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News Blitz 3/13: Free agency's frantic first week

ESPNBoston.com examines New England's loss of linebacker Akeem Ayers via free agency, while also taking a guess at which opponent the Patriots will face in their regular season opener this September.

CSNNE.com, meanwhile, continues to offer opinions about whether the loss of Darrelle Revis was avoidable.

The Boston Globe says Bill Belichick will have to readjust his defense now that he's lost his two top cornerbacks, Revis and Brandon Browner, in free agency. It also takes a closer look at some of the new players New England signed this week.

The Boston Herald gets specific in its recommendations for Belichick on how to improve his defense this season.

*The Providence Journal *examines RB Shane Vereen's comments as he left Foxborough and arrived in East Rutherford.

And a reminder, if you're keeping track of where the Patriots stand with their salary cap, Patscap.com, a very unofficial but generally reliable source, is a good place to check periodically.

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