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Patriots Sign Josh Hull (CBS Local)

Linebacker Josh Hull is the latest free agency addition to New England. The 26-year old has played for both the Redskins and Rams in his four-year NFL career. Hull registered a career best 14 tackles with Washington last year and has 25 total tackles to his name. The former Penn State player was drafted by the Rams in the seventh round in 2010.

McGinest to Announce Pick (Boston Herald)

Former Patriots great Willie McGinest will reveal New England's second round draft pick on Friday. This is the fourth year in a row that former players have been announced a draft pick for the team. Players including Andre Tippett, Kevin Faulk and Troy Brown have also released draft names for the Patriots. McGinest was the first overall pick for the team in 1994 and helped the Patriots win Superbowl titles in 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Vereen Still Battling Wrist Injury (NESN)

Running back Shane Vereen revealed that he is still dealing with the effects of his wrist injury. Vereen was injured Week 1 against the Bills, breaking his wrist, however, staying in to finish the game. The running back was later placed on short-term injured reserve through Week 9.

"It's day to day. It's not gonna feel great tomorrow, it's not gonna feel awful," Vereen told PFW in Progress on Thursday. "It won't be 100 percent probably for a while, but it's good enough, and I'm working on strengthening it and getting it back."

Kraft Ranked Top NFL Owner (Yahoo)

According to Patrick Doughtery of Rotoworld, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the best of the best. Kraft was listed as the top team owner in large part due to the team's success as well as his luck in finding Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Jeff Lurie of the Eagles and Pat Bowlen of the Broncos were listed as top tier contenders just below Kraft.

Brady and Rogers Spotted at Derby (ESPN)

Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers were among the celebrity sightings at this year's Kentucky Derby. Brady, who was seen chatting with Rogers, attended both Friday and Saturday events with friends and other Patriots teammates. Both California natives have been seen at the Derby throughout the past few years. Recommended Stories

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