ESPN Boston says the Patriots are more likely to use the franchise tag on K Stephen Gostkowski than S Devin McCourty.
ESPN Boston expects free agent Stevan Ridley (knee) to settle for a one-year, "prove-it" deal.
CSN New England's Tom Curran believes re-signing free agent G Dan Connolly is a priority for the Patriots.
Free agent RB Shane Vereen denied a report that he's seeking $5 million annually.
Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is participating in a rigorous offseason training program in Arizona.
Free agent FS Devin McCourty would be okay with the Patriots' franchise tag.
Patriots ILB Jerod Mayo has a $4.5 million injury guarantee in his contract.
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower is facing a six-to-seven month recovery timetable after undergoing shoulder surgery early in February.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick "loves" second-year RB Tyler Gaffney.
Free agent RB Stevan Ridley is four weeks ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.
Darrelle Revis could be willing to give the Patriots a team-friendly deal.
A source tells the Boston Herald that free agent RB Shane Vereen is hoping to land $5M per season on his next contract.
The Boston Globe considers CB Alfonzo Dennard a candidate for offseason release.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss would be "surprised" if the Patriots let FS Devin McCourty get away in free agency.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports three years and $10.5 million may be the starting point for free agent Shane Vereen's next contract.