- Field Yates notes Wes Welker was in Boston for a promotional event and the Bruins game, and he appreciated the warm reception he has received.
- Adam Kurkjian reports Wes Welker was in the Hub yesterday and didn't appear to harbor any lingering bitterness at Pats management for failing to retain him.
- Christopher Price catches up with Wes Welker, who insisted there were "Never any regrets" about the way things ended with the Patriots.
- Field Yates explains why Shane Vereen is an intriguing Patriot for 2013.
- Tom E. Curran tells us what to expect next in the Aaron Hernandez investigation.
- Paul Kenyon recalls it was only seven months ago that Aaron Hernandez planned to change his lifestyle.
- John Zaremba, Gary J. Remal and O'ryan Johnson report the intense media focus on Hernandez unearthed a week-old lawsuit out of federal court alleging Hernandez shot a friend after a night at a Miami strip club.
- Mark Arsenault, Wesley Lowery and Brian Ballou report the homicide victim was an acquaintance of Hernandez, and Boston police are assisting with the investigation.
- NESN is reporting police are now investigating whether the death of the 27-year-old man said to be an "associate" of Aaron Hernandez is drug-related.
- Mike Reiss serves up some worthy leftovers from his weekly Patriots mailbag.
- Christopher Price says that according to a report, Rob Gronkowski will start the preseason on PUP list.
- Insider panel (ESPN) Patriots 5th in 'future' rankings.
- James Walker (ESPN) Patriots' defense struggling with YAC.
- James Walker (ESPN) Ranking AFC East left tackles.
- James Walker (ESPN) Patriots feeling buyer's remorse on TEs?
- Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Aaron Hernandez 'not ruled out as a suspect' in homicide case.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) League has no comment on Hernandez.
- Greg Bedard and Pete Thamel (SI) Hernandez's background scrutinized by NFL teams before draft.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Report: Evidence puts Hernandez with dead "associate" on evening of murder.
- Michael McCann (SI) The Aaron Hernandez investigation. (1.53 min. video)
- NFL Live (ESPN) Will distractions affect Patriots? (2.30 min.)
- NFL Total Access (NFL.com) NFL's best new quarterback-wide receiver duo? (1.56 min. video)
- Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) Ranking the top 25 NFL edge rushers. Chandler Jones makes the list.
- Adam Rank (NFL.com) Best NFL postseason games of the last decade.