Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman is joining “Fox NFL Kickoff” for the upcoming season. The former Patriots receiver who won three Super Bowls with New England is replacing Sean Payton on the show, which airs Sunday mornings during the season.

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.
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just for him but others as well.
BOSTON (AP) — Don’t minimize the Patriots.

Devin McCourty warns the NFL that in the post-Tom Brady era, forgetting about New England is not a wise move.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in Southern California on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after jumping on the hood of someone’s car, authorities said Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes got some help from the Chiefs defense to hold off the New England Patriots and wrap up the division title.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots trolled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and then blew them out Sunday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Teammates have called their relationship a “bromance.”

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady himself openly uses the word love to describe his bond with Julian Edelman, a receiver he’s come to depend on during his career
Atlanta — Having the Patriots here is opening some old wounds for Falcons fans.

It was only two short years ago that the Falcons led the Patriots, 28-3, in Super Bowl LI in Houston, only to lose, 34-28, in overtime.
FOXBORO, Mass. — By now, most everyone with a laptop and Wi-Fi has seen the clip from Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”
The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST):

10:15 p.m.

The Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season.
Ho hum. The New England Patriots are AFC East champions for a 10th consecutive year.

Bill Belichick’s club locked up the absurd feat by downing the Buffalo Bills, 24-12, to improve to 10-5, their 16th straight double-digit win season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s not every day that a team finds itself cheering for the one that beat it the season before in the Super Bowl.
Expect the New England Patriots to lean on a combination of Chris Hogan and Cordarrelle Patterson to help replace Josh Gordon, who was suspended indefinitely once again by the NFL Thursday for violating the conditions of his most recent reinstatement for repeated substance-abuse violations.
The Latest on NFL’s Week 15 (all times Eastern):

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011.
By Kevin Duffy

Boston Herald

The Patriots offense looks on track to yet again become one of the league’s best units.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On a night when he reached 500 career touchdown passes, Tom Brady welcomed back a buddy with one of his three scoring tosses Thursday, then connected with a newcomer who could help him reach more milestones.
Pardon us, but there’s no deflating the focus whenever Andrew Luck and the Colts head to Gillette Stadium.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady didn’t have any trouble finding receivers to throw to in the New England Patriots’ opener.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady calls it “ridiculous” to suggest the suspension of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is tied to the quarterback’s personal health coach.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will miss the first four games of the 2018 season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Just as it appeared everything was back in its right place with the Patriots, Julian Edelman reportedly has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to ESPN’s Field Yates and Adam Schefter on Thursday.
The NFL’s all-injury team may be better than the All-Pro team this season.

Aaron Rodgers behind center. David Johnson and Dalvin Cook in the backfield.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The New England Patriots may have a new challenge to overcome when they begin defending their Super Bowl title in less than two weeks.
New England Patriots star Julian Edelman is playing it smooth these days, especially since shaving off his super bushy beard.
FOXBORO — Julian Edelman’s diminished production over the last two weeks is a first-world NFL problem.