Setting the Patriots' schedule

August, 26, 2013
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This is one of the busiest weeks for football teams across the NFL.

Rosters must be trimmed to 75 by Tuesday and then to 53 by Saturday. There is one more preseason game to be played. And preparations for the regular-season opener should be well underway in some form.

With this in mind, here is a look at the week ahead for the Patriots after players had the weekend off:

Monday
12:45 p.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference
1:20 p.m. -- Media access to practice
5:15 p.m.-6 p.m. -- Media availability in locker room

Tuesday
12:45 p.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference
1:20 p.m. -- Media access to practice
4 p.m. -- Rosters must be trimmed to 75
4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. -- Media availability in locker room
6 p.m.-9 p.m. -- Patriots Premiere kickoff dinner (ticketed event)

Note: Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard is due in court in Lincoln, Nebraska for a hearing to determine if he violated his probation (link here).

Wednesday
Team walkthrough

Thursday
7:30 p.m. -- Giants at Patriots (preseason finale)

Friday
No practice
TBD -- Bill Belichick conference call

Saturday
6 p.m. -- Rosters must be trimmed to 53.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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