Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was slotted at No. 62 Sunday night in the NFL Network's list of Top 100 players, a list put together through a players-only vote. Mayo was presented by New England coach Bill Belichick, who praised Mayo as a “football guy.”

PEABODY — A year ago, the buildup for Wes Welker’s football camp was just as big for area football fans as it was for the campers who attended: It was the first time many New Englanders had a chance to see Welker running and cutting and catching passes with campers just months after he su



PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is entering the final year of a five-year, $17 million deal he signed with New England in 2007. But when he was asked about his contract situation on Saturday, he didn't sound too concerned about the future.

PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, speaking during a break at his football camp Saturday morning, said there's been a "world of difference" when it comes to training this offseason when compared to last offseason, when he was working his way back from a brutal knee injury.

Former Patriots safety Willie Andrews was arrested in Texas this past week after a lengthy drug-trafficking investigation, according to the Longview (Tex.) News-Journal. Andrews, a seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2006 who was cut in 2008 after run-ins with the law, was reportedly one of 13 people arrested and charged with, at a minimum, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

With the retirement of Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is now the highest-paid coach in the four major professional sports, according to Forbes. The Patriots have never publicly disclosed Belichick's contract situation, but the magazine estimates Belichick takes home an annual salary of $7.5 million. Belichick edges out Seattle's Pete Carroll and Washington's Mike Shanahan, both of whom make an estimated $7 million annually, according to Forbes.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that despite the ruling from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week that kept the NFL lockout in effect, there’s no reason to think the team's players currently working out together in Massachusetts are going to stop their informal sessi



In the end, Drew Bledsoe was surprised.



Drew Bledsoe is the 2011 inductee to the Patriots Hall of Fame, the team announced on Monday.

When it comes to Shane Vereen, Cal associate head coach/run game coordinator Ron Gould chooses his words carefully.