"The first-round pick is nearly seven months removed from ACL surgery, which was performed by Dr. James Andrews, and all accounts insist there’s no question he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season," writes Howe. "The Patriots are simply managing his rehab without any need to rush him along with four months before the season." READ MORE>>
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Field Yates of ESPN Boston tweets that the Patriots have signed another one of their draft picks.
Source: the Patriots have signed 4th round OT— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 16, 2014
Erik Frenz of Boston.com believes
"The Patriots re-signed Wendell to a two-year deal in March, but the deal includes only $850,000 guaranteed," adds Frenz. "Connolly's cap hit is $4.08 million in 2014, but the Patriots could save nearly $3 million by cutting him." READ MORE>>
Ken LaVicka of ESPN West Palm reports that the Patriots have invited former University of Tennessee WR Nu'Keese Richardson to mini-camp.
"Richardson's high school coach, Blaze Thompson, received a phone call from Patriots coaching staff assistant Michael Lombardi on Wednesday morning to inquire about his former pupil," notes LaVicka. "Shortly after that call, the Patriots extended a mini-camp overture to the speedy wide receiver." READ MORE>>