Amid the retirement rumors and reports from one key part of the Patriots offense, comes word that another key member wants to keep playing football.
Offensive lineman Nate Solder plans to play in 2018, but the free agent hasn't started negotiations with the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Free agency begins March 14 and retaining Solder, 30, who will fetch much more on the free agent market than the $6.5 million he made last season, is as big as any offseason decision the Pats need to make. Top tackles pulled in $11 million to $12 million in free agency last year.
Click here for more on the Patriots offensive line offseason depth chart from NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry.
Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?
Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride.
Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
So, who won the dance-off?
Patriots safety Duron Harmon has returned to the U.S. after he was reportedly temporarily detained when he tried to enter Costa Rica with 58 grams of marijuana.
The Costa Rica Star reports that Harmon, 27, was traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was temporarily detained Friday night in Costa Rica with the marijuana inside a can of Arizona ice tea, along with three pipes with cannabis oil, THC candy and four glass containers with compressed marijuana weighing a total of 4.3 grams.
"We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica," the Patriots said in a statement. "He has since returned to the U.S. and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update."
Harmon, who has been with the Patriots his entire five-year NFL career, had four interceptions and 23 tackles last season.