A quiet morning, but here are today’s top stories:


Tom Brady, Bill Belichick hit the links in Cali – Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein – in this article Belichick and Brady are noted as the two played a practice round on Wednesday during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Kyle Arrington to undergo groin surgery – Shalise Manza Young – Manza Young has an article on Arrington, who is expected to recover in about six weeks from his groin surgery.


Patriots Notebook: Detailing his departure, Pepper Johnson lets loose – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with more details on Pepper Johnson’s comments.


Kyle Arrington to have surgery – Mike Reiss – Reiss also has a note on Arrington, who is reportedly undergoing his surgery on Friday.

Snapshot look at Patriots’ health report – Field Yates – Yates takes a look at New England’s players who were injured last season with thoughts on each one.

Patriots positional review: Specialists – Field Yates – Yates looks at the Patriots’ special teams unit, with some analysis on each position.


Canadian Star Henoc Muamba, Who Has Worked Out For the Patriots, Released By CFL Team to Pursue Opportunities – Christopher Price – Price has an article with some notes on Muamba, who the Patriots showed interest in last year.

Thoughts on Julian Edelman, Aqib Talib and franchise tag – Christopher Price – Price has some thoughts on a variety of topics, including which player may be franchised during this offseason.


Free agent analysis: Fletcher’s bigger role probably elsewhere – Tom Curran – Curran looks at Dane Fletcher, and wonders if he’d receive a bigger role elsewhere.


5 Cuts That Could Create Serious Cap Space for the New England  – James Christensen – Our friend from NEPatriotsDraft.com looks at five players who he believes could create cap space for the team.


Looks like Robert Kraft’s Patriots are content to simply contend – Joe Marchilena – Marchilena has a column this morning on the Patriots and feels Robert Kraft is content settling for AFC East championships instead of winning a title.


You can own Super Bowl ring given to man behind ‘Spygate’ camera – In this entry they note that Matt Estrella – the man who was the scapegoat during the “spygate” controversy is reportedly selling his Super Bowl ring.


Bill Reynolds: After those modest seasons in Foxboro, Carroll’s career soared – Bill Reynolds – Reynolds has a column on Carroll’s days in Foxboro, and what’s transpired for him since he left.