Jimmy Garoppolo's agent, Donald Yee, represents Saints coach Sean Payton, with whom Bears GM Ryan Pace worked for ten years in New Orleans.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal believes the Patriots will "make a run" at free agent Martellus Bennett.
Impending free agent Michael Floyd pled guilty to one count of extreme DUI Thursday in Scottsdale City Court.
The Boston Herald reports the Patriots and Tom Brady have "mutual interest" in a contract extension, but that nothing is imminent.
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports free agent Martellus Bennett is not an option for the Dolphins.
ESPN's Ed Werder does not expect the Patriots to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.
CSN New England's Phil Perry believes impending free agent Martellus Bennett could be an option for the franchise tag.
ESPN's Mike Reiss does not expect the Patriots to get into a "bidding war" for impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett.
ESPN's Mike Reiss said impending free agent LB Dont'a Hightower "is the prime candidate to receive the franchise tag if the Patriots decide to use it."
The Houston Chronicle believes the Patriots calling the Texans about Jimmy Garoppolo is an "obvious move."
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, restricted free agent Malcolm Butler "won't be going anywhere."
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe believes the Patriots can expect a second-round pick in return for Jimmy Garoppolo.
ESPN's Mike Reiss said it's a "certainty" the Patriots won't bring Danny Amendola back at his current $6 million salary.
Impending free agent LeGarrette Blount said he hopes to re-sign with the Patriots.
Free agent MLB Dont'a Hightower is expected to reach the open market.