The Patriots are one of four teams who have shown pre-draft interest in Boston College running back Andre Williams, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Official dates and times have been added to the Patriots 2014 preseason schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: at Redskins Friday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: vs. Eagles Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.: vs. Panthers Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.: at Giants

FOXBORO — Logan Mankins hasn’t spent much of his offseason worrying about Brandon Spikes.

The Patriots announced Wednesday that former defensive backs Raymond Clayborn and Ty Law and ex-coach Bill Parcells were named finalists for the team’s Hall of Fame.

Fans can vote on which individual deserves to be the 2014 inductee starting Wednesday and continuing through May 15. The winner will be announced in early June.

The Patriots are one of six teams that have shown the most interest in linebacker Michael Sam throughout the pre-draft process, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Sam, the SEC’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, announced he was gay in February. As a senior at Mizzou in 2013, Sam had 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss while being named a first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection. He is expected to be a mid- to late-round selection in next month’s draft.

Former Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi, who helped injured bystanders at the finish line after last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the attacks. To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

The Patriots announced Thursday that Dr. Thomas Gill will “end his tenure as medical director with the team” because he’s stepping down as the chief of sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Sports Medicine to focus on his private practice.

According to the team, Dr. Matt Provencher will take over Gill’s role.

Here’s the complete statement from the team on the move.

The NFL unveiled the 2014 preseason schedule on Wednesday, and the Patriots will host the Eagles (Week 2) and Panthers (Week 3), while traveling to face the Redskins (Week 1) and Giants (Aug. 28, Week 4). Specific dates and times for all four games will be announced shortly.

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Former Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes took some shots at his old team on Twitter Wednesday.

Spikes, who signed with the Bills as a free agent, started with some relatively good-natured trash talk about playing the Patriots twice in 2014.

Matthew Mulligan, who spent the 2013 season with the Patriots, has signed a one-year deal with the Bears.

The 6-foot-4, 267-pound tight end, who caught a pair of passes (one for a touchdown) last year, made his bones primarily as a blocker helping provide depth at the position for New England. The 29-year-old, who has played for the Jets and Rams, has 16 catches for 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns over the course of his five-year career in the NFL.