Though many of the top free agents have already signed, there are still hundreds of veterans looking for NFL work. And the Patriots continue to bring a consistent line of players through Gillette Stadium as the process of putting together a roster rolls on.
That process is the basis for much of the news surrounding the Super Bowl champions in this time where free agency begins to blend into pre-draft preparations.
The Boston Globe preaches for Patriots fans to have patience and not panic after New England's early personnel losses in free agency. The Globe also breaks down one of the team's latest free agent signings, former Saints pass-catching running back Travaris Cadet.
San Francisco second-year linebacker Chris Borland's surprise retirement has been a major NFL story over the last couple days and* Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges says it's a major hit to the league. The *Herald also looks at how Cadet might fit in New England.
The Providence Journal notes that wide receiver Stevie Johnson is yet another free agent to spurn the Patriots, choosing the Chargers instead.
On the flipside, ESPNBoston.com brings word that New England is signing much-maligned former Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher. The former Philly defender was one of four veteran cornerbacks the Patriots hosted for visits in Foxborough on Tuesday. Mike Reiss also looks at the concern of many free agents choosing other teams over the defending Super Bowl champs.
The Springfield Republican says two former Patriots are among the biggest winners in this year's free agency financial frenzy.
WEEI.com continues to preview at potential Patriots draft prospects with Miami tight end Clive Walford.
CSNNE.com's football-covering phenom Phil Perry looks at the Patriots looking for corners.
NFL.com's offseason power rankings have dropped the Patriots to the No. 2 spot.