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. Running back Stevan Ridley, his fumbling issues and where the Patriots go from here.

2. Receiver Julian Edelman, entering free agency, putting together a big year.

3. Dont'a Hightower and the linebacker depth chart.

4. Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning.

5. Thoughts on the safety position when injured starter Steve Gregory returns.

6. Concerns with the run defense.