Here are this morning’s top stories:


Restructuring Vince Wilfork’s deal in a way that works for both sides – Erik Frenz – Frenz has an entry focusing on what it would take to restructure Wilfork’s contract so that it makes sense for both sides.

Patriots add defensive assistant Brendan Daly – Zuri Berry – Berry has a note on the addition of Daly in this entry.

Why does Bill Belichick hate Wes Welker? – Dan Shaughnessy – Shaugnessy has a column this morning and asked Welker “why does Bill hate you?”


Notebook: Larry Fitzgerald just fairy tale – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning and writes that the Patriots and Cardinals never engaged in serious trade negotiations regarding Fitzgerald.

Adam Vinatieri ‘disappointed’ when Patriots fans boo him – Jeff Howe – Howe has comments from Vinatieri about what it’s like for him when he visits Gillette Stadium.


Bill Belichick’s Notre Dame, Ohio State Ties Might Surpass Rutgers As Draft Source – Doug Kyed – Kyed has a good article this morning focusing on the Patriots draft history and the coaches they’ve played for.

Aaron Donald, Louis Nix Are Best Defensive Tackles For Patriots In 2014 NFL Draft – Doug Kyed – Kyed has an entry focusing on the defensive tackle position and who New England may focus on.

Pete Carroll Cites ‘Limitations’ For Failure As Patriots Coach In 1990s – Trevor Cullen – Cullen has an interesting piece on Carroll and why he didn’t succeed in New England.


A few follow-ups on Brendan Daly – Mike Reiss – Reiss has some good analysis and insight regarding the addition of Daly in this entry.

Dream scenario: Brady to Fitzgerald – Mike Reiss – Reiss talks about Fitzgerald and feels the possibility is more of a dream than a reality.


Free agent snapshot: Dennis Pitta – Christopher Price – Price spotlights Pitta in this entry, adding a tight end who the Patriots may opt to pursue this offseason.


Vinatieri disappointed by boos at Gillette – Staff Report – This entry has comments from former Patriot Adam Vinatieri, who talked about how fans have reacted each time he’s returned to Gillette since going to Indianapolis.


Broncos WR Eric Decker says Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has ‘a brilliant mind’ – Nick Underhill – Underhill has an entry with comments from Decker, who having played for McDaniels and was thankful he was drafted by him.


5 Big Splashes Patriots Could Realistically Make in Free Agency – James Christensen – Christensen has a look at who he feels could be an option for New England during free agency.