For the third straight year, Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown's return is not guaranteed.
"My intention is to play. I'm not writing anything in stone but my intentions are to play," Brown responded earlier this offseason when asked about his status for the 2007 season.
Brown, who still has a locker at Gillette Stadium is currently rehabbing a torn patellar tendon in his knee according to the Boston Herald and is not yet ready for football activities, though he did attend the recent Patriots Charitable Golf Tournament.
Should Brown return to the team, he'll be competing with a crowded wide receiver core with new additions Randy Moss, Donté Stallworth, Wes Welker and Kelley Washington as well as Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney and Chad Jackson.
The *Boston Globe * reports that former Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie held a gala at the Hyatt Regency in Boston last night to raise money for autism research. Flutie was joined by Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski and long snapper Lonie Paxton.
In his Patriots blog, Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe offers a breakdown of the team's offensive line depth and notes that the team has expressed interest in Nebraska offensive lineman Chris Patrick, who's eligible for the supplemental draft coming up in July.