WRITER RANKS PATRIOTS OFFSEASON FOURTH: ESPN's John Clayton lists the teams he feels had the best offseason, and he ranks the Patriots fourth. Writes Clayton: "Bill Belichick was wrongfully criticized for supposedly not getting great value for quarterback Matt Cassel. The truth is, Belichick parlayed the franchise tag on Cassel into second-round safety Patrick Chung and 11 veterans."
TY LAW ON THE MARKET: Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News offers this note on his "Jets Stream" blog: "Former Jets CB Ty Law is talking to the Patriots and Browns about the possibility of playing in 2009, according to close friend Darrelle Revis." The feeling here is that Law could be an in-season type option, but not at this time.
PATRIOTS AND NAVY PLAYERS A GOOD FIT: The Annapolis Capital writes on the link between the Patriots and players from Navy. The Patriots signed three Navy players this week -- fullback Eric Kettani and receivers Tyree Barnes and Shun White.