Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

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

1. Rob Gronkowski's back surgery and how the team might manage his recovery. When might be return?

2. The receiver position and concerns with the team's personnel.

3. Closer look at Jermaine Cunningham and the competition for backup/specialist roles at defensive end.

4. Brandon Spikes, his contributions to the defense, and potential long-term implications of his absence from voluntary OTAs.

5. Non-quarterback thoughts on Tim Tebow.