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  1. 2018 NFL schedule: AFC East
    The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule was released Thursday. Here's a team-by-team look at the schedules for each team in the AFC East.
  2. Steelers great James Harrison announces retirement
    James Harrison is retiring for the second time. This one appears to be the official end. The 39-year-old pass rusher announced on Instagram on Monday morning he is calling it a career.
  3. Rob Gronkowski to miss Patriots' offseason program
    All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski doesn't intend to participate in the Patriots' offseason workouts, but the expectation remains that he will play in 2018.
  4. Patriots owner: No issue with Tom Brady's current deal
    There are currently two years left on Tom Brady's contract. An extension has yet to come about. Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently shrugged off Brady's contract ever becoming a concern.
  5. Patriots sign Jordan Matthews to one-year deal
    Three days after trading away Brandin Cooks, New England has signed his replacement. The Patriots signed Jordan Matthews to a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  6. Tom Brady wasn't against Brandin Cooks trade
    Brandin Cooks, who was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, was a statistical standout for the New England Patriots in 2017, but the team didn't see him as a true No. 1 receiver.
  7. Patriots haven't had Rob Gronkowski trade talks
    One collateral effect of the New England Patriots jettisoning Brandin Cooks is the trade rumors involving tight end Rob Gronkowski should dry up.
  8. Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks built rapport prior to trade
    The Los Angeles Rams traded for Brandin Cooks on Tuesday, but their quarterback, Jared Goff, is already very familiar with the wideout. Per Ian Rapoport, the two have worked out this offseason.
  9. Rams acquire Brandin Cooks in trade with Patriots
    Les Snead isn't finished wheeling and dealing. The Los Angeles Rams have acquired receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick in a trade with the New England Patriots, the team announced.
  10. Robert Kraft: Patriots 'obviously' must draft QB soon
    After trading Jimmy Garoppolo last season, the Patriots have no apparent succession plan for Tom Brady. Owner Robert Kraft made it clear this week drafting a quarterback in the near future is a priority.
  11. Johnny Manziel meets with Patriots, others Tuesday
    Johnny Manziel's return to pro football might still seem like a longshot, but he's definitely working toward his goal, no matter how lofty. The former first-round pick met with multiple teams Tuesday.
  12. Adam Gase, Dolphins looking to Belichick for identity?
    In a sit-down interview at the Annual League Meeting, Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase acknowledged that his team is still seeking an identity as he begins his third season in the role.
  13. Robert Kraft on Butler benching: 'I have faith in Bill'
    As an owner who's worked with Bill Belichick for nearly two decades, Robert Kraft said even though the Malcolm Butler benching didn't pay off in SB LII, he was fine with the move.
  14. Belichick: Talks with Josh McDaniels led to Colts spurn
    Before Josh McDaniels infamously spurned the Indianapolis Colts to remain with the New England Patriots, he had a meeting with his boss, Bill Belichick, that changed where he wanted to coach in 2018.