FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attended the New England Patriots’ preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, his first visit to Gillette Stadium since the Deflategate scandal. Goodell was spotted in a private box with Patriots owner Robert Kraft in the first quarter, as he stopped in to say hello. He also visited with Jaguars owner Shad Khan. Goodell departed the stadium before halftime. His most recent visit to a Patriots home game came in January 2015, during playoff time.? Goodell previously said he planned to attend the NFL opener on Sept. 7 when the Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs, a fact NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed in a tweet Thursday night.? In the past season’s playoffs, Goodell attended back-to-back playoff games at the Atlanta Falcons instead of going to Gillette Stadium for a home Patriots playoff game. That became a hot-button topic in…

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