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The 2019 New England Patriots season will be the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League, the 60th overall and the 20th under head coach Bill Belichick. They will enter the season as the defending Super Bowl champions after winning Super Bowl LIII, and as three time defending AFC champions. The Patriots will attempt to join the 1990–1993 Buffalo Bills as the only teams to appear in four consecutive Super Bowls and the first team to win seven Super Bowls.

2019 New England Patriots season
Head coachBill Belichick
OwnerRobert Kraft
Home fieldGillette Stadium
Results
Record0-0

For the first time since 2010, Rob Gronkowski, the team's former starting tight end, will not be on the active roster, as he announced his retirement on March 24, 2019.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

On February 4, 2019, linebackers coach Brian Flores was hired as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.[1] The Dolphins also hired wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea to be their offensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer to serve in that same capacity, as well as be their defensive pass game coordinator.[2]

Defensive line coach Brendan Daly was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs to serve in that same capacity.[3]

In February 2019, it was announced that Greg Schiano was hired to join the Patriots as their defensive coordinator, but prior to the Patriots confirming this report,[4] Schiano unexpectedly resigned from the Patriots on March 28, citing a desire to spend more time on his "faith and family."[5]

Roster changesEdit

Free agentsEdit

UnrestrictedEdit

Position Player 2019 Team Date signed Contract
P Ryan Allen New England Patriots March 19, 2019[6] one year, $1.5 million[7]
DT Malcom Brown New Orleans Saints March 19, 2019[8] three years, $15 million[9]
OT Trent Brown Oakland Raiders March 13, 2019[10] four years, $66 million[11]
WR Phillip Dorsett New England Patriots March 19, 2019[12] one year, $2.6 million[13]
DE Trey Flowers Detroit Lions March 14, 2019[14] five years, $90 million[15]
K Stephen Gostkowski New England Patriots April 9, 2019[16] two years, $8.5 million[16]
RB Jeremy Hill
WR Chris Hogan Carolina Panthers April 12, 2019 one year, $1.45 million[17]
WR Cody Hollister
LB Ramon Humber
OT Ulrick John
LB Albert McClellan
CB Jason McCourty New England Patriots March 14, 2019[18] two years, $10 million[19]
WR Cordarrelle Patterson Chicago Bears March 13, 2019[20] two years, $8.5 million[21]
CB Eric Rowe Miami Dolphins March 14, 2019[22] one year, $3.5 million[23]
DT Danny Shelton
DE John Simon New England Patriots March 15, 2019[24] two years, $4.15 million[25]
OT LaAdrian Waddle Buffalo Bills March 16, 2019[26] one year, $2 million[27]

RestrictedEdit

Position Player 2019 Team Date signed Contract
CB Jonathan Jones New England Patriots April 16, 2019[28] tendered for one year, $3.095 million[29]
WR Josh Gordon New England Patriots tendered for one year, $2.025 million[29]

SigningsEdit

Position Player Previous Team Date signed Contract
RB Brandon Bolden Miami Dolphins March 14, 2019[18] two years, $3.7 million [30]
WR Bruce Ellington Detroit Lions March 15, 2019[24] one year, $895,000[31]
FS Terrence Brooks New York Jets March 15, 2019[24] two years, $3.25 million[32]
WR Maurice Harris Washington Redskins March 15, 2019[24] one year, $1 million[33]
DT Mike Pennel New York Jets March 15, 2019[24] two years, $5 million[34]
TE Matt LaCosse Denver Broncos March 15, 2019[24] two years, $2.8 million[35]
OT Cedrick Lang Minnesota Vikings April 1, 2019[36] one year, $500,000[37]
RB Jakob Johnson Stuttgart Scorpions (Germany) April 8, 2019[38] TBA[38]
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jacksonville Jaguars April 10, 2019[39] one year, $895,000[40]
WR Demaryius Thomas Houston Texans April 16, 2019[41] one year, $2.9 million[41]
Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2018 season.

