The NFL announced Monday that the Nov. 18 game between the Patriots and the Colts, which was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Gillette Stadium, has been moved to 4:25 p.m. The Week 11 matchup -- the first week of the season where flex scheduling can come into play -- will be the first-ever meeting between Tom Brady and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly Monday morning chat, with the Patriots coming off the bye week and preparing for a game against the Bills in Foxboro.

"It will be fun to get back to football," Brady said. "It feels weird, you know, it's hard to stop your mind from thinking about the game. It's impossible to do that when all these other teams are playing. So, you just kind of get a little bit of rest while you can, and we're back to work today. It will be fun to get started on Buffalo."

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined Mut & Merloni on Friday for his weekly discussion of the Patriots and NFL news. The big news this week is the Pats' acquisition of Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib.

King noted the risk in bringing in a player "who really has had almost nothing but trouble in his NFL career" and might be overrated.

Patriots safety Patrick Chung joined Mut & Merloni on Friday morning as the Patriots enjoy a bye week.

Chung didn’t play last week and had to watch the game from home as he didn’t travel to London. He said he wanted to be out there.

“I said I was going to try my hardest to get out there," Chung said. "I was working, man, it’s looking better. … There’s nothing I can do about it, got to just keep working tough and try to get out there.”

Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, and he had positive things to say about the Patriots' acquisition of controversial cornerback Aqib Talib a day earlier.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots acquired cornerback Aqib Talib and a 2013 seventh-round pick from the Buccaneers on Thursday in exchange for a 2013 fourth-round draft pick. Talib is currently suspended for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. He is under contract through the end of the season. 

FOXBORO -- In their final practice as a team before they take a break for the bye week, cornerback Kyle Arrington, running back Brandon Bolden and tight end Aaron Henandez were the only three players missing from the start of the Patriots Thursday afternoon practice session, which was held in pads on the lower fields behind Gillette. In addition, linebacker Tracy White was on the field, but working out alongside his teammates in sweats.

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FOXBORO -- During the bye week, Stevan Ridley isn’t going to be getting away from football. In fact, the Patriots’ running back has a football-heavy weekend planned -- he’ll be hitting his old high school for a Friday night game, followed by a trip to Baton Rouge on Saturday for LSU-Alabama.



The Patriots worked out several players on Wednesday according to multiple media reports, including kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed what would have been a game-tying field goal in the waning moments of last year's AFC title game when he was kicking for the Ravens. In addition to Cundiff, kickers Neil Rackers and Graham Gano worked out for New England, as well as punters Ryan Donahue and Chas Henry and long-snapper Bryce Davis. In addition, the Patriots also reportedly took a look at guard Ryan Durand, running back Lorenzo Booker and wide receiver Jarred Fayson. 

The Patriots waived cornerback Sterling Moore and tight end Alex Silvestro and signed defensive back Derrick Martin and linebacker Mike Rivera on Wednesday.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Moore, who was signed by the Patriots last October, became a regular part of New England's secondary rotation in 2011, eventually playing a key role in the Patriots' win in the AFC title game when he knocked a pass away from Ravens receiver Lee Evans. The 22-year-old has 13 tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble in eight games this season.