New England's already loaded receiving position got even deeper this week as the Patriots have apparently signed former Browns and Bengals veteran Andrew Hawkins.
Hawkins actually announced the deal himself via social media, where he has the very cool Twitter handle of @hawk.
The Boston Globe writes about the Hawkins signing.
The* Boston Herald* says Hawkins adds depth to an already crowded crop of receivers. The Herald offers up what to watch for during OTA access. The Herald also details the unique situation that is the Hollister twin brothers battling for spots as undrafted rookies with the Patriots.
The Providence Journal says the Patriots want rookie free agent defensive lineman Josh Augusta to get his weight down to 335 pounds. The ProJo also looks at the Hawkins addition.
ESPNBoston.com notes that the Patriots have added players this offseason who combined for 28 touchdowns last season. In the SID stat of the day, that's apparently the most of any defending Super Bowl champion in the last 15 years.
ESPNBoston.com also declares that it might be a fight between Hawkins and Danny Amendola for a single roster spot in New England this summer. The site also has its story on the Hawkins addition.
WEEI.com passes along ESPN's Adam Schefter saying he expects the Patriots to keep Jimmy Garoppolo beyond the 2017 season.
CSNNE.com says Hawkins passed up more lucrative offers from other teams in order to sign with the Patriots. CSNNE.com also revisits Tom Brady’s comments from last year regarding whether Rob Gronkowski could benefit from working with the quarterback’s personal trainer.
NFL.com ranks the 10 most talented teams in the NFL, with New England earning the top spot.
FoxSports.com says the Patriots could move on from Brady sooner than fans think they will.