Patriots player representative Matt Light said Tuesday morning the players aren’t asking for more money than they have in the past, but instead a “fair split” of the roughly $9 billion in revenue that the NFL generates annually. Speaking on WAAF’s “Hill-Man Morning Show,” Light outlined two of the major sticking points that remain between the two sides in the work stoppage that has now stretched into a second full week.

 "If you ask me where my heart and where I'm happy … I love Tom Brady and I love playing for coach Belichick."

-- Randy Moss



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In New Orleans for the annual NFL owners meetings, Rex Ryan was asked on Tuesday for his thoughts on the benching of Wes Welker during the Jets 28-21 playoff victory over the Patriots in January.

 

Welker was not on the field during the first offensive series of the game, in what many believe was punishment for the receiver making 11 foot references during his press conference earlier in that week, clearly referencing the foot fetish story that broke involving Ryan and his wife Michelle.  

 

Adam Swickle, the attorney for Brandon Meriweather, was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning. The Patriots safety has been connected to the February 28 shooting of Nico Stanley and Quentin Taylor in Apopka, Florida.

 

Swickle told Dennis and Callahan that he had just completed a private investigation of the events leading up to the shooting, an investigation that he believes exonerates his client.

 

It is one of the final steps in the getting-to-know you process between a team and a prospect: The private workout is one of the last chances an NFL team has to get familiar with a prospect before draft day.



Speaking at the league meetings in New Orleans, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said he hoped New England quarterback Tom Brady was “conflicted” before he made the decision to be a part of the NFL Players Association antitrust lawsuit against the league.

Bill Belichick -- in New Orleans for the annual NFL owners' meetings -- said Monday that he is not a fan of the NFL Competition Committee's new kickoff proposal, which would move the kickoffs to the 35-yard line.

 

Robert Kraft will not attend the NFL's annual meetings this week in New Orleans.

 

The Patriots owner will miss the meetings “due to a private family medical matter,” according to a team release. Club president Jonathan Kraft and Bill Belichick will both be in New Orleans this week.

 

Robert Kraft is viewed as one of the most influential owners in the NFL. He is a member of five committees -- including the management council executive committee -- and is considered a key voice in the ongoing labor negotiations with the NFLPA.

Patriots left tackle Matt Light said Saturday he was disappointed that owner Robert Kraft was not present in the final hours of collective bargaining last week between the NFL players and owners.

“No doubt, 100 percent,” Light said when asked by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. “I’m not going to lie to you.”

Randy Moss, in an interview on Minneapolis' KFAN radio station, made it clear that he would like to return to the Patriots.

 

"If you ask me where my heart and where I'm happy is, I love playing with Tom Brady, I love being coached by Bill Belichick," Moss said. "Then people are saying, 'Well, Moss, you got traded to Minnesota from New England.' Well, I just told y'all this is a business, man, and people have to understand the nature of the business. It's not just a sport. The sport comes along with the business."