The Patriots finalized the dates and times of their preseason schedule today:
Friday, Aug. 10 -- Patriots at Buccaneers (Ch. 5, 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 17 -- Titans at Patriots (Ch. 5, 8 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 24 -- Patriots at Panthers (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 30 -- Giants at Patriots (Ch. 5, 7:30 p.m.)
PATTEN TO SAINTS: Former Patriots wide receiver David Patten, who visited the team earlier this month, signed with the Saints today.