Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman checked in with Middays with MFB on Friday from training camp in Foxboro. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Edelman is looking to build on a breakout 2013 season, as he caught 105 passes for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns.

FOXBORO — Bill Belichick knows a team leader when he sees one. And in Jerod Mayo, he’s sees one of the best he’s ever been around in the NFL.

Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh rejected defense claims that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been wrongly accused of murder in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

FOXBORO -- The only people not bursting at the seams around Foxboro when it comes to talking about Darrelle Revis are the coaches.



FOXBORO — Tom Brady is on record as saying that he would like to play into his 40s.

But on the first day of his 15th NFL training camp, Brady discussed his own football mortality after his first practice of 2014 training camp.

FOXBORO — It’s early on, but Bill Belichick likes what he’s seen from Darrelle Revis.

Speaking before the start of the first training camp practice on Thursday morning, Belichick said he’s been “impressed” with the former Jets and Bucs corner who was acquired as a free agent this past offseason.

FOXBORO -- The Patriots should re-sign Devin McCourty now.



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Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Rob Gronkowski was cleared to play, and the tight end Tweeted the following Wednesday afternoon.

Super excited to be back on the practice field with my teammates! Gotta keep on working if ya know what I mean!

— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) July 23, 2014

The Patriots announced Wednesday they re-signed first-year wide receiver Greg Orton and released rookie wide receiver Tyler McDonald.

Here’s a portion of the release issued by the team.

FOXBORO -- He didn’t talk with the media on Wednesday, but Rob Gronkowski was the lead topic at Gillette Stadium.