Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

August, 12, 2014
Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. Concerns abound along the offensive line after the preseason opener.

2. Comparing and contrasting receivers Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms.

3. Looking closer at defensive alignments and what they tell us about the Patriots' intentions.

4. Tavon Wilson, Patrick Chung and the Patriots' personnel at safety.

5. Considering the roster status of second-year defensive tackle Joe Vellano .

6. Previewing joint practices with the Eagles and how much Tom Brady might be expected to play Friday.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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