Thursday Patriots Headlines For October 21st

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October 21, 2010 at 10:40am ET

Special teams captain Matthew Slater visiting the Steelers
Multi-year extension on the way for Patriots safety Patrick Chung
Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction
Patriots add Jason McCourty as they seek familiar names to bolster roster
Guregian: Even after rough week, Patriots still best team in the AFC

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.