New England Patriots
Michael Felger of Comcast SportsNet New England writes the Patriots have some ground to cover if they merely want to be as good as they were last year, let alone improve.
The Boston Globe's Stan Grossfeld presents an enjoyable feature about UMass assistant women's lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick.
On a quiet start to free agency, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle columnist Bob Matthews writes: "One of these days, the overdue Bills are apt to get lucky on a few player moves. But first, they have to try a few."
Brian Galliford of BuffaloRumblings.com takes a look at some of the free-agency scuttlebutt surrounding the Bills.
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero examines veteran quarterback Chad Pennington's one-year contract.
Palm Beach Post reporter Brian Biggane breaks down the Dolphins' options at nose tackle in light of Jason Ferguson's eight-game suspension.
New York Jets
Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post reports the Jets have paid new cornerback Antonio Cromartie $500,000 up front to help him handle his paternity problems.
New York Daily News reporter Rich Cimini writes the Jets would be willing to bring back Laveranues Coles for a third go-round.