New England's assistant coaches will speak with the media on Friday at Gillette Stadium. It's one of the few instances each year where the entirety of Bill Belichick's coaching staff is be available to reporters.
It also means that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will answer questions from reporters in a group setting for the first time since his decision to turn down the oppournity to become the Colts head coach to instead remain in New England as Belichick's top assistant.
ESPNBoston.com writes that McDaniels’ decision to stay in Foxborough helped keep the Patriots coaching staff stable this offseason.
ESPNBoston.com also passes on word that there has been a third arrest in the Super Bowl-week robbery at Rob Gronkowski’s house.
WEEI.com notes an ESPN tweet reporting that former Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema will assist Patriots coaches during rookie mini-camp.
NBC Sports Boston also wonders if the Patriots are dealing with a culture change with Tom Brady and Gronkowski.
NFL.com notes that the Patriots are one of 22 NFL teams holding rookie mini-camp over the next few days. NFL.com has New England as the least vulnerable defending division champion, with the Chiefs the most likely to give up its crown.
According to Forbes, Adrian Clayborn could make a quick impact on the Patriots pass rush.
The Ringer looks at “what is going on with Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots.”