Patriots Preview Capsule
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
New faces: WR Cordarelle Patterson, RB Jeremy Hill, RB Sony Michel, QB Danny Etling, DE Adrian Clayborn, OT Trent Brown, CB Jason McCourty, DT Danny Shelton.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, WR Danny Amendola, WR Brandin Cooks, CB Malcolm Butler, CB Johnson Bademosi, RB Dion Lewis, OT Nate Solder, OT Cam Fleming.
New England Patriots free agency capsule
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi; WRs Danny Amendola and Matt Slater; RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead; OTs Nate Solder, Cam Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle; DTs Alan Branch and Ricky Jean Francois; LBs James Harrison and Marquis Flowers; DE Geno Grissom; FS Nate Ebner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Brandon King; G Ted Karras.
James Harrison parlays Steelers’ ‘business decision’ into Super Bowl trip with Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — What a surreal moment, watching James Harrison interact in the middle of the New England Patriots locker room — of all places — amid the buzz of yet another Super Bowl trip.
Harrison, for so long one of the faces of the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, stood at his locker passing out swag to some new teammates: Hats and T-shirts, in Patriots blue and red, bearing his nickname, Deebo, which derives from the hyped character from the Friday movies.
Patriots RBs Burkhead, Gillislee inactive against Titans
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without running backs Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee when they host the Titans in the divisional round Saturday night.
Both Burkhead and Gillislee are out with knee injuries. With them out, the primary rushing duties will fall to Dion Lewis and James White.
Lions cut Kaaya and Williams, trade Bademosi
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Quarterback Brad Kaaya and linebacker Antwione Williams are among the players cut by the Detroit Lions as they trimmed their roster to 53 players.
Detroit also traded cornerback Johnson Bademosi to the New England Patriots for a draft pick.
Patriots trade 3rd-string QB Brissett to Colts for Dorsett
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots traded quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts for receiver Phillip Dorsett.
The deal was announced Saturday in advance of the deadline for NFL teams to set their 53-man rosters for the start of the regular season.
Allen Park — Here are some notes and observations from the Detroit Lions' training camp practice on Friday:
• Noted for his special teams prowess, Johnson Bademosi has been given an extended opportunity at cornerback with the Lions. It hasn't always gone smoothly as he's given up a number of big plays this offseason, but on Friday he made a couple big plays of his own.
In one-on-one drills, Bademosi perfectly played rookie receiver Jay Lee's comeback route,...