From Reis' blog, it sounds like he's been working hard : "* Patriots inside linebacker Monty Beisel, a candidate to start next to Tedy Bruschi in 2006, has added bulk to his frame and is now around 248 pounds. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been working real hard, cut down some of my body fat some, and was able to put on eight, nine pounds,Ã¢â‚¬ he said earlier this week during a break from the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s offseason program at Gillette Stadium. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You get a little thicker, increase some speed and strength, and just become a better overall player. I feel year in and year out, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not getting better in this league, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re falling behind. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve made a lot of transitions with my body, from year one to going into year six, as far as weight, body fat percentages and all that. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just trying to find where my body feels best and where I need to play at the optimum level.â‚¬"