With the hot topic of Missouri DE Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player to enter the NFL, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick was among several coaches, GM's and players to issue a statement on Sam. This topic was discussed in length on Tuesday's edition of PFW in Progress.
Teams can begin using the franchise tag Feb. 17, but will the Patriots opt to use theirs on cornerback
According to multiple online and published reports, former Browns GM Mike Lombardi is set to join the Patriots front office in an undisclosed position. There has been no official announcement from the team.
Our sit-down with recently retired Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia is a must watch. Scarnecchia talks in-depth about his 30-years of service with the Patriots and what went into his decision to retire.
Finally, we wrap up the 2013 season with the annual Patriots Football Weekly lighthouse awards. This piece is available in both article and photo gallery form.
Here is a full breakdown of this week's content on Patriots.com:
- PFW's Lighthouse Awards 2013
- Samsonite Make Your Case: Tag Time
- Reports: Former Browns GM Lombardi to join Patriots
- News Blitz 2/14: Another mock draft has the Patriots tied to Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro
- Football Memories:
- News Blitz 2/13: Could
Ryan Mallettbe a trade target for the Vikings?
- News Blitz 2/12: Offseason outlook
- From the Hart: Prioritizing the Patriots free agents
- Getting to Know:
- 2014 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker
- Quick Hits with Andre Carter,
Marcus Cannonand Steve Gregory
- Ask PFW: Heading toward free agency and the Combine
- News Blitz 2/11: League source believes Aqib Talib will have a bigger market this offseason
- The Hall at Patriot Place announces STEM Teacher of the Year nomination deadline extended
- Statement from Bill Belichick
- Football Memories:
- News Blitz 2/10: Cap check
- VIDEO: Chatting with Dante Scarnecchia
- VIDEO: Free Agent Tracker: Collie on deck
- VIDEO: 2013 Year (in review) Book
- VIDEO: Postcards from Paradise: Rachel
- PHOTOS: PFW's Lighthouse Awards 2013
- PHOTOS: Chandler Jones: 11 1/2 sacks in 2013
- PHOTOS: Belichick, Brady and Manning at Pebble Beach
- AUDIO: Patriots Roster Report - 2/14/2014
- AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/13/2014
- AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/11/2014