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13-3, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DT Alan Branch was asked on sports radio WEEI's "Dale and Holley Show with Rich Keefe" if he knew Malcolm Butler wouldn't play in Super Bowl LII and said, "I didn't know anything, honestly. On our team, gossip doesn't travel, let's say that. ... I noticed he wasn't in the game, but then again, you never know the reason for what's going on at a certain time in that organization, especially."

Riddick: SB benching won't affect Butler's market value (1:00)
Stephen A. isn't buying Butler SB benching story (1:43)
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4dDarren Rovell

Family version of Brady SB ring sells for $344K

A family version of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl LI championship ring with "Brady" on it sold Sunday morning for $344,927, a record for a football ring.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski got a big ovation as he arrived fashionably late during the third quarter of Wednesday's Celtics-Clippers game at TD Garden.

Courtesy of the New England Patriots
8dESPN.com staff

Best Valentine's Day cards from NFL teams

The Patriots, along with several other teams, took to social media on Wednesday to spread some love. Here are some of our favorite digital cards.

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9dMike Reiss

Sources: Patriots keep key assistant QB coach

The Patriots are bringing back assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, sources told ESPN. Schuplinski, who helped develop Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett in recent years, was considered a prime candidate to follow Josh McDaniels to the Colts.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

More continuity on Patriots' staff: Assistant QBs coach Jerry Schuplinski is returning to the team in 2018, per sources. Helped develop Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett. Will play important role in helping develop another young QB.

Bruschi: I had fun winning Super Bowls with Patriots (1:58)
Is having fun more important than winning Super Bowls? (1:47)

Team Stats

Passing Yards276.12nd
Rushing Yards118.110th
Points For28.62nd
Points Against18.55th