Saturday Patriots Headlines: October 2nd

Ian Logue
October 02, 2010 at 09:02am ET

Why was Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy doing pushups at a bowling alley?
Patriots owner Robert Kraft owns no concerns that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are missing OTAs
New NFL policy lets players who don’t want to stand for anthem stay in locker room
Former Patriots rip NFL’s new anthem policy
Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

After a long rainy week it's a beautiful Saturday morning here in New England, and here are this morning 's headlines.

The Boston Globe has an article this morning on the return of runningback Thomas Clayton, who rejoined the team and was signed to the active roster this week.

There's also another article on defensive back Kyle Arrington, who has come a long way since his days at Hofstra University.

Ron Borges of the Boston Herald has another article this morning talking about concussions, with former NFL player Don Hasselback discussing the issue as he suffered one during his football days and is still dealing with the effects today.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald has an article this morning on the safeties, with James Sanders trying to help teammate Brandon Meriweather cope with the fact he's been demoted out of the starting line-up.
“I told him, ‘Believe me, I’ve been through it,’ ” said Sanders, who has 13 tackles and a forced fumble. “ ‘I know what you’re going through. The coaches are going to do whatever it is they feel like doing, so it could drive you crazy trying to figure it out. The main thing is, go out there every day and when your name is called, be ready to play.’ ”

Rapoport has another article on the defense, who spent the week trying to move on from giving up 30-points to the Bills as they continue to prepare for Monday night's game against Miami.

Rapoport also reports that offensive lineman Nick Kaczur is has recovered well from his back injury, and is actually close to returning to the team.

Mike Reiss of has an article on Aaron Hernandez, and chronicles his football journey from his days as a child playing flag football to the NFL.

ESPN also has stats on Miami and New England's history on Monday night football as well as some other interesting facts on the two clubs.

Mike Reiss reports that runningback Fred Taylor missed his third straight practice yesterday dealing with a toe injury.

Michael Hurley of NESN has an article on Belichick, and feels his "genius knows no bounds".

NESN also has a "staff" article on which Patriot will best contain wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Jeff Howe also has an article this morning on Miami's defense, which always puts together a good game plan against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense.

That's it for this morning.  Hope everyone enjoys the day and we'll see you tomorrow.