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Mike Reiss talks Patriots on WEEI

Mike Reiss, who covers the New England Patriots for ESPN.com, was a guest on Boston-based sports radio WEEI on Tuesday.

On the "Mut and Merloni" program, Reiss was asked about several hot-button offseason topics surrounding the team. Audio of the interview can be reviewed, and included some of the following topics:

1. Reacting to Robert Kraft's remarks about the Patriots focusing on the bottom third of the roster.

2. A few possibilities on the roster who could be salary-cap casualties.

3. Vince Wilfork in the final year of his contract with an $11 million salary-cap charge -- will the Patriots be looking for a reduction/extension?

4. Cornerback Aqib Talib as a top free-agent priority.

5. Pepper Johnson's departure to become Bills defensive line coach.