According to the Boston Globe, first-round selection LB **Jerod Mayo **and the Patriots have reached an agreement. The rookie is expected to be in attendance for today's second practice session.
It is vital for rookies to get into camp earlier rather than later due to Bill Belichick'sunique coaching strategy. Not only do they get to learn from veterans but also become accustomed to Belichick's attention to detail and focus on situational football.
"The most important thing that I saw that he did in his training camps, the thing that he does that in my opinion makes that team better is that he has specific practices set aside for situational football," said former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria to the Globe.
With many questions still lingering, the *Boston Herald *narrows them down to six important issues it believes should be addressed.
In addition, the *Sun Chronicle *evaluates the Patriot's defense for the 2008 season.