An abbreviated version this morning, but here are today’s top stories:

Patriots’ Fletcher nice third-down surprise – Worcester Telegram

Meriweather changes tune, apologizes – Worcester Telegram

Patriots Have Been Nothing Short of Special – Boston Globe

Suggs to Brady: I’ll have last laugh –

Suggs: I’ll get last laugh on Tom Brady –

Patriots Mailbag: Closing the book on Meriweather –

Numbers add up to a tight one for Patriots – ESPN

Patriots’ Brandon Tate Will Award $160K to Mastria Winners – Press Release

Terrell Suggs: Tom Brady “whines a lot,” gets special rules – PFTalk

Goodell reiterates NFL’s tough message – Boston Globe

Brady: It’s a rough business – Boston Globe

Chargers finding turnovers hard to digest – Boston Globe

Contrite Meriweather looks ahead, not back – Boston Globe

Hit where it hurts – Attleboro Sun Chronicle

Belichick deeply concerned over Chargers – Attleboro Sun Chronicle

Mayo believes hits like Meriweather’s will leave their mark – Patriot Ledger

Patriots better with Mayo – Boston Herald

Crable running with it – Boston Herald

Helmet blows the hot button issue  – Boston Herald (Ron Borges)

Tom Brady & Co. can help Brandon Meriweather – Boston Herald (Steve Buckley)

Right choice up to Brandon Meriweather – Boston Herald

Report: Pats want first or second for Mankins  – MSNBC

Reiss’ Three Keys To a Pats Win –

Pats to play band of underachievers – Metrowest Daily News

That’s it for this morning.  Be sure to check out Russ Goldman’s “5-Questions with Tim Sullivan Of The San Diego Union-Tribune” – it’s a great read with plenty of insight from an opposing writer.