Here are this morning’s top stories:
Vince Wilfork agrees to new deal with Patriots – Ben Volin – Volin has an article on the fact Wilfork will remain a Patriot after all after agreeing to a contract extension.
John Henry and Robert Kraft visit Boylston Street firehouse – Steve Silva – Silva has an entry on the fact both Red Sox owner John Henry and Pats owner Robert Kraft visited firefighters in Boston.
Words With Frenz mailbag: What does the future hold for LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Wendell? – Erik Frenz – Frenz has his mailbag for this week and ponders whether or not Blount will be back.
Tom Brady shares his account of Back Bay fire – Matt Pepin – Pepin has comments from Brady’s appearance on WEEI where he talks about what he witnessed during this week’s fire in Boston.
Ahead of the Game – A quick note on the fact Rob Gronkowski will be at Ned Devine’s on Sunday taking part in a painting competition and will auction off his artwork at the end of the night.
Compromise means Wilfork can stay awhile – Mike Reiss – Reiss files his column on Wilfork’s extension, and writes that it’s becoming more and more rare for a player to start and finish his career with one team.
Pats have core group locked up – Field Yates – Yates looks at players who are under contract for the foreseeable future.
Teammates tweet Wilfork congratulations – Field Yates – Yates has Tweets from Wilfork’s teammates, who were obviously happy to learn he’ll be sticking around.
Solder and the fifth-year option – Field Yates – Yates looks at whether or not the Patriots will exercise Solder’s option for 2015.
Who won the negotiations, Wilfork or Pats? – Michael Felger and Tony Masssarotti look at the Vince Wilfork extension and talk about which side came out ahead.
Tanguay: ‘Vince Wilfork got screwed’ – According to CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay, Wilfork didn’t get a good deal from New England in his new contract.
Tight end Fiedorowicz to visit Patriots – Tom Curran – Curran has an entry on Fiedorowicz, who is set to visit with New England along with several other teams.
Vince Wilfork Deal Doesn’t Clear Up Patriots’ Uncertainty At Defensive Tackle – Doug Kyed – Kyed looks at the Wilfork signing but still feels the Patriots have uncertainty up front and need to try and add some additional talent around him.
NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Washington RB Bishop Sankey – Arjuna Ramgopal – Ramgopal spotlights Sankey, and feels he could be someone the Patriots could draft in the 2nd or 3rd round.
New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Alabama QB AJ McCarron doesn’t just manage games – he wins them – Christopher Jason – Jason spotlights McCarron, and ponders McCarron being a potential “heir apparent” behind Brady.