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, which can be recapped here, included some of the following topics:

1. Negotiations with free agents Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman.

2. Cleveland Browns free agents Alex Mack (center) and T.J. Ward (safety) and if the presence of Mike Lombardi as assistant to the coaching staff might lead the Patriots in that direction.

3. Minnesota Vikings free agents Jared Allen and Everson Griffen as possible players who could help improve the pass rush.

4. Are we underestmating Edelman's value to the Patriots?

5. Young receivers and if there is still upside with Kenbrell Thompkins.