Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Alfonzo Dennard, his football future, and how it affects the Patriots' plans.

2. The Patriots' struggles drafting defensive backs in recent years under Bill Belichick.

3. Breaking down the Patriots' running back corps.

4. Why the team's "big" free-agent deals are more likely to be re-signs than signings from other teams.

5. Approaching the combine from a media perspective.

6. Wes Welker to the Dolphins? Sharing some thoughts on the possibility.

7. Who wins in the the ESPNBoston.com version of the 40-yard dash?