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March 07, 2014 at 09:11am ET

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A relatively quiet morning with not much going on, but here this morning's top stories:

BOSTON HERALD:

Patriots have work to do on defense - Jeff Howe - Howe has a good look a the defense, with some suggestions of who he believes may fit here in New England once the free agent market opens.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Bill Belichick defines value differently than others - Erik Frenz - Frenz has an entry with some quotes from former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage, who was a defensive assistant under Belichick in the mid nineties. He pointed out that Belichick projected players by their ability, not by what round they'd be selected in.

ESPN BOSTON:

Free-agent fit: Defensive tackle - Mike Reiss - Reiss takes a look at some potential free agent fits at the defensive tackle position.

Weekly Patriots chat recap - Mike Reiss - Reiss discussed a variety of topics on Thursday during his chat, and as usual there were some interesting bits in this one.

CSNNE:

Pats Trying to Convince Wilfork to Restructure - Tom Curran - Curran reports that over the next four days, the Patriots will be trying to convince Wilfork to trim his cap hit down by taking a restructured deal.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Missouri DE Kony Ealy has already faced NFL competition - Nick O'Malley - O'Malley has a good write up on Ealy, who he feels would be a good value with New England's 29th overall selection.

BLEACHER REPORT:

Patriots Pre-Free Agency 7-Round Mock Draft - James Christensen -Christensen files his pre-free agency mock draft, and offers up who New England may target in the upcoming draft.

DAILY MAIL:

There is no off season! Tom Brady is put through his paces on the beach while showing off his pro ball physique - Chelsea White - Brady was spotted recently working hard and doing sprints on the beach in California.

YAKIMA HERALD:

Ex-NFL star Bledsoe shares wine expertise with Yakima Rotary - Molly Rosbach - Rosbach has a good article on former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe, who met with the local rotary recently discussing his wine and it contains some good additional quotes from his dad as well.

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