After a hectic week featuring a number of roster cuts, the Patriots have their roster set – for now – and are ready to move full speed head in preparation for Sunday's opener against Kansas City.
“Our main focus is getting ready for Kansas City, but we do want to have the best possible roster we can put together both this week and for the long term,” head coach Bill Belichick told the Boston Globe.
However, the roster moves might not be over with yet.
“I don’t think it would be fair to say that there won’t be any more. There definitely could be,” Belichick told the Providence Journal.
Speaking of which, the *Boston Herald *spoke with NFL Network analyst and former defensive back Solomon Wilcots about the state of the Patriots' secondary. Wilcots thinks newcomer Deltha O'Nealcan make a big impact.
Also, rookie cornerback Terrence Wheatleytalks about his chance encounter with former Patriot and current Eagle Asante Samuel during the team's preseason game against Philadelphia at Gillette Stadium.
“(He was) telling me, ‘You better represent me well,’ ” Wheatley told the Herald.
Fellow rookieJerod Mayohas also made news this week for his work ethic, which drew praise from Belichick.
“Jerod has had a terrific attitude since he’s gotten here,” Belichick told the Journal.
On the offensive side of the ball, left tackle Matt Lightis happy to be back after getting some much-needed work in the Patriots' preseason finale.
“I feel all right where I'm at right now, so we'll see how it goes,” Light told the Globe.
With so many moving parts, Belichick is unsure how this season will unfold.
“How it will turn out, your guess is as good as mine,” Belichick told the Quincy Patriot Ledger.
The view from Kansas City is much different this week as the Chiefs prepare for a tough test in their season opener.
“(The Patriots) don’t make many mistakes,” head coach Herman Edwards told the Kansas City Star.
The *Star* also asks Belichick to rest Tom Bradyin Week 1.