By now, you've probably heard about the rumored trade between the Patriots and Panthers for Julius Peppers, as first reported late Monday on NFL.com.
But so far, Carolina is disputing the story.
There's analysis of the potential trade in today's Boston Herald.
Meanwhile, *The Boston Globe *caught up with rehabbing outside linebacker Adalius Thomas, who's been out since November with an arm injury.
"The goal is September," he said of his expected return to full strength. "Right now, you're not really trying to see the maximum that you can put on it or anything like that. But I feel good about the progress that it's making."
As for the upcoming NFL Draft, there's word that multi-purpose athlete [Pat Whiteis conducting a workout with the Patriots ](http:// http://profootball.scout.com/2/847842.html)today.