Patriots start offseason of uncertainty

Updated: January 19, 2011, 11:26 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a standard season, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick might say goodbye to his players knowing that they'd be returning in a few months for the start of the offseason program.

Not this season.

Given the uncertain labor forecast and possibility of a lockout, Belichick held his final team meeting Monday not knowing when he might see all his players back at Gillette Stadium again. There is no date set for the start of the offseason program, ...

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