ESPN's Adam Schefterreports that the Patriots re-signed free agent outside linebacker/defensive end Derrick Burgessand various local outlets have updates this morning. Burgess was acquired last summer from Oakland in exchange for third- and fifth-round draft picks but remained unsigned throughout the spring.
Reiss also relays some optimistic comments from injured Patriots receiver Wes Welkerfrom a local radio appearance yesterday on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Dan Koppenspoke with the media yesterday following his workout at Gillette Stadium and offered some insight from the locker room in Reiss' blog. Manza Young has Koppen discussing Tom Brady specifically and some other items in her notebook while Rapoport also has teammates defending their quarterback. Tom Curranof CSNNE.com says Koppen is fine with Brady not being around for offseason workouts.
The Boston Herald'sKaren Guregiancatches up with Drew Bledsoe, who was in town this week [discussing his new career](http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/patriots/view.bg?articleid=1254720&srvc=rss&utmsource=feedburner&utmmedium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: bostonherald/sports (Sports - BostonHerald.com)).
NESN.com's Jeff Howesays New England remains a premier landing spot for free agents despite the team's recent dip.