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Patriots.com News Blitz - 2/29/2012
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com writes about Patiots' RB Kevin Faulk, who answered questions about his football future yesterday during a visit to the Children's Hospital in Boston. "My decision is not going to be based solely on me," Faulk said. "That's one thing I have to weigh in, but at the same time, I've played a lot of football. If it doesn't happen to work out for me later, hey, it doesn't. I'm blessed, I'm happy, I thank God for everything. At the same time, I know what I love to do. If it happens, it happens." Faulk, who has been on the Patriots since 1999, plans to stay connected with the team after he is done playing.
Boston.com shares a slide show of possible free agent targets for the Patriots. They list a number of players that could help in the secondary and at wide receiver, including LB Mario Williams, WR Marques Colston, and DE Robert Mathis.
Christopher Price of WEEI.com shares a report by Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal who claims that the New England Patriots have approached Chad Ochocinco about the possibility of restructuring his contract.
Jeff Howe of NESN.com gives 20 thoughts about the New England Patriots, including reaction to Wes Welker's thoughts on the NFL Combine. Howe also adds that the Patriots have been to the Super Bowl during the last three leap years (2004, 2008, 2012).
Adam Hart of CSNNE.com speculates that the Patriots may have inquired about acquiring the Rams' No. 2 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. Per a report from SI's Peter King, a team "you would never expect" has put out feelers for the pick. Hart writes that the Patriots could be eyeing Robert Griffin III as a possible future replacement for Tom Brady.
Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com breaks down why it makes sense for the Patriots to go after Texans free-agent OLB/DE Mario Williams. Curran sites a report from Scouts, Inc. that states, "New England will be really involved" when it comes to courting Williams this offseason.