The Patriots are finishing up their offseason program and will then be off until late-July when training camp kicks off in Foxborough. Until then, things will likely be quiet around the Gillette Stadium offices.
There is one item that has been generating some steam in recent days, however. The Houston Texans cut ties with their general manager Brian Gaine over the weekend, and various reports indicate they would like to speak with Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio about the opening. That could create a tug-of-war of sorts between the teams if the Patriots are unwilling to allow Caserio to explore the opportunity.
ESPN.com says the Texans pursuit of Caserio involves many layers.The Boston Globe wonders if the Texans GM job is something Caserio would leave for. NBC Sports Boston says a battle could be shaping up between the Patriots and Texans.
Elsewhere, the Boston Globe writes about Jerod Mayo's coaching and some other minicamp takeaways.
The Brockton Enterprise offers some thoughts as the Patriots head into some down time.
Old friend Andy Hart offers a roster projection at WEEI.com.
Forbes magazine looks at the highest paid athletes in sports. Tom Brady ranks fifth among Boston athletes.