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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.