The Boston Globe discusses today's meeting between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and former Patriots employee Matt Walsh. Goodell will be seeking more information about the Patriots' taping of opposing signals. If Walsh provides more damaging detail and evidence in addition to what the NFL has already uncovered, it could lead to more penalties against the team. The Boston Herald and the Providence Journal also offer similar pieces.
The Boston Herald's Inside Track notes that the Patriots were fitted for their AFC Championship rings last week. The team has not had that particular brand of jewelry since the 1996 season - the last time they went to the Super Bowl and failed to bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
"Winning the AFC championship is still an honor that is recognized by a championship ring," said team spokesguy Stacey James.
- The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss offers his latest mailbag.
- Who is the team to beat in 2008? Make the call on NFL.com by ranking all 32 teams, then tune in the NFL Network for the results.
- The Boston Globe's Patriots Blog reports that the Patriots visited with free-agent running back Kevin Jones last week at Gillette Stadium.