The discussion here over what Julian Edelman was able to do as a rookie was the inspiration for the latest edition for the Hot List — the best rookie season by a Patriot in the



A day after Randy Moss’ agent e-mailed a statement saying the two had decided to part ways and that the veteran wide receiver was going to serve as his own agent from now on, Moss told The Boston Herald he is actively seeking new representation in an attempt to go after what he called more “off-the-field money.”

According to his former agent Tim DiPiero, Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has decided he will represent himself for the rest of his career. In an e-mailed statement Sunday evening, DiPiero — who had represented Moss since he was a rookie back in 1998 — confirmed the story that was reported earlier in the day by Pro Football Talk. DiPiero said it had been a "privilege" to represent Moss over the course of his professional career, and said Moss informed him recently the he would soon be moving in this direction.

Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has reportedly started the process necessary to sever ties with his longtime agent Tim DiPiero, according to Pro Football Talk. Moss, who has been represented by DiPiero since 1998, is entering the final year of his contract in New England, during which he's due to earn a base salary of $6.4 million. (He has told reporters that he expects 2010 to be his last season with the Patriots.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

The Patriots announced Thursday afternoon they have re-signed linebacker Derrick Burgess and released linebacker Bruce Davis and wide receiver Isaiah Stanback. In his first season in New England last year, the 31-year-old Burgess had 35 tackles and five sacks. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.

FOXBORO — On Thursday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft wouldn’t comment specifically on any contract negotiations with offensive lineman Logan Mankins or quarterback Tom Brady.

“I’m not the one doing it, so I can’t answer that,” he said while speaking with reporters at the Patriots 2010 Community MVP Awards. “They are two young men who will be on this team and two important people to us for the future.”

FOXBORO — They are members of a small fraternity, a unique group that no one wants to be a part of. Call it the Curse of the Third-Round Picks.



The Patriots announced Wednesday that they are in the process of installing two new high-definition Daktronics LED video scoreboards at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace called his rookie experience “humbling,” and said Wednesday he wasn’t prepared for life in the NFL.

“For someone coming out straight out of college straight into the real world, you have this job where everybody’s yelling at you to do something and you don’t know what you’re doing and you basically have to catch on quick and catch up with the pack,” he said Wednesday after participating in organized team acitivities at Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots officially announced the signing of third-round pick Taylor Price Tuesday afternoon. According to a league source, Price signed a four-year deal worth $3.35 million. A wide receiver out of Ohio who was taken with the 90th overall pick, he is the first third-round pick to sign a contract and the highest draft selection to sign with his team.

Here is part of the press release from the team on the move: