-- John Murray, Weymouth
Kicking off a new season
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Nick, Do you know what happened to Kevin Watson, the DL from Occidental? I thought the Pats had signed him as an undrafted free agent back at the end of April. He sounded like he had good size and given the Pats need for a NT, I was wondering why he doesn't show up on the Pats roster anywhere. There is also no info out there to indicate that they cut him.
-- Greg Timbol, Boxborough
What was the internal attitude to the running back situation? Were there any draftees they were interested in? Was Justin Fargas ever considered? Do you think Antwoine Womack has a chance to start? Who do you think will be taking most snaps in December?
-- Peter Sununu, Los Angeles, Calif.
I have been a die hard patriots fan since I was 14 years old. I was very happy to see the acquisition of Colvin in the linebacker spot, but I am very concerned about the running back position. There were virtually no changes on the offensive line and none in the backfield. Where do you see our running game going this year?
-- Don Warner, Paramount, Calif.
Nick, This could be the toughest, most competitive group of teams in the AFC East ever. Who do you honestly think is best positioned to win the East this year? I guess I'm asking for your prediction.
-- Peter O'Keefe, San Francisco, Calif.
Congratulations on a new season of Ask Nick! Last year was a smashing success, I thought. I enjoyed your e-column very much and looking forward to your analysis on the new 3-4 defense and the running back contest during Patriots camp. Speaking of, will you be attending the Patriots pre-season workouts on a daily basis? It would be great if you could provide the Ask Nick faithful with a Patriots pre-season journal. In closing, good luck this year and what do you think contributed to your success last year particularly as it relates to online sports journalism?
-- Kelly Henderson, Webster