We start with some sad news.
CSNNE.com provides a fitting tribute for former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday at the age of 46. For several years, he'd been battling ALS, the disease known as Lou Gehrig's.
Shortly after that sad news came word that another former Patriot, defensive lineman Julius Adams, had also died. The 67-year-old played 17 years for New England during the 1970s and '80s and was on the Patriots' first-ever Super Bowl team in '85. An ESPN blog post has more on Adams' life and career, as well as a feature on Turner.
Elsewhere, media who cover the Patriots are writing a considerable amount about recently retired LB Jerod Mayo because of his entertaining appearance on our radio show, PFW In Progress, yesterday. Mayo revealed to us his post-playing plans, which include taking an office job with a company based in Providence that has ties with Gillette Stadium. You can hear the entire interview right here on patriots.com.
A lot of coverage today also focuses on the newest New England Patriot, wide receiver Nate Washington, whose signing was announced yesterday. ESPN's blog post is the most comprehensive analysis of what Washington might provide the Patriots.
The MassLive blog offers its assessment of the Patriots' needs heading into next month's NFL Draft.
CSNNE also found an update on Dominique Easley, which the rehabbing defensive lineman provided himself. Seems he's recovering well from his latest injury.