After all he’s done for me as a Boston fan in general and a Patriots fan in particular, it would a lot for me to have a single negative word to say about Tom Brady.



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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is scheduled to appear as a guest with Dennis & Callahan Wednesday at 7 a.m. Brady hasn’t talked a whole lot this offseason, doing just one in-depth interview since the end of the 2009 campaign. If you miss the interview on Wednesday, visit the It Is What It Is blog for a transcript or the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand section to listen to it.

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who is recovering from ACL and MCL injuries to his left knee suffered in the regular-season finale in December, told The Oklahoman newspaper that he is battling to get back on the field but can't predict when he'll be able to return to action.

 

According to Patriots.com, the Patriots preseason scheduled is now locked in. Here are the dates and times for all four games:

 

Thu. Aug. 12 vs. New Orleans (7:30 p.m.)
Thu. Aug. 19 at Atlanta (8 p.m., FOX)
Thu. Aug. 26 vs. St. Louis (7:30 p.m.)
Thu. Sept. 2 at New York Giants (7 p.m.)

 

For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

In his first interview of the offseason, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he’s healthy and is looking forward to the 2010 season.

“This is the best I’ve felt in a long, long time,’’ Brady told Peter King of SI.com in this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback.

Just over a month ago, tight end was a spot where the Patriots were as shallow as a wading pool. Now, they suddenly have the depth of a Greek philosopher.



FOXBORO — Defensive lineman Gerard Warren, who was acquired last month by the Patriots, said he got some advice on playing in New England from former Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour. Seymour, who was traded by New England to Oakland shortly before the start of the 2009 season, was a teammate of Warren’s with the Raiders last year, and he told Warren that the Patriots were “all business,” and said the tone around the team was a “family environment.”

According to a report on TMZ.com, former Patriots running back Corey Dillon was arrested Saturday night at on allegations of spousal abuse and was released after posting $50,000 bail. The website reports that a source close to Dillon said the four-time Pro Bowler adamantly denies laying a hand on his wife, although he admits the two had a dispute during dinner that led to them "throwing water and soy sauce at each other" at their home in Southern California. Dillon's wife, Desiree, filed for divorce last month.

According to multiple reports, the Patriots have signed former Brown University wide receiver Buddy Farnham to a contract. The 6-foot, 194-pound Farnham, who took part in Patriots rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, caught 229 passes for 2,895 yards and 27 touchdowns while at Brown. A three-time All-Ivy selection, he had 74 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was the fourth player in Brown history to be named Ivy League Player of the Year.

 

For a team that prides itself on its special teams play, 2009 could be classified as a disappointing year for the Patriots.