"I was just looking for something different," Warren told the Herald last week. "I don’t wake up in the morning, and get all geeked up about going and squatting hundreds and thousands of pounds and benching crazy weight and stuff like that. With my war wounds, at this point in my career ... I was looking for something different so I could maintain my strength and at the same time focus more on my cardio strength and quickness."
"I’m excited to wake up. I look forward to it every day. I get up and can’t wait to do that deal," Warren said of his MMA regimen. "All my emphasis isn’t solely on MMA, but I’m implementing that along with stuff I’ve done in the past. It’s more for helping with longevity. So I’ve been running and doing all kinds of stuff."
"You start easy on the joints, but at the same time, I feel like I’m getting my workload in," he said. "It’s been good. I’ll be in excellent shape when I get back."
Karen Guregian gets Mel Kiper's thoughts on the success of the Patriots' draft strategy.
"Because (the Patriots) have traded around, they cost themselves (a shot at) Clay Matthews twice a few years ago," Kiper said. "So as good as they are, (would you say) that’s a terrible philosophy because New England could have had Matthews and they got too cute by trading down twice? No, because it’s worked for them. They’ve been right there. They’ve won Super Bowls. They’re in the mix to go to the Super Bowl.
"They’ll be in the mix the next three to four to five years because of what they’ve done. They made a mistake there, but nobody is infallible. No philosophy is perfect. You’re going to look bad sometimes. Same thing with the Colts. they’ve made some picks in the first round who haven’t necessarily gotten the job done ... but they have a philosophy and a formula that’s worked. Do they maybe have to alter that (philosophy) this year? Possibly. But they still may feel they can mold an offensive line that (doesn’t include) first-round picks)."
- The New England Patriots 2011 Draft Release.
- Andy Hart, Erik Scalavino and Paul Perillo debate what the Patriots will do in the first round of the Draft.
- Patriots Today - 2011 Draft Preview: G/C. (6.04 min. video)
- Sarah Leong Oliver reports Patrick Pass visited students at Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence, RI to announce the NFL PLAY 60 contest winners.
- Greg A. Bedard reports Judge Nelson will be informed on every part of the NFL-player mediation and could weigh in if either side drags its feet.
- Karen Guregian wonders if Ty Warren could be on the roster bubble.
- Mike Reiss offers some quick-hit thoughts from around the NFL and with the Patriots.
- Mike Reiss takes a look at the Patriots' roster by draft round (not including FAs), as a reminder that the importance of the Draft stretches beyond round one.
- Mike Reiss mentions a trickle-down effect of the NFL's lockout being the impact it has on players entering their second season.
- Shalise Manza Young scouts the Draft: WR Leonard Hankerson (Miami), RB Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech) and DE/OLB Robert Quinn (North Carolina).
- The Providence Journal tells us why the patriots may spend a draft pick on an offensive tackle.
- Shalise Manza Young posts the clip from an emotional Tom Brady as he recalls his fall to the sixth round of the 2000 draft.
- Ian Rapoport previews ESPN's documentary, "The Brady 6" and says "Don't miss it." The film makes you appreciate how hard it is to be successful.
- Mike Reiss shares some additional recollections from one of Tom Brady's Michigan teammates that didn't make it into "The Brady 6" documentary.
- Christopher Price looks at who was the best fifth-round pick and best fourth round pick in Patriots history.
- Mike Reiss notes NFL Network's Path to the Draft show focused on the Patriots this week, and is worth a watch.
- Mike Reiss analyzes Brian Baldinger's first mock draft selections for the Patriots in the first round.
- Mike Reiss offers his mock draft analysis of the selections made by Michael C. Writhe and Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.
- Mike Reiss analyzes Nolan Nawrocki's fourth mock draft, with his first-round projection focusing on offense and a trade for the Patriots.
- Mike Reiss looks at the quarterback-drafting history of the Patriots and the Colts, since Brady and Manning entered the NFL.
- The Boston Herald warns Patriots fans they might not want to vote for Danny Woodhead as cover man for EA Sport’s Madden ’12 because of the curse.
- Ian Rapoport (Sporting News) NFL draft countdown: New England Patriots.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Eleven years later, Tom Brady still gets emotional about draft snub.
- Tim Graham (ESPN) Tom Brady cries when recalling 2000 draft.
- Josh Katzowitz (CBS Sports) Brady gets emotional talking about 2000 draft.
- Peter King (SI) MMQB: Panthers do homework on Newton, plus 10 draft things I've learned.
- Andy Morales (Tucson Sun) NFL All-Pro wide receiver Wes Wellker to honor Jacob Arzouman.
- Dan Pompei (Nat'l Football Post) Sunday Blitz: Which positions are heating up and why, projecting impact rookies and all the latest on the Draft.
- Albert Breer (NFL.com) Teams face slim pickings, difficult task drafting this year.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Rookie wage scale uncertainty could limit trades at top of draft.
- Todd DeVries (Cold Hard Football Facts) CHFF's anti-Mock Draft.
- Gil Brandt (NFL.com) Hot 100: Pro days results tweak latest top-prospects list.
- The Sporting News 2011 NFL Draft risers and fallers.
- Pat Kirwan (NFL.com) Draft Do-overs: Rivers great, but Big Ben would best serve Chargers.
- Would Randy fit with Rex Ryan and the Jets? (Nat'l Football Post)
- Mike Freeman (CBS Sports) Jets interested in substandard Moss, but why?
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Judge Nelson will order the league, players to return to mediation.
- Jim Corbett (USA Today) Federal judge to mandate NFL lockout mediation.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL, players have no choice but to zip it.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) When mediation resumes, both sides should rely on professional negotiators.
- Scott Miller (Nat'l Football Post) When greatness is lost. The real casualty of the NFL lockout: The greatness that happens every Sunday.