Here are today’s top stories:

BOSTON GLOBE:

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.

BOSTON HERALD:

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.

ESPN BOSTON:

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.

BLEACHER REPORT:

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

NEPATRIOTSDRAFT.COM:

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.

PROFOOTBALLTALK:

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.

NESN:

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.

MASSLIVE:

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.

WORCESTER TELEGRAM:

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.

ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:

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.

ORLANDO SENTINEL:

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.