Boston Globe: Jerod Mayo is taking the lead for the Patriots' defense
-"Bill Belichick says he doesn't play favorites, but it's not a secret at Gillette Stadium that Mayo is one of his prized pupils. The 27-year-old is a no-frills, team-first, hard-working, consistent, reliable film junkie -- some of Belichick's favorite traits."
Denver Post: Colquitt in position for a new contract
NBCSports.com: Omar Gaither Returns to the Raiders Gaither -- who spent the final half of the 2012 season with the Raiders, returned to Oakland Monday as the Raiders now boast four NFL vols in Gaither, Kevin Burnett, Denarius Moore, and Mychal Rivera
Raiders.com: Omar Gaither Chats with Media
NBCSports.com: Though the Texans hoped for Arian Foster to return during the middle of the week, Foster and the team aims for the running back to return to practice Sunday
Washington Post: Donte' Stallworth, now in his 11th season in the NFL, is "Trying To Take It Slow"
DenverBroncos.com: Consistency is the Most Important Step for Malik Jackson
Arizona Republic: Dan Williams who drew praise from Bruce Arians earlier this week ... injured his knee in a tackling session Thursday.