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Roger Goodell is at the Patriots’ first preseason game

Roger Goodell hands the Lombardi Trophy to Robert Kraft after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images

For the first time since January 2015, Roger Goodell has returned to Gillette Stadium.

Boston Globe reporter Ben Volin spotted the NFL commissioner chatting with Patriots owner Robert Kraft Thursday night during New England’s preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Goodell also posed for a photo with a trio of Pats fans.

The commissioner has been noticeably absent from Foxborough following the Deflategate controversy, which resulted in a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady. According to Volin, Goodell still plans to attend the Patriots regular-season home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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