Weekly Patriots chat recap

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

1. A snapshot look at the salary cap and how it could affect the team's offseason moves.

2. Considering a free-agent addition like wide receiver Eric Decker.

3. Coaching defections and a behind-the-scenes story with Dante Scarnecchia.

4. Revisiting the Wes Welker hit on Aqib Talib and Bill Belichick's reaction.

5. Offensive line breakdowns in the AFC Championship Game.

6. Reviewing some of the Patriots' personnel/free-agent decisions in 2013.

7. Defensive end Chandler Jones and his future.