Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat was held at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Ty Warren and Leigh Bodden, and how their returns could affect the defense.
2. Who's lining up in the slot on defense?
3. Free-agent thoughts on players who might fit for the Patriots.
4. Looking critically at some of the team's selections in the draft.
5. Shane Vereen and the Patriots' running game.