NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-8; lost to Buffalo in wild-card round)
New faces: WR DeVante Parker, S Jabrill Peppers, LB Mack Wilson, CB Terrance Mitchell, OL Cole Strange, WR Tyquan Thornton, CB Marcus Jones, RB Ty Montgomery, QB Bailey Zappe.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cole Strange didn’t set any expectations for himself entering his first NFL training camp.
His aim was simply to learn as much as he could and let the rest take care of itself.
FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Offensive tackle Trent Brown has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the New England Patriots.
Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, on Monday confirmed the new contract, which will help the Patriots maintain some stability on the right side of their front five after trading right guard Shaq Mason to Tampa Bay.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley, RB Brandon Bolden, OL Trent Brown, LB Jamie Collins, DT Carl Davis, K Nick Folk, TE Troy Fumagalli, LB Dont’a Hightower, CB J.C.
BEAVER COUNTY, Utah (AP) — Climate change is making droughts more frequent and intense. This summer, the southwestern U.S. had the worst drought on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy is out for Sunday's matchup with the Jets with a throat injury.
An abdomen issue will also sideline kicker Quinn Nordin. The undrafted rookie was a healthy scratch for last week's opener against Miami.
Las Vegas Raiders left guard Richie Incognito will miss the season opener against Baltimore with a calf injury.
Incognito got hurt during a joint practice against the Rams on Aug. 19 and hasn’t practiced since.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (8-8)
New faces: DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Casey Hayward, S Trevon Moehrig, RT Alex Leatherwood, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, RB Kenyan Drake, DT Quinton Jefferson, CB Nate Hobbs, DT Solomon Thomas, LB Denzel Perryman.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders’ surprising offseason overhaul of their offensive line left significant gaps up front, and assistant coach Tom Cable with plenty of work to do.
Gone are center Rodney Hudson, guard Gabe Jackson, and tackle Trent Brown, all of whom were traded in March.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (8-8)
CAMP SITE: Henderson, Nevada
LAST YEAR: The Raiders got off to a promising start in their first season in Las Vegas with a 6-3 record, including a win at Kansas City, before faltering down the stretch.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Offensive lineman Richie Incognito's upcoming season is all about leadership.
With veteran center Rodney Hudson, guard Gabe Jackson and tackle Trent Brown shipped elsewhere during the offseason, Incognito, who recently signed a one-year contract to return to the Las Vegas Raiders, will be relied upon to mentor and guide younger players.
Tackle Trent Brown will head back to the New England Patriots two years after signing a lucrative free agent deal to join the Raiders...