In this somewhat quiet time between last week's NFL Scouting Combine and next week's opening of free agency, there isn't a lot of news surrounding the Patriots offseason.
While the business of football is may be a bit slow in this quiet before the storm, things are apparently booming for Tom Brady and his training facility.
The Boston Globe writes that Brady's TB12 brand is opening up a new center in Boston's Back Bay, while up to a dozen other locations are in the works. The Globe also notes that a reported trade of Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to New England's division rival in Buffalo fell through overnight.
The Providence Journal continues to break down the Patriots roster by position, today taking a look at the special teamers.
WEEI.com passes along word that the Patriots attempted to make a trade for Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb "at some point last year." WEEI.com explains why Brown is still a Steeler what his trade value might be at this point in the process. WEEI.com also passes along a note that Rob Gronkowski is selling his Boston condo.
NBC Sports Boston wonders if Gronk selling his condo is an indicator of his future with the Patriots.
NFL.com has another mock draft, this one slotting Duke quarterback Daniel Jones to the Patriots at No. 32. NFL.com thinks Trey Flowers is one of the "riskiest free agents of 2019", though its reasoning is a bit weak. Another NFL.com story lists Trent Brown among its "under-the-radar NFL free agents in line for a healthy payday."
NESN.com claims it would be "crazy not to trade for" Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. NESN.com passes along ESPN's Adam Schefter saying he would be "surprised" if Gronkowski retires at this point.
WCVB.com in Boston has word that a police captain used his uniform to get closer to the Patriots at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.