The Patriots got their man. The Bills decided not to match New England's restricted free agent offer sheet so running back Mike Gillislee is now officially a member of the Patriots. In turn the Bill receive a fifth-round pick, leaving the Patriots with six selections in the upcoming draft.
ESPNBoston.com thinks Gillislee's addition gives the Patriots a loaded offense. It's another example of the organization leaning toward players with known value. *The Boston Herald *likens the team’s offseason approach to 2007.
The Boston Globe unveils the secrets that go into the making of the NFL schedule.
ESPN.com reports that cornerback Malcolm Butler is unlikely to be traded. Despite this, NESN.com believes the team will select a corner with its first pick.
ESPN.com offers draft predictions for all 32 teams. The Globe says Michigan's Jabrill Peppers may be the most versatile player in the draft. Boston.com looks back at the drafting of Rob Gronkowski.* The* Herald looks at some prospects at tackle in the draft. The team’s youth movement has gone in a totally different direction. CSNNE.com looks at some option along the interior of the offensive line.
NFL Network reports there's mutual interest between the Giants and LeGarrette Blount.