Ian Rapoport notes Randy Moss expects a lot from himself this year.
"I’m just going to play this year out like it’s my first year," said the 33-year-old Moss. "I look forward to big things from me, as an individual. Hopefully I can put up some good numbers. I’ve trained my body to do that, so I got high hopes for me this year as far as competing and getting my numbers back to where I think they should be. I’m excited, man."
Mike Reiss reports today the media are allowed to observe the Patriots OTAs at 11am at Gillette.
The Patriots are back on the field today for another session of organized team activities. Unlike last week, when the OTAs were for rookies and players new to the system, the veterans are part of these workouts.
That should make for crowded practice fields behind Gillette Stadium.
When accounting for some of the recent roster moves, the Patriots currently have 86 players on their roster. Teams are only allowed to have 80 players under contract at any time, but since 10 of the team's draft picks have yet to sign contracts, the Patriots have space to carry some extra players.
One of the challenges for coaches and players in a setting like this is splitting practice repetitions and making the most of each opportunity. That's probably the main reason the Patriots devoted last week's OTAs to the lesser experienced players.
- Ask PFW: Post-Memorial Day edition.
- Fans to get chance to see NFL RedZone channel at games, replacing the NFL Films highlights normally shown during breaks.
- Albert Breer examines how other teams have done with the head coach running one side of the ball or the other.
- Albert Breer offers two trains of thought after looking at Randy Moss's situation.
- Tom E. Curran holds a particularly harsh view of Moss' "money grab" after "12 seasons of raising both middle fingers at the establishment."
- Michael Felger doesn't think Randy Moss will finish strong this season, contrary to what he's been saying and what the fans are thinking.
- Ian Rapoport notes Patriots LB Gary Guyton still hasn't signed his exclusive rights tender. He's taking part in the OTAs thanks to an injury waiver.
- Mike Reiss wonders if the Patriots will fill the fullback void.
- Albert Breer says New England's broken tackles numbers show a need for more physical play.
- Mike Reiss answers this week's mailbag, covering a lot of topics including Randy Moss' contract.
- Ian Rapoport notes Tom Brady is 23rd on GQ's list of the coolest guys in the world.
- Albert Breer reports recovering BC linebacker Mark Herzlich accepted Tom Brady's invitation to play flag football with him for the Best Buddies Challenge. Now that's cool.
- Ian Rapoport reports recently cut WR Isaiah Stanback and LB Bruce Davis were both claimed off waivers. Stanback to the Seahawks and Davis to the Broncos.
- Christopher Price offers his hot list of the best rookie seasons of the Belichick era.
- Christopher Price references Miguel Benzan's impressive breakdown of what each of the 12 draft picks should be expecting for their contracts.
- Ian Rapoport talks about last night's Mosi Tatupu Comedy Benefit at Patriot Place to raise money for the Mosi Tatupu Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- Mike Reiss thinks the Eagles might be eying the Patriots safety depth after their free safety Marlin Jackson ruptured his Achilles tendon Tuesday.
- Aaron Schatz (Football Outsiders) ESPN: 2009 broken tackles.
- Len Pasquarelli (ESPN) Fullbacks back en vogue.
- Alex Marvez (Fox Sports) Miami has become home for NFL's bad boys.
- Peter King (SI) MMQB Mail: Why Tillman shouldn't be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- AP (Fox Sports) Wayne, Mathis, Bethea skip another round of Colts camp.
- Eric Edholm (Pro Football Weekly) 'Hard Knocks' effect: Will Jets be distracted?