Ty Warren to appear on First Take

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."