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 - ESPNBoston.com

Suggs: I’ll get last laugh on Tom Brady - WEEI.com

Patriots Mailbag: Closing the book on Meriweather - WEEI.com

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 - ESPNBoston.com

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.