In another sign that training camp is right around the corner, the Patriots are set to release their 2012 media guide.
Included in the publication is an updated look at the team's coaching and scouting staffs. The Patriots have made the following changes for the 2012 season:
Bob Quinn, a native of Norwood, Mass. and graduate of UConn, has been named Director of Pro Scouting. A scout for the Patriots since 2000, Quinn was the assistant director of pro personnel last season, and replaces director of pro personnel Jason Licht, who is now with the Cardinals.
Monti Ossenfort, a national college scout for the last three seasons, has been named assistant director of college scouting. Ossenfort was in the team's 'war room' for April's draft, and appears to be among the risers in the scouting department.
Brian Smith, a graduate of Providence College, is now the college scouting coordinator, after having spent the last two seasons as assistant director of college scouting.
Former NFL safety Steve Cargile, who joined the Patriots last season as a scouting assistant, is now a pro scout. Cargile has also been seen assisting the defensive coaching staff during practices.
Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms will hold the title of scouting assistant, although like Cargile, Simms had been assisting the coaching staff during spring practices.
Former North Carolina running back Ronnie McGill, who spent the last two seasons as a scouting assistant, has been promoted to pro scout.
The Patriots have hired two scouting assistants: Mick Lombardi, the son of NFL Network analyst and former personnel executive Michael Lombardi, as well as Frank Ross, a former wide receiver at John Carroll University, where offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and player personnel director Nick Caserio once played.
In addition, former Boston College head equipment manager Dave Schoenfeld has been named assistant equipment manager. He replaces John Hillebrand, who was named head equipment manager of the Jaguars last month after 18 years in New England.