By: Ian Logue
Another quiet morning as we inch closer to this weekend’s rookie minicamps, but here are this morning’s top stories.
Patriots feel for rookies – Karen Guregian
Guregian has a good article this morning leading into this weekend’s start of rookie minicamp, and has comments from Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski on how tough it was to have to come into a completely new environment after being drafted.
NOTEBOOK: Daniel Fells welcomes opportunity at TE – Tom Layman
Laymon has comments this morning from former Denver Bronco tight end Daniel Fells, who isn’t worried about the fact the Patriots had Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez and elected to sign in New England.
NOTEBOOK: Daniel Fells glad to focus on football – Julian Benbow
In this article Fells talks about the fact that last year in Denver with Tebow Mania was a “circus” and he’s looking forward to just being able to focus on football here in New England.
Four to quibble with on projection – Mike Reiss
Reiss talks about a “ridiculously early” 53-man roster projection, and debates four players with colleagues Mike Rodak and Field Yates.
Pats TE a believer in Tebow – Field Yates
Yates has comments from Fells, who is among the believers in Tebow.
Wes Welker tops first edition of New England Patriots’ wide receiver power rankings – Nick Underhill
Underhill takes a look at what should be an interesting battle at the wide receiver position.
Matt Light May Have Outside Chance to Reach Canton and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts – Jeff Howe
Howe ponders whether or not Matt Light will someday make it to the Pro Football Hall of fame, along with 19 other Patriots thoughts.
VOTE: Which of Matt Light’s Pranks n Patriots Personnel was the Best? – NESN Staff
NESN has gathered a list of some of the best pranks played by Light, and now want you to vote for the best one. It’s a tough call – because there are definitely some good ones.
The Second Time Around, it all worked for Daniel Fells and the Patriots – Christopher Price
Price has a great look at how Fells’ experience in Denver helped him get a sense of how they do things in New England, and that’s why he jumped at the opportunity to sign here.
METROWEST DAILY NEWS
Patirot Place Casino Plan is Pulled – Bridget Murphy
For any fans who were hoping to see a resort-style casino come to Foxboro, it appears that isn’t going to happen.
ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE
Patriot Hall Nominees appreciative – Mark Farinella
Farinella has an article this morning looking at New England’s potential Patriots Hall of Fame inductees, with Troy Brown and Fred Marion both joining former coach Bill Parcells on the ballot.
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE
Patriots’ Fells believes Tebow can be an NFL QB – Glen Farley
Farley has a quick entry this morning with a quote from Fells, who says Tebow needs “a little bit of time” but could become an NFL quarterback.