Last season, the New England Patriots went 12-4, finished first in the AFC East and lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game. They drafted defensive lineman Dominique Easley in the first round of this year’s draft and signed cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis in free agency.
New England opens the 2014 preseason by traveling to Washington, followed by back-to-back home games against Philadelphia and Carolina before wrapping up on the road against the New York Giants. The team begins the regular season Sept. 7 on the road against division rival Miami.
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Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)
Fri, Aug. 8 at Washington – 7:30 p.m., WBZ 4 (local)
Fri, Aug. 15 vs. Philadelphia – 7:30 p.m., NFL Network
Fri, Aug. 22 vs. Carolina – 7:30 p.m., WBZ 4 (local)
Thu, Aug. 28 at New York Giants – 7:30 p.m., WBZ 4 (local)
- Josh Sanchez