Bill Belichick pleased with Darrelle Revis’ early signs

Belichick said he has enjoyed coaching the Pro Bowl cornerback and developing a relationship with him since his arrival in March.

Rob Gronkowski will be back on the field with the Patriots as they open training camp.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Patriots deliver message to Rob Gronkowski

In clearing his tight end to play, Bill Belichick was telling Gronkowski: No more nonsense. We’ve cleared you to play, so you’re going to play.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Notes: Third-down stops a focus of Patriots defense

An improved secondary should help the Patriots defense get off the field on third down more often.

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The Patriots lineman, now 32, would rather just get to the actual games at this point in his career.

Robert Kraft heaps praise on departing Pat Bowlen

The Patriots owner said other owners ought to emulate Bowlen, who is stepping away from the Broncos due to Alzheimer’s.

Bill Belichick showing no signs of slowing down

At 62, the coach is starting his 15th season with the Patriots and appears to have his mind on both short- and long-term goals.

Ben Volin | On Football

Money may dictate Patriots’ roster moves

There’s only about 18 roster spots up for grabs this camp, and financial considerations may be a big factor in who makes the squad.

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The addition of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner gives the Patriots what looks like their best secondary in years.

Patriots training camp — what to watch for

The Patriots made significant changes since we last saw them on the field in the AFC title game. Here’s how they look as they get set for the 2014 season.

Upcoming Patriots schedule

Details: Patriots training camp information
July 24: Training camp begins; first public practice
Aug. 7: New England at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 15: Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 22: Carolina at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: New England at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Regular season begins - New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
More: Patriots' current roster | Recent transactions

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INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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2013 season recap

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Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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Super Bowl XLVI

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Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.