Defensive lineman Ty Warren is scheduled to appear on ESPN's "First Take" program this morning, where he's likely to be talking about earning his degree from Texas A&M this offseason as well as his recovery from hip surgery that sidelined him for the 2010 season.
Warren's appearance is scheduled for 10:50 a.m. ET.
From a football perspective, Warren's return in 2011 should bolster the Patriots' defensive line. The nine-year veteran is a longtime starter at left end and he said recently that he feels like he's primed for a big season.
"I know there are a lot of guys that went out last year with season-ending things, like every year, but I feel good enough where I could contend, even though I'm not that high profile of a guy, for a comeback player of the year [award]," he said.
"I think I can have that type of season. When I'm healthy, I feel like there's nobody better than me at '5' technique [left defensive end]. I feel that good, and to return back to that form, that's where I feel right now."