Though Patriots superstars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have so far been absent from the practice fields of Foxborough, a legend from another sport did stop by New England's OTA workout on Wednesday.
The Boston Globe writes that former Lakers star Kobe Bryant was on hand for the day of work at Gillette Stadium. The Globe also looks at rookie late-round receiver Braxton Berrios trying to carve out a role for himself in New England.
The Boston Herald also notes Kobe's visit while using photos from Patriots.com to recap the OTA session from afar.
ESPNBoston.com calls Bryant's visit "Pigskin Mamba," a reference to the future Hall of Famer's nickname.
The media gets its second chance this spring to watch Patriots OTA workouts on Thursday and WEEI.com offers up five things to watch for out of the practice action. WEEI.com also has another Eagles player being critical of the Patriots work environment, despite seemingly have very little knowledge of what life in Foxborough is actually all about.
NBC Sports Boston also his its version of what to watch for in Thursday's OTA workouts.
NFL.com lists one "homegrown player" for every AFC team, with defensive tackle Malcom Brown getting the nod for New England.
The rumor site ProFootballTalk.com wonders if more Patriots are truly not having "fun."