By: Ian Logue
Big Vince was among some top names who spent the offseason working hard while preparing for the 2013 season.
Fans may talk about the injury history of Danny Amendola and Ras-I Dowling, but it appears they’ve been working hard in the Patriots offseason program these last few months.
CSNNE reported on Sunday that Amendola and Dowling were among some big names who earned recognition for their commitment during their offseason workouts, with other names including Tom Brady, Dane Fletcher, Jerod Mayo, Rob Ninkovich, Matt Slater, Nate Solder, Aqib Talib and Vince Wilfork.
The reward for their hard work is a closer parking spot to the stadium, as well as the respect of their peers.
Only Mayo and Solder were able to repeat as players who once again made this list. Last year’s group included Mayo, Solder, Patrick Chung, Jermaine Cunningham, Julian Edelman, Stephen Gostkowksi, Trevor Scott, Bobby Carpenter, Danny Woodhead and Jeff Tarpinian.
Mayo was also on this list back in 2010, joining George Bussey, Dan Connolly, Julian Edelman, Kevin Faulk, James Sanders, Sebastian Vollmer, Jonathan Wilhite and Mike Wright.
Slater was also on the 2010 list but redeemed himself this year after failing to earn the honor during last offseason.