A sobering start to this Tuesday morning, as LT Nate Solder revealed to ESPNBoston.com that he underwent treatment for testicular cancer prior to last season.
The Boston Herald, meantime, goes to the other end of the spectrum, chronicling the good times that TE Rob Gronkowski has enjoyed since winning the Super Bowl.
*The Boston Globe *focuses on the Patriots getting back to work officially yesterday, as QB Tom Brady was first on the roster to report for the start of the team's strength and conditioning program.
CSNNE.com does likewise, adding details of Brady's state of mind as the offseason workouts began (appropriately) on Patriots Day.
On NESN.com, you'll find an interesting story about how Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III compared the Patriots to a high school team... in a complimentary way, however.
Finally, with the NFL schedule being released tonight, *The Providence Journal *says New England's road opponents this year could be problematic for the defending champs.