As we first reported Thursday here on Patriots.com, Benjamin Watson is a changed man, thanks to his recent 12-day tour of the war-torn Middle East. The Pats tight end spoke at length yesterday about his travels, his encounters with our troops, and how the experience has affected his life.
There wasn't nearly enough space in their papers to include all of Watson's compelling Q&A with reporters this week, but several beat writers did their best to fit as much in as possible.
Check out The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, MetroWest Daily News, and Worcester Telegram & Gazette* for starters. And for a more in-depth feature on Watson's journey, pick up the next edition of *Patriots Football Weekly, on newsstands April 4th.
Elsewhere, out on the West Coast, a San Francisco Bay-area newspaper ultimately pays the Pats a compliment on how New England has attacked free agency this offseason.
And NFL.com has updated one of its Mock Drafts. This one shows New England taking a different player with its second first-round pick than the site predicted earlier this week.