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Replay: Patriots Unfiltered Tue Jun 18 - 11:55 AM | Thu Jun 20 - 09:55 AM News Blitz - 11/6/2008

The New England Patriots welcomed back an old friend as they prepare to take on the Buffalo Bills this weekend in today's News Blitz.

The big news from Wednesday is the re-signing of cornerback Jason Webster, who was with the team during training camp before getting cut at the deadline.

“Jason has a good understanding of our system,” head coach Bill Belichicktold the Boston Globe.

Webster may be a bit of help this week as the Patriots prepare for Sunday's game against Buffalo since he spent the 2007 with the Bills. He also has an understanding of New England's system and already feels up to speed since coming back this week.

On a lighter note, many players expressed happiness over the results of this year's presidential election in which Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States.

“The sky is the limit. I can tell my kids now, ‘Shoot for the sky,’” cornerback Deltha O'Nealtold the Providence Journal.

Cornerback Ellis Hobbssays President Obama is similar to Tom Bradyin that they can both handle crisis.

“He’s calm under pressure,” Hobbs told the New Bedford Standard-Times.

Meanwhile, the team is moving on from last week's loss to Indianapolis with an important division game looming on the horizon Sunday.

The next two games after this one are big, too, considering they're against the Jets and Dolphins.

Quick hits

The Buffalo News takes a look at how the Patriots have remained cool and confident despite the loss of Brady, as evident by their stop atop the AFC East standings.

The Bills are reeling from the news that defensive end Aaron Schobel will miss the next four weeks with a foot injury, though he will not need surgery.

Likewise, the team is trying to sort out other issues to stem the tide after losing three of its last four games.

“We have to execute better,” running game coordinator Eric Studesville told the News.

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