MassLive.com reports the Patriots are optimistic that Aaron Dobson, recovering from foot surgery, will be ready in time for training camp.
Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Tuesday, July 8.
Patriots.com reports that 'all signs point' to Rob Gronkowski 'being ready to go in Week 1' of the season.
"Goodell has got to step up here and send the message, 'you can't do this.'" - Kirk Minihane
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith sees no reason not to feel confident heading into the 2014 season.