With former Patriots employee Matt Walsh scheduled to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to discuss what he knows about the team's videotaping procedures, the Boston Globe offers a retrospective piece which puts the events of the past year in perspective.
With the Hall at Patriot Place set to open in the fall, the team recently announced this year's Hall of Fame finalists - Ben Coates, Jon Morris and Jim Nance. A Boston Herald piece highlights the fan voting currently taking place on Patriots.com to elect this year's inductee. The piece also breaks down each nominee and why they are Hall worthy.
A Boston Herald piece catches up with former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who recently paid a visit to Gillette Stadium to take a tour of The Hall at Patriot Place currently being constructed. Bledsoe talks about life after football and whether he had second thoughts on his retirement.
"There were some calls that came in, a couple of them where I took the all-important step of talking to my wife about the scenarios," Bledsoe said. "I thought about it, spent some time on some of the different opportunities, and ultimately woke up the next morning and said 'I'm done, I'm ready to be done.' It's a really good feeling to know that."
USA Today's Inside Slant offers a look at Liberty outside linebacker Vince Redd, who was one of the more intriguing undrafted rookie free agents that took in Patriots rookie mini camp.Last fall, Redd started 10 games for Liberty, registering 67 tackles and a league-high 6.5 sacks. Also featured in the USA Today piece are team notes and quotes.
An AP *piece published in the *Houston Chronicle reports that Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has partnered with Pony International to produce a line of clothing and athletic shoes.
- The Boston Globe's Patriots blog offers a Q&A style interview with new Patriots linebacker Victor Hobson.
- The Boston Herald notes that the Patriots Cheerleaders are in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for their 2009 Swimsuit Calendar photo shoot.
- The Boston Herald's Inside Track notes that the 100-plus-member Patriots Platelet Pedalers cycling team will ride in the August Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.