It seems the worst has come to pass with respect to RB Jeremy Hill. The right knee injury that he suffered against Houston, in a friendly-fire collision with teammate James Develin, is a season-ending one, according to multiple media reports (NFL Network and ESPN were first).
The Providence Journal offers some teammate reaction to Hill's news and a guess at what the team might do to compensate for his absence.
After releasing a pair of wide receivers yesterday, it looks like the Patriots are adding another one.
Coleman has played for Cleveland the past two years and was with Buffalo this summer.
Before turning the page completely to Jacksonville, New England's Week 2 opponent, The Boston Globe offers 27 thoughts on the win over the Texans.
Over at the Boston Herald, the feeling is the Patriots are going to be just fine this year, as one scribe asserts in an opinion piece.
"[D]espite the fact that Tom Brady knew more characters from the Brady Bunch than his own receivers just two months ago, the Patriots passed what many expected to be a tough test at home against a supposed AFC contender in the Houston Texans," he writes in part.
"Through the first week of the season, in fact, many of the teams that are supposed to be contenders, including many in what was supposed to be a "vaunted" NFC, have struggled."
WEEI.com recaps Brady's appearance on that radio station's airwaves yesterday. A major talking point for TB12 was his favorite target, TE Rob Gronkowski.
"He's a big part of what we do and we all have to match his greatness, all of us, in order to be a great offense," Brady declared about Gronk. "Teams focus on him, which gives other guys opportunities and we're going to have to take advantage of those opportunities when we get them."
Meanwhile, rookie LB Ja'Whaun Bentley is being praised by some with a comparison to a former Patriot. MassLive.com has details.