Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailnag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. Dreams of veteran safety Ed Reed in the Patriots' defensive backfield.

2. Wes Welker and if the Patriots would assign him the $11.4 million franchise tag.

3. Signings from the Canadian Football League.

4. Quarterback Tom Brady's career longevity and physical play in the playoffs.

5. Scott Pioli and the Patriots' drafts.

6. Getting the "eye of the tiger" back, Rocky III style.