Around the AFC East: Harrison sets timetable

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots

  • Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports free-agent safety Rodney Harrison has given himself until July 1 to decide if he will retire or play.

  • The Boston Globe's Tony Massarotti writes the Patriots did just fine by receiving a second-round pick for Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel even after seeing what the Broncos got for Jay Cutler.

  • Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss breaks down the Cassel and Cutler trades to show the differences.

  • Providence Journal reporter Shalise Manza Young checks with defensive end Adalius Thomas, who is no fan of the proposal to lengthen the regular season.

  • The Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper blogs Thomas' comments about the possibility the Patriots add Jason Taylor or Julius Peppers.

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