve/non-football injury list. He doesn't count against the 90-man roster limit. After he tore ACL last November, Andrews can now be factored into the Patriots' 2019 planning.

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5dTim McManus

Eagles' Johnson fed up with Pats' 'arrogance'

The Eagles' Lane Johnson is continuing to take shots at the Patriots, this time taking offense at their "arrogance" in his comments made on Steve Austin's podcast.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett had his roster bonus due on the fifth day of training camp reduced from $450K to $150K, according to ESPN's Field Yates. He now also can earn $100K in per-game roster bonuses and $150K in reception incentives. With Dorsett taking a cut, it could reflect his belief that he might have been in danger of the team not picking up the bonus, thus making him a free agent. So this could give him a greater chance to stick around in the competition for roster spots at a crowded position.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie CB Duke Dawson says his family stressed a strong work ethic.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie LB Ja'Whaun Bentley was flattered that Rosevelt Colvin reached out.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots waived undrafted wide receiver Darren Andrews (UCLA) with a non-football injury designation on Monday. If Andrews clears waivers, he will revert to the team's reserve/non-football injury list and would then be part of the team's 2019 plans. Andrews, who was signed by the Patriots on Friday, tore his ACL in November.

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Jets claim OT Garcia off waivers from Patriots

Left tackle Antonio Garcia was claimed by the Jets off waivers on Monday. Garcia, who was a third-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2017, was waived with a non-football-illness designation on Friday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

After New Mexico punter Corey Bojorquez attended Patriots rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, the club is moving forward with plans to sign him to the 90-man roster. Like incumbent punter Ryan Allen, Bojorquez is a left-footed punter. He also has experience as a holder.

Honoring Gronk's 29th birthday (1:07)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Safeties coach Steve Belichick on life lessons from his mom, Debby.

1(23)Isaiah WynnOTGeorgia
1(31)Sony MichelRBGeorgia
2(24)Duke DawsonCBFlorida
5(6)Ja'Whaun BentleyILBPurdue
6(4)Christian SamOLBArizona State
6(36)Braxton BerriosWRMiami (FL)
7(1)Danny EtlingQBLSU
7(25)Keion CrossenCBWestern Carolina
7(32)Ryan IzzoTEFlorida State

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