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 . . .
Devin McCourty joins Tom E. Curran and new co-host Jerod Mayo on Quick Slants to answer some tweets, including first impressions on rookies and upcoming challenges for the Patriots this season.
Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson debate whether it is a double standard the way the NFL handled the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady investigations.
In this edition of Quick Fire, Jerod Mayo asks the questions and Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran give their takes on topics around the league.