ESPNBoston.com cites a report from ESPN.com writer John Clayton saying that the New England Patriots are in the process of finalizing an agreement to keep Pro Bowl special teamer
Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Patriots will re-sign linebacker
Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe cites a report from Yahoo! Sports that says two "unknown" teams are in the market for running back
Nick Underhill of MassLive.com writes that Patriots' linebacker
Christopher Price of WEEI.com gives us five early Patriots-related thoughts after the first few hours of free agency. Included are his thoughts on DL Red Bryant, who was a hot topic for the Patriots yesterday before re-signing with the Seahawks on Tuesday evening. Price writes, "The talk about the defensive tackle possibly heading to New England hit a fever pitch Tuesday afternoon, but it was quickly squelched when the Seahawks locked up Bryant with one of the first big deals in free agency."
Jeff Howe of NESN.com looks at a few free-agents that the Patriots may be interested as "Day 2" of free agency begins. Included in Howe's list are WR Brandon Lloyd, C Jeff Saturday, DE John Abraham, DT Kendall Langford, LB London Fletcher, and S LaRon Landry.