The Patriots continued their practice of making players available throughout the offseason and on Thursday it was David Andrews and Danny Shelton chatting with the media.
The Boston Sports Journal offers three takeaways from the sessions.
Shelton was asked about the team's decision to not pick up his fifth-year option, meaning he would be a free agent at the end of 2018. ESPN.com says history has shown that the Patriots will be fine even Shelton turns out to be just a one-year rental.
The Boston Globe says Shelton is ready to do some running in New England, something he's heard a lot about over the year. Perhaps as a result of that conditioning work, Shelton hopes to shed some pounds according to the Providence Journal.
The Boston Herald has Andrews expressing some excitement about the influx of Georgia Bulldogs on the roster. The Patriot Ledger says Andrews is still the lead dog, however. The Athletic explains how Andrews has received plenty of guidance from his famous uncle, Dan Reeves.
NBC Sports Boston has Josh McDaniels talking about his willingness to take on more in 2018.
WEEI.com writes about some potential changes to kickoffs for 2018.
Finally, MassLive.com says former Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin plans to coach high football this season.