A quiet morning in terms of Patriots articles, but here’s what I was able to find this morning:

ESPN BOSTON

Scouts Inc. On Patriots’ Defense - Mike Reiss
Reiss higlights a piece from ESPN Insider that talks about whether or not the Patriots have really upgraded their defense so far this offseason.

Rutgers’ Francis agrees with Pats – Mike Reiss
Reiss writes that Rutgers defensive lineman Justin Francis has agreed to a rookie free agent contract with the Patriots.

Pats-Packers have draft-day tie - Mike Reiss
Reiss takes a look back to the number of draft day trades that have been made, and notes that the Patriots have made a move with the Packers more times than any other.

QB Ryan Mallett on life as a Patriot – Mike Reiss
Reiss highlights a Q&A from ArkansasSports360.com with Patriots back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Eli Manning Follows Brady, Peyton on SNL – Obnoxious Boston Fan
He posts a video of the upcoming epoisode on SNL that should obviously torment Patriots fans after Eli Manning is set to appear this weekend.

PATRIOT LEDGER:

Retiring Light left his mark on Patriots franchise‎ – Glen Farley
Farley has a look back at Matt Light’s career in New England after the team announced that Light will make his retirement official on Monday.

WEEI

Charlie Weis: Harbaugh’s comments were ‘a joke’‎ – Christopher Price
Price has quotes from former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weiss, who appeared on Sirius Mad Dog Radio recently and wasn’t pleased with Harbaugh’s statement.

CBSSports.com

Charlie Weis calls John Harbaugh’s comments on Patriots ‘stained’ titles ‘a joke’ – Ryan Wilson
Wilson also has similar quotes, and goes on to insert his own thoughts where he makes his own snarky comments while repeating the typical statements that the Patriots haven’t won a championship since the spygate incident.

Wes Welker’s Golf Teacher Says He’s ‘Totally Focused’ During Lessons, Motivated to Compete With Tom Brady on Course – Jeff Howe
Howe has an article on Wes Welker, who spent some time getting lessons Thursday with Jim McClean and has comments from the golf instructor.

Patriots’ New Crop of Free Agents Have Ditched Losing Locker Rooms for Opportunity to Win Super Bowl – Jeff Howe
Howe has an article on the Patriots free agents and notes the number of players who are coming into an organization that is used to winning.