Releases/WaiversEdit

Position Player 2019 Team Date released
TE Dwayne Allen Miami Dolphins March 4, 2019[42]
WR Darren Andrews March 4, 2019[42]
DE Adrian Clayborn Atlanta Falcons March 15, 2019[24]

RetirementsEdit

Position Player Date retired
TE Rob Gronkowski March 24, 2019[43]

TradesEdit

March 14: the Patriots traded their 2020 fifth-round selection to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for defensive end Michael Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round pick.[44][45]

DraftEdit

2019 New England Patriots Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 32
2 56 from Chicago
2 64
3 73 from Detroit
3 97 Compensatory pick
3 101 Compensatory pick
4 134
6 205 Compensatory pick
7 239 from Philadelphia
7 243 from Kansas City via San Francisco and Cleveland
7 246
7 252 Compensatory pick

Notes

  • As the result of a negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Patriots experienced during the 2018 free agency period, the team received four compensatory selections for the 2019 draft (No. 97, 101, 205, and 252 overall)
2019 New England Patriots Draft Trades
Draft pick year Round Overall Team Received
2018 2 51 to Chicago Bears Received Bears' 2019 second-round selection (No. 56 overall) and Bears' 2018 fourth-round selection (No. 105 overall)[46]
4 114 to Detroit Lions Received Lions' 2019 third-round selection (No. 73 overall)[46]
2019 6 204 Received cornerback Johnson Bademosi[47]
3 95 to Cleveland Browns Received defensive tackle Danny Shelton and the Brown' 2018 fifth-round selection (No. 159 overall)[48]
5 170 Received wide receiver Josh Gordon and Browns' 2019 seventh-round selection (No. 243 overall)[49]
7 233 to Philadelphia Eagles Received Eagles' 2019 seventh-round selection (No. 239 overall) and 2018 seventh-round selection (No. 250 overall)[46]

StaffEdit

New England Patriots staff
Front office
Head coach
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Vacant
  • Defensive Line – Vacant
  • Linebackers – Jerod Mayo
  • Cornerbacks – Vacant
  • Safeties – Steve Belichick
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning

Coaching staff
Management
More NFL staffs

AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
LAC
OAK
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
LAR
SF
SEA


Current rosterEdit

New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Rookies in italics

Roster updated April 16, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
70 Active, 0 Inactive, 7 FAs

AFC rostersNFC rosters


PreseasonEdit

The Patriots' preseason schedule was announced on April 9. Exact dates and times will be finalized at a later date.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 TBD (August 8–12) at Detroit Lions Ford Field
2 TBD (August 15–19) at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium
3 TBD (August 22–25) Carolina Panthers Gillette Stadium
4 August 29 New York Giants Gillette Stadium

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Gillette Stadium NBC
2 September 15 1:00 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium CBS
3 September 22 1:00 p.m. New York Jets Gillette Stadium CBS
4 September 29 1:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills New Era Field CBS
5 October 6 1:00 p.m. at Washington Redskins FedEx Field CBS
6 October 10 8:20 p.m. New York Giants Gillette Stadium Fox/NFLN/
Amazon Prime
7 October 21 8:15 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium ESPN
8 October 27 4:25 p.m. Cleveland Browns Gillette Stadium CBS
9 November 3 8:20 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium NBC
10 Bye
11 November 17 4:25 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field CBS
12 November 24 4:25 p.m. Dallas Cowboys Gillette Stadium Fox
13 December 1 8:20 p.m. at Houston Texans NRG Stadium NBC
14 December 8 4:25 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs Gillette Stadium CBS
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium CBS
16 December 21 or 22 TBD Buffalo Bills Gillette Stadium TBD
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins Gillette Stadium CBS

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, kickoff and network for Week 16 vs. the Buffalo Bills will be finalized at a later date — by no later than the end of Week 8.[50]

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