Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here and included some of the following topics:

1. Salary-cap status and thinking of realistic options in free agency who could help.

2. Interior offensive line as a possible area to upgrade.

3. Steve Gregory and the safety position.

4. Julian Edelman, his free-agent forecast and how the Patriots would replace his production if he departs.

5. Patriots, Seahawks and a pressure defense.

6. Stevan Ridley, LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots' outlook at running back.