Things began to die down once again in the aftermath of the Second Circuit's recent decision not to rehear the Deflategate case, so news surrounding the Patriots is minimal as the week winds down.
ESPN.com doesn't care if Tom Brady is available for the full season or not because the Patriots remain their odds-on favorite to win the AFC East.
Speaking of Brady's potential availability, the
Despite missing the spring for undisclosed reasons, safety Duron Harmon told CSNNE.com that he will be ready to go for training camp. CSNNE.com also continues its series on the top plays of the Bill Belichick era.
Running back remains an area that many Patriots fans would like to see the team address. MassLive.com offers some potential fits should a trade be in the works in the coming weeks. NESN.com looks at a potential problem regarding Malcolm Butler's contract situation.
Finally, WEEI.com moves to No. 8 on its list of the most important Patriots of 2016.