Here are this morning’s top stories:

ESPN BOSTON:

Gauging perception on Aqib Talib – Mike Reiss – Reiss has his thoughts on a recent ranking on Talib, and the perception nationally on the free agent cornerback.

Draft & free agency: Defensive tackle – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at the defensive tackle position, and ponders some potential targets both in the draft and free agency.

Draft & free agency: Tight end – Mike Reiss – Reiss has a similar entry on the tight end position.

Draft & free agency: Interior O-line – Mike Reiss – In this entry Reiss continues his breakdown, and looks at some options there as well.

WEEI:

Aaron Dobson: ‘I’ve just got to get better’ – Christopher Price – Price has some comments from an interview Dobson did with the Charleston Daily Mail, with Dobson admitting he’s excited to get back and start working.

NESN:

Report: Michael Lombardi Expected To Join Patriots’ Front Office – Doug Kyed – Kyed has notes on Lombardi potentially landing in New England.

Jace Amaro Is Patriots’ Pick In Nearly Every Expert’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft – Doug Kyed – Kyed takes a look at some mock drafts and notes that the tight end is the favorite of most experts to be drafted by New England.

Patriots Have 10th-Toughest Strength Of Schedule For 2014 Season – Doug Kyed – Kyed looks at New England’s opponents for next year, and notes the ranking based on their opponents overall winning percentages.

CSNNE:

Would the Pats ever trade Brady? - In this entry they recap a discussion on whether or not the Patriots would ever want to trade their quarterback.

Patriots positional review: Tight end roundup – Tom Curran – Curran spotlights the tight end position in this entry, and has some interesting analysis on each player.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots rookie review: P Ryan Allen – Nick Underhill – Underhill has a good entry looking back at Allen’s rookie season for the Patriots.

If forced to choose, the New England Patriots should pick Aqib Talib over Julian Edelman – Nick Underhill – Underhill looks at the free agent situation facing the Patriots and feels that if it comes down to it, keeping Talib is the bigger priority.

PATRIOTS.COM:

From the Hart: Prioritizing the Patriots free agents - Andy Hart – Hart has a good breakdown this morning looking at New England’s free agents and gives his thoughts on the importance of each one.