Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

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

1. Following up on Tim Tebow's performance and his standing on the roster.

2. Rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins and his emergence.

3. No. 2 quarterback Ryan Mallett and his progression as he enters his third season.

4. Shining the spotlight on the defense.

5. Tavon Wilson in his second season -- no major momentum.

6. Running back Shane Vereen and his role in the offense.