April is just underway and soon, too, will be the Patriots offseason program.
In less than two weeks, Bill Belichick's defending champions will kick off workouts in the offseason program, another official step toward the 2019 season.
The Boston Globe Patriots notebook looks at the April 15 date of workouts at Gillette Stadium, as well as the team's Monday signing of developmental offensive lineman Cedrick Lang. The Globe also has a profile of Tom Brady's niece, Maya, a star softball player headed to UCLA who might just be the best athlete in the accomplished family. The Globe also notes that Tom Brady kicked off his Twitter account with an April Fool's joke.
The Boston Herald also writes about Lang, who's taken a rather unique path to his current job in New England. The Herald passes along the Associated Press' reaction to Brady's first tweet, "Don't. Even. Joke."
ESPNBoston.com notes Brady's "fake retirement."
WEEI.com has three Patriots thoughts with just under a month until the NFL Draft. WEEI.com also passes along the key offseason dates for New England that were announced on Monday. WEEI.com notes that Brady followed his TB12 business and his team, the Patriots, on Twitter before following his supermodel wife.
NBC Sports Boston offers up tight end options that might suit the Patriots on each of the three days of the NFL Draft, although the information comes in the form of an annoying slideshow. NBC Sports Boston notes Julian Edelman's response to Brady's retirement joke tweet.
MassLive.com says the Patriots should not draft or trade for a quarterback this offseason. "Forget the succession plan. Focus on success right now."
NESN.com looks at how many games Vegas is predicting the Patriots to win in 2019.
985thesportshub.com passes along an NFL Network report that the Patriots will host Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram for one of their 30 pre-draft visits at Gillette.