"Some might view it as a surprise that Moore, the sixth-round pick from Concordia-St. Paul (198th overall), is viewed as a 'sure-fire' lock when it's possible he doesn't play much in 2014," writes Reiss. "But the feeling here is Moore was selected with a two-year plan in mind (he comes from a lower level of competition) and he is a sure-fire lock based on his top physical traits and testing results (e.g. 10-yard split). He's an intriguing prospect to monitor over the next two years, as first-year defensive line coach Brendan Daly will be one of the main staffers working with him on development." READ MORE>>
"Barring a last-minute trade of Mallett, it seems likely that the Patriots will enter the season with three quarterbacks on the roster for the first time since 2011 (Brady, Mallett, with Brian Hoyer as the top back-up)," adds Frenz. "Mallett has a great deal of experience in the Patriots' system, which may make it difficult for Garoppolo to knock him out of the No. 2 slot for the time being." READ MORE>>
Nick Underhill of MassLive.com reports there is optimism that Patriots second-year WR
"The source added that it is still too early to be certain of Dobson’s status, but this is the first time since his March surgery that anyone has spoke of his situation with optimism," adds Underhill. READ MORE>>
"If Ridley’s fumbling issues persist, the Patriots could turn to Vereen or
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com ranks his top 10 players of 2014 and lists Tom Brady at No. 3 behind fellow QBs Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.