RAVENS LOSS CREATES FOUR-WAY ROTATION FOR PATRIOTS DRAFT POSITION: With the Ravens losing to the Steelers in the AFC championship game, they will revert to their original draft position, 26th overall. The Ravens are part of a four-team cluster with 11-5 records which includes the Patriots (23rd), Falcons (24th) and Dolphins (25th). Those four teams will rotate in each round of the draft. From a Patriots perspective, the team will pick 23rd in the first round, then will be in the 26th spot in the second round, and in the 25th spot in the third round and so forth. Had the Ravens advanced to the Super Bowl, they would have picked 31st or 32nd in each round regardless of their 11-5 record.
REPORT: DOM CAPERS LANDS IN GREEN BAY: Dom Capers, who served as special assistant/secondary coach for the Patriots in 2008 and was not expected to return to the team in 2009, has accepted a position to become the Green Bay Packers' defensive coordinator, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
JARVIS GREEN FUNDRAISER TONIGHT IN FOXBOROUGH: Patriots defensive end Jarvis Green is hosting a fundraiser Monday night at Tastings in Patriot Place (7-10 p.m.), with proceeds going to a group of National Honor Society students from Foxborough High School planning to spend their February vacation helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. The fundraiser is for those 21 and older, and is expected to feature special guests, live auction items, silent auction items, passed hors d'ouvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling Tastings at 508-203-9463. Green hails from Donaldsonville, La.