"Talib is coming off an excellent season, and has elite measurables that allow the Patriots to be much more versatile on defense," writes Volin. "But his past is checkered enough that the Patriots shouldn't give him a $20 million signing bonus or a long-term contract that could come back to bite them in two or three years."
Nate Davis of USA TODAY Sports lists Patriots WR
On Edelman: "Wes Who? Edelman's 105 catches just about tripled his previous career-high (37) and ably replaced the production of the man Bill Belichick now refers to as "the receiver." Edelman also averaged 10.7 yards per punt return."
On Ninkovich: "Is he an end? A linebacker? We're not sure, we just know he's a do-it-all type with a fantastic beard."
Eric Galko of Sporting News shares his latest 2014 NFL Mock Draft. With the 30th overall pick in this year's draft, Galko has the Patriots selecting Notre Dame DT Luis Nix III.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that Patriots impending free agent LB
“Yeah, at this point, it’s kind of wherever life takes me,” Fletcher said. “I definitely wouldn't mind it. This is a great place, great coaches, a great owner. I love playing here.”
Nick Underhill of MassLive.com gives his free agent profile on Patriots LB
"With a versatile group of linebackers already on the roster, there isn't a pressing need for a run-stuffing linebacker, especially as offenses become more reliant on the pass," writes Underhill. "And given the way the season ended for Spikes, it would be a mild surprise to see him back in New England."