Here are today’s top stories:


Julian Edelman now secure with Patriots – Ben Volin – Volin has a column on Edelman, who spoke to reporters Thursday and is glad he has some security after signing a 4-year deal.


Julian Edelman in new position – Jeff Howe – Howe has his own article on Edelman, who admitted planning for the worst was the most difficult part of the process.


Extra points from Patriots chat – Mike Reiss – Reiss covers some additional topics from his chat, including his thoughts on Vince Wilfork’s value in the run defense.

Leftovers from Julian Edelman – Mike Reiss – Reiss has additional quotes from Edelman’s press conference yesterday.

Julian Edelman: Couldn’t leave Brady – Mike Reiss – Reiss has an article on Edelman, who apparently couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Tom Brady behind.

Weekly Patriots chat recap – Mike Reiss – Reiss held his weekly chat, and as usual discussed some interesting topics including whether or not the Patriots have a chance to acquire Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.


Grading the New England Patriots’ Free Agency Moves so Far – James Christensen – our friend from has an article with his thoughts on how the Patriots have done so far through free agency.


Thoughts on the NFL Draft and Patriots Free Agency – Mike Lokyo – Lokyo has a good read with his take on what New England has done to his point in free agency as well.


Patriots want to extend the uprights – Michael David Smith – Smith talks about the recent proposal the Patriots suggested that he feels if a game-deciding field goal is called correctly, it’s well worth it.


Brandon LaFell Offends Panthers Fans, Retires From Twitter For A Month – Caitlin Donohue – Donohue looks at a Twitter skirmish between LaFell and his former fans from Carolina after he remarked about Tom Brady being better than Cam Newton recently.

Rob Gronkowski Shows Off Guns In Young & Reckless Photo Shoot – Here’s a photo of Gronkowski flexing his guns for the Los Angeles-based clothing company.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Missouri DE Michael Sam isn’t a 4-3 prototype, but he can rush the passer – Nick O’Malley – O’Malley continues his draft profiles, with this morning’s edition focusing on Sam.

Julian Edelman is grateful to finally have some security – Nick Underhill – Underhill has his article on Edelman, who is relieved to have his contract situation settled.


Julian Edelman ‘couldn’t leave’ Tom Brady – Rich Garven – Garven has an article of his own on Edelman, who admitted that leaving the Patriots and Tom Brady behind would have been tough.


Edelman happy to stay with NFL roots – Mark Farinella – Farinella writes that while home may be where the heart is, but for Julian Edelman, it’s also where the money was.


Brother of Patriots wide receiver looks to make impression with Predators – Alicia DelGallo – Kendal Thompkins, the brother of Patriots WR Kenbrell Thompkins, is excited to make an impression with the Orlando Predators.