No word yet from Patriots brass (as of 10 a.m. this Monday), but several regional and national news outlets say free agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has inked a deal with New England. The contract could be as short as a year or as long as six, according to published reports. To read all about the seeming Stallworth signing, check out ESPN.com, *The Boston Globe*, the *Boston Herald*, *The Providence Journal*, the *Hartford Cou*rant, and *MetroWest Daily News*. An Associated Press story has also been picked up by several news organizations around the country.
Elsewhere in Patriot nation, franchise-tagged cornerback Asante Samuel says everything's looking good with respect to his contract negotiations with the Patriots. Does that mean he'll be around for years to come, or just this coming year? Find out what the Herald thinks in its column today. As for New England's active offseason,*The New York Times* feels it's fit to print. The Times article features quotes from owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick.
Speaking of Belichick, he's kicking back a bit in Florida. Belichick was spotted at spring training with the Boston Red Sox recently. The Globe has a full account. And the Herald notes that Kraft and wife Myra spent time last week in Israel with that country's prime minister and other Israeli leaders. Find out what they talked about, and who will be here in Foxboro for an exhibition football game this spring.