The Patriot Way: Wes Welker & Other New England Patriots News, 6/3


If you’re looking for the latest New England Patriots news and analysis from around the football universe, you’ve come to the right place. This edition of The Patriot Way is chock-full of noteworthy links. Let’s get started.

(In case you missed it, here is yesterday’s edition of The Patriot Way).

The biggest Patriots news of the day is the latest on Wes Welker, who told WEEI’s Toucher & Rich that he is open to the possibility of playing for the Patriots again. He also touched on Deflategate, saying, “I never really noticed a difference” in the footballs he caught during his tenure in New England.

Speaking of WEEI, Christopher Price analyzes the age spread of the Patriots’ roster for the third year in a row. Apparently, 2015 first round pick Malcom Brown turned eight years old the day before Tom Brady hoisted his first Lombardi Trophy back in February of 2002.

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Continuing on this train of thought, 247Sports’ Oliver Thomas lists the longest-tenured players on the Patriots roster right now. It’s interesting to see that a handful of valuable cogs in the Patriots’ winning machine were gathered in 2008 and 2009.

Over at Bleacher Report, Erik Frenz highlights five standouts from OTAs thus far and explains why they are worth keeping an eye on as the offseason plays out. It looks like either Aaron Dobson or Brian Tyms (or both) could assume a larger role in the aerial attack this season.

Your Deflategate serving for the day: Drew Bledsoe sticks up for his old team and the quarterback that unseated him as the Patriots’ starter back in 2002, and a Rochester minor league baseball team plans to run a “Deflategate special” against Pawtucket.

Here at Musket Fire, be sure to check out Cyrus Geller’s reaction to Peter King placing the Patriots fifth in his latest power rankings article. And don’t miss the predictions made by Yours Truly regarding the 2015 leaders of the main offensive statistical categories.

We’re also starting a new player profile series based on the number of days until Week 1. Today, there are 99 days until the Patriots kick-off 2015, so we are profiling No. 99, defensive tackle Dominique Easley.