Just four players were MIA from Day 2 of Patriots OTA's. Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who skipped Monday's session per the Boston Herald, was missing again on Tuesday.
FOXBORO -- New England's offseason program kicked off Monday. Consequently, many players were back in Massachusetts when the Marathon bombings occurred.
FOX -- Sometimes, the role Matthew Slater plays for the Patriots is least important on Sundays.
FOXBORO -- When Texans kick returner Danieal Manning returned four kicks for a combined 216 yards in New England's 41-28 Divisional Round win last week, alarm bells went off around Gillette St
FOXBORO -- Know this: Matthew Slater is a stand-up guy.