2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh McDaniels' scheduled interview with the Eagles on Sunday for their head-coaching vacancy is his first this cycle, and intriguing in the sense that he might be just what the Eagles desire and need to revive Carson Wentz. McDaniels has been patient in his pursuit of a head-coaching job in recent years, and at 44, knows he has a long career ahead of him. At the same time, the Eagles' current situation with Wentz could be the type that sparks him to jump if the Eagles like what they hear.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots assistant director of player personnel Dave Ziegler (pictured), who interviewed for the Broncos' general manager job Saturday, is staying in New England. The Broncos officially hired George Paton on Wednesday. Ziegler's return helps soften the transition with longtime director of player personnel Nick Caserio departing to become Texans' GM.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo is expected to be interviewed by the Eagles for their vacant head-coaching job, sources confirm to ESPN Eagles reporter Tim McManus. Mayo, who turns 35 in February, just concluded his second season on New England's staff after playing for the organization from 2008-2015. His intelligence and professionalism were hallmarks in his playing days, and his ability to relate to players as a coach is among his top assets.

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6dMike Reiss

Belichick won't move forward with freedom medal

Bill Belichick said Monday he will not "move forward" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom that Donald Trump planned to present to him later this week.

9d

Watson Wants Out?

Reports are that Deshaun Watson might want out of Houston. Arda Ocal talks through the drama. We hear from Texans CEO Cal McNair and GM Nick Caserio, as well as analysis from ESPN NFL Reporter Kimberley A Martin and ESPN NFL Analyst Mina Kimes.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots announce that safety Devin McCourty and RB James White (pictured) are recipients of the 2020 Ed Block Courage Award. The honor is bestowed upon a player or players who best exemplify the principles of courage and sportsmanship, while also serving as a source of inspiration.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Bailey (punter) and Gunner Olszewski (punt returner) have earned Associated Press All-Pro honors, an impressive feat that generally carries more meaning that Pro Bowl berths because of the limited spots. Bailey's 45.6 yard net is the second best in NFL history. Olszewski's punt return average (17.3) is the second best in the NFL since 1970 (minimum of 20 returns).

Fields' surprising landing spot in McShay's first mock draft (1:21)
11d
11d

KJZ Hour 4: Cause to Pause for Lawrence at 1?

Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti begin the last hour of the show discussing what to think of Trevor Lawrence going #1 with no questions asked. Todd McShay joins the show to discuss his first mock draft that has Justin Fields falling to 15 to the Patriots. Is there a chance that we see something crazy like that? Clinton Yates joins the show to discuss his thoughts on the disturbing scenes from the Nations Captiol last night.

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12dSarah Barshop

Source: Texans hiring Pats exec Caserio as GM

New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio will be hired as the Houston Texans' next general manager, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Caserio spent 20 years with the Patriots, which is an eternity in the NFL, and the chance to be Texans' general manager gives him an opportunity he didn't have in New England: Decision-making authority to shape the roster. Caserio has known just the Patriots' culture and environment, so this also gives him a chance for a fresh perspective. The Patriots' top internal candidate to replace him is Dave Ziegler, the assistant director of player personnel.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The two highest ranking executives in the Patriots' front office are drawing interest for general-manager positions across the NFL. Nick Caserio (pictured) interviewed with the Texans on Tuesday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. That situation is said to have "promise" for Caserio. And the Broncos have requested permission to speak with Caserio's top assistant Dave Ziegler.

13d

The Max Kellerman Show Hour 2: Stephen A Smith

Stephen A Smith drops by to talk Eagles tanking, where Eric Bieniemy should coach, if we should buy into the Knicks hot start, and boxing. Net ratings say there's a better duo than LeBron and Anthony Davis? Max explains why Cam deserves another shot as a starter in the NFL

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots signed 10 players to reserve/future contracts Monday, with the headline coming with two kickers -- Roberto Aguayo and Justin Rohrwasser. With veteran Nick Folk set for unrestricted free agency, the club protects itself. The other signings: QB Jacob Dolegala, DT Bill Murray, G Ross Reynolds, CB D'Angelo Ross (pictured), WR Devin Smith, DT Nick Thurman, WR Kristian Wilkerson and WR Isaiah Zuber. All of them were on the practice squad at the end of 2020.

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14dMike Reiss

Cam: 'Too early to tell' if I'd accept backup job

Cam Newton acknowledged in an interview with sports radio WEEI on Monday that he didn't have the season he had hoped for but said it's "too early to tell" if he'd accept a backup role in the future.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps vs. the Jets: Top draft pick Kyle Dugger goes wire to wire and finishes foundation-building year at 51.7% overall, while OLB Chase Winovich ends the year at 59% as the chase continues for a steady 3-down role.

Team Stats

Passing Yards180.630th
Rushing Yards146.64th
Points For20.427th
Points Against22.126th