New England Patriots

Patriots players and workout bonuses
The Patriots begin their offseason workouts on Monday, and one factor to consider is that many players have a bonus tied to a certain level of participation in these workouts.

Beyond the 1st round: Wide receiver
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Each day over the next 10 days, this space will focus on one position in the NFL draft by highlighting a prospect in Rounds 2-7 who might fit for the Patriots.

Chandler Jones moves up in re-draft
If the 2012 draft was held today, the Patriots wouldn't be selecting defensive end Chandler Jones.  The reason: He wouldn't be available.At least that's the way former scout and current NFL.

Leftovers from weekly Patriots chat
A few leftovers from the weekly Patriots chat:Eric (Buzzards Bay, Mass.): Mike, what is the Pats sub defense going to look like this season? I don't particularly like the idea of taking one of the projected starting LBs off the field for more than 50 percent of defensive snaps.

Scout's notebook: Quarterback
(Revisiting notes on how teams scout for players at each position, focusing on quarterback today.)DESIRED TRAITS: A multitude of factors go into finding a successful NFL quarterback, but no two play a more integral role in on-field success than decision-making and accuracy.

Beyond the 1st round: Quarterback
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Each day over the next 10 days, this space will focus on one position in the NFL draft by highlighting a prospect in Rounds 2-7 who might fit for the Patriots.

Picking up more Patriots draft pieces
It was a pleasure to listen to NFL Network draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis on a media conference call Thursday, as their passion and knowledge of prospects was apparent.

Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested
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ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson discusses the significance of the arrest of Oscar Hernandez Jr. on the Aaron Hernandez case.

Leftovers from Logan Mankins
A few leftover soundbites from Thursday's media availability with offensive lineman Logan Mankins:Responding to Brandon Spikes predicting two Bills wins over the Patriots: "I don't pay too much attention to the media that much anyways.

Weekly Patriots chat recap
Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:1.

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