"The Patriots are throwing a lot at Stork, who initially drew their interest because of his combination of smarts, toughness and size (6-foot-3, 315)," notes Reiss. "At one point in practice, Stork didn't snap the ball when quarterback
"We haven’t seen much of Williams since he arrived late last season but he is mobile and could stick around for insurance," adds Perillo.
He also believes "all signs point toward"
"Can he withstand the rigors of an NFL season and put his injury problems behind him? If he can then the lack of depth at the position won’t be much of a concern," writes Perillo. "If he can’t, then Tom Brady will have to go without a reliable pass catching tight end for the second straight season." READ MORE>>
Chad Finn of Boston.com believes WR
"I recognize that Dobson's injury concerns are very real, but if he can stay on the field, the bet here is that emerges as a genuine and consistent downfield threat in his sophomore season," writes Finn.
Finn adds that he wouldn't bury
"Hard to believe considering he's played just three seasons and has found himself in the doghouse at least that number of times, but Stevan Ridley is on the verge of cracking the Patriots' top 10 all-time leading rushers," writes Finn. "With 2,477 yards, he's just 304 yards behind Antowain Smith in the No. 10 spot. More notably, Ridley has a higher per-carry rushing average (4.5) than anyone in the top 10, among them Sam Cunningham, Jim Nance,and Curtis Martin. READ MORE>>
"Collins is the player that Adalius Thomas was supposed to be," adds Rosenthal. "If he were a baseball player, we'd talk about his five tools: Speed, strength, pass coverage, pass rush and run stopping. Belichick's defenses have tended to be more vanilla in recent years because of personnel. Now Belichick has