By Tom E. Curran
Mike Wright led the Patriots in sacks in 2010 with 5.5 of them. And that was despite missing the final six games of the regular season. Wright suffered a concussion against the Colts on November 21. It was bad enough to send him unsteadily off the field that day. It was bad enough to make it difficult for him to watch television for the next few weeks. But Wright is getting right. According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, a source close to the players says Wright made significant progress in overcoming the post-concussion trauma about a month ago. The source added, "He'll be completely ready to go for next year."As we approach the 2011 draft, it's important to know the status of Wright as the Patriots make their plans. And, as we spend our time poring over the guys at the top of the draft with the high grades and paragraphs of analysis after their names, it's also worth noting where Wright came from. Undrafted out of Cincinnati in 2005.
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Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow.
On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.
Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.
Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida.
Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility.
Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.