Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Danny Woodhead are no longer with the team. Rob Gronkowski is facing an uncertain future and Aaron Hernandez is off the team and in jail. So the Patriots' offense could be without any downfield playmakers in 2013.
A few things to kick around as the NFL enters its quiet season: Adam Jones speaking to rookies is a mistake (as is camp reality TV for his team), we note some replacement who need to come up big and Victor Cruz should play for his big payday.
Tom Brady will be 36 when the 2013 season begins and what might be scary for the rest of the NFL -- Brady says he has never been more confident in his throwing. And he thanks former major league pitcher Tom House for that confidence.