By: Ian Logue
Patriots Notebook: Armond Armstead may be in line to help – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact Armstead is on pace to be ready to get to work on April 21st when the Patriots begin their offseason program.
Picked-up Patriots pieces – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at several topics, including the fact that newly signed Brandon LaFell had his Twitter followers help him choose his number in New England, which will reportedly be number 19.
DeSean Jackson and the Patriots – Mike Reiss – Reiss also looks at some of the recent rumors surrounding Jackson, and feels it’s more like the Patriots doing their due diligence and that any interest in Jackson was likely exploratory.
Julian Edelman: Deal is for 4 years – Field Yates – Yates has details on Edelman’s new contract, which reportedly has a base value of $17 million and includes $8 million in bonuses and $2 million in incentives.
Weekly Patriots mail is delivered – Mike Reiss – Reiss has his mailbag for this week, which as usual contains a lot of interest insight.
Breaking down LaFell’s contract – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at the contract LaFell signed, which was for three years and worth $9-million.
Double Coverage: Patriots vs. Broncos – Jeff Legwold and Mike Reiss – This a good piece with Legwold from Denver and obviously Reiss from here giving two good perspectives on what’s transpired for both teams so far.
Patriots make Julian Edelman signing official – Christopher Price – Price has a portion of the release following the announcement of Edelman’s signing yesterday.
New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov stops the run first, asks questions later – Christopher Jason – Jason looks at Skov, and ponders the type of effect the linebacker could have in New England’s defense.
DeSean Jackson is enticing, but it is unlikely the New England Patriots trade for him – Nick Underhill – Underhill writes that as exciting it would be for New England to trade for Jackson, he feels it’s probably not going to happen.
Julian Edelman says decision to remain with Patriots on 4-year, $17 million deal was an easy one – Nick Underhill – Underhill has comments from Edelman’s recent radio appearance, where he felt New England is “just home” for him.
Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports – Michael David Smith – Smith looks at some of the recent comments from former Patriots Brandon Spikes and Aqib Talib, who have each recently said false reports were filed by the Patriots regarding their injuries last season.
Philadelphia perspective on DeSean Jackson – In this report they get some perspective from Michael Barkann of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia to get some insight into the potential trade that’s being rumored for Jackson.
Gasper on DeSean Jackson: ‘Do it, Bill!’ – Christopher Gasper was on Comcast’s Sports Tonight and would be excited to see the Patriots bring in Jackson.
ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:
FARINELLA: Patriots filling in the cracks – Mark Farinella – Farinella writes that so far at this point, the Patriots have made what he feels have been bold, decisive moves.
I feel a draft: What might have been for the Patriots – John Quattrucci – Quattrucci has an article on the draft, and recaps some of the drafts going back to 2000 and looks at players the Patriots missed out on and could have had.
Dave D’Onofrio’s Patriots Notebook: Revis, Browner, Edelman signings steps in right direction – Dave D’Onofrio – O’Nofrio looks at New England’s recent signings and feels while New England is heading in the right direction, they still need to make a few more moves.
Wilfork’s contract issue next up for Patriots – Paul Kenyon – Kenyon looks at the Vince Wilfork Situation, which he feels will likely be New England’s next priority.
Belichick crushing it in free agency – Hector Longo – Longo has a column following some of the recent free agent moves and feels we’ve died and gone to Pats heaven.