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Patriots, Broncos to hold first playoff game at Mile High this year, CBSSports.com reports

COLE, Colo.

— New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick will hold a team-wide meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming season and a number of players’ futures, the team announced Tuesday.

The meetings will take place before the first playoff football game on Jan. 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Patriots are 1-1 in the playoffs this season and are in first place in the AFC East.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

ET at the Patriots’ training facility, with the meeting scheduled to end at 1 p.m., the team said.

It will be the first meeting since the NFL suspended the players’ union for a week earlier this month after the league determined they were not allowed to discuss matters of team business during the lockout.

The league has also suspended the Patriots and their owner Robert Kraft for two games for violating collective bargaining agreements.

The NFLPA, which represented players during the current lockout, released a statement Tuesday saying that the team’s actions are inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and are not in the best interests of the players or the league.

The Patriots, who are 6-3, have won four straight games and have a chance to clinch the AFC title before facing off against the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs.