Jerome Solomon of the Boston Globe reports that the Patriots yesterday waived third-year defensive tackle Ethan Kelley and added wide receiver Tim Dwight to the active roster. Dwight had started training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Solomon also offers news on Richard Seymour by citing a FoxSports.com report that said an agreement had been reached on terms for the current season only and Richard Seymour should report to camp tommorow.
Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com reports that the impasse between Richard Seymour and the Patriots appears to be over as a financial agreement to end his holdout has been reached. The two sides came to an agreement for this season only. Seymour is expected to report to camp on Wednesday.
Michael Felger of the Boston Herald also confirms that Seymour has reached an agreement with the Patriots and adds that he will receive a one-year bump in pay. The raise will take Seymour's 2005 base salary from $2.87 million to the $4 million range. Felger also reports that a similar deal may be in the works for Patriots safety Rodney Harrison.
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that Patriots safety Rodney Harrison supports Richard Seymour's holdout. "He's one of my best friends. He's one of the best defensive tackles in the game. He's taking a stand for what he believes in. And I think Richard deserves everything he can get,'' said Harrison. Harrison is also unhappy with his current contract but chose not to hold out of training camp.
Michael Felger of the Boston Herald reports that former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis was in attendence at yesterdays practice and said a few words of encouragement to the players. Felger also reports in an additional story that Patriots wide receiver Tim Dwight participated in practice for the first time after being activated from the PUP list. Dwight was un-impressive in his first practice and had more drops than catches.
Tom Curran of the Providence Journal offers an article on Patriots backup QB Doug Flutie. Curran writes that Flutie may be the last of his breed as there have not been any quarterbacks in the NFL of Flutie's stature at 5-10 since Giant's and Viking quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Curran also writes that Flutie gives the best approximation of what an average person would look like playing quarterback in the NFL. And that he can do it -- even at 42 -- underscores the quickness, arm strength, vision and raw athleticism he still has.
Mike Reiss of the MetroWest Daily News offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes.