When special-teamers Lonnie Paxton, Larry Izzo, Kelley Washington and CB Ellis Hobbs parted ways with the Patriots, the special teams unit will have some new faces for the upcoming season . According to a Metro West Daily News story, the team could replace Paxton with either Nathan Hodelor Jake Ingram. Hodel was signed as a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals while Ingram was selected as a six-round pick out of Hawaii. Ex-Viking LB Vinny Ciurciucould step in to replace Izzo and WR Matthew Slatershould see time returning kicks in the absence of Hobbs.
Lastly in today's blitz, the *Sun Chroincle *lists the top five concerns on the defensive side of the ball.