The New England Patriots won the AFC East last season with a record of 12-4 but couldn't get past the eventual AFC champion Denver Broncos in the playoffs.
Other notable defensive departures include Brandon Spikes (Bills) and Patrick Chung (Eagles). Offensively, the Pats lost LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) and Brandon Lloyd (49ers).
They did give Tom Brady some help by re-signing Julian Edelman and bringing in Brandon LaFell from the Panthers. New England also decided not to trade backup quarterback Ryan Mallet, though it did end up drafting a quarterback in the second round as well: Jimmy Garappolo.
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Patriots' training camp information:
Site: Gillette Stadium
Location: Foxboro, Mass.
Rookie report date: July 20
Veteran report date: July 23
Training camp dates: July 23 - Aug.15
- Dan Gartland