Former NFL linebacker and current CBS football analyst Bart Scott was on CBS Sports Radio Wednesday night and the toughness of NFL quarterbacks came up.

When it comes to team-building, for Bill Belichick, there is no offseason. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)FOXBORO — The Patriots are at it again.



FOXBORO — The last day before the four-day bye was a busy one for the Patriots.

FOXBORO — With the rainy conditions outside and their next two games being indoors, the Patriots held practice inside the Empower Field House Wednesday, their only practice of the bye week, as the team will get Thursday-Sunday off.

The only player missing from practice was offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, who remains out with an illness. He has yet to play a game this season.

Rex Ryan won’t let it go.

FOXBORO — Record wise, the Patriots couldn’t have had a better start to the season.

The team is 3-0, one of three AFC teams without a loss over the first three weeks. Led by Tom Brady, the offense has put up 119 points over the first three games, which is the most points in franchise history through the first three weeks of a season.

FOXBORO — The comparisons have already begun. And so too, have the questions.

Are the 2015 Patriots going down the same path as the 2007 Patriots? Are those questions an unnecessary and unwanted distraction?

FOXBORO — One of the biggest advantages of the bye week is that teams get the chance to self-scout and work on parts of the game they identify as areas to improve.

For those who still thought there was a chance Tom Brady would serve some type of suspension for Deflategate in 2015, that will not be the case.

The Patriots announced Tuesday they have release running back Travaris Cadet to make room for the addition of linebacker Jonathan Bostic, who was acquired in a trade with Chicago. Here’s a portion of the release from the team on the moves.