Saturday Patriots Headlines For October 9th

Ian Logue
October 09, 2010 at 10:33am ET

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski skip OTA
No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not at the start of the team's OTA's today
NFL notes: Don't be surprised if Deatrich Wise Jr., Derek Rivers rise up for Patriots
New Patriots DL Danny Shelton preps to hit the hill

It's a beautiful Saturday here in New England, and it appears that the Boston media finally took it easy last night after a less than quiet bye week.  After doing a lot of digging there's not much going on, but here are this morning's headlines.

Mike Reiss has some quick notes on this weekend, as the players have the weekend off so he plans on spending some time with his own family - finally.

Reiss does have an article this morning on Danny Woodhead, mapping out his football journey and has plenty of interesting comments in this piece.

Michael Vega of the Boston Globe writes that this bye week for the Patriots has been anything but restful, and definitely has been out of the ordinary.

Offensive lineman Matt Light was on the "Big Show" on WEEI yesterday afternoon and talked about a variety of topics including Randy Moss, who Light says "got what he wanted with the trade".

Dan Duggan has a good article this morning on the fact that Tom Brady and the offense will be changing their focus for the remainder of the season now that Moss is no longer part of the offense.

Duggan also writes that Belichick usually makes the most of New England's bye weeks, and his team is 8-2 during his tenure after regular-season bye weeks and haven’t lost such a game since 2002.

Ian Rapoport has a follow up on his blog entry from yesterday on Patriots guard Logan Mankins.  Rapoport reports that his agent, Frank Bauer, doesn't have any news on the negotiations and it's unknown if Mankins will return during the final six games of the season to make himself eligible for free agency after this season.

Rapoport also has some notes from yesterday's practice in this blog entry.

That's it for this morning.  We've got a couple of pieces that will be released early this afternoon, so be sure to keep an eye on the front page of for when those become available.