Vrabel would welcome return to Pats

Former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, who was traded from New England to Kansas City along with Matt Cassel last offseason, told the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian at the Combine on Friday that he would rejoin the Patriots if presented with the possibility. The impending free agent also said, however, that his first choice would be returning to the Chiefs.

”I’d go back in a heartbeat. Why wouldn’t I?” the 34-year-old Vrabel said. ”Put it this way, I’d go back, but I highly doubt they’d want me back.”