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Patriots.com News Blitz - 5/13/2009

With six tight ends currently on the Patriots roster, David Thomas is welcoming the competition in what looks to be a heated battle during training camp. The *Boston Globe * offers a piece today which focuses on Thomas's approach this offseason amid the recent free agent signings of Alex Smith and Chris Baker.

"Well, when all this started happening, I thought back to something Rodney Harrison said to me my rookie year: 'Every year your first goal has to be to make the roster,' and I'll go into this year with that approach," Thomas said.

The Boston Globe's Reiss's Pieces blog offers a salary cap check for the Patriots in which it cites the team as having approximately $4.7 million in space.

The *Boston Globe's * "Ask Reiss" mailbag discusses the progress being made on a Vince Wilfork extension.

The South End News notes in its community calendar that the Boston Centers for Youth and Families', the New England Patriots Alumni Club, and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation are teaming up to host a FREE non-contact football clinic, "Football for You," on Saturday, May 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for boys and girls ages 12 to 14.

The *Bleacher Report *offers an analysis of the Patriots offseason moves.

Plus, check out a feature on running back Kevin Faulk on WEEI.com. The piece discusses his career and his third annual charity softball game , which takes place this Saturday at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. The event was created to help benefit the United Way. According to Faulk, Wes Welker, James Sanders, Tedy Bruschi, Ty Warren, Joe Andruzzi, Stephen Neal, Patrick Pass, Jerod Mayo, Adalius Thomas and Laurence Maroney are just a few of the current and former Patriots scheduled to appear.

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