The NFL offseason is in full swing. Free Agency begins in less than three weeks and we've got everything you need to know before that March 11th date. This week we highlighted the top 3 Patriots free agents and Paul Perillo answered your questions regarding potential free agents. While at the combine in Indianapolis, Perillo explains that Julius Peppers could be available to the Patriots if the Bears choose to let him go. Another player that some think may be playing in New England next year is Emmanuel Sanders. The Patriots were reportedly interested in the Steelers wide receiver last year and may once again seek him out. On Thursday, Pittsburgh General Manager Kevin Colbert had nothing but good things to say about Sanders.
Though the start of free agency may be the favorite part of the offseason for most fans, this week is all about the NFL Scouting Combine. We sent a team of our reporters to Indianapolis to bring you all the news from Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend. Before heading to Indy, we sat down with Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon to talk about their perspectives of the combine. NFL Network's Jordan Babineaux listed five players to watch this weekend and shared his expectations for Michael Sam, while former head coach Jim Fassel described the schedule for a coach at the combine. For those of you who want to take a look back in time, we put together a photo album of current Patriots players at the combine.
Be sure to keep up with our Patriots Mock Draft Tracker before the combine and throughout the months leading up to the NFL draft.
In this week's exclusive Patriots Football Weekly feature, we sat down with Tommy Kelly and also asked Jake Bequette about some of his earliest football memories. But the coolest story of the week goes to Michael Hoomanawanui. Along with Rams punter Johnny Hekker, Hooman was invited to be a guest rider with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Both Hekker and Hoomanawanui were nominated by the Navy because of their leadership, positivity, and impact in their communities.
Lastly, take a look at part 2 of our 2013 Patriots Yearbook Review.
Here is a full breakdown of this week's content on Patriots.com:
Ask PFW: Combined Efforts
Key Dates on the 2014 NFL Calender
Hoomanawanui set to fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Football Memories: Jacke Bequette
Hooman set to soar with Blue Angels
2014 Patriots Mock Draft Tracker
From the Hart: Bring on the Combine!
Getting to Know: Tommy Kelly
News Blitz 2/19: Adrian Wilson expected to be ready for offseason workouts, per report
Pittsburgh GM Colbert talks up WR Emmanuel Sanders
News Blitz 2/20: Keep an eye on Hageman and Amaro at the Combine
Combine: Steelers GM Colbert raves about draft depth
Julius Peppers possibilities
Combine: Cardinals GM Keim never got Fitzgerald call from Patriots
Combine: Bills Marrone talks about Pepper Johnson hire
Michael Lombardi joins Patriots as assistant to the coaching staff
VIDEO: Gillette 'Pressure Points': Episode One
VIDEO: Players to watch at the Combine
VIDEO: Terrell Davis' top six running back prospects
VIDEO: On the Path to Primetime
VIDEO: The Big Free: Top 3 Patriots free agents
VIDEO: Previewing the NFL Scouting Combine
VIDEO: A Coach's Combine Schedule
VIDEO: Gillette 'Pressure Points': Episode Two
VIDEO: 2013 Yearbook Review, Part 2
VIDEO: NFL Up: How to Master the Bench Press
VIDEO: NFL Up: How to Master the Shuttle Run
VIDEO: NFL Up: The 3-Cone Drill
VIDEO: New England Patriots offseason needs
VIDEO: Belichick 2/20: We have a lot of catching up to do
PHOTOS: Kraft Family Blood Donor Center Breakfast of Champions
PHOTOS: 2013 Jr. Patriots Cheerleaders
PHOTOS: Patriots at the NFL Scouting Combine
PHOTOS: 2014 NFL Scouting Combine
AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/18/2014
AUDIO: PFW In Progress - 2/20/2014
AUDIO: Belichick 2/20: Combine is now a huge media event