Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Setting some market paremeters for free agents like Aqib Talib, Wes Welker and Sebastian Vollmer.
2. One free-agent possibility to consider: Eagles CB Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie
3. Factors to consider when it comes to a potential Tom Brady contract extension.
4. Expectations for cornerback Ras-I Dowling in 2013.
5. Making an early projection on the Patriots in the first round of the draft, focusing on defensive tackle.