The NFL season opens tonight in Denver but the Patriots and Cardinals will have to wait a few more days to get things kicked off. ESPNBoston.com thinks Sunday night’s showdown could be a Super Bowl preview.
Linebacker Dont'a Hightower was named one of the team’s four captains and he was happy to take the torch from the retired Jerod Mayo.
The Patriots made some moves on their practice squad. Jimmy Garoppolo says the operation has been smoother with Brady out of the picture. Meanwhile Rob Gronkowski was limited at practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.