Training camp is still a few weeks away as we swim through the vacation period of the NFL calendar.
But while players and coaches enjoy some relaxation time before the grind begins, there are still plenty stories surrounding the Patriots to quench fans' thirst for year-round information regarding their dynastic football team.
The Boston Globe's Sunday football notes are led off by a look at the impressive work ethic of third-year Patriots pass rusher Trey Flowers. The rest of the football notes from the Globe include the paper, probably accurately, declaring that we already know how the AFC East will play out in 2017.
The Boston Herald's Sunday notes also look at the Patriots prospects for 2017 and just how far behind the rest of the AFC is lagging. The Herald also delves into Tom Brady's forthcoming book that details the secrets behind the TB12 Method.
"So many people ask me, 'What do I do to maintain my motivation and commitment to my sport? How is it possible to keep playing football at 40 years old?'" Brady wrote in a Facebook post announcing the book, passed along by the Herald. "So for anyone who's ever wondered why I feel better today than when I was 25, I've got something for you."
The Providence Journal also has a story on what it calls Brady's "self-help book" that's due for a September release.
ESPN looks for the best newcomer in the AFC East this year and Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks is a popular choice.
ESPNBoston.com declares that the Patriots are indeed well-stocked at receiver. ESPNBoston.com's always-informative Sunday notes include a look at New England tight end Matt Lengel's support of police officers.
WEEI.com passes along a photo of Brady posing with the Stanley Cup, which apparently didn't sit well with sports fans in Pittsburgh. WEEI.com also seems to read way too much into some comments from Aaron Rodgers regarding his success with Hail Mary passes in recent seasons.
Heading toward training camp and position battles, MassLive.com looks at candidates to be this year's surprise Patriots cut.
NESN.com notes that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was hanging out with rapper Meek Mill recently.