Gil Santos' legend as the longtime Patriots radio play-by-play man is immortalized with his spot in the team's hall of fame.
But the death of the iconic voice of New England's football team – booming pipes that produced some of the most memorable calls in Boston sports history – brought about plenty of stories of Santos' greatness both inside and out of the broadcast booth.
The other big news of the last day was the NFL's relsease of the 2018 schedule.
The Globe notes that the Patriots open at home against the Texans and play five night games on the season. The *Globe *scouts the entirety of the entire New England schedule.
The Providence Journal observes that this offseason the Patriot Way has been littered with potholes. The Pro Jo has James White declaring that it will take a group effort to replace departed running back Dion Lewis. The* Pro Jo* also notes that tight end newcomer Troy Niklas almost missed his daughter's birth while on a free agent visit in New England.
ESPNBoston.com says Santos' love for the Patriots was reflected in his work. ESPNBoston.com offers up game-by-game predictions for the Patriots in 2018, including an 0-2 start to the new season.
WEEI.com passes along one study that says the Patriots have the NFL's easiest schedule in 2018. WEEI.com observes that the Patriots could trade with the Broncos or Colts to get into the top 10 picks of the NFL Draft.WEEI.com also notes that Belichick's dog also apparently wears a hoodie with the sleeves cut off.
NBC Sports Boston has one of those annoying slideshows looking at the Patriots 2018 schedule. NBC Sports Boston writes that the Patriots are looking for smart, tough, athletic offensive linemen.
NFL.com ranks the best 2018 prime time games, with the Patriots being involved win the No. 2 contest on the list.
USA Today says there is no shortage of tests for Tom Brady's Patriots in 2018.
Forbes.com has three ways the Patriots can make Brady happy.
MassLive.com has some Day 3 sleepers who should be on the Patriots draft radar.