Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Patriots' past success against the Steelers and looking ahead to Sunday's matchup.

2. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling's struggles to stay on the field.

3. Wes Welker and what would be fair market value in a new contract.

4. Safety Chris Harris -- released by the Bears, would the Patriots take a look?

5. Kevin Faulk and the possibility of his return; who would be cut to create room?

6. Devin McCourty's struggles.