Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com shares some quick Patriots-related notes, including news that Josh McDaniels' official title with the team is offensive coordinator/quarterbacks. This was the same title McDaniels held with the Patriots before leaving in 2009 to become the Denver Broncos head coach, and the same title Bill O'Brien held in 2011. In other news, Reiss adds that the NFL is scheduled to announce the 2012 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The Patriots and Giants have met in the preseason finale in each of the last seven seasons.
Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe reports that Wes Welker "isn't sure" if he'll report to Foxborough for the offseason training program on April 16. While speaking with reporters in New York City at the Nike uniform unveiling, Welker spoke about attending the OTAs. "I don't know. I'm not quite sure yet. We'll have to wait and see how things go. But to tell you the truth, I really haven't made up my mind yet." The offseason training program is voluntary, but if Welker does take part, he'll have to sign the franchise tender which will pay him $9.515 million guaranteed in 2012.
Christopher Price of WEEI.com resets the Patriots' list of 17 unrestricted free agents. Notable players who have yet to sign include Kevin Faulk, Dan Koppen, Andre Carter, and James Ihedigbo. Price adds that cornerback Antwaun Molden, also yet to sign, has visited the Giants and will reportedly visit the Seahawks on Wednesday.
Jeff Howe of NESN.com writes that the best free agents still available for the Patriots include safety O.J. Atogwe, linebacker London Fletcher, and defensive linemen Luis Castillo and Amobi Akoye. "You could throw Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb to the top of the list, but he's a restricted free agent who would cost a first-round pick and possibly a $50 million contract," adds Howe.