Coach Belichick also brought in Dan Gronkowski, tight end and older brother of current Patriot Rob Gronkowski. Check it out at the Rap Sheet.
The Pats also cut another defensive staple this morning, as Darius Butler was let go. Butler, the former second-rounder, was disappointing last season for the Pats but has been immediately claimed by the Carolina Panthers. Phil Perry and Jimmy Toscano have the story at CSNNE.
It's not all cuts and losses for the defense, though: A.J. Edds was signed this morning from the Miami Dolphins. Edds led the Dolphins in tackles this preseason and will face his former team on Monday Night. Here's Mike Reiss.
Finally, Coach Belichick has dismissed fears over his safety corps, saying that what he has assembled is "the best group for the team." Check out this story at WEEI's This Just In, by DJ Bean.