The Patriots traded running back Laurence Maroney, a 2006 first-round pick, to the Denver Broncos last night for a 2011 fourth-round pick. Denver also garnered the Patriots' sixth-round pick in the deal.
ESPNBoston.com*, the *Boston Herald* and the *Boston Globe* talk about the trade. ESPNBoston.com's "New England Patriots Blog" also offers a trade analysis.
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss says he wants to finish his career with the Patriots, the *Boston Herald* reports. And *ESPNBoston.com* asked Moss about the aftermath of his Sunday outpouring.
The more loquacious Moss also addressed Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis' comments, calling the Patriots star receiver a "slouch."
"We're coming to the Meadowlands on Sunday, man, so you got 60 minutes of this 'slouch,'" Moss said on ESPN's "SportsCenter" yesterday.
"Words don't really hurt me. I guess he's entitled to say what he wants to say," Moss said. "I don't really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a 'slouch,' then I guess the 'slouch' will be there to see you on Sunday."
Read *ESPNBoston.com*'s report. The *Boston Globe* says "as long as Randy plays reasonably well, he can talk all he wants."
Read more of Moss' comments from the "SportsCenter" interview on *ESPNBoston.com*.
Further information on quarterback Tom Brady's contract was released yesterday. Apparently, it's not as simple as $18 mil a year. The *Boston Herald* and *ESPNBoston.com* offer analysis. The *Herald* also breaks it down.
Contracts and trades aside, let's play some football. The *Boston Globe* offers some pre-game analysis of the 0-1 Jets. Needless to say, Coach Belichick is ready.
Read the full report in the *Providence Journal*.
"We know we'll be going into a hornet's nest this week," Belichick said. "(The Jets are) tough. They're well coached. They're physical. They play hard and we have a good rivalry with them. We know it will be that kind of game. It's our first division game. (It's) always good to get off to a good start in the division. We'll need a real good week of preparation because they do a lot of things and they're a hard team to get ready for.
"They have a lot of looks on defense and they give you a lot of looks and different personnel groupings and formations on offense, too," the coach added. "They'll be a challenge from a preparation standpoint. (They're) always good in the kicking game and that's always a strong suit for them there, so we know that will be a big challenge for us, too."