The Patriots have announced the dates and times for their entire slate of exhibition games. The schedule is:
Friday, Aug. 9 at Eagles, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 16 vs. Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22 at Lions, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 vs. Giants at Gillette Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Players can report to their teams for training camp 15 days before the first exhibition, including one day for physical exams. That would put the Patriots on schedule to report to camp on July 25 with the first practices the next day.