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Patriots.com News Blitz - 4/11/2007

Funeral services were held Tuesday for former Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley. Much of the coverage came from the Associated Press, and was picked up by news organizations from coast to coast.

Stingley became a household name when he was paralyzed by a violent collision with Raider Jack Tatum during a preseason game in Oakland back in 1978.

In the many news stories about his funeral, Stingley was remembered more as a man of grace and determination than one with a debilitating injury.

Here in New England, there's also an update today on the contract status of two current Patriots: punter Todd Sauerbrun and cornerback Randall Gay.

According to The Boston Globe, Sauerbrun's deal with the Pats is being scrutinized by the NFL Players Association.

And Gay, who has yet to sign his offer sheet with the Patriots, reportedly left Hempstead, Long Island yesterday without a contract offer from the New York Jets.

If you're looking for more Mock Draft predictions, check out the latest one from Ourlads. They've projected some interesting names at the Pats' 24th and 28th picks in round one.

And be sure to check back to Patriots.com this afternoon, when New England's 2007 regular season schedule will be announced.

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