The Patriots released quarterback Rohan Davey, running back Cedric Cobbs and safety Dexter Reid yesterday. As the roster stands right now the Patriots have 79 players, so eight moves must be made by 4 p.m. today. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, *Karen Guregian of the *Boston Herald, *Alan Greenberg of the *Hartford Courant *and Shalise Manza Young of the *Providence Journal all report on yesterday's transaction in preparation for the first set of cuts that need to be made today as NFL clubs rosters need to be reduced to 65 players by 4:00pm today.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that offensive tackle Matt Light and linebacker Mike Vrabel returned to practice yesterday after being sidelined with injuries. Light had suffered an undislosed foot injury. "My foot feels better," Light said. "You never want to miss time with an injury, but I've been able to do as much as I can to get back, and it feels well enough now that I can practice. We'll take it from there."
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that Patriots players Jarvis Green, Marquise Hill, Kevin Faulk and Randall Gay all live and have family in Louisiana which is currently being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. "Last night, we didn't sleep at all. We kept the TV on all night,'' Green said prior to yesterday's practice. "Three in the morning we were waking up. Five in the morning, we were calling people, making sure they were OK....My wife's family, she was telling me one of her cousins, their apartment building, the roof came off while they were in it." Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal also offers a similar report.
Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald offers his critique of the Tom Brady photo spread in GQ magazine. Alot of attention has been paid to the photos within GQ of Brady, but in case you missed it, the cover of GQ graced with a photo of Tom Brady dons the headline "The Best There Ever Was." Callahan discusses whether such a headline is deserving of Brady so early in his career.
Tom Curran of the Providence Journal offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes and commentary.
Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes.