Patriots to play four prime-time games in 2011

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Patriots to play four prime-time games in 2011

Despite the lockout, the NFL released its schedule on Tuesday night and the Patriots are slated to play four prime-time games -- two on Monday Night and two on Sunday night.

Bill Belichick and Co. will travel to South Beach to kick off the season against the Dolphins on Monday night. Then, Week 10, the Pats travel to the New Meadowlands to see Rex Ryan and the Jets on Sunday night. Old friend Matt Cassel will be on center stage when the Patriots host the Chiefs on Monday night for Week 11, and the always anticipated Patriots-Colts matchup will go down on Sunday night of Week 13.

The Pats have just four 1 p.m. games -- and three of them are in the last four weeks of the season, when they could be "flexed" to a different starting time -- and their bye comes on Week 7.

Here's how the Patriots' full schedule breaks down:

Week 1 Monday, Sept. 12
Patriots at Dolphins, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 2 Sunday, Sept. 18
Chargers at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 25
Patriots at Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Week 4 Sunday, Oct. 2
Patriots at Raiders, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 5 Sunday, Oct. 9
Jets at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 6 Sunday, Oct. 16
Cowboys at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)

Week 7
BYE

Week 8 Sunday, Oct. 30
Patriots at Steelers, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 9 Sunday, Nov. 6
Giants at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)

Week 10 Sunday, Nov. 13
Patriots at Jets, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 11 Monday, Nov. 21
Chiefs at Patriots, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 12 Sunday, Nov. 27
Patriots at Eagles, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 13 Sunday, Dec. 4
Colts at Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 14 Sunday, Dec. 11
Patriots at Redskins, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Week 15 Sunday, Dec. 18
Patriots at Broncos, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)

Week 16 Sunday, Dec. 24
Dolphins at Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Week 17 Sunday, Jan. 1
Bills at Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

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Patriots re-sign 2016 practice-squad receiver DeAndrew White

The Patriots announced today that they re-signed receiver DeAndrew White to help fill out their 90-man roster. White was a staple on New England's practice squad in 2016, signing on in mid-September and remaining with the club through its Super Bowl run.

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2015, White made the 49ers roster out of training camp and played in four games, finishing with two catches for 18 yards. The 6-foot, 192-pounder also returned six kicks for 142 yards and returned one punt for 4 yards that year. 

The Patriots are as deep at receiver as they've ever been, it seems. White will slot in on the depth chart behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola. The team has a handful of long-shots at the position who could be ultimately competing for a shot to make the practice squad, including second-year player Devin Lucien and undrafted rookies Austin Carr and Cody Hollister.