TELEVISION: This week’s game will be nationally televised by ESPN and can be seen in Boston on WCVB-TV Channel 5. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will call the game. Lisa Salters will be the sideline reporter. Jay Rothman will produce the game and Chip Dean will be the director.
RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. A complete listing of the network’s 40 stations can be found here. Play-by-play broadcaster Gil Santos is in his 36th season as the voice of the Patriots and will call the action. Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak will handle the color commentary, taking over duties for Gino Cappelletti. Cappelletti, a member of the original Boston Patriots in 1960 and the all-time leading scorer in the American Football League’s history, retired from the broadcast team after 31 years as the team’s iconic color analyst.
The Patriots have invited five local medalists from the recent Summer Olympics to their preseason contest with the Eagles on "Monday Night Football," the team announced Saturday.
Aly Raisman: Needham, Mass., native won gold as the captain of the U.S. women's gymnastics team.
Elizabeth Beisel: North Kingstown, R.I., native won silver and bronze medals in swimming.
Kayla Harrison: Wakefield, Mass., native became the first American to win gold in judo.
Asjha Jones and Tina Charles: Pair of former UConn basketball players and current members of the Connecticut Sun won gold on the U.S. women's basketball squad.
Due to some extended work on the side, and 3 games in 9 days, there are some who think Brady, Lloyd and Gronk may not play.
Edited by SoxScout, 19 August 2012 - 12:54 PM.