"Mayo, whose role as the primary signal-caller on defense is vital to the team, as he is one of the few players in the front seven to seldom, if ever, come off the field," adds Reiss. "The Patriots struggled to fill his void last year when he went on season-ending injured reserve in mid-October." READ MORE>>
Walsh’s office issued a statement: "The Mayor would love to see the NFL draft come to Boston. He’s a long-time Patriots season ticket holder.
"As he has said previously, Boston has the resources and the infrastructure to host the draft here, and we would welcome the opportunity." READ MORE>>
Phil Perry of CSNNE.com writes that Patriots DL
"All contracts for first rounders are four years in length with a team option for a fifth year," notes Perry. "And since it was announced in early May that the NFL and NFLPA had decided to freeze rookie signing bonuses to keep them at their 2013 values, Easley will get $3,631,672 as the No. 29 pick." READ MORE>>
"Jones started 11 games for the Patriots despite catching on with the team after training camp, and he had five sacks through five games before his numbers started slowing down," writes Kyed. "Jones’ run-stopping ability increased throughout the year, though, and he’s trying to make a Year 2 leap." READ MORE>>
Christopher Price of WEEI.com writes that many Patriots veterans have been impressed with QB
"In last Thursday’s practice session, the first action for Garoppolo in full view of the media, there were some good throws and some bad throws, including an interception on a ball picked off by linebacker