"He was actually bursting, planting, and cutting during the early portions of Thursday’s practice open to the media, and doesn't look like he’s having any limitations," notes Volin. READ MORE>>
Reiss adds, "For Amendola, the question remains the same as it has in recent years: Does that change, and do the injuries continue once the pads come on?" READ MORE>>
Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated writes that Patriots first round draft pick Dominque Easley could redefine New England's defensive fronts.
"As I pointed out in his SI 64 scouting report, Easley’s most prominent attribute is that he can play convincingly and at a starter level in so many gaps," writes Farrar. "There are multiple examples of him blowing up protections everywhere. He even has the speed and turn to disrupt from a wide-nine stance. For his size, Easley flashes tremendous upper-body strength — he plays 20 or 30 pounds heavier than he is in that sense, but he has the field speed and agility of a linebacker when he’s in space or covering in short areas." READ MORE>>
"A 2013 second-round pick, Collins displayed the potential to become a consistent difference-maker in last season’s second-round playoff win against Indianapolis," adds Marvez. "Collins notched a sack and an interception and handled Colts tight end Coby Fleener in coverage. Such versatility – a trait cherished by New England head coach Bill Belichick – has the Patriots grooming Collins for an even bigger role in 2014." READ MORE>>
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports believes Patriots QB
"It's Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and then Brady," writes Prisco. "It's absurd to think otherwise, no matter what the data-heads say." READ MORE>>