Multiple sources report QB Tom Brady has pulled out of the Pro Bowl with an injury. His 4,398 passing yards and 28 touchdowns gave him his fifth Pro Bowl Selection. Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub will replace Brady on the roster.
The Boston Herald reports Floyd Reese, the team's senior football adviser in 2009, will not be joining the Seattle Seahawks organization. Reese reportedly was a finalist for the job of running Seattle's personnel department, according to the story. Prior to his work this the Patriots, Reese spent 13 years as the general manager of the Titans-Oilers franchise.
ESPN Boston reports on the state of the defensive line. Click here to read about Ty Warren, Vince Wilfork, Jarvis Green, Mike Wright, Myron Pryor,andRon Brace.
From ESPN Boston: Rob Rang of NFLDraftscout believes the Patriots could select DL Jared Odrick out of Penn State. "He's versatile, he's technically refined, and he’s been a consistent player for Penn State for his entire career," Rang said. "He's not necessarily a great athlete, but he doesn't have a long way to go. He's a sure product who plays hard, knows how to play the game, is intelligent, and has been a durable player throughout his career. Those are the type of characteristics I've noticed the Patriots have focused on in the past."
Ex-Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees is "likely" to be named to the same position with the Denver Broncos, according to The Denver Post. Pees would re-join former Patriots offensive coordinator and now head coach of the Broncos in Josh McDaniels. Mike Nolan, the previous offensive coordinator, agreed to part ways with the organization following the season.