- Andy Hart says New England's 2013 success on defense, and to some degree as a team, is riding on several players hoping to make the Year 2 jump.
- Erik Scalavino calls the release of Deaderick a surprising move, considering he appeared to be playing his best football toward the end of last season.
- Patriots announced the signing of veteran FA OL Tyronne Green and rookie FA R.J. Mattes, and the release of DL Brandon Deaderick and WR Andre Holmes.
- Patriots 2013 Free Agent Tracker.
- Mike Reiss reports the Bengals are studying up on the Patriots' 2-TE attack.
- Mike Reiss is mildly surprised at the release of 4th-year DL Brandon Deaderick.
- Christopher Price notes that unlike past years, the Patriots coaching staff will remain as is for 2013.
- Jeff Howe notes the Patriots signed undrafted rookie OL R.J. Mattes (North Carolina State), who played both tackle and guard. Their roster is at 89.
- Doug Kyed thinks the additions of Armond Armstead and Tommy Kelly will allow Vince Wilfork to play his proper position.
- Doug Kyed says the Pats have plenty of in-house options at situational pass rusher, if John Abraham does not sign with New England.
- Field Yates takes a look at some of the Patriots lesser known 2013 opponents: Buccaneers and Falcons.
- Ira Kantor reports Danny Amendola is in a new Foot Locker TV ad for ASICS' running shoes. Here's the YouTube link. (30 second clip)
- Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: The addition of OL Tyronne Greene created some extra competition at the bottom of the depth chart; Pats cut DL Brandon Deaderick midway through the offseason program; WR Andre Holmes was claimed by the Raiders yesterday.
- CSNNE finds Rob Gronkowski tending bar at Strega Waterfront to raise money for the One Fund Boston charity.
- Oliver Thomas (Yahoo! Sports) Michael Buchanan, the steal of the New England Patriots' 2013 draft?
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) For quarterbacks, no one knows if they can do it until they do it.
- John Clayton (ESPN) Rookie minicamp first impressions; Mailbag.
- Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Breakout offensive players to watch out for.
- Instant Debate (NFL.com) Which team boasts the best receiving corps in the NFL?
- Mark Gaughan (Buffalo News) Buddy Nix says time right to step down: Team delays naming of replacement as GM.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA confirms deal to prop up 2012 salary cap.