A few people have inquired,

A few people have inquired, both with me and in other forums about Peter King’s comments at the end of his MMQB column today in which he mentions Chris Mortensen:

Hey, Chris Mortensen! Wow, what happened? Get well! All the best to you, Mort. You've got to stick around to see a redshirt college season, and then four more good ones from your pride and joy. Really, be well.

The answer is that Mortensen nearly died a couple weeks ago from a tick bite. Rudy Martzke had the story last week.

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But that didn’t make up for the fact that the Pats bollixed up that first pick like amateurs.

— Kevin Mannix, Boston Herald, 04/25/05, After the Patriots selected Logan Mankins