With the NFL meetings in the rearview mirror, things have quieted down a bit in the football news cycle.
But business is ongoing.
ESPN brings word that Tom Brady collected a pretty nice paycheck on Friday, part of a deferred signing bonus in his contract.
ESPNBoston.com looks back at this day back in 1993 when New England unveiled its new Patriots logo. ESPNBoston.com also looks back at the impressive rookie season brought forth by undrafted free agent cornerback Jonathan Jones.
In the wake of the Raiders becoming the latest NFL team to relocate, Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley brings up what seems like an impossibility of one of New England’s four major sports teams moving out of town some time down the road.
The Herald offers up an outsider’s view of the Patriots offseason, the team almost taunting the competition this spring.
WEEI.com also notes that Brady became $14 million richer on Friday. In general NFL news, WEEI.com passes along CBS’ apparent interested in adding Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to its broadcast booth. WEEI.com also says it seems more likely by the day that backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo remains in New England for 2017.
NFL.com reports that Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt – the younger brother of Texans star J.J. Watt – has worked out for the Patriots, among other teams, as the draft draws nearer.
NFL.com offers up a five-round mock draft, with the Patriots taking Michigan TE Jake Butt – torn ACL and all – with their top pick, No. 72 overall.
NFL.com also looks at former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett releasing a rap album.
NESN.com's mailbag looks at cornerback Eric Rowe’s upside heading into his second season in New England.