By: Ian Logue
A quiet morning following yesterday’s retirement, but here are today’s top stories:
Soldier will be tested early at LT – Field Yates
Yates looks at the challenges ahead for 2nd year lineman Nate Solder, who will now have to fill in Light’s shoes.
Light’s decade-long battle with Crohns – Mike Reiss
Reiss looks back at Light’s career, which included a tough battle with Crohn’s disease.
Wrapping up Matt Light Day – Mike Rodak
Rodak has some interesting leftover notes following Light’s announcement on Monday.
Highlights from Light retirement Q&A – Field Yates
Yates has quotes from Light’s press conference, including where he talks about the toughest guy he ever went up against – Dwight Freeney.
Koppen, Mankins weigh in on Light – Field Yates
Yates has comments from Light’s offensive line mates Dan Koppen, and Logan Mankins.
Patriots Average in ’09 Re-Grade – Mike Reiss
Reiss looks at a piece from CBS Sports that grades the Patriots performance in the 2009 draft.
For Patriots cheerleaders, boot camp is rough – Stan Grossfeld
Grossfeld has an article and writes the team wants discipline, not just ‘smart’ and ‘pretty’ hopefuls.
Matt Light Steps aside to tackle the family life – Stevan Braid
Braid has his article on Light’s retirement, as the veteran walks away from the gridiron and is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Thanks, pranks for the memories – Karen Guregian
Guregian has a good read on Light, who with his retirement also takes his pranks and light hearted humor with him.
Patriots expect to Solder on – Mark Daniels
Daniels writes that now that Light is gone, it’s time for Solder to step in and protect Brady going forward.
Tom Brady Debuts New ‘Fauxhawk’ Hairstyle With Gisele Bundchen At Art Event – Staff Article
Is there ever an offseason where the media doesn’t fuss about Tom Brady’s hair?
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE
It’s ‘back to school’ days for Underwood – Glen Farley
Farley has an article on former Patriot Tiquan Underwood, who has landed in Tampa Bay.
Kraft notes Light’s select company in the NFL – Glen Farley
Farley has a quick entry with comments from the owner who notes that Light is, “the only offensive player other than a quarterback to start in five Super Bowls.”
Mankins on Solder: ‘He’d better get better’ – Glen Farley
Farley has quotes from Logan Mankins, who has high expectations for Nate Solder this season.