Despite the NFL being in a quiet time, the Patriots still managed to make some news with a move on Thursday, albeit a minor one. New England traded a conditional seventh-round pick to Detroit for third-year tight end Michael Roberts.
The Boston Globe offers some details of Roberts' two years with the Lions. Boston.com provides four tidbits about Roberts. The Boston Herald chimes in about the Roberts trade as well. NBC Sports Boston tries to find a path that Roberts might take in order to make an impact in New England. Boston Sports Journal says to watch for Roberts as a possible red zone threat.
ESPN.com takes a look around the league and asks its writers to provide a surprise offseason standout for their respective teams.
Three Patriots cracked Pro Football Focus' top 50 players rankings heading into 2019.
WEEI.com wonders if a trade involving Nick Caserio may be in the works in light of the tampering charges the Patriots have levied at Houston.
Tom Brady had some words of encouragement to Kevin Durant after the Warriors star ruptured his Achilles during the NBA Finals earlier this week.