Defensive coordinator Dean Pees has a clear message to his defense. Play better. The Boston Globe reports the defense must improve as a whole according to Pees' comments. "We’ve got to play better and we’ve got to coach better and just got to do a lot of things better. We had the opportunity to make some plays which really could've made a big difference in the game, but we just fell short." Pees added the defense must capitalize on deflected passes, prevent long drives and commit fewer penalties.
The Boston Herald *and *Providence Journal report LB Junior Seauhas signed with the Patriots. Seau, 40, rejoins the team for a third tenure. It's reported that NT Terdell Sands will be released to make room for Seau on the 53-man roster.
ESPNBoston.com *discusses possible scenarios if T **Matt Light **cannot play Sunday due to an injury sustained in last week's loss to the Denver Broncos. Learn the injury status of Light here according to the *Boston Herald.
According to* ESPN.com's *power rankings, the Patriots dropped four spots to 10th. The rankings report the team holds the same position after they lost to the Jets in Week 2.
Click here to read Bill Belichick's comments on having LB Jerod Mayo return to the defense according to the Providence Journal.