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

Patriots’ Fletcher nice third-down surprise¬†– Worcester Telegram

Meriweather changes tune, apologizes РWorcester 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 Р

Numbers add up to a tight one for Patriots РESPN

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 РBoston Globe

Contrite Meriweather looks ahead, not back РBoston Globe

Hit where it hurts РAttleboro Sun Chronicle

Belichick deeply concerned over Chargers РAttleboro Sun Chronicle

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

Patriots better with Mayo РBoston Herald

Crable running with it РBoston Herald

Helmet blows the hot button issue  РBoston Herald (Ron Borges)

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

Right choice up to Brandon Meriweather РBoston Herald

Report: Pats want first or second for Mankins  РMSNBC

Reiss’ Three Keys To a Pats Win¬†–

Pats to play band of underachievers РMetrowest 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.