Belichick and the Patriots continue working out potential draft prospects. (USA TODAY Images)

BOSTON GLOBE:

Brandon Spikes calls time with Patriots ‘4 Years a Slave,’ spars with fans on Twitter – Zuri Berry – Berry looks at some comments by Spikes on Twitter on Wednesday and predicts the Bills to sweep New England in 2014.

Patriots’ preseason schedule is announced – Ben Volin – Volin writes that the Patriots preseason slate will have an NFC East flavor.

BOSTON HERALD:

Patriots open with Redskins – Jeff Howe – Howe talks about the release of the preseason schedule, which will see New England open up on the road in Washington.

Patriots Draft Series: Kelvin Benjamin’s boom-bust potential could make Pats think at No. 29 – Jeff Howe – Howe ponders the Patriots grabbing the wide receiver with the 29th pick.

Eight thoughts on the Pats’ 2014 preseason schedule – Jeff Howe – Howe has thoughts on the upcoming preseason schedule, which includes the fact Belichick has a working relationship with two of the coaches they’ll face.

Patriots Draft Series: Ra’Shede Hageman could help Vince Wilfork boost interior pass rush – Jeff Howe – Howe looks at Hagemen and feels he’d be a great addition to the Patriots’ interior defense.

Rob Ninkovich says Jerod Mayo is ‘looking good right now’ – Jeff Howe – Howe has quotes from Ninkovich on Mayo, who he’s been working out with recently.

ESPN BOSTON:

Aaron Dobson & the 2nd-year jump – Mike Reiss – Reiss follows up on a piece from NFL.com from Gil Brandt, who believes Dobson is among the players who will make the 2nd-year jump for their team in 2014.

5 things we like about preseason slate – Mike Reiss – Reiss posts his thoughts on the upcoming preseason schedule, and feels the fact the Patriots have two home games in the middle of the schedule should give fans a couple of good games to see the starters.

WEEI:

Four Incredibly Early Thoughts on Patriots 2014 Preseason Schedule – Christopher Price – Price has his thoughts on the Patriots schedule, and expects joint practices in Foxboro prior to their week two game.

PATRIOTS.COM:

Analysis of Patriots preseason schedule – Paul Perillo – Perillo gives his thoughts on the team’s preseason schedule, and feels if the team plans on holding more than one set of joint practices, it will be with a new partner this year.

NEPATRIOTSDRAFT.COM:

2014 NFL Draft Close-Up: Oregon State Defensive End Scott Crichton  – Oliver Thomas – Thomas has a good piece that spotlights the Oregon State defensive end in this entry.

ATTLEBORO SUN CHRONICLE:

Patriots preseason schedule unveiled - The Chronicle has an article about yesterday’s announcement of the Patriots’ preseason schedule.

Sources: Patriots have private workout today for Boise State’s Paradis, Leno and Boldewijn – Aaron Wilson – Wilson has a report of some prospects working out for New England yesterday.

NFL.COM:

Brandon Spikes predicts two Bills wins over Patriots – Dan Hanzus – The former linebacker apparently made national news after Spikes decided to throw out some Tweets that seems to have caught everyone’s attention.

SPORTING NEWS:

NFL Draft 2014: Risers, fallers and surprises as draft day nears – David Steele – Steele looks at some players whose stock will rise, fall, and surprise, but feels the Patriots are among a few teams he expects to “shake up the draft”.