By Tom E. Curran
The Patriots have named Moses Cabrera their assistant strength and conditioning coach. Cabrera fills the spot vacated by Harold Nash who was elevated to the position of head man after longtime strength coach Mike Woicik went to the Dallas Cowboys. Cabrera was at Fresno State working for Bill Belichick's buddy Pat Hill from 2004 to 2009. Cabrera was at Colorado last year. Given the current labor situation, this could be a very critical year for strength and conditioning coaches. While most players will stay in shape, some figure to let things get away from them without the team checking in. The teams whose players are best able to work independently and - upon returning to the NFL - perform effectively without training injuries will be setting themselves up for 2011 success.
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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.