Over the summer, I wondered if Rob Gronkowski's extension might equal good news for Wes Welker.
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick wouldn't rule out the return of linebacker Dane Fletcher during a conference call Friday.
Preseason football gets a bad rap around here, and that reputation is entirely deserved. But even in the midst of all the apathy, the first preseason game is always special.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots practiced in full pads Thursday on the actual Gillette Stadium game-day field.