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Report: Patriots to open with Chiefs Sept. 7

Report: Patriots to open with Chiefs Sept. 7

The Patriots will open the 2017 regular season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 7. The NFL schedules will be announced at 8 p.m. Thursday night.

The Patriots will unveil their fifth Super Bowl championship banner and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to attend the game at Gillette Stadium, which will broadcast by NBC. 

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe was first to report that the Chiefs, who went 12-4 last season and won the AFC West, would be the opening night opponent. 

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that Chiefs would be the opener as well.

There had been much speculation that the Falcons would be the opening night matchup in a Super Bowl LI rematch, but Volin reports they are likely to open their season at home on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" to debut their new stadium. 

The full NFL schedule will be announced tonight on NFL Network. 

Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

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Tom Brady applauds Nick Foles' restructured contract

Though Tom Brady has skipped the Patriots' offseason workout program, he hasn't missed a beat on Instagram. 

On Friday, it was the news of Nick Foles restructuring his contract with the Eagles that got Brady's attention in the form of a like and a comment applauding the move. Foles, who beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, got a $2 million signing bonus and will now have a mutual option for the 2019 season. 
 

'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

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'Selfie Kid' Ryan McKenna visits Gillette Stadium

FOXBORO – Social media sensation Ryan McKenna, who goes by the alias “Ryan the Selfie Kid,” made his presence in Foxboro known today.

This selfie features Marcus Cannon (left) and Lawrence Guy (right).

This isn’t the first time McKenna has been associated with the Patriots.  

The Hingham, Mass., resident took a selfie with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl 52 between the Patriots and the Eagles.

The selfie taken with Justin Timberlake propelled him into the limelight.

He currently has 248,000 Instagram followers.

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