Hello from Gillette Stadium. The stadium's still empty but the parking lots are almost full, as the fans take advantage of the summer-like weather. Some quick notes:
Tom E. Curran reports tight end Aaron Hernandez will be a game-time decision for the Pats today.
Thought the Bruins' time with the Stanley Cup ended Thursday? Think again. They'll be here with the Cup today, and are getting a police escort to Foxboro, to boot.
More to come . . .
Mike Giardi and Mike Felger discuss Scott Zolak saying that Dion Lewis is trade bait, and discuss which Patriots players are here for the long term.
Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.
The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.