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The Patriots and Rhamondre Stevenson agreed to a four-year, $36 million contract extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stevenson had told reporters earlier in camp he was expecting to agree to an extension with New England. The deal includes $17 million of guaranteed money. He figures to remain the lead back in what could be a completely new offense in New England under offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. The big question for his fantasy value will be how much of the third down work Antonio Gibson commands.

Category: Transactions


The Patriots signed Ja'Lynn Polk to his rookie deal. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Polk has been reportedly showing flashes of his potential early throughout camp. He has the chance to compete for a big role right away in what is a wide open Patriots wide receiver room.

Category: Transactions


Mike Onwenu was seeing more reps at right guard on Wednesday. (Source: Zack Cox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Onwenu told reporters on Tuesday that the Patriots want to rep him there to get their “best five on the field.” He'll be able to add more versatility to the offensive line as well.


Patriots rookie guard Layden Robinson was at practice late snapping the ball to Drake Maye. (Source: Phil Perry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson was viewed in some league circles as a guard-only player prior to the draft. He may be trying to see if he can develop a little versatility, according to Perry.


New England Patriots third-year WR Tyquan Thornton has struggled to show consistency during the offseason's workouts, especially during minicamp. (Source: Dakota Randall, Pro Football Network)

Fantasy Impact: Thornton, who was touted for his explosiveness heading into the NFL, has yet to show he can round out his game. According to Dakota Randall of Pro Football Network, he flashed early in OTAs but slowed down, struggling on Day 1 of minicamp before missing Day 2. Thornton is entering Year 3, and with the Patriots having a deep rotation of players trying to earn a roster spot this year, he could be facing a further potential slide.

Category: Rumors


Jay Person waived by Patriots

Tue, Jun 11th 6:11pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Patriots waived Jay Person. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was the corresponding move to New England claiming Steele Chambers off waivers. Person will hit the waiver wire.

Category: Transactions


Drake Maye remained the QB2 for the Patriots at practice on Monday. (Source: Chris Mason on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo did tell reporters not to worry about the depth chart at this point in the offseason. It'll remain a situation to monitor as training camp gets closer.


Matthew Judon was back at minicamp with the Patriots on Monday. (Source: New England Patriots on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Judon was expected to report after he had been seeking a new contract earlier in the offseason. This will be a situation to monitor as the offseason progresses.


Cole Strange was absent from Patriots minicamp on Monday. (Source: Mark Daniels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported in May that Strange might be sidelined till the middle of the season. He remains without a clear timetable to return.

Category: Injury Updates


Kendrick Bourne was absent from the Patriots minicamp on Monday. (Source: Mark Daniels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bourne did not participate in OTAs as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL.

Category: Injury Updates


The New England Patriots signed JaQuae Jackson. (Source: Mark Daniels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had previously been released by the Falcons after they claimed Andrew Stueber, who was released by the Patriots. New England will have to make another move to fit Jackson on the roster.

Category: Transactions


Patriots OC Alex Van Pelt noted that right now Jacoby Brissett is the starting quarterback for New England. (Source: Chad Graff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Van Pelt noted that there’s no timeline for when Drake Maye might become the Patriots starting quarterback. It will likely be some sort of competition throughout camp between the rookie and veteran with Brissett currently having the edge.


Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett praised rookie WR Javon Baker at practice on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Mason on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “(Baker) made a couple of plays today," Brissett said. "He’s getting better. Obviously, (he’s) somebody that we are looking forward to seeing what he can become, that’s how you build the trust right there is going out there and trying things and seeing what guys can do and seeing what plays guys can make. Things like that. It was good to see him go up and do that.” The Patriots drafted Baker with the No. 110 overall pick in the NFL Draft this past April. He has the opportunity to be the No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver for New England this season in a wide open receiver room.


Joe Milton III was not seen at Patriots OTAs on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Mason on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is unlikely to be a concern this early in camp. Milton figures to be fighting for a roster spot with the Patriots throughout the rest of camp.


The speed of Antonio Gibson was "evident" at practice on Monday. (Source: Pats Pulpit)

Fantasy Impact: Gibson signed a three-year deal this offseason with New England. He figures to solidify a role in the Patriots offense, potentially more as a receiver out of the backfield.


Joey Slye signs with Patriots

Thu, May 2nd 3:40pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

The New England Patriots signed Joey Slye. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Slye will compete with Chad Ryland in camp after he was released by the Jaguars. Slye spent his past couple of seasons with Washington.

Category: Transactions


The Patriots and DT Christian Barmore have agreed to terms on a four-year, $84M contract. (Source: Doug Kyed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barmore will remain with the team that selected him in the second round in 2021. The 24-year-old had a great season in 2024, registering 8.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and one forced fumble in 17 games.

Category: Transactions


The Dallas Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott have agreed to terms. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Elliott will rejoin the Cowboys after one season away from the team. With Tony Pollard leaving in free agency, the Cowboys were in need of some running back depth. Elliott had a strong season in New England, tallying 642 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 184 rushing attempts.

Category: Transactions


The New England Patriots are reportedly open to trading down but they ate comfortable with the No. 3 pick. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: We are now less than one week away from the NFL Draft. The latest on the Patriots is that they're open to trading down, but they also like the quarterbacks they could select with the No. 3 pick. It is currently a toss-up based on the betting odds as to who the Commanders select No. 2 overall between Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels with Maye recently picking up more steam. It is possible who Washington selects will impact what the Patriots decide to do as they are on the clock.

Category: Rumors


Trent Brown is scheduled to visit the Bengals on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Bengals recently lost Jonah Williams in free agency. Brown started 33 games across the past three seasons with the Patriots before he had had his contract voided in February which made him a free agent.

Category: Rumors