Jerome Solomon of the Boston Globe writes today about Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson and safety Guss Scott, who both missed most of last season due to injury and hope to make an impact this season. ''The most important thing for me now is learning, getting my assignments down and getting my reads right. And getting comfortable playing football at that speed again," said Watson.
Michael Felger of the Boston Herald offers a story on Patriots cornerback Duane Starks and takes a look at how he will fit in with the Patriots re-vamped secondary. "I think it fits my playing style a lot more than I thought it did. It gives me the opportunity to jump routes,'' said Starks.
Mike Reiss of the MetroWest Daily News breaks down the details of Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown's new contract in his daily sports blog.
Dan Pompei of the Standard Times reports that former Patriots cornerback Ty Law is still searching for a new team. Pompei also offers some NFL notes.