Patriots weekend quick hits

May, 19, 2012
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1. Wes Welker's football camp. The Patriots receiver is holding his Old Spice Football Clinic, presented by the Ronald McDonald House charities of Eastern New England, this weekend in Massachusetts. As part of the camp, Welker is expected to meet with reporters around 11 a.m. ET Saturday. Details to come on our Patriots blog.

2. Ted Johnson in town to talk concussions. The former Patriots linebacker spoke at Children's Hospital Boston on Friday, as part of a conference on concussions, and he detailed his struggles with post-concussion syndrome. Jimmy Golen's story for the Associated Press can be read HERE.

3. Organized team activites in focus. ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton writes on 10 things to watch in OTAs around the NFL, and the Patriots' stocked receiver position -- as well as defensive reinforcements -- are near the top of the list. Clayton's piece can be read HERE.

4. Boston TE party ranks highly. John Clayton also opines on the NFL's top tight ends, ranking them 1-10, and he puts Rob Gronkowski first and Aaron Hernandez third. Clayton's ranking is part of a slideshow on ESPN.com.

5. Gronkowski and NFL domination. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com picks his seven most dominant players in the NFL, and Rob Gronkowski is on the list.

6. Anticipation for 49ers' clash. Gregg Rosenthal, who oversees the "Around The League" segment of NFL.com, opines on the top non-conference games on the 2012 NFL schedule. He puts 49ers at Patriots (Dec. 16) fourth. That piece can be read HERE.

7. Solder faces pressure point. James Walker, who covers the AFC East for ESPN.com, picks one player facing the most pressure from each team in the division. His pick for the Patriots -- second-year offensive lineman Nate Solder.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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