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The Patriots and HC Bill Belichick are mutually parting ways, according to multiple reports. That will end a run of 24 seasons, nine Super Bowl trips, and six titles. Of course, none of those championships came without QB Tom Brady on the field. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Belichick wants to continue coaching and that there will be interest. He singles out Atlanta as a potential landing spot. Washington has also been mentioned as a possibility for Belichick. We'd just like to see any team that hires Belichick give someone else control over player personnel. The Patriots' roster deteriorated post-Brady, especially on the offensive side. And the offensive skill-position players were often limited even throughout the glory years. As for what's left in New England, the Patriots should be looking for a new QB this offseason after benching Mac Jones for Bailey Zappe late in the year. The Pats could use pass-catching upgrades as well, though we'll see how much the salary cap and draft picks allow them to do. This isn't likely to be an offense that excites anyone in 2024, regardless of who arrives as the next coach.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger (illness) is active for today's game against the Bills. None of the other questionable defenders turned up inactive, either. Use Patriots defenders as planned in your IDP lineups.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Giants. He might still carry some re-injury risk with the issue that cost him the Week 10 loss to the Colts. Bentley remained limited in practice this week coming off the bye, but that doesn't tell us much about Patriots players. Bentley also carries high fantasy upside because of the matchup, especially in the sack/pressure categories. He sits high in our Week 12 LB rankings. DL Deatrich Wise (shoulder) is also active after entering the day questionable.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. He remained limited in practice all week coming out of the bye, with the injury that cost him their Week 11 game against the Colts. Of course, it's the Patriots. So there's no way for us to know whether Bentley will be inactive for this game or be the new starter at QB. (Bill Belicheck said he told "everybody" to be ready.) We'll check in on the LB's status Sunday morning.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Colts. That's at least a mild surprise. Bentley did enter the day questionable, but he followed the same practice routine (all limited) this week with the same issue that he played through in Week 9. His absence boosts LB Jahlani Tavai into LB2 territory in our Week 10 rankings. CB Myles Bryant (chest), DE Deatrich Wise (shoulder), CB Jack Jones (knee), and Jonathan Jones (knee) are active.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Commanders. He left last week's game in the first half and did not return but put in limited practices all week. Bentley should be OK to use at your normal level in IDP lineups.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders. He managed limited practices all week despite leaving last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins in the first half. We'll see about his status Sunday.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Dolphins with a hamstring injury and was ruled out before the end. That doesn't bode well for his Week 9 status against Washington, but we'll watch for further updates. Bentley has been operating as the clear leader among non-edge New England LBs. In his absence, Jahlani Tavai led the way at 94% playing time, followed by Mack Wilson (58%) and rookie Marte Mapu (23%).

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Patriots S Kyle Dugger (foot) and CB Jonathan Jones (knee) are active for today's game against the Bills.

Patriots DB Kyle Dugger (foot), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle), and DT Davon Godchaux, DT, New England Patriots (ankle) are active for today's game against the Raiders. Dugger should be the only one considered for IDP lineups in most cases.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after a foot injury popped up during the practice week. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status Sunday.

Patriots LB Ja'Whaun Bentley left Sunday's loss to the Saints with a shoulder injury. We'll watch for more details and whether he's expected to miss more time.

Patriots rookie CB Christian Gonzalez suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. New England originally deemed him questionable to return but ruled Gonzalez out for the game in the third quarter. We'll see about his outlook for Week 5 against the Saints, and perhaps beyond.

Update: He dislocated his right shoulder. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Gonzalez is out indefinitely while seeking a second opinion.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Patriots Edge Matthew Judon tore his right lower biceps tendon and will be out "indefinitely." We'll see about a more specific return timeline, but you'll probably need to find a replacement option in your IDP league this week.

Patriots DL Deatrich Wise (ankle), S Kyle Dugger (ankle) and CB Jack Jones (illness) are active for today's game against the Colts.

Patriots S Adrian Phillips (shoulder) and CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) are active for today's game against the Jets.

The Patriots on Saturday downgraded S Kyle Dugger (ankle) to out for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger (ankle), S Adrian Phillips (shoulder) and CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) are questionable vs. the Jets. Dugger looks like the poorest bet among them after managing just a single limited practice Friday. The other 2 put in limited work every day this week. New England ruled DT Christian Barmore (knee) out for the game.

Patriots DT Christian Barmore (knee) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bears. DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) and DB Jalen Mills (illness) are active.

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