Guard Stephen Neal'sretirement will be the news of the day today, when he makes the announcement officially during the Noon Eastern hour. Word of his retirement first surfaced late yesterday.
Elsewhere,ESPNBoston.com has a health update on DL Mike Wright, who's recovering from a severe concussion.
*The Boston Globe *offers [a detailed look at the NFL's labor situation](http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2011/03/03/nfls11seasonlurchesdeeperintouncertainty/?rss_id=Boston.com -- Football news), with the CBA deadline looming at midnight.
And in other Patriots RB news, Danny Woodheadwas honored in his homestate of Nebraska